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WorldFest showcases indie movies

WorldFest showcases indie movies

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
April 23, 2016
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Houston hosted the renowned WorldFest once again this year—the world’s largest and America’s longest running independent film festival. Founded in 1961, the WorldFest continues to find new talents in filmmaking. Big names like Steven Spielberg, the Coen Brothers, and Ang Lee got their first...

Alief Open Mic a hit

Alief Open Mic a hit

Raza Mir, Contributor
April 17, 2016
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The Alief Creative Writer’s Club hosted an Open Mic event on March 9, drawing many Houston Community College students and faculty. Talented writers and performers at HCC showcased their talents and confronted their fears of facing a crowd. Audience members were supportive friends and family there...

And the award goes to…

And the award goes to…

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor
April 3, 2016
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Houston Community College pulled out the red carpet at the Spring Branch campus on March 12 to congratulate and celebrate the outstanding work filmmaking students did over the last semester.   Each year, the Houston Community College Filmmaking program hosts the HCC Movie Makers Academy Awards, ...

‘Cabaret’ lights pre-Nazi nightlife

‘Cabaret’ lights pre-Nazi nightlife

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor
March 23, 2016
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When you think of pre-world war Germany what do you envision? I highly doubt, it’s glitter, homosexual innuendo and burlesque dancing, but according to ‘Cabaret’, all this occurred and more at the Kit Kat Club. The musical is set in 1930s Berlin just before the Nazi regime reared its ugl...

Spring break staycations around Houston

Spring break staycations around Houston

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
March 13, 2016
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If spring break will be a staycation or if you’re on a tight budget, there are free things you can do around Houston for a unique experience on your time off. Go sightseeing. The JPMorgan Chase Tower offers the highest public view of Houston from the Sky Lobby on the sixtieth floor. A one-stop elevator takes visitors to the observat...

Pikachu celebrates 20th anniversary

Pikachu celebrates 20th anniversary

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer
March 13, 2016
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Pokemon celebrated their twentieth anniversary on Feb. 27 by making a game called ‘Sun and Moon’ available for Nintendo DS. Pokemon was established in 1996 in Japan, starting off with the first two games of red and green. Originally, it wasn’t named Pokemon it was called ‘Pocket Balls’. The...

‘London Has Fallen’ falls short

‘London Has Fallen’ falls short

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer
March 9, 2016
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‘London Has Fallen’ is an action thriller sequel to 2013’s ‘Olympus Has Fallen’. The plot involves a massive terrorist attack on the city and the efforts of one Secret Service agent to protect the President of the United States from being captured. Gerald Butler reprises his role as the...

‘The Journey’ art celebrates black culture

‘The Journey’ art celebrates black culture

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer
February 28, 2016
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‘The Journey’ art gallery is on display till March 3 in Houston Community College West Loop campus gallery. The artwork was created by known artists Al Sauso and Kevo from the Houston art scene. The Exhibit Coordinator Maureen Lewis said that the artwork on display presents “the journey of [the ...

‘Risen’ soars

‘Risen’ soars

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer
February 24, 2016
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‘Risen’ is a faith-based historical drama that takes place during the 40 days following the resurrection of Christ, and is told through the eyes of a Roman centurion named Claudius. The stars include Joseph Fiennes as Claudius, Tom Felton as Claudius’s protege Lucius, Cliff Curtis as Jesus,...

Marvel got it right

Marvel got it right

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor
February 24, 2016
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‘Deadpool’ is Marvel’s new film starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade—a mercenary for hire. This is one movie that must be seen in a movie theater. The bigger the screen, the better. When Wade is diagnosed with cancer, he undergoes some experimental tests that makes him into the man Deadpool. Director...

‘Blue Steel’ back on the big screen

‘Blue Steel’ back on the big screen

Fabian Brims, Contributor
February 22, 2016
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Ben Stiller surprised audiences with a fresh and funny comedy in 2001 with ‘Zoolander’ that picked on the model business and the fashion industry, becoming  an instant hit both for critics and audiences alike. Now 15 years later, his character Derek Zoolander tries to make a comeback in ‘Zoolander...

Wilson’s legacy

Wilson’s legacy

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor
February 12, 2016
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“The Black Power Movement of the 1960s is the kiln in which I was fired, and has much to do with the person I am today and the ideas and attitudes I carry as part of my consciousness,” said August Wilson in 'The Ground on Which I stand'. August Wilson’s plays cover the plight of black life and...

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