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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...

The History of Playing Cards and Cool Facts About Them

The History of Playing Cards and Cool Facts About Them

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under Just For Fun

Have you ever picked up a fresh pack of playing cards? A crisp smooth deck of 54 cards, Thousands of years of history sitting in your palm. Playing cards have multiple uses. Card games are a big one. There are hundreds of card games in this world. WAR, Blackjack, Poker, and more. These games all have...

The Video-game Museum

The Video-game Museum

Oliver Barnfield, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Community News, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Technology, Travel

Over the break, I went to Frisco, Texas, and went to the Videogame Museum, an excellent and informative spot for anyone interested in games. Here's some pictures of my wonderful time at the National Videogame Museum. Upon entering the museum, we are greeted to a large abstract display full of TV Screens displaying clips from games and game comme...

Tik Tok is the Bane of Our Society

Tik Tok is the Bane of Our Society

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion

Have you ever heard the legend of the Phoenix? It's a magnificent bird that represents renewal.  After living a long life, it burns up into a pile of ashes and rises from them anew. Powerful story, right? Now, imagine the same story but with a hideously deformed and evil duck that everyone is trying...

What CVMS Christmas Opinions And Who You Have To Thank

What CVMS Christmas Opinions And Who You Have To Thank

Silas Ou, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, People

By the time you read this article it will probably be either Christmas break or past it, either way, this article is about how students and teachers are going to observe Christmas break. As well as some things about Christmas break you haven't thought about. Another thing about this article is that...

Fun Things to Do Over Your Winter Break

Fun Things to Do Over Your Winter Break

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Travel

Winter break allows for many fun and festive things. You may have your yearly traditions or maybe trying something new. If you get stuck, here are some exciting things to do. Ice Skating Ice skating is available at Chaparral Ice and Whole Foods Market (Lamar store). Chaparral Ice even has different sports ...

If We Could Turn Back Time (Christmas Edition)

If We Could Turn Back Time (Christmas Edition)

December 19, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun

I love Christmas! One of my favorite things to do is spend my time with my family making delicious food. I for one love to make different things that could range to dessert or appetizers. I hope you can join me on this journey in finding out how to make different things to eat make with your family. Cheese puf...

Christmas Movies to Watch on Netflix

Christmas Movies to Watch on Netflix

Nikita Raman, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase

I for one love the holidays especially Christmas. it probably my favorite time of the year. When its break, I love to sit on the couch grab a bag of popcorn and some hot cocoa, and watch a good Christmas movie. I am one of the many people who have Netflix and some of my favorite shows are on there,...

Why Did They Do Surgery on a Grape?

Why Did They Do Surgery on a Grape?

Ehan Umatiya, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun

Have you heard that someone did surgery on a grape? The original video was released by Illinois healthcare provider Edward Hospital in 2010. It was released to show off their brand new Da Vinci surgery machine. The video's purpose was to show off the extremely precise manner of surgery and to show that...

Why It’s Better to Adopt a Pet From a Shelter

Why It’s Better to Adopt a Pet From a Shelter

Emma Ross, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Community News, Just For Fun, Opinion, Wellness

Everyone loves pets right? Just look at their faces. But what if I told you that after 72 hours in the pound dog being put to sleep. And what if I told you 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized per year in the U.S. Luckily, Austin has laws about euthanized and how it’s banned. Still, there's s...

Quick STAC questions

Quick STAC questions

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Opinion, People, Showcase

I do a student-teacher advice column, and some of the questions we’ve received are simple enough to answer without a separate article. So without further ado, here is the quick question lightning round.   Can 6th graders be a part of Canyon Echoes? Canyon Echoes is the main platform for the Ne...

Biggest Diamond Found in North America and a Brief History of Diamonds

Biggest Diamond Found in North America and a Brief History of Diamonds

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, World News

Diamonds. A symbol of wealth. A favorite among people all around the world. A luxury only a few can afford. The diamond has been around for a long time. In fact the first diamonds were found in India in the 4th Century BC. Now the main supplier of diamonds in the world is Africa. Africa supplies over...