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Top 6 Worst Smells on the Planet ?

Top 6 Worst Smells on the Planet ?

June Jung, Reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Environment, Just For Fun, Wellness

We have all run into bad smells but have you ever wondered if anyone else has smelled something worse. We will be researching into some of the worst smells on the planet and honorable mentions that also smell pretty bad. We are here to adventure into the world of bad smells. Number 6. Wet Dog You just get...

Beached Whales In New Zealand

Beached Whales In New Zealand

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Environment, Showcase, Wellness, World News

Seals, whales, and dolphins, just a portion of New Zealand's marine life. But as more whales are found ashore, that small portion is shrinking. According to National Public Radio (NPR), 145 pilot whales were found dead on Stewart Island, a remote island in New Zealand. By the time they were disco...

Real Christmas Tree Vs. Artificial Christmas Tree

Real Christmas Tree Vs. Artificial Christmas Tree

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Community & World News, Environment, Just For Fun, Showcase

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, the holiday season is just around the corner! And with any holiday season comes decorations. For anyone celebrating Christmas, decorations generally include a Christmas tree. But the question is: Is it better to have a fake Christmas tree or a real...

The Dangers Of Texas Winters

The Dangers Of Texas Winters

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Community News, Environment, Showcase, Wellness

Here in Central Texas*, our winters aren't usually very harsh. But there are still some precautions to take- Not only with the weather but also what you do to keep warm. *Note- These are dangers you may face anywhere. But some things may refer a little bit more to central Texas than others.    1. Black Ice Texas may...

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

June Jung, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Environment, Wellness

We have all seen people subject to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders,  and, personality disorders. These illnesses are hard to deal with. Having a pet around you can help, or even fix some of these disorders. Having a pet can also decrease cholesterol levels, anxiety, and your chance of having a heart attack or s...

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Community & World News, Environment, People, Showcase

Positive thinking is so important for your mental health. The power of your words correlates with your mind. If you speak negatively about yourself or your life, the outcome will be negative, just like the information you are putting in your mind. If you speak positively, the outcome will be much more...

Camp Fire: The Deadliest California Wildfire in History

Camp Fire: The Deadliest California Wildfire in History

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community & World News, Environment, Events, Showcase, Travel

Introduction Although wildfires in California tend to be fairly common, there is currently an especially deadly fire going on at the moment. Camp Fire is a large wildfire going on in Northern-central California. It has recently become the deadliest of its type in the state's history. The Fire There ...

Top 5 Most Hazardous Animals

Top 5 Most Hazardous Animals

June Jung, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Environment

From, lions to alligators, we are going to be looking at some of the most hazardous animals on the planet. We will also be looking at some tips to help survive an unlucky encounter. Number 1: Mosquitoes Almost everyone has gotten a mosquito bite, have you ever heard of people dying from mosquitoes? Well, it's true. Whenever a mosquito carrying a disease...

The Spicewood Springs Hotel

The Spicewood Springs Hotel

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Community News, Environment, Opinion, Showcase

A place to sleep near a beautiful creek with amazing trails. This is what the Spicewood Springs Hotel will bring to us. Seems pretty nice, right? Think again. Developer David Khan, tourists, and guests will be happy with this addition to our community, but this plan has not won much local support. Stop The...

How to go zero-waste

How to go zero-waste

Nikita Raman, Raman

November 5, 2018


Filed under Environment

What is zero waste? It doesn't mean to completely stop throwing trash. It means that you try to create the least amount of trash you can. That means you have to make an extra effort in helping the environment. Trying to recycle is not the only thing you can do. You can also make your personal goal to...

Boil Water Notice in Austin

Boil Water Notice in Austin

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Community & World News, Environment, People, Showcase, Wellness

Have you noticed all of the "Out of Service" signs on the water fountains? How about the water they hand out in the Student Center? This is due to a boil water notice. A boil water notice is when our water is contaminated and we have to find another way to get clean drinking water.  It isn't just something...