Author: Chris Shepperd

Cyber Monday Deals in BCS

So you are finally recovering from the post turkey coma. But, you missed some Black Friday deals while sleeping off the holiday binge. So now what are you supposed to do to get ready for Christmas without breaking the bank? Don’t worry, we already thought of that and put this list together of local businesses that are offering some crazy good deals to make sure your loved ones think you spent a fortune on them, while keeping extra cash in your wallet. Check out the deals below: AGGIELAND OUTFITTERS: Cyber Monday starts NOW! 40% off your entire purchase with...

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Mercy Project’s 7th annual Guinness World Record attempt.

This dirt path, worn thin from thousands of footsteps, wants to tell us a story. It is a story of men and women and boys and girls who work harder than we can imagine. It is a story of large buckets of water on heads, suffocating sweat on brows, and back breaking labor that never seems to end. It is a story of poverty. Vicious, soul crushing, cyclical, take no prisoners poverty. This path, like much of life, is filled with painful irony and powerful juxtaposition. It is on this path that the people journey to their life source:...

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Benjamin Meyers & Hayley Rieder, KANM Student Radio

KANM, the college station of College Station, has always aimed to provide non-commercial music not only to the Bryan-College Station community, but to anyone who tunes in to the internet broadcast. KANM does this by having student DJs create their own unique shows that don’t have music from the Billboard Hot 100, Pop 100, or Mainstream Top 40. While this may seem restricting, it actually pushes KANM DJs to create shows that have weird, underground, and personal music. These shows have turned into a space that allows the DJs to explore and share their own personalities through various genres such as Alt-Rock, Indie Pop, Heavy Metal, Shoegaze, Ska, and whatever else their hearts desire. That’s what makes KANM unique and what they hope to share when they partner with organizations on Texas A&M’s campus or companies in different cities, such as C3 Presents and Transmission Events. Currently, KANM is working with Free Press Houston and their new music festival Day For Night, a two-day winter festival on December 19 and 20 at Silver Street Studios in Houston. On three different stages, Day For Night will feature world-class musicians such as Kendrick Lamar, Dillon Francis, Janelle Monáe and Dan Deacon. Additionally, there will be visual artists showcasing how immersive lighting, video art, and projection partners with live music. Day For Night is expected to be a top-notch winter festival that...

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VERONICA BRADY

   Veronica Brady is a 21-year-old poet who has lived so many places she couldn’t tell you where she’s from. She’s found a home in Mic Check Poetry (located in Bryan) and has competed with the Mic Check 2015 Slam Team at Southern Fried Poetry Festival and The Red Stick Regional. An English major with an obsession with the X-files, Veronica loves eating, laughing, and laughing while she’s eating.Why is poetry important? To me poetry is important because it is a form of expression. Spoken word specifically, gives voices to those that would otherwise feel silenced. What makes a good poem? Honest self-expression. What inspires you? Other forms of art, especially music, life events, other people talking about their own struggles/situations. Who are some of your favorite poets? Neil Hilborn, Nick Flynn, Megan Boyle. What made you want to become a poet? I’ve been writing my whole life. I started spoken word about a year ago when my best friend forced me to compete in a slam – this was the first time id ever read anything of my own on a stage. After he passed I felt like competing, doing well, meeting new poets, and continuing this art was one of the only ways to do him justice. I sometimes feel like poems that have nothing to do with him are still written for him. Its also very...

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DANNY STRACK

He is the Slammaster/Executive Director of the Austin Poetry Slam, and a five-time member/three-time coach of teams representing Austin at Nationals. The author of 10 full-length books of poetry, Danny’s performance-oriented work is frequently used by students in forensics competitions. Why is poetry important? I’d prefer to answer the question of why spoken word poetry is important, rather than poetry as a whole. Spoken word poetry / slam-style poetry is important because it’s a continuation of our most ancient tradition of storytelling. An impassioned speaker sharing their personal truth live is more powerful than any other force in the world. What makes a good poem? In my opinion, a good poem is one that uses concise and interesting words to surprise me and teach me about something new. What inspires you? I’m inspired by things that happen in my life every day, including conversations I have and things I hear or read in the news. Who are some of your favorite poets? My favorite poets are Korim, Good Ghost Bill, Christopher Lee Daniels, Matthew Conley, Andrea Gibson, What made you want to become a poet? I didn’t really want to be a poet, but I kept writing poetry. This is still the case to this day. I just really like writing in all forms. I also like the community and the poetry slam family. Where is your favorite place...

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