Author: Ashali Chimata

Confronting a Nuclear North Korea

One of the things that makes living in the Bryan-College Station area so great is the opportunity we have to see all the inspiring speakers and world leaders that come to Texas A&M’s campus each year to share their experiences with our community. This year is no different; The MSC Wiley Lecture Series will be hosting their main program, “Confronting a Nuclear North Korea,” later this week. Wiley Lecture Series is a completely student-run organization that aims to expand the educational experiences of the Texas A&M community by providing thought-provoking programs on national and foreign policy issues. The organization...

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Aggieland by Rusty Burson

Texas A&M University has produced several generations of successful Aggies in various disciplines, and these notable alumni all have stories behind their careers. Rusty Burson, author and current Director of Membership and Communications at Miramount Country Club, set out to tell the stories of 12 Aggie entrepreneurs and highlight the common thread between them in his book “The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Aggieland.” Burson attended Sam Houston State University, but Texas A&M has always held a special place in his heart. After beginning his career in journalism at newspapers in Galveston and Forth Worth, he wrote for numerous business publications...

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Made in America: An International Experience

One of the things that makes living in the Bryan-College Station area so great are the notable speakers that come to Texas A&M’s campus each year, from all the living presidents to Mikhail Gorbachev, Condelezza Rice and Lady Gaga. This year is no different; The MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, in partnership with MSC OPAS, Muslim Students’ Association and International Student Association is hosting their program, “Made in America: An International Experience.” The event will feature famous comedian Hasan Minhaj,  a senior correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” He is also the star...

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Movie Review: Black Panther

Another member of the Marvel cinematic universe has made it to the big screen. “Black Panther” marks a notable shift away from the formulaic plots of recent superhero movies, while providing a much-needed dose of diversity. The film features Chadwick Boseman as Prince T’challa, otherwise known as the Black Panther, and picks up where “Captain America: Civil War” ended. After the death of his father, T’challa must take the throne in the fictional country of Wakanda. The country is technologically advanced and rich due to a precious metal known as Vibranium, however, they hide their opulence from the world....

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Exploring History Luncheon

Learn about the Brazos Valley’s unique history while enjoying lunch! The Southwood Community Center, in conjunction with the College Station Historic Preservation Committee, will be hosting a history luncheon each Wednesday, in which historians will come and discuss various aspects of our community’s history. This month, on March 21, Lisa Berg will be covering Washington on the Brazos. This historic site offers visitors a unique insight into the lives of the men who fought and won Texas’ independence from Mexico. On April 18, Rachel Medders will be presenting on the Carnegie History Center in Bryan. In January, Joseph Nagavary,...

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