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Instant ramen aisle at the Bellaire/Chinatown HMart in Houston

Ramen review: a guide to your perfectly warm all-nighter meal

By Chloe Tran, Staff Writer, Social Media Manager January 22, 2024

Whether you're sitting on a crisp autumn afternoon in the common area or slaving away in your dorm for finals week all-nighters, a steaming bowl of ramen is all you need to keep the peace. Imagine perfectly...

Five of many flavors from Girl Scouts: Caramel deLites, Thin Mints, Adventurfuls, Peanut Butter Patties and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.

Review: The return of Girl Scout Cookies

By Catherine Hu and Ella Pham March 10, 2023

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year again, where Thin Mints and Lemonades inevitably reign supreme, pockets are emptied into the girl-next-door’s hands and indulging is masked by the veil of...

Houstons Burger Bodega

Burger Bodega Review: a taste of H-Town in a New York-style smash burger

By Katheryn Consuegra and Neela Ravi March 10, 2023

To the inattentive eye, Burger Bodega appears to emulate New York City bodegas, millennial-styled corner stores selling anything from lottery tickets to a hot cup of joe. The walls are lined either with...

The authors hugging the vending machine, it smiles back affectionately.

Before you choose a vending machine snack… read this

By Nina Nguyen and Bao Nguyen November 14, 2022

On the second floor sits CVHS's vending machine: a friend and a foe. One test can ruin your day, but to make up for it, the vending machine is an angel in disguise. After taking an emotionally scarring...

Izakaya Ramen offers authentic ramen with homemade noodles.

Izakyas or Instant? Is higher quality ramen worth it?

By Nhu-Tran Vo, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Ramen is the best meal to eat when it's cold out. And just the perfect 10-minute walk from Carnegie Vanguard High school lies Izakaya. There's something about the lantern lights above each table, an old...

Coco Crepes & Coffee offers a variety of crepes down the street from CVHS.

Your choice of sweet and savory at Coco Crepes & Coffee

By Chiamaka Uwalaka and Dia Vaswani November 14, 2022

We walked up towards the porch of the Coco Crepes & Coffee, located on University Boulevard in Rice Village, on a sunny Thursday afternoon. As we walked in, we were greeted by the homestyle wooden...

Common Bond logo.

Common Bond’s Sweet Lies

By Ava Manchac, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

I’m not a morning person. I relish my sleep more than anything. Never would you find me up early on the weekends, but on moonlit Sunday mornings at age eight, my eyes would be wide open, my ears tuned...

Welcome to The Original Kolache Shoppe established in 1956, the birthplace of the Houston kolache industry.

The magic of The Original Kolache Shoppe

By Ashley Becerra, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Since I was a child, I have always had a strong love for kolaches. Every other Saturday morning, my mom used to take me to Shipley Do-Nuts to get a kolache, until I got tired of it one day. I never realized...

Uncommon combinations, such a the peanut butter and picket sammy sandwich are taste-tested in this story.

Peanut Butter and Pickles (And Other Gross-Good Food Combos)

By Sofia Hegstrom, Contributing Writer November 8, 2021

 Pepsi and milk. Takis and Cream Cheese. These controversial ‘food combo’ trends have been popularized on platforms such as Tiktok and Twitter, largely because of how polarizing they are. But are...

Get your boba fix at Kung Fu Tea near CVHS

By Roxell Bonilla, Sports Editor November 8, 2021

The first time I ever tried boba was an eye-opening experience. Like whenever you find something really cool or nice that you really enjoy and you just don’t want to stop getting it or seeing it.  I...

Outside view of One of Houstons best Donut Shops, Voodoo Doughnuts

The Best Donut Shops Around Houston

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor November 8, 2021

Growing up, my family never had a lot of money. My father was the only working adult in the household. Making ends meet was always a difficult task. Even so, my mom and dad always tried to give us the...

My homemade pumpkin bread needs just three simple ingredients- pumpkin puree, spice cake mix, and eggs.

Bread with pumpkin spice makes everything nice

By My-Tran Vo, Managing and News Editor November 8, 2021

The world seemed to spin as I walked into the neighborhood bakery. No autumn is complete without all things pumpkin- carved pumpkin jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin candles from Bath and Body, pumpkin latte from...

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