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‘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...

Artistic Growth: Taz Da Realist

Artistic Growth: Taz Da Realist

Jessica Alexander, Contributor
February 11, 2016
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"Some say I changed. I just drew a bigger line.” – Taz (Headline Remix) There are many kinds of people, artists and music genres. Everyday, we try to discover something or someone new, especially when it comes to music. For a new vibe, look no further then Taz Da Realist. She is known as Kela...

Preparing for Pendleton

Preparing for Pendleton

Neelou Goodarzi, Contributor
February 10, 2016
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'The Finest Hours' is a story about selflessness, heroism and sacrifice. It chronicles the true story of the historic 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue. During one of the worst storms in New England history, an oil tanker called the SS Pendleton split in half, leaving its crew stranded at sea. The ...

Horrifying flick

Horrifying flick

Sami Ismail, Contributor
February 10, 2016
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'The Final Project’ is a horror film about a group of college students and their film project. The students film a documentary on an old, Civil War era plantation—which is said to be haunted—but they don't believe in spirits. After seeing the film, I spoke with the Writer, Director and Producer,...

‘The Lady in the Van’ brings sunshine

‘The Lady in the Van’ brings sunshine

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor
February 10, 2016
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'The Lady in the Van' is a film about an old lady living outside of the law trying to legally find a place to pass the rest of her days. The film is based on the true story of Mary Shepherd that lived in Alan Bennett's driveway for 15 years. The film opens in theaters on Feb. 19.  The picture is...

Free ‘Zoolander’ screening for students

Free ‘Zoolander’ screening for students

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor
February 5, 2016
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Like movies? Like free movies? Interested in watching 'Zoolander 2' for free? There will be a special screening for HCC students on Feb. 9 at Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 & IMAX, 7620 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. Get your free pass here. Remember that seating is first...

Oscar noms set off controversy

Oscar noms set off controversy

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer
January 29, 2016
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After noticing that none of the 20 actors nominated for Oscars last year were of color, Maryland activist April Reign tweeted, “#oscarssowhite they asked to touch my hair.” The hashtag went viral within days and the memes and jokes that stemmed from it served to highlight the lack of diversity that...

Arts program helps HCC student give back

Arts program helps HCC student give back

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor
January 29, 2016
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Houston is growing and the lifestyle we are leading is far beyond what any generation has ever experienced. The West side of Houston has more affluence than any city I’ve ever seen, and if you add in The Galleria, West University, The Heights and River Oaks, you see wealth left and right. What about...

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