Author: Jaclyn Ysaquirre

Freedom Ain’t Free

The words “Let Freedom Ring,” from Samuel Francis Smith, evolved to hold a greater significance when repeated in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. King, along with many other civil rights activists, played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States. However, long before Dr. King’s unforgettable acts, African-American citizens worked to progress the movement for racial equality. On November 3 and 4, the Brazos Valley African-American Museum is opening an exhibitions called “Freedom Ain’t Free,” which includes a reception with artist Burl Washington’s artworks. The...

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Album Review: Losing Sleep by Chris Young

Seven albums into his music career, Chris Young introduces his latest compilation “Losing Sleep.” As an established country artist, Young takes his career to a new level by co-producing and co-writing every song in his new album. Some of his past works include country hits “Tomorrow” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” With love being the most popular topic in his songs, Young has dug deep into his emotions with “Losing Sleep.” The album’s title track and lead single starts with a simple guitar note that leads into Young’s tender and tangy vocals. Overall, the album incorporates a mellow and relaxed...

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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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