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Iced vanilla latte and Iced chai from Della Coffee

Della Coffee: An addition to the Montrose coffee scene

By Naadiya Walji, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

I am always looking for an opportunity to drink coffee, so as I was driving down West Gray, I saw a giant “NOW OPEN” sign in front of a coffee shop named Della Coffee.  As the weather gets warmer,...

An energy drink aisle at the supermarket. (Photo credit: CSD)

Energy Drink Review: Which brand reigns supreme?

By Kaylee Yang, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

Are you sleep-deprived? Struggling to not fall asleep while studying? If you’re anything like me, it’s been a while since you last pulled an all-dayer. The healthiest solution to this problem? Why,...

Taylor Swifts The Tortured Poets Department tracklist.

The Tortured Poets Department: The poets weren’t tortured, we were!

By Katheryn Consuegra and Neela Ravi May 6, 2024

Here we go again: the newest Taylor Swift album is out. It was 1 a.m. CST on April 19, and we were studying for our AP Macroeconomics test after we had finally finished listening to Taylor Swift’s...

Album cover of Beyoncés Cowboy Carter.

Review: Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter

By Karla Berrueto and Sundari Maharajh April 21, 2024

In music history, few artists can switch genres like Beyoncé does. From her rise as the queen of R&B to her breakthrough into pop and then house music, Beyoncé has continually...

Simón (Christian McGaffney) standing through smoke protesting with his best friend Chucho (Roberto Jaramillo).

Simón Review: A too true story

By Nicole Rodil Suarez, Photo Editor April 21, 2024

DISCLAIMER: This review contains major spoilers. Heart pumping in anxious anticipation, I watched the black screen while the white arrow went round and round. I was about to watch something about my...

A photo of singer Benson Boone smoldering boldly on what could be described by some as a boulder. | Image credits: Dennis Leupold

Benson Boone: Rollerblades up and taking off like fireworks

By Nadia Talanker, Entertainment Editor April 21, 2024

The musical landscape has grown ever volatile, constantly changing to welcome new trends and artists. Ever since TikTok became a platform capable of causing the burgeoning of small artists, musicians have...

Op-Ed: Are influencer podcasts worth tuning into?

By Nina Pinglay and Charlie Smith March 5, 2024

In the 2020s, podcasts have taken the world by storm. People of all ages play their favorite episodes in the background of their work, chores, and study sessions. In an era where 24 hours is simply not...

Avatar: The Last Airbender posters from the original series (Nickelodeon, left), the new live-action series (Netflix, middle), and the live-action movie (Paramount, right)

Avatar The Last Airbender Review: Not my cabbages!

By Chloe Tran and Kaylee Yang March 4, 2024

Disclaimer: This review will contain major spoilers for the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” franchise. "Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything...

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...

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