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Edward Snowden: Music Producer

go here By Ella Robertson Perhaps America's most famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has picked up a new hobby; creating electronic music. In collaboration with Jean Michel Jarre, a French composer, Snowden has lent his voice to a new techno track named "Exit". "I've always appreciated electronic music," says Snowden. "I think people like Jean

A Trip to the Houston Symphony

By Ella Robertson Typically, I do not go to events that are usually reserved for high class citizens. I don't go to rooftop parties, ballroom dances, or even to grab some brunch; however, this Saturday, I found myself sitting at Jones Hall, listening to the Houston Symphony. Recently, my best friend Leslie

Field Trip to Hermann Memorial Park

By Ella Robertson Attending an early college high school places a lot of responsibilities upon a person, which in my case, includes completing a minimum of 20 service learning hours a year. In order to foster a sense of community within the school and help students reach their volunteer hour requirements,

Mindfulness and Meditation

By Ella Robertson Although a large amount of my time at school is spent thinking about how much I want to leave, sometimes an event occurs that makes staying worthwhile. For example, San Jacinto College District invited the Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery of Tibet to the school. For the week

I’m Stressed Again. What a Shock.

By Ella Robertson For the past few weeks, there has been no solidity in my life, and events, responsibilities, and people have come and gone in waves. It's like I'm sitting on the side of a river, watching the water go by, except instead of being relaxed I am actually really

The Unfairness of the World

By: Ella Robertson Yesterday morning, I received a phone call that heavily changed my perspective on the world. My best friend called me at 5 in the morning to tell me that his mother had passed. Although I only met his mother once and never knew her personally, this news hit me hard

A Power Wash for my Soul

By Ella Robertson The past few weeks have not been the greatest of my life; I've dealt with drama, the death of my good friend's mother, and on top of that, I've been forced to juggle work, school, and worries about college. Attempting to do everything at once has left me with

The Different Shades of Thought

By: Ella Robertson Over the course of the past few weeks, I've discovered that I am a very black-and-white thinker; it is difficult for me to see the shades of gray in between. During my federal government class, the professor begins a debate over gun control laws in light of the recent college

A (Late) Blog and Austin City Limits

On Thursday night, I left the comfort of my home and internet connection in order to attend the first weekend of Austin City Limits. The musical highlights included Tame Impala, Glass Animals, the Maccabees, and Drake. Before approaching the fair grounds, I felt myself brimming with anticipation. After passing the entrance and

Actually, I Hate Driving

I drive a Honda Fit, which is basically a glorified golf cart. In my year in a half of being licensed, I have gotten in about 2.5 crashes. One was an actual crash, another one was this guy hitting my bumper with no damage but then booking it, and the

Adulthood on the Horizon

By: Ella Robertson For the past 17 years of my life, I have skated on the top surface of my feelings, never daring to dive into the depths of my inner thoughts. With the start of the new school year, I am starting to be engulfed by my emotions, and musing

My Taste In Music Is Terrible

By: Ella Robertson According to the writers at Pitchfork, my music taste is outstanding; however, to the normal person who is forced to sit in my car, the music I play makes their ears bleed. I enjoy a wide range of music, from rap to experimental to 80s, but to everyone

Personal Resolutions

By: Ella Robertson 1. Construct my personal morality. Decide how I can put myself first in my own life while avoiding selfishness. Find the line between talking negatively about people for petty reasons and being honest and blunt. 2.) Spend my free time wisely. I usually have about three hours to relax

Houstonians Weigh in on 9/11

By Ella Robertson The date September 11th, 2001 evokes intense emotions from a wide array of American citizens. Many lost their loved ones or feelings of safety, however some gained feelings of patriotism through mourning this day. Fourteen years later, this date continues to hold a profound place in the memories of