Author: Justin Walker

App Review: Lucky Day

Cost: Free Every Christmas, my grandparents would purchase 10-20 scratch offs for all of the grandkids. Five bucks here, a dollar there, and sometimes we’d hit the jackpot: $10. It was all fun, with a little prize if you were lucky. Today, it’s easy to relive those memories with “Lucky Day,” an app with daily scratch offs that could land you with hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars. It’s pretty simple. Just click on the available card, slide your finger across the “scratch” portion of it, and reveal three matching icons to win the prize. While hitting the big bucks...

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Bryan Rotary Club Honors Veterans

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. At that moment in 1918, the major conflict of World War I ended. Armistice was signed, and the Allies celebrated. A holiday, to be recognized by the associated countries, came to be known as Armistice Day. In 1954, the United States of America adopted a new name at the urging of major veteran organizations. Thus, Veterans Day began. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and a local organization in the Bryan/College Station area plans to honor those who have served this...

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I-School Sparks Grand Ideas

On the campus of Texas A&M University, there’s a group of people dedicated to the impossible. New ideas are thought of, and these men and women make it their mission to bring them to life. At the School of Innovation, dreams become reality, problems are solved and the world’s next big thing is just a step away. Also known as the I-School, the School of Innovation is designed to discover and unleash the creativity of the students, faculty and staff at Texas A&M to solve the world’s problems. Texas A&M has long been a recognized institution for research. From...

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App Review: “theSkimm”

Cost: Subscription based If you’re like me, you may get bored, or even depressed, while watching the news. The same monotone reporters covering murders, political scandals and national disasters, day in and day out. If it weren’t important to know what was happening in the world, you wouldn’t bother with it every day. But fret not, because people with a sense of humor who do keep up with current events are here to help. From the creators of the popular email subscription, “theSkimm,” comes the app version with the same name. With all the important happenings from the previous...

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Album Review: “Olympus Sleeping” by Razorlight

Indie rock band Razorlight is back with its first studio album in a decade. “Olympus Sleeping” is the title of the band’s return to the airways, and it’s full of up-tempo and high-octane music. Front man Johnny Borrell’s comeback is not for the headlines, but for the love of doing it. It shows in the sound, as both Borrell and the band clearly had fun while producing this record. The album even kicks off with an opening monologue entitled “Adam Green Skit,” in which one spoken line says, “Genie, this is Aladdin. Give me a Razorlight album that doesn’t...

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