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Taggart’s Take: Subscription Service May Be Answer to Declining Movie Ticket Sales

Taggart’s Take: Subscription Service May Be Answer to Declining Movie Ticket Sales

Michael Taggart, Editor-in-chief

November 24, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion, Showcase

Movie theaters and film studios have fought the tide of declining ticket sales for years thanks to the onslaught of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon that keep movie viewers, especially college students, at home. On other fronts, the film industry competes with inexpensive DVD rental...

Taggart’s Take: Electronic Dance Music May be ‘Revolution’ Genre for Millennial Generation

Taggart’s Take: Electronic Dance Music May be ‘Revolution’ Genre for Millennial Generation

Michael Taggart, Editor-in-chief

November 10, 2017


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Trends come and go faster than a quick scroll through your Twitter feed, and the same goes for trends in the music industry. But with music, every generation witnesses something big. Not a trend or fad, but a movement. Sure, each generation has its own soundtrack, and every so often a new style of...

Taggart’s Take: Gamers May Fall Prey to Industry’s Predatory Practices

Taggart’s Take: Gamers May Fall Prey to Industry’s Predatory Practices

Michael Taggart, Editor-in-chief

October 26, 2017


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We all have our way of decompressing after a long day, be it listening to music, watching a movie, or scrolling through our social media feeds. Another popular choice and my personal favorite is playing video games. In 2016, video game revenue totaled a whopping $24.6 billion. However, not all of the...

Taggart’s Take: YouTube Sensation PewDiePie Back in Hot Water

Taggart’s Take: YouTube Sensation PewDiePie Back in Hot Water

Michael Taggart, Editor-in-chief

October 12, 2017


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Online celebrity and mega-influencer Felix Kjellberg, or PewDiePie as he is known to his 57 million YouTube channel subscribers, is under fire once again. And this time, the consequences are well deserved. On Sept. 10, while streaming footage of himself playing the online game “PlayerUnknown’s...

Kister’s Connection: Better Bites and Decadent Delights Raise the Bar at Local Cinemas

Kister’s Connection: Better Bites and Decadent Delights Raise the Bar at Local Cinemas

Rebecca Kister, Editor-in-chief

April 27, 2017


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A night at the movies is not what it used to be. This is especially true for movie-goers spending an evening kicked back in a recliner enjoying "Rogue One" while scarfing down a Kalifornia burger chased with a Jack and Coke to the sounds of blaster rounds firing in the background. Nowadays, Houston...

Kister’s Connection: Local Repair Shop Goes Retro With ‘90s Arcade Games

Kister’s Connection: Local Repair Shop Goes Retro With ‘90s Arcade Games

Rebecca Kister, Editor-in-chief

April 13, 2017


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The Golden Age of the video arcade has come and gone but video gaming is still booming, so it may not be time to retire your parents’ Donkey Kong just yet. Although arcades are not as common as they once were, one brave local entrepreneur has brought back those ‘90s vintage arcade games and adapted...

Kister’s Connection: Studious Night Owls Find Overnight Oasis at NOKturne

Kister’s Connection: Studious Night Owls Find Overnight Oasis at NOKturne

Rebecca Kister, Editor-in-chief

March 30, 2017


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With the impending doom of final exams right around the corner, it's a safe bet many of us will pull a few all-nighters studying while snacking on junk, sipping an endless supply of stale coffee, and chugging sugary energy drinks. But, what if there was a place that not only reflected the nocturnal life...

Kister’s Connection: Local Shop Offers Star Wars Fans ‘Treasure Trove’ of Memorabilia

Kister’s Connection: Local Shop Offers Star Wars Fans ‘Treasure Trove’ of Memorabilia

Rebecca Kister, Editor-in-chief

March 10, 2017


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Star Wars lovers don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to find a rare Rocket-Firing Boba Fett action figure or an authentic signed picture from Carrie Fisher. The tiny store off of Nasa Road 1 may not look like much but Thad and Crissy Joyce, owners of Order 66, sell hundreds of pieces...

Crawford’s Box: HBU Soccer Player Darrell Johnson is the One to Watch

Crawford’s Box: HBU Soccer Player Darrell Johnson is the One to Watch

Clarke Crawford, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


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Houston Baptist University soccer player Darrell Johnson is lighting up the field so far this season. On Oct. 17, Johnson received the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award for scoring a total of five points during the week. Johnson is a sophomore at HBU coming...

Crawford’s Box: Cougar Football Still Roaring Despite Big 12 Letdown

Crawford’s Box: Cougar Football Still Roaring Despite Big 12 Letdown

Clarke Crawford, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2016


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University of Houston football is off to a blazing hot start with a 6-1 overall record and a 3-1 conference record. UH started the season by unexpectedly knocking off then number three ranked Oklahoma. Leading the charge against the Sooners was quarterback Greg Ward Jr. Ward began his college football...

Crawford’s Box: SJC Gator Alum Eyes Third MLB Ring

Crawford’s Box: SJC Gator Alum Eyes Third MLB Ring

Clarke Crawford, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2016


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Deer Park native Andy Pettitte is arguably the most widely known San Jac baseball alum, but another former Gator is also making a name for himself in the big league this season. Brandon Belt hit a career milestone earlier this year as part of the 2016 National League All-Star roster, and now he is...

Millennial Viewpoint: Clinton Winning Big But Not With Younger Females

Millennial Viewpoint: Clinton Winning Big But Not With Younger Females

Holly Galvan, Editor-in-chief

April 28, 2016


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Last summer, many Americans probably thought Hillary Clinton had the women’s vote in the bag assuming the support of all female Democrats was a given. Since Clinton is the only woman seeking the Democratic nomination, it seemed apparent millennial women would rush to give her their votes. Everyone...

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