Author: Justin Walker

Movie Review: “Eighth Grade”

Junior high is a rough time for most people. Hormones are raging, bodies are changing and you haven’t exactly figured out how you fit in. Tack on endless bullying and the beginning stages of an anxiety disorder, and you have a pretty lethal combination. This is exactly the scene Bo Burnham created in his new movie, “Eighth Grade.” In the film, we meet Kayla, a shy and awkward teenager in her last week of middle school. The audience is instantly thrown into her video blog universe aimed at helping young girls find their place in the world, all while...

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National Cheeseburger Day

Is there anything more American than a cheeseburger? All-American beef, slightly-melted cheese, freshly-cut vegetables and a warm, flakey bun. Sounds amazing. Makes sense to celebrate this delicious treat with its own holiday. That’s right. Tuesday, October 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, and Bryan/College Station has you covered with some of the best burgers around. Koppe Bridge Looking for an old-fashioned burger with award-winning taste? Koppe Bridge is the place to be. Voted the Best of BCS in 2018, this local hotspot serves up a mouth-watering burger sure to satisfy your taste buds. Reasonably priced and perfectly cooked, you won’t...

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Tailgating Tips

Waking up in a college town on a Saturday morning in the fall is like waking up on Christmas morning, only better. You can feel it in the air: it’s time for football. And while the game may be the headliner, the tailgate is the opening act. There are many ways to tailgate, but here’s a few tips everyone can benefit from. Sunscreen The sun seems to always be blazing hot on Saturdays in Aggieland. Even if you’re just attending the game, it’s smart to protect your skin. But tailgating can be an all-day event, which means sunscreen is...

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First Friday at Downtown Bryan

There’s something special about Downtown Bryan. From the classic architecture to mom-and-pop shops and the growing nightlife, the Cultural Arts District of Bryan has a lot to offer. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Downtown Bryan Association will shine a spotlight on it all. Downtown Bryan’s First Friday features a mix of entertainment, shopping and food for the whole family. Start off the night by visiting some of the great shops around the area. Jim.n.i Boutique on West 26th has a wide variety of items, from clothes and shoes to jewelry and accessories and even things for the little ones....

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Album Review: “Know” – Jason Mraz

It’s been over four years since Jason Mraz last released a studio album, but the wait was well worth it. Mraz’s sixth album, “Know,” dropped on August 12, and it should be no surprise that it’s one of the hottest albums out, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Top 200. “Know” is inspired by love letters Mraz wrote to his wife, and each track shows it. Uplifting and heartfelt words combined with his classic style of soothing music makes for a very moving listen. Two pre-released singles, “Have It All” and “Unlonely,” gains listeners a preview of the...

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