Author: Justin Walker

Movie Review: The Post

What do you get when you cross lies that were decades in the making with an up-and-coming, regional newspaper? One of the most influential moments in American history. And what do you get when you cross that moment with one of the greatest directors of all time, Steven Spielberg? Yet another great movie. “The Post” follows the release and fallout of the “Pentagon Papers,” highly classified government documents covering the 30-year involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War and some major deceptions of the American people by its government, and centers around how “The Washington Post,” or...

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App Review: Huddle

There is nothing worse than feeling alone, like you are the only one going through whatever it is you are experiencing. For many, admitting they need help is the biggest challenge, but once they do, they just want to talk to someone who knows what they are feeling. Thanks to some really awesome programmers, there is now an app to connect people struggling through life. “Huddle” is an online community for people facing many different challenges. Users can join groups to share stories without risk or judgement. The app even allows you to join anonymously. Once on the app,...

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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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