Author: Justin Walker

Album Review: “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande

Navigating life as a young single adult can be pretty challenging sometimes. From learning to be an adult to getting your career started, every turn comes with new obstacles to overcome. But relationships can be the most daunting of them all, and that’s exactly what Ariana Grande’s new album, “Thank U, Next,” deals with. Grande’s fifth studio album highlights the ups and downs of being single, taking a look at how vague the line between friendships and relationships can get. While most of the tracks are easily relatable to the average listener, Grande does address some of the unflattering...

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MSC Student Conference on National Affairs

For many of us, terrorists have become just another element of the world we live in. From the September 11 attacks to the 2015 Paris shootings and bombings, terror threats have slowly evolved into an unfortunate expectation. However, there are many working to eliminate those threats, and that will be the focus of the 64th edition of the MSC Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA). MSC SCONA is an yearly conference highlighting issues of national and global importance. The conference features delegates from universities all across the U.S. and the world. This year’s topic, “Extinguishing the Flames of Fury:...

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“From Classics to Jazz” with BVSO

The second half of the 37th season of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra (BVSO) kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 10, with an exciting evening featuring music “From Classics to Jazz.” International composer and jazz pianist Rob Clearfield will make his return to BVSO, having performed in the Brazos Valley previously. This time, Clearfield will take on the role of composer, presenting a program featuring original music, including a world premiere. In his portion of the program, Clearfield will be accompanied by Caroline Davis, Sam Weber and Allan Mednard and will perform three pieces written for string orchestra and jazz...

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App Review: “Lucky Day”

Every Christmas in my family, scratch offs are passed around as everyone starts to make plans to use their “winnings.” A new car, paying off student loans or that trip to Europe are always on my list, but just as quickly as my quarter scratches away at the card, those dreams are dashed. Still, scratch offs bring excitement and laughs to many people. Those moments don’t typically take place everyday, but now they can. Thanks to the scratch off app “Lucky Day,” users can test their luck on multiple cards each day, with prizes ranging from a couple bucks...

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Movie Review: “A Dog’s Way Home”

Man’s best friend is the star of the feel good film of 2019, but there’s still a lot to be desired from this movie. “A Dog’s Way Home” follows Bella (voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard), a pit bull puppy whose mother is captured by city officials while clearing out abandoned structures. Lucas, played by Jonah Hauer-King, rescues Bella and takes her home to live with him and his veteran mother Terri (Ashley Judd). Following a situation where Bella is ruled a danger by the City of Denver and is sent to stay with family friends in New Mexico, Bella...

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