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Christmas rides from Hurricane Alley

December 2, 2015

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by JUSTINE GREEN  Contributing Writer Christmas is just around the corner, and though locally-owned Hurricane Alley Waterpark is not open during the cold season, they embrace the holiday spirit annually with their Christmas in July event. Hurricane Alley has hosted their Christmas in July Bikes for Kids program for the past three years. Since 2009, Hot Z95, 92.7 KBa...

Advice on finding the perfect gift on a budget

December 2, 2015

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by ABBEY WEAVER Staff Writer It is the season of giving. What is a better feeling than getting that special person an amazing present ...especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up. The pressure is on to get the perfect gift for your family and friends. However shopping for a gift each of them will love can be hard to do. You want to get them something special...

How to survive Black Friday shopping

December 2, 2015

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by ABBEY WEAVER Staff Writer The one-day of the year when it is acceptable to be fighting someone at 3 a.m. for that scarf you have been dying for that’s 50% off. This magical day is Black Friday. After stuffing your face with thanksgiving dinner the best way to kick off the holiday season is by hitting the amazing sales. Although this is ideal for avid shoppers or anyone ...

Islanders snap losing streak and top Hilltoppers

December 2, 2015

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by ISAAC PAGE Staff Writer  After two unfortunate losses on the road to Texas A&M University and the University of Texas, the Islanders beat the St. Edwards University Hilltoppers, 78-50, Monday night at the American Bank Center. Ain’t nothing like home cooking. You would have never thought the Islanders were dominated in their last two outings if you witnessed ...

Published professor readies another book

November 20, 2015

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by JESSICA AVES Contributing Writer Start off the day with a cup of coffee and take some time to write.  For many of us, this sounds like part of a retreat.  For Dr. Jen Brown, assistant professor of environmental history, it’s how she does a lot of her work.  She knows what works for her.  This isn’t her first book, after all. In writing her last book, “Trout...

Local Farmer’s Market brightens downtown Corpus Christi

November 20, 2015

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by MARISA HARREL Contributing Writer When you drive down Ocean/Shoreline Drive every Wednesday evening, you see people roaming around the Art Center of Corpus Christi searching for the best local crops. The Art Center in downtown Corpus Christi is full of vibrant colored vegetables, fruits and much more. Live music fills the air with local artists and bands. While pa...

Sushi chefs successful without learning English

November 20, 2015

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by THU NGUYEN Contributing Writer At the Asian Cafe restaurant located on Airline, one can find two local sushi chefs hard at work. Mr. and Mrs. Liu Yow have worked at Asain Cafe for two of its eight years of service. People line up and order sushi everyday, and the Yow’s make it to order, however, there’s one catch, they don’t speak English very well. Not wa...

Campus Activities Board strives for fun

November 20, 2015

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by BOBBY RODRIGUEZ Contributing Writer You may see the hashtag  #allwedoisfun posted throughout social media but here is some information behind the hashtag. Campus Activities Board, also known as CAB, is a student-led organization whose goal is to create and execute programs and events for students to attend. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students may rem...

Momentum hosts first Trunk or Treat

November 20, 2015

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by GERI LEMMONS Staff Writer On Friday Oct. 30, Momentum Village hosted their first Trunk or Treat event in their guest parking lot. This event involved volunteers dressing up their trucks, vans, and themselves in order to pass out candy from the back of their trunks to whomever wanted to come by and be a part of the event. This event was open to students, faculty, ...

Is dating in college the right thing to do?

November 20, 2015

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by MONICA GUITIERREZ Contributing Writer Whether someone is looking for a relationship or just looking for people to go out with, college is the time when people are find someone to spend time with. There are a lot of people who start college and never intend to get in a relationship, but sometimes stuff happens and people end up meeting someone and the next thing they...

On-Campus job leads to career

November 20, 2015

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by ABBEY WEAVER Staff Writer   Tuition fees, student loans, rent, groceries, the expenses of being a college student can pile up. Maybe your parents help you out but they are not an unlimited credit card. Your loans can turn into a debt that follows you for the rest of your life. If you have given this any thought then you have probably considered getting a job...

Klepetka dominates Southland performers

November 20, 2015

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by ABBEY WEAVER Staff Writer  Islander volleyball continues to wreck the competition as they sweep their way through the Southland Conference with an undefeated season. The team has promising potential for the upcoming events with sophomore libero Kate Klepetka leading the Islanders to victory. Klepetka has already made a huge mark despite it only being her second year...

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