Author: Abby Newton

Texas Grandslam: Poetry Slam

When you have the desire to be in a room with some of the most creative minds you might ever encounter, the best solution is attending a slam poetry festival. These poets put their heart and soul into their work, and they get up on a stage and recite their poetry in front of sizable crowds. They are competitive, talented, and passionate. Beginning September 29, the Brazos Valley will be hosting the 6th Annual Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival. The festival is a competition made up of 3 days and 42 poets working towards a $1,200 prize and the...

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Exclusive Interview: William Clark Green

A force to be reckoned with in the Texas Music scene, William Clark Green just finished up the release of a new album “Live at Gruene Hall” and will be performing at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheatre on October 1 along with the Turnpike Troubadours and Shane Smith & The Saints. With Green being such a well-known name, we were excited to talk with him to discuss the process that has brought him here, the experiences he has had, his connection with College Station, and his plans for the future. MW: In middle and high school, you called College Station...

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BCS Brunch Breakdown

Although this has been popular in larger cities for a few years now, College Station is just now jumping on the train of people who enjoy the tasty food and beverages brunch offers. Although the food and beverages of a brunch meal are phenomenal, the real appeal is the experience and the atmosphere. Establishments are selling the atmosphere and feeling that customers get when they walk in and order a mimosa. Now, residents of College Station can participate in this social experience at multiple establishments in the area.   Madden’s Casual Gourmet At Madden’s, located in Downtown Bryan, a...

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Album Review: “Bad Vibrations” – A Day to Remember

One of the most well-known bands in the modern rock genre, A Day to Remember (ADTR), dropped their sixth album on September 2 with little hype leading up to the release. The band changed their writing and recording process but stuck to their signature sound of mixing pop punk choruses with post-hardcore breakdowns. Although the writing experience was opposite from their previous albums, they managed to achieve the same sound their fans know and love. On previous ADTR albums, the band wrote songs in their free time while on tour. When writing “Bad Vibrations,” the band stayed in a...

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Shiner Park?

As many may be aware, the beloved Daisy Dukes dance hall sat on the corner of University and Boyett for many years. In the last four years, the venue has gone through multiple changes in ownership, management, and branding. Many Aggies that enjoyed the original dance hall were disappointed when the venue became a revolving door of establishments. During the rebranding, the venue became a dance club, Boulevard 217, which seemed to lack the popularity of Daisy Dukes. Coming soon, in the same venue is Shiner Park. It is another brand on the same old venue, but what exactly...

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