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The Force is strong in Houston

The Force is strong in Houston

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

The Star Wars Art Festival returned to Houston May 6-8. Dandee Warhol and his crew from the War’Hous Visual Studios worked for months to bring back the popular show, and once again it was an overwhelming success for Houston’s art scene. An old, graffiti-covered warehouse in the East End became...

Students experience WorldFest

Students experience WorldFest

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture

A student’s life can be pretty tough. Papers, projects, and deadlines can be overwhelming so a little distraction, like a movie, is like pure gold. How fortunate that HCC was able to provide stressed students with VIP Gold Passes to WorldFest—America’s longest-running independent film festival that ...

VanCamp talks ‘Civil War’

VanCamp talks ‘Civil War’

Neelou Goodarzi, Staff Writer
May 5, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

“Captain America: Civil War” focuses on the once allies Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Tony Stark (Iron Man). A serious disagreement prompts the Avengers to choose sides, leading to a tough battle. “Captain America: Civil War” is preceded by “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, which was a huge...

‘Papa’ brings Hemingway to life

‘Papa’ brings Hemingway to life

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
May 5, 2016
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Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest authors of all time, yet there aren’t many movies about him or his books. If he would have written comic books, I’m sure this would be different. Bob Yari’s new movie, ‘Papa – Hemingway in Cuba’ doesn’t only bring back the author of ‘The Old...

WorldFest showcases indie movies

WorldFest showcases indie movies

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
April 23, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

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
Filed under A&E, Culture

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
Filed under A&E, Culture

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
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

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
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

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
Filed under A&E

‘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
Filed under A&E, Showcase

‘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 ...

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