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One Student’s SGA Adventure

One Student’s SGA Adventure

By Stephen Giuffre Over the past year, I’ve seen Student Government at Blinn College’s Brenham Campus evolve into something really special. As the current Treasurer of this amazing organization, it has been a real honor to be in one of the best clubs here at Blinn. Last fall when I first got into SGA, I was just a member of […]

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Just Pickin’: Why it’s Special to Have a Guitar

Just Pickin’: Why it’s Special to Have a Guitar

By Stephen Giuffre At the beginning of this year, I decided that it was time to start a new hobby. There was an activity that I had been meaning to start for the longest time, and 2014 felt like it was the year to start. I wanted to learn how to play guitar. After hearing and seeing my cousins play […]

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Sneakers: Part 2—Ace Closes In

Sneakers: Part 2—Ace Closes In

By Javon Roberson After Ace finds out his house was robbed and vows that whoever broke into the house would pay, he felt as though he had been disrespected and he was going to get to the bottom of it. Meanwhile, Bruno and Freddy left the park. As they got in the car, Bruno told Freddy how he and Lenny […]

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Veronica Roth’s Insurgent

Veronica Roth’s Insurgent

By Asha Layeni-Gardner Do you love action and mystery, mixed with edge-of-your-seat twists and turns? Then you’ll love Veronica Roth’s second installment in her Divergent series called Insurgent. The book picks up right where the first book left off, right in the middle of the action. Tris and Tobias are contemplating their next move about how to dismantle the Erudite […]

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Sneakers: A Tale of Friendship, Aspersion, and Mystery

Sneakers: A Tale of Friendship, Aspersion, and Mystery

By Javon Roberson Gas ain’t cheap, and everybody’s gotta eat… Bruno Rumble repeated the same phrase in his mind every night before he left to go to work. He was a security guard at a local outlet mall. He made $7.95 an hour to walk around the mall and make sure nothing got stolen and no suspicious characters were roaming […]

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Hip Hop is Smiling

Hip Hop is Smiling

By Javon Roberson Grammy Award-winning rapper, talented television and screen actor, and activist, Common has recently announced that he will be releasing an album in the spring of 2014 titled Nobody Smiling. The bulk of the album’s production will be done by popular record producer and current Executive Vice-President of Def Jam Recordings, No I.D., who is known for working […]

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Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth

Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth

By Asha Layeni-Gardner It’s February. Romance is in the air. It’s almost Valentine’s Day. But what if you don’t have a special someone to spend that day with? Spend it with some chocolate. Spend it with an action-packed romance called Divergent by Veronica Roth. This book is the perfect blend of thrills, action and romance, guaranteed to keep you on […]

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Video World: Steam is Rising

Video World: Steam is Rising

By Tristan Lucero Valve, better known for their software distribution platform called Steam, is now making a next generation console that is to be called the Steam Machine. Since 2002, Steam has grown to be the most well-known site for downloading video games, as well as a place where people can chat with friends and play online games. In January […]

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Honda’s New Civic: All-round value

Honda’s New Civic: All-round value

By Jacob Atkins The Japanese have seemingly always made tech-savvy things that are easy to use —  including automobiles — and the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan is no exception. With the Honda Civic being one of the most popular cars you see on the roads today, the manufacturers in Japan have really raised the bar high for this new, sleek, […]

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Hobbit II: The Journey Continues

Hobbit II: The Journey Continues

By Stephen Giuffre On December 13, the second of the three-film presentation of The Hobbit adventure comes to theaters nationwide, picking up where the first part (or rather first movie) leaves off. Gandalf, the 13 dwarfs, and Bilbo Baggins continue their quest to take back the dwarfs’ homeland of Erebor. While it’s still uncertain what the second movie will cover, […]

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