Author: Tyra Harris

“McFerrin Methods: Finding Your Idea” Event

Have you ever had a brilliant, innovative idea that you wanted to share with the world, but didn’t have the opportunity to do so? Luckily, Texas A&M students don’t have to look any further for that opportunity. On October 2, the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting McFerrin Methods: Finding Your Idea, a workshop designed to help students get started coming up with a big idea for the Raymond Ideas Challenge. Sophia Bishop, a program coordinator for the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, says the  workshop is an event where students can talk about ideas. “In my experience as a...

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Movie Review: The Nun

The first film in a month to boot “Crazy Rich Asians” from the number one box office spot, “The Nun” adopts the prototypical combination of Roman Catholic iconography and rites against the presence of demonic spirits. “The Conjuring 2” spinoff follows young novitiate Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga), Father Burke (Demián Bichir) and Frenchie, a farmer (Jonas Bloquet) as they engage in a game of cat and mouse with an evil spirit. The film begins with the suicide of a nun, Sister Victoria, after she escapes the attack of a villainous spirit at a Romanian monastery. After Frenchie’s discovery of...

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DEGALLERY

Pablo Picasso famously said, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” The creative imagination of youth tends to disappear with age. For some kids, art was presented just as a hobby, only to be practiced in leisure. As a result, advanced study or training in art was not much of an option. Others lost interest in artistic pursuits after being told that artistry is not a lucrative career, coupled by the pejorative phrase “starving artist.” Fortunately for Bryan-College Station residents, Dr. Dary Dega didn’t allow adverse rhetoric and other hardships...

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Aggieland

In today’s microwave society, increasing numbers of young professionals and college-aged adults dream of owning and operating their own companies. They imagine a rapid rise to success as customers flock to their boutique businesses. Careers such as real estate, photography, interior design and wedding planning offer what appear to be easy paths toward entrepreneurship. And, in a community like Aggieland with rich sources of technology innovation, there are an abundance of big ideas just waiting for the right enthusiast to take them to market. But, in reality, getting to market requires time, resources and an understanding that entrepreneurship very...

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“BlacKkKlansman” Movie Review

Prolific screenwriter and director Spike Lee has released his latest cinematic masterpiece, “BlackKkKlansman.” As in most of his films, Lee sheds light on untold stories of everyday black Americans in this film based on a true story. “BlackKkKlansman” follows Colorado Springs’s first black police detective, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), as he poses as a white racist interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan. Via phone calls throughout the nine month operation, Stallworth manages to develop a close relationship  with former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, played by Topher Grace. Stallworth’s in-person appearances with the Klan are made by...

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