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Tencent. We Have a Problem.

Ismael Figueroa, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Capitalism. The American way of life being evangelized throughout the world for the last 70 years. We’ve long heard warnings of the consequences of unchecked motivation for growth and spread of consumerism throughout the world and how greed will lead to unethical choices, sacrificed for greater prof...

Review: No sophomore slump for country singer Luke Combs

Review: No sophomore slump for country singer Luke Combs

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press

November 8, 2019

Luke Combs, "What You See Is What You Get" (River House Artists/Columbia Nashville) Not many artists break out on their first record, but Luke Combs did it without much fanfare, dropping an album two years ago that has spent 50 weeks on top of Billboard's country chart and tied the all-time record...

Ben DeSoto: For Art’s Sake

Ben DeSoto: For Art’s Sake

George Vasquez, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Ben Desoto, a photo journalist for the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle for over 30 years, had the opportunity to capture Houston’s music history through the lens of his camera. Co-Presented by the Houston Latino Film Festival, a film-screening and gallery was held at the Matchbox Theater in downtown...

Jesus is King is finally here!

Jesus is King is finally here!

George Vasquez, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

It would not be a Kanye album if it didn’t come with a wave of reediting, release delays, and controversy. Jesus is King aligns with a Christian theme, West described the new album as an “expression of the gospel”, breaking the rules of what a traditional gospel Christian album would sound l...

The College Mom – How I Keep it All Straight

The College Mom – How I Keep it All Straight

Cortney Torres, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Being a student in college is something that takes inspiration, motivation, dedication and probably some other “-ation” word I haven’t already thought of.  However, being a mother takes the same things, plus a little bit more.  So where can a line be drawn between mother and student? When...

Review: Simpson breaks from country with ‘Sound & Fury’

Scott Bauer, Associated Press

October 22, 2019

Sturgill Simpson, "Sound & Fury" (Elektra) Forget country, outlaw country or whatever Sturgill Simpson's genre-pushing music has been categorized as. "Sound & Fury" is melt-your-face-off fuzz rock. Simpson describes it as "sleazy, steamy rock 'n' roll" and he's right. "Sound & Fur...

Review: The strong stuff suits Jon Pardi’s new album

Ron Harris, Associated Press

October 9, 2019

Jon Pardi "Heartache Medication" (Capitol Nashville) Jon Pardi's third studio album, "Heartache Medication," is surely positioned to be a bartender's best friend. The traditional country release offers up a strong sampling of drinking songs about love lost. Pardi is a California native, but he's...

Pro Wrestling: TNT isn’t only for the NBA playoffs

Pro Wrestling: TNT isn’t only for the NBA playoffs

Milton Johnson, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

The year was 1999, and I grew up being a pro wrestling fan and watching "WWF Smackdown!" on UPN . Yet, we roll over to 2019 and as far as WWE is concerned, it’s dying slower than a death row inmate who’s awaiting his or her death. I’m very ashamed to promote WWE due to the mockery and extreme...

Why Beyonce’s Lemonade is the best album of the decade

Why Beyonce’s Lemonade is the best album of the decade

Geoffrey King-Curtis, Staff Writer

June 10, 2019

When you think about this decade when it comes to music, what stands out in your mind? "To Pimp a Butterfly" by Kendrick Lamar, "Blonde" by Frank Ocean, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" by Kanye West, or even "Lonerism” by Tame Impala. Now before I go farther, I love those albums but they...

HelloFresh: college student, full-time employee, and no time for grocery shopping

HelloFresh: college student, full-time employee, and no time for grocery shopping

Angelica Chavez, Staff Writer

June 9, 2019

College life, or better yet adulthood sometimes feels as if we have little to no time for anything. For example, a simple task of going to the grocery store to pick out all the necessary ingredients for your family meals, let alone gathering energy to even cook them after spending an hour or two at...

MOD(ERN) Pizza: It’s not just the cheese.

MOD(ERN) Pizza: It’s not just the cheese.

Milton Johnson, Staff Writer

June 9, 2019

Subway and Chipotle have the best competition ever and it’s a pizza joint so good it’s literally the Chick Fil A of Pizza . The place is called MOD’s pizza and as a worker of the chain I’m here to review this place for food and working there . I have worked in places like Breakfast Klub, HEB and even a movi...

Cultural Obsolescence and Evolution

Cultural Obsolescence and Evolution

Virginia Grant, Culture Editor

April 2, 2019

The headline read “Whites Will Become a Minority by 2045.” My first thought was; no big deal, we all knew that was coming. I remember being a child back in the 60s and my parents discussing how America was becoming a new blended race with ancestors from around the globe. We thought it was a good...

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