Author: Tyra Harris

MSC FISH Presents: Fall Speaker Workshop

As one of the leading freshman leadership organizations on TAMU’s campus, MSC FISH, or Freshmen in Service and Hosting, serves to “provide leadership opportunities aimed at enhancing its members’ purpose and identity by engaging in community service and program development on campus and within the community.” In the words of member Destiny Cotto, all that means is that MSC FISH is dedicated to creating “servant leaders” on campus, and in the community. “MSC Fish intertwines leadership and service together,” Cotto says. She describes servant leadership as the “development of one’s self through servantship. It can be as simple as...

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App Review: Venmo

Whether it be an Uber trip cost, a restaurant ticket or even rent, millennials and Generation Z-ers are constantly needing to transfer funds to another person. Have you ever needed to make a money transfer to a friend you don’t share banks with? If you have, you know the process to do so can be long and tedious. Thankfully, the mobile app Venmo makes digital payments quick and easy. All Venmo users must create an account to receive or transfer funds. In order to complete a transaction, both parties must link either their bank account, debit card, credit card...

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Movie Review: “Night School”

What happens when two comedic rock stars join forces? Magic. It’s the simple way to describe the pairing of Hollywood veteran Kevin Hart and Hollywood newcomer Tiffany Haddish. The two comedians collaborate for an epic laughing tirade, “Night School.” The film centers on barbecue salesman Teddy (Kevin Hart) and his other adult classmates’ hilarious endeavors in night school, where they intend to complete their GED. The course, taught by Carrie (Haddish) in an unconventional approach, is harder than Teddy anticipated. Worried that he won’t pass, which, in his mind, will leave him single, Teddy orchestrates a failed plan to...

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TAMU Star Parties

🎶 “The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas!” 🎶  The lyrics of our beloved state folk song ring true, as proven by the Mitchell Institute and the Texas A&M Astronomy Group. On November 6, the Astronomy Group will be hosting their free, bi-weekly TAMU Star Party at Simpson Drill Field at 7-9 p.m. A Star Party will also be held on November 2 from 7-9 p.m. at First Friday in Downtown Bryan, in front of Edward Jones Investments. The free event is a fun and educational way to learn about enchanting aerial...

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“Go Big or Go Home”: A Texas Book Wall Dedicated to First Lady Barbara Bush

Imagine an entire wall of almost 10,000 red, white, and blue-edged books stacked on top of one another to resemble a Texas flag. The book wall at The George Hotel is indeed quite a sight. Designed by artist Thedra Cullar-Leford, those 10,000 books are from a variety of genres that celebrate Texas pride, some of which include Aggie textbooks and Texas BBQ cook books. This past week, the “Go Big or Go Home” book wall was dedicated to the late “Champion of Literacy,” Barbara Bush,  in a plaque unveiling ceremony. “My wish is for every parent and child to...

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