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Thoughtful Thursday: White noise

Thoughtful Thursday: White noise

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinions

Through the hustle and bustle of every day, our ears are constantly filled with a vast variety of sounds. From the bellowing sounds of traffic such as the attention seeking ambulances to the sound of an angry driver’s car horn. It can be presented as difficult for the ear to tune out these loud sou...

I tried Marie Kondo’s tidying up method and here’s what happened

I tried Marie Kondo’s tidying up method and here’s what happened

Zoe Alvarez, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Filed under Features

Sparking joy is the secret to tidying up. Marie Kondo is a well-known Japanese author for her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She is also a world renowned for her method known as the Kon Mari method. The Kon Mari method took the world by storm but also my bedroom and closet. This method...

Thoughtful Thursday: Love

Thoughtful Thursday: Love

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

March 7, 2019

Filed under Opinions

Love is to share a deep affection for another, but it’s quite more than a simple explanation. It’s an abundance of many wonderful things. Love is the light during dark times, it forms relationships of all kinds, it is the very thing that fulfills the heart, and the very thing that changes people...

Thoughtful Thursday: Orchestra Rehearsals

Thoughtful Thursday: Orchestra Rehearsals

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinions

Ever since I joined the orchestra, my mornings and afternoons have been booked with rehearsals. It’s a definite given as to where I’ll be in the mornings and after school. The orchestra room becomes your home, your safe haven, the place you confide within your school. The place with different kinds ...

Panic! At the Disco comes to Austin for 2019 tour

Panic! At the Disco comes to Austin for 2019 tour

February 15, 2019

Setlist: 1. (F**ck A) Silver Lining 2. Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time 3. Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind) 4. Hey Look Ma, I Made It 5. LA Devotee 6. Hallelujah 7. Crazy=Genius 8. The Ballad Of Mona Lisa 9. Nine In The Afternoon 10. One Of The Drunks 11. Casual Affair 12. Vegas Lights 13. D...

Thoughtful Thursday: Drinking tea

Thoughtful Thursday: Drinking tea

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

January 31, 2019

Filed under Opinions

I remember as a child my grandma would make me a tea she called "Te de Manzanilla." I believe it was chamomile with honey. It was one of my favorite things as a child. She gave made that manzanilla before bed or after I would come back from swimming. Those were lovely nights. It was specially made and...

Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

January 29, 2019

The name has been changed to protect the federal employee’s identity Kristen Davis is one of the many 800,000 federal employees who was affected by the last government shutdown. When the shutdown was first announced, Davis paid little attention due to the fact that the previous shutdown was shor...

Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

January 28, 2019

The name has been changed to protect this federal employee’s identity. Robert Matthews is one of the 800,000 employees who had been affected by the government shutdown. He had little concern when he first heard of the shutdown as he has been through several. “I really did not give much though...

Dance student explains family’s government shutdown challenges

Dance student explains family’s government shutdown challenges

January 25, 2019

Krista Lopez is one of the 800,000 federal employees’ children who is currently dealing with the effects of the shutdown. She is a sophomore VMT dance student. She described her feelings as concern and confusion when she first heard about the government shutdown on December 22, 2018. Her parents ...

Sophomore shares his government shutdown experience

Sophomore shares his government shutdown experience

January 24, 2019

Esteban Rocha is one of the many children of federal employees who are being affected by the shutdown. He is a sophomore VMT creative writing student. Like many others, he did not anticipate the length of this government shutdown; he assumed it would last a couple of days. Little did he know i...

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