Author: Ashali Chimata

Step Right Up! Stark Galleries Exhibit

Never got to see the circus? Well, you’re in luck because the “Step Right Up!” exhibit has made its way to J. Wayne Stark Galleries at the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M. This unique exhibit opened January 25 and will close March 14. It aims to celebrate the nostalgia surrounding the circus, explore the culture and history of this American tradition, and give viewers a behind the scenes look into the circus. In conjunction with Tegge Circus Archives, this exhibit is focused on the time period from 1890 to 1965 and showcases over 60 pieces. “Step Right Up!”...

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Women of Resilience

The contributions of women during wartime are often overlooked, however, a new exhibit at the Museum of the American G.I. is highlighting WWI women from Brazos County. The Brazos County World War I Centennial Committee opened its exhibit “Women of Resilience: Brazos County in World War I” this past September, and it will close at the end of March 2018. The exhibit showcases the stories of nine women who were Yeomans (a rank in the U.S. Naval Reserve) or nurses during the war. One of these women is Irene Evans Claghorn, who completed thirty years of service as the...

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Album Review: Mania by Fall Out Boy

One of the rock genre’s most successful bands has released their first album since 2015. Fall Out Boy unveiled their long-awaited seventh studio album last week, and it is an obvious departure from the band’s punk-rock past. Many artists, such as Coldplay and Paramore, have moved away from the conventions of the rock genre, however, many of the songs on Fall Out Boy’s new “Mania” unsuccessfully attempt to be EDM or Pop-rock songs. “Young and Menace” and “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” both feature EDM drops, and the latter is devoid of any guitar riffs. The band delayed the...

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Raising Awareness in the Brazos Valley against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an issue that we often associate with large cities. However, many groups are trying to raise awareness of the prevalence of trafficking in the Bryan/College Station area. The Texas A&M College of Nursing, in conjunction with Wake Up, Aggieland, the Brazos Valley Coalition for the Homeless and their subcommittee on Trafficking, Exploitation, Slavery and LGBTQI, will be hosting the first “Coordinating Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking” conference on Friday, January 26. The conference will feature several speakers in the field of human trafficking, such as Kirsta Melton from the Texas Attorney General’s office, Theo Williams from...

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Album Review: Camila by Camila Cabello

After the explosive hit single “Havana,” Cuban singer-songwriter Camila Cabello has released her debut album “Camila.” Cabello was formerly a member of the pop group Fifth Harmony, which came into the limelight after competing in the televised singing competition “The X-Factor” in 2012. But she’s begun her solo career by collaborating with artists such as Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly. This pop album features latin and R&B influences, along with themes of heartache, new love, and friendship. Additionally, the songs cover a variety of genres. “She Loves Control” has the same Reggae feel that “Havana” had, while “Real...

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