Author: Justin Walker

Hackathon 2018: Diversify Space & Place

Hacking. It’s not always a computer crime. Come Feb. 2, it’s going to be about exploratory programming on the campus of Texas A&M University. In the 2018 edition of Hackathon, a 24-hour interdisciplinary competition, participants will address diversity-related challenges. The competition is open to students, faculty and staff from all disciplines. Teams of no more than eight will face off in the ultimate problem solving competition, with $5,000 in total prize money awarded. This year, participants will have access to open data from a variety of public sources to address the challenges. Participants have a wide variety of options...

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COLE at New Republic Brewing Company

A talented teenager with a passion for music will soon take the stage at Aggieland’s oldest microbrewery. Emily Little, Houston-area native and self-describe basic teen, will be preforming at the New Republic Brewing Company in College Station on Friday, Feb. 2, starting at 6 p.m. Little performs on stage as COLE, a pop/alternative singer/songwriter who has always loved to sing. She is skilled in multiple instruments, including the guitar, ukulele and keys. Depending on the venue, COLE preforms solo, as a duo or with her band. In 2012, COLE started playing showcases at Dosey Doe and Main Street Crossing....

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Exclusive Interview: Josh Ward

It takes a special type of person to hit it big. It takes patience, drive and skill. Josh Ward has all three. His patience has paid off. His drive has brought him success. His skill is unmatched. What started as killing time between rodeo events has morphed into a chart-topping career. We sat down with Josh to discuss his career, his success and his upcoming trip to Aggieland. MW: So tell me, how’d you get started in music? JW: I played a bunch whenever I was rodeoing, and I’d play for my buddies on the road. That was the...

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Movie Review: The Commuter

2018 is projected to be a good year in film. Big names, anticipated sequels and dramatic true stories are all making their way to the big screen this year. In one of the first action movie releases of the season, “The Commuter” both entertains and slightly disappoints. Liam Neeson plays Michael, a middle-class husband and father living an average life. Wake up, get dressed, breakfast with the family, chat/fight with the wife as she drives him to the train station, visit with the regulars aboard the commuter train, then off to another day on the job as a financial...

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Game of Thrones Trivia at Blackwater Draw

It’s hard to name a show that has been as polarizing or captivating as HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” From gifs to memes to Halloween costumes, “Game of Thrones” cultural references have become an interesting and entertaining part of society. While winter may have already come to Aggieland, leaving the show on a break, “Game of Thrones” fans can still enjoy themselves, thanks to Blackwater Draw Brewing Company. The local favorite is hosting a “Game of Thrones” trivia night on January 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. “Game of Thrones” fans of all ages can test their knowledge of their...

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