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Five Tips for Traveling During Christmas

Five Tips for Traveling During Christmas

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, People, Travel

Presents, trees, and ornaments. These are some things that represent the holidays. But, as most people love and await this holiday season, what you don’t normally think about is the chaos of traveling. Airports are crazy, last minute tickets are hard to find being sold out at every airline, and tic...

Classic Movie Review: A Christmas Story

Classic Movie Review: A Christmas Story

Colin Johnson, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

CLASSIC MOVIE REVIEW CRITERIA: It must be at least 15 years old.   And now, for our feature presentation:   A CHRISTMAS STORY IMPORTANT STATS: Came out in 1983 PG Features Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella,  Melinda Dillon, and  Darren McGavin. 1hr, 34min   ...

Favorite Holiday Carols

Favorite Holiday Carols

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Choir, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Videos

You've sung them in school, while watching your favorite movie, or cozying up around a fire. You've heard them played while walking through the Domain, H-E-B, and holiday parties. You know all their words by heart. But what is YOUR favorite Christmas Carol? Here are some students' thoughts on their favorite...

Fun Facts About Christmas

Fun Facts About Christmas

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Showcase

Christmas is a holiday that many know and love. It includes fun traditions like hanging stockings, exchanging gifts, and decorating with red and green. But there are also a lot of things about Christmas that most people don't know. Here are some fun facts about Christmas. You know Dasher and Dancer...

Recycled Art

Recycled Art

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Art, Entertainment, Just For Fun

Every day we throw away trash. From plastic bottles to cardboard boxes, and other stuff that is useless. Do you second think about that trash again, that you threw away? No. But some artists do; in fact, you can do that too. You may have heard about this somewhere before. Artwork made up with trash;...

Which One Is a Better Instinct? Fight vs. Flight

Which One Is a Better Instinct? Fight vs. Flight

June Jung, Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun

Fear All humans have an instinct against fear. Some are ready to battle to the death, while others are prepared to run for their lives. Either way works, but, which is better? Fear is the thing that drives us, the thing that tells us not to go jump off cliffs, but only some of us can ignore it, push...

Chartpak AD Markers Review

Chartpak AD Markers Review

Claire Lawrence, Art Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts, Just For Fun, Showcase

I recently bought these markers off of eBay for a significantly cheaper price than they are on Amazon. The original price can be from 5.00-9.00 per marker, which in some cases is more expensive than a Copic, the industry standard. Also, these are xylene based, which had been talked up by the company so much I was intrigued ...

What’s the Best Game You Played in 2018?

What’s the Best Game You Played in 2018?

Oliver Barnfield, Andrew Watson, Colin Johnson, Baker Tuthill, and Evan Tucker

December 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Technology

note: NOT ALL GAMES HAVE TO HAVE COME OUT IN 2018. IT'S WHAT YOU PLAYED IN THIS YEAR. These are the best games we've played this year. See if you agree!   Oliver Barnfield: My pick would have to be Ristar, from 1995, or Hollow Knight, which came out in 2017 but which I only got in 2018. Ristar is an older Sega platf...

The Perfect Present According to 10 Students

The Perfect Present According to 10 Students

Evan Tucker, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, People, Showcase

If kids had an endless amount of money, what would be their one dream present for Christmas? Maria Morjan (6): "I would give money to the charities." Aryan Punalekar (7) and Cooper Lueck (7): "If we had an infinite amount of money, we would bribe the teachers into letting us quit school with all A...

Where Can You Walk from Canyon Vista?

Where Can You Walk from Canyon Vista?

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun

Chances are, you've never had to walk anywhere but home from Canyon Vista. But if you've got no homework and some time to kill, where can you go? This is probably incredibly hypothetical but it doesn't hurt to know, I suppose. So. From the Canyon Vista bus canopy, you can walk 20 minutes along...

If We Could Turn Back Time (Dinner Edition)

If We Could Turn Back Time (Dinner Edition)

Nikita Raman, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun

As may already know this is part two in "if we could turn back time." In the last edition, we learned about different desserts that we still eat today but have been here for a long time. Now I hope to learn about different types of dinners that they used to eat in the past. Chicken A La King: Ingredients 2 tablespoo...