Author: Abby Newton

Unbound Benefit Concert at Palace Theater

The complex and terrifying issue of human trafficking is the focus of UnBound. This nonprofit organization is combating the issue by activating communities to fight human trafficking. According to their Facebook page, “there are over 30 million slaves in the world today.” UnBound believes they can make a difference, and they believe the Bryan and College Station communities can help. Unfortunately, BCS is a prime target for trafficking because it is right in the middle of the most heavily trafficked route in Texas. UnBound focuses on preventing trafficking by raising awareness, conducting professional trainings and facilitating survivor advocacy. This...

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New Bike Share Program Comes to Aggieland

Imagine a process as simple as pulling out your phone, scanning a QR code, riding off on a bike you don’t actually own and getting to class on time. Texas A&M is working hard to improve their campus this semester seemingly more than ever. Construction forces students to change their routes to get around closed sidewalks and roads. Also, bus route changes have made it more of a hassle to navigate campus. Getting to class on time is crucial to a successful semester, so TAMU Transportation Services has come up with the perfect solution. TAMU has partnered with ofo,...

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Album Review: How to Socialise & Make Friends by Camp Cope

Raw vocals and painfully honest lyrics set Camp Cope above the rest. This all female rock trio has been around since 2015, and their second studio album “How to Socialise & Make Friends” is real and empowering. Camp Cope is a representative of the original #MeToo movement, and it has been speculated that this album could empower and inspire women to tell their stories, no matter the context or magnitude. “How to Socialise & Make Friends” explores themes of loss, heartbreak, equality, sexual assault and personal discovery. The opening track, actually called “The Opener,” is about the injustices that...

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Album Review: Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It by Rolo Tomassi

“Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It” is the fifth studio album from the British Experimental Rock band Rolo Tomassi. In 2005, Rolo Tomassi began their journey, and the band has been pushing musical boundaries since then. They combine clean and unclean vocals, and their mixture of sounds and styles makes it difficult to categorize their music into one sub-genre. Rolo Tomassi experiments with rock, synth pop and hardcore punk sounds, while finding the middle ground between beauty and chaos. That middle ground is what makes them truly different from any other band currently in the scene. The...

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2018 RPBC Reagan Day Dinner with Governor Greg Abbott

The Republican Party of Brazos County will be welcoming Texas Governor Greg Abbott as the keynote speaker at this years’ GOP Reagan Day Dinner. Staying informed about the people representing you is important to ensure your power as an American voter. Attending local events, such as this one, are a great way to engage in your government right from your backyard. President Ronald Reagan once said “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Each year, county Republican Parties across Texas honor the 40th President of the United States at the GOP Reagan Day Dinner/Fundraiser....

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