Author: Jaclyn Ysaquirre

Downtown Bryan Hosts Zombie Ball and Pub Crawl

As days grow shorter and nights get colder, residents prepare for one of the spookiest days of the year! The Downtown Bryan Association will host their Fifth Annual Zombie Ball and Pub Crawl on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Adults get in the Halloween spirit, because festivities will take place throughout Downtown Bryan. This year there will be 12 local bars participating in the pub crawl, including BCS Zoigl, Bistro, Blackwater Draw Brewery, Downtown Uncorked, Halo, LaSalle Hotel, Murphy’s Law, Papa Perez, The Proudest Monkey, Revolution Café and Bar, Rx Pizza, and The Village...

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Movie Review: Battle of the Sexes

The endless competition between men and women was brought to new heights during the rise of the sexual revolution. Taking a step back in 1973, today’s new film “Battle of the Sexes” focuses on the gender conflict between two professional tennis players. Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, who was also a screenwriter for Slumdog Millionaire, illustrates the true story of the famous tennis challenge between women’s world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men’s champion Bobby Riggs. This competition was titled the “Battle of the Sexes,” and became one of the most watched televised sports events, setting off a global conversation of...

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App Review: Got It Study

Test season is fast approaching, and students of all ages will soon have their heads buried in their books. Late nights and over crowded libraries are not the only factors that drive test anxiety. Whether you have a huge exam in a few days or just trouble with homework, the new app Got It Study is here to help. Got it Study is a homework help app that is available 24/7 and accessible anywhere to help students who have trouble in math, physics, chemistry, or SAT and ACT test questions. The app has a unique photo equation solver that...

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Album Review: Concrete and Gold by Foo Fighters

The legacy of rock music continues to roll with time, as bands like the Foo Fighters keep the genre alive and interesting. Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl lead the group of six (Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shifett and Rami Jaffee) to the top of the Billboard charts with their latest album, “Concrete and Gold.” The American band keeps their new track list consistent with their trademark sound, but they also feature many musical guest appearances, such as Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney. In their ninth work, the Foo Fighters received musical advice from pop producer Greg...

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Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait

Over the past two centuries, the open countryside of the American West has evolved from “old” to “new.” The majority of us imagine the Old West based on western movies that take place in open plains, often with a storyline concentrated on the life of a nomadic cowboy. Well, what about the New West? Filmmaker Bud Force and photographer John Langmore introduce a different angle of the West with their motion picture, “Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait” which focuses on the lives of modern day cowboys. Bud Force is a director and cinematographer based in Austin, Texas. Force graduated from...

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