Author: Justin Walker

App Review: KptnCook

If you’re like me, you hate cooking. Why? For starters, you have to plan out meals days, sometimes weeks in advance. Then you have to form a shopping list. From there, you have to go to the store, which is often overcrowded. And then you can’t find anything on your list. Then you get home, decide what you want to eat, sweat over a hot stove, just to have to clean the dishes afterward. No thanks. There’s not an app for all of that, but KptnCook is here to help with the first half of our struggles. With the...

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Questival in College Station

It all began when you were a little kid and your parents took you to an Easter egg hunt. The thrill of finding that oval capsule with pieces of candy trapped inside overwhelmed you. That excitement elevated when you got a little older and participated in scavenger hunts with friends. You and your friends piled in cars and travelled all across the city looking for random objects in a race against the other team. Now, there is a new and exciting adventure for you and your friends to take part in, right here in College Station: Questival. The Bear...

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App Review: Little Kitten Adventures

There really is an app for everything. With the release of “Little Kitten Adventures,” users can care for a virtual cat, dressing it up for parties, mending cuts and bruises, and taking funny photos of the furry friend. There are several side games that go with the app. Users can help guide Little Kitten through various mazes, help return fallen presents to their trays, while also learning shapes, and play memory games to earn bonus items for Little Kitten. While this app is clearly a learning-and-entertainment app intended for younger audiences, you have to ask yourself if it’s worth...

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John Krajicek: A&M Professor, Local Artist

A Texas A&M University professor and local artist will be announced as the next Artist of the Month at The Village Café & Art979 Gallery on November 16. John Krajicek, an executive professor and assistant director of business communication studies at Texas A&M, is getting his second showcase at The Village. Krajicek will also be performing with his band, Leavenworth, at the opening. Krajicek’s interest in art began at a very early age. After his fascination with abstract art helped him win his elementary art show in the fourth grade, his hobby took a backseat in his life. “I...

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Brazos Bingo Gets Makeover

One of the oldest bingo halls in the Brazos Valley has received a makeover. Brazos Bingo recently updated their facilities, changing the interior, switching the smoking and non-smoking rooms and updating computers for electronic bingo stations. Jason Pohl, hall manager, said the renovations were necessary for continued growth and success. Brazos Bingo first opened in 1986 and moved to its current location in 1991, to accommodate for a growing number of patrons. Pohl believes the bingo hall has continued to grow due to its altruistic nature. “It’s charitable bingo,” Pohl said. “We give back as much as we can...

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