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Making A Difference In Austin During Spring Break

Making A Difference In Austin During Spring Break

Hannah McDonough, Editor

March 13, 2019

Spring break... A time for peace, relaxation, and travel. But have you ever thought about volunteering over Spring Break? A lot of people just sit around and do nothing. Instead, here are some ways to serve your community. Urban Roots This coming Saturday, you can experience farm life with Urban Ro...

What’s the Deal With: Plants v.s Zombies?

What’s the Deal With: Plants v.s Zombies?

Evan Tucker, Reporter

March 13, 2019

An oldie but a goodie, Plant's v.s Zombies by Popcap. If you don't know what the game is by now, then... That's just shameful. It includes the player protecting their home from neighboring zombies using nothing but plants and lawnmowers. It's fun, creative, and gives good charm. Why am I discussing this...

What is Talent?

What is Talent?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Intro Say you are a 6th grader trying out for the basketball team, and you find yourself unable to compare to some kids who know the game well and play very well. You may think, “Wow, that kid has a lot of talent!” Or suppose you are in an art class, and one kid is doing really well and drawing...

No Eating In Classrooms: Is This Administrative Rule Good?

No Eating In Classrooms: Is This Administrative Rule Good?

Baker Tuthill, Reporter

March 11, 2019

Recently our administration has made a rule against eating in classrooms and hallways. Many teachers have traditionally let students eat in their classrooms. Is this a good rule? Does it prevent students from getting needed nutrition? What are the benefits of the rule? More importantly, what does...

Why is Music Important?

Why is Music Important?

Hannah McDonough, Editor

March 8, 2019

We've all heard music- on the radio, CDs, playlists, even at concerts. Some of us also play music. Music has become a major part of many lives, but do you ever wonder why people are always saying that it's good for you?   What Do CVMS Students Think? We asked a couple of students about listenin...

Stephen King Overview: The Stand

Stephen King Overview: The Stand

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2019

THE GREAT STEPHEN KING OVERVIEW PART 3: The Stand The Stand is considered one of Stephen King's greatest and most frustrating works, owing mostly to its length. (The Uncut edition runs over 1,000 pages, doubling as a doorstop.) It's renowned for its epic scope and disturbing and depraved imagery, but also...

Why Oscars Aren’t As Talent Oriented Than You Think

Why Oscars Aren’t As Talent Oriented Than You Think

Silas Ou, Reporter

March 7, 2019

Oscars, the pinnacle of cinema talent. However, the truth is that a lot of times, the winner of the Oscars are the money. Okay, before you (or the editor) clicks away in disgust pleases try to finish reading this article. According to BBC, besides movie talent one thing that determines Oscars is money. For example, back in 1967, Fox's over-budgeted musical turke...

2019 Middle School UIL Competition Ends In CVMS Taking 1st

2019 Middle School UIL Competition Ends In CVMS Taking 1st

Silas Ou, Reporter

March 7, 2019

It was Feb.23, students from all over the district competed at Deerpark Middle School. Canyon Vista brought home the first place Sweepstakes trophies for all three grade levels Other district places included Walsh that took second for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, Cedar Valley took third for 6th and 8th...

Space Chimps 2: The Worst Animated Movie EVER

Space Chimps 2: The Worst Animated Movie EVER

Oliver Barnfield and Baker Tuthill

March 5, 2019

Space Chimps 2 In 2008, a small film was released with a $37 million budget. It was a mild success, but as expected, it wasn’t very good. 2 years later, in 2010, a sequel was released to UK theaters only. Us Americans would receive it direct to video a few months later. This sequel might be on...

Green Book Review

Green Book Review

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

March 5, 2019

Green Book, an award-winning film. A movie that won three Oscars, three Golden Globes, and seven other awards. Green Book is a truly beautiful and well-done movie. “Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to venture on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In ne...

Recess is Necessary

Recess is Necessary

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

March 5, 2019

My friend wrote an article about this very topic ( Click here to read it). Our society acts as if the second we turn 11 we are no longer children and can't enjoy simple childhood pleasures. One of which being recess. We can no longer say the word " play" unless we are talking about sports or video g...