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Vine & Music.ly: Awful Apps

Vine & Music.ly: Awful Apps

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

Throughout the world of the internet... 2 apps have haunted the lives of middle schoolers everywhere...Vine, harbringer of awful comedy.... and Music.ly ... well, we don't talk about Music.ly. I suppose I should explain. Vine is an app where you can record skits or videos, but they have to be under...

Love, Simon Movie Review ***Spoilers***

Love, Simon Movie Review ***Spoilers***

Emma Ross, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion

I’m going to be reviewing the movie Love, Simon directed by Greg Berlanti. Now I really wanted to do a  review on this movie because whoever you may be you can find at least one thing to relate to. Also, the director has directed many wonderful movies before (the fault in our stars, etc.). Anyway, ...

Weird Versions of Let it Grow

Weird Versions of Let it Grow

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion

Let it Grow is the ending song in the 2012 movie 'The Lorax', based on the Dr. Seuss tale. There are some musical numbers throughout the movie. I have found that people seem to enjoy making strange versions of this song. This includes weird and random editing, zooming in, repeating different sections...

Top 10 Underrated Sega Games

Top 10 Underrated Sega Games

Oliver Barnfield, Sega Fan

September 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

Ah, Sega. You might know them for Sonic the Hedgehog. But I know them for so much more, and so should you. Since Sega basically quit the business, people have thought of them as a second best to Nintendo. But in the 90s they produced an unprecedented run of excellent but little-played games. Here's a...

My Opinion on Student Dresscode

My Opinion on Student Dresscode

Emma Ross, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Opinion

A topic that is very highly debated through middle school and high school is the dress code. I will be discussing my opinion and some of my peer's opinion on dress code. Personally, I think the dress code is somewhat fair. I don't agree with the fact that guys never get dress coded because almost...

What Makes CVMS Great?

What Makes CVMS Great?

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Opinion

How many of you think our school is great? I guess many of you do. I think CVMS is a quite good place for those who are from another country too. Here are some reasons I picked why; Many CVMS students are kind. For an example, when I moved over here to Austin, I thought it was impossible to make any...

Game Review: Ark

Game Review: Ark

September 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Technology

Ark is a video game where you travel forward in time. You wake up on a sandy beach with dodo birds and triceratops, but other than that you're alone. You are hungry, thirsty, and cold. You need to find resources to keep you alive. You wander around the beach searching for fruits, firewood and thatch....

Is Reading Books Good For You?

Is Reading Books Good For You?

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Books, Opinion, Showcase

You may have heard your parents and teachers tell you to do one thing: read. Many children are required to read a certain amount of minutes or a certain amount of pages every day as a homework assignment. The explanation for this is that reading makes you smarter. What is true though? Does reading actually...

Why I Believe We Should Have School Uniforms

Why I Believe We Should Have School Uniforms

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Fashion, Opinion, Showcase

School uniforms can be found all over the world, from the U.S all the way to Singapore. However, many schools oppose having their students wear uniforms, and I oppose statements such as this. Wearing uniforms in school would offer benefits to the whole educational community, such as decreasing bullying, an...

Top 10 Almonds

Top 10 Almonds

Branton Greenberg, Almond List-Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Opinion

As you know, Almonds are an important part of Nut History. If it wasn't for almonds, we wouldn't be able to eat almonds! So today we're going to be counting down the best almonds of all time. WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS STRONG OPINIONS ABOUT ALMONDS AND NUTS IN GENERAL. IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDE...

Why Canyon Vista Should Give Recess

Why Canyon Vista Should Give Recess

Silas Ou, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Opinion, Showcase

Many people believe that school is too stressful, while others believe its fine the way it is. Here we are going to give both sides. Some people believe that we should give middle school students, recess/ breaks every hour. According to the Atlantic magazine, in Finland students get a mandatory 15-minut...

Some Facts About CVMS Orchestra

Some Facts About CVMS Orchestra

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Opinion, Orchestra, Showcase

These are some things about our school orchestra. You may have known this for a long time, but what I mean is to just organize some of those facts. First of all: 1. High ranking CVMS Honors orchestra ranked 3rd place in the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association Honors Orchestra Competition; bas...