Author: Devika Singh

Red Wasp Film Fest

The Bryan-College Station area annually hosts numerous lively and popular events that bring the community together. On March 5, Brazos Valley presents the 15th annual Red Wasp Film Festival held in Coulter Airfield in Bryan. Founders Carol and Craig Conlee created the festival in 2003 to bring attention to the lesser-known art of filmmaking. They partnered with Brazos Progressives in 2006, and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley has been in charge of the festival since 2014. Carol thought of the name during the first spring it was held, just when the red wasps started coming out. Each year...

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App Review: Polarsteps – Travel Tracker

Spring Break is right around the corner as March gets closer and travelers start making plans with friends and family. Whether it is a casual trip or a “before graduation” bucket list item, a holiday becomes more fruitful when there are pictures and accounts to share. The Polarsteps- Travel Tracker app makes journaling simpler and inventive. By checking in at each location, even offline, users can map their way around an area, creating a colorful “connect the dots” of a trip. They can invite others to follow the trip and by adding photos and captions, they can update their...

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Date Ideas Under $20

Surely college students understand the dilemma of planning dates restricted by a tight budget. Here are some ideas that may help out and inexpensively help a couple bond in a relationship. Food and Drinks There are numerous bars and cafes around town that will yield a receipt just a little shy of $20. However, this idea requires more talking and less drinking! Movies Though most theaters aren’t as inexpensive as those in College Station and Bryan, movies are still an option that requires limited indulgence in popcorn. Bowling Two pairs of bowling shoes and a one-hour time slot is...

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Movie Review: Hidden Figures

One of latest movies that have taken the theaters by storm is Theodore Melfi’s “Hidden Figures,” based on a true story and a book with the same title. The story is about Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), a mathematician and physicist during the early to mid-1900’s, and fellow women in the industry who were employed by NASA. Already a box office hit, this visionary drama will surely enlighten all target audiences. Henson meticulously portrays Johnson’s character with her confident yet humble personality, which helps shape an intelligent and persevering working woman.. She truly outdoes the feminist theme when...

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Grace Pettis at Cavalry Court

This week will bring another award-winning Texas artist to Aggieland, inviting fans from all over the state. Austin resident Grace Pettis will be performing at The Cavalry Court Hotel in College Station on Saturday, February 25 as part of her ongoing 2017 tour, followed by concerts in Austin, Florida and Maryland. She is currently touring with two other artists, Sarah Clanton and singer-songwriter India Ramey. Pettis is originally from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, and comes from a family of musicians, including her two brothers and father who wrote Garth Brooks’ “You Love Me.” She is known for her definite voice...

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