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Movie poster for Argylle

Argylle review: More comedy than spy movie

By Nicole Rodil Suarez, Photo Editor February 19, 2024

Growing up I would watch crime and spy movies and shows with my dad. We both love a good mystery and action, so when we saw the trailer for this movie we were excited. Unlike other spy films, this one...

Green Tea with Tapioca from Feng Cha

Boba binge: a review of Chinatown’s biggest boba spots

By Andrew Lee and Siddharth Dasari January 22, 2024

Walking through Chinatown, amidst all of the hustle and bustle, you notice a shop lined with people posing for pictures and socializing with their friends. In their hands, you see a cup with small miniature...

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...

Cover of The Boy and the Heron (Studio Ghibli)

The Boy and the Heron review: a breathtaking story of love, loss, and a feathered friend

By Kaylee Yang, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

SPOILER WARNING: This review contains spoilers for “The Boy and the Heron” !! “A gray heron once told me that all gray herons are liars. So, is that the truth or a lie?” After a pivotal four...

A photo capturing actor Pedro Pascal in character as the Protective Mom in SNLs Protective Mom 2 skit.

SNL’s Protective Mom 2 review: A laugh-inducing examination of stereotypes, race, and culture

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2023

The clip of Pedro Pascal, the new dystopian hero turned heartthrob who captivated audiences as Joel in HBO’s “The Last of Us,” had already appeared on my Instagram feed several times just out of...

Neon LED lights POST Houstons dinning hub showing modern style lighting within the building.

POST Houston review: possibly your next Instagram post

By Esteban Gallardo, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

POST Houston is not your typical eatery or music venue. It is a vibrant and diverse space that offers a unique blend of culture, food, relaxation and leisure, all within the historic walls of the Barbara...

A photo of actress Ariana DeBose performing at the 74th British Academy Film Awards.

Ariana DeBose’s BAFTAs Rap Review: Contrary to media uproar, it was not the worst awards show moment ever

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

Feb. 19 marked the broadcast of the 76th British Academy Film Awards, more popularly referred to as the BAFTAs. The coveted award is often said to hold the same weight as an American Oscar. Although notable...

Teagan Croft as Jessica Watson sitting at the front of the sailboat talking on a satellite phone. [Netflix]

“True Spirit” Review: The spirit of perseverance

By Nicole Rodil Suarez, Photo Editor February 17, 2023

Soft rocking of a boat, waves crashing against the hull, the sound of the sea moving around the vessel. Calm, quiet, tranquil. BAM! Jessica Watson’s boat collided with a cargo ship. Shock. That...

Puss in Boots, Kitty Softpaws and Perrito the Dog set out on an adventure, in search of the Wishing Star. (DreamWorks Animation)

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” Review: An edgy yet heartwarming tale as old as time

By Brooke Bushong and My-Tran Vo January 27, 2023

Spoiler warning! The article contains MAJOR spoilers for "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish." Guitar! El Gato! Fireworks! "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" starts off with a big opening number befitting of...

Miss USA after being crowned, with the rest of the contestants behind her

“Miss Universe 2022” review: is this review out of this world? Or are the outfits?

By Karla Berrueto and Ivan Salazar January 27, 2023

Eighty-four contestants from all around the world gathered on one stage. All sharing the same goal, to become the next Miss Universe. All these women from around the world are selected to represent their...

Rosaline: Retelling of Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. Hulus Rosaline show the embodiment of Gen-Z.

“Rosaline”: Hulu’s guide to turning an independent woman to a damsel in distress

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor November 14, 2022

This review will contain spoilers for “Rosaline.” During my freshman year at CVHS, I remember reading Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” and absolutely hating it. Nothing anyone ever told me made...

MAVIs torn between fame and family in his new album, “Laughing So Hard, It Hurts”

MAVI’s torn between fame and family in his new album, “Laughing So Hard, It Hurts”

By Audrey Piczak, Opinions Editor November 14, 2022

MAVI’s new album, Laughing So Hard, It Hurts, perfectly encapsulates its title, blending a mixture of lively beats and subtle yet gut-wrenching messages throughout the record’s 16 tracks. A full-time...

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