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Australia’s burning, here’s what you need to know

Australia’s burning, here’s what you need to know

Nicole Campbell, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2020

What started as a series of typical bush fires for Australia has turned into a month long wildfire, spreading over six million hectares. The fires started Sept. 2019 and are expected to continue burning for weeks or months to come. Bush and grass fires are typical during the summer months of December t...

Satire: Up-N-Over Opens Scenic Drive-Thru Tour

Satire: Up-N-Over Opens Scenic Drive-Thru Tour

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

December 11, 2019

Popular California burger chain Up-N-Over opened their new “Tour of Katy” experience on Monday, integrated into the drive-thru at their Katy Bort Fend Road location. The circuit is part of an attempt by Up-N-Over to deal with the long lines of customers the chain has witnessed since their grand ope...

20 Years of Spongebob

20 Years of Spongebob

Celeste Hoover, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 21, 2019

Some of our best childhood memories involve our favorite Nickelodeon shows. Most of us can look back fondly on hours spent watching The Powerpuff Girls, The Fairly OddParents, and iCarly afterschool. While we never quite forgot characters like Mojo Jojo or Spencer Shay as we got older, no other show ...

Review: Fandom Proves to be a Stunning Album

Review: Fandom Proves to be a Stunning Album

Jordyn Guzman, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 11, 2019

Houston-based pop-punk powerhouse band Waterparks is back again with a new album. Awsten Knight is as angry as ever with this one, merging edgy and punk lyrics with peppy electronic beats. I have been a fan of Waterparks for many years, ever since the release of their EP “Cluster”. Personally, I...

50 Years Later And Still Returning To An “Octopus’s Garden”

50 Years Later And Still Returning To An “Octopus’s Garden”

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

On September 26th, 1969, arguably one of the most iconic albums ever was released. Abbey Road by The Beatles is known as one of the most successful albums, and not just because of the revolutionary work of The Beatles. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this radical album’s release, a remastered...

Does Social Media Really Influence What We Eat?

Does Social Media Really Influence What We Eat?

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

At just over 37,400 members, a Fort Bend Facebook group has reviewed restaurants all over the Katy area. The group, titled the Katy/Fort Bend Foodies, seems to be devoted to sharing the best restaurants to families looking for their next spot to eat. This collaboration of the community does have its ...

10 Movies to Look Out For This Summer

10 Movies to Look Out For This Summer

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

June 1, 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Release Date: May 31 MPAA Rating: PG-13 This film promises plenty of silly one-liners and lots of monster-on-monster battles. While it looks to be an classic summer blockbuster blast with some fantastic action sequences, don’t come expecting the next great mas...

Vape it or Leave it

Vape it or Leave it

Celeste Hoover, Design Editor

May 9, 2019

Bill! Bill! Bill! Most of us remember sitting in front of the Smartboard and singing along to Bill Nye the science guy’s theme song in our elementary classrooms. He taught us about the water cycle, inertia, and most recently, e-cigarettes. That’s right, our favorite childhood scientist has tak...

Issue 3, Volume 20 Cover Picture Credit

Issue 3, Volume 20 Cover Picture Credit

County Line Staff

February 20, 2019

In the latest print issue of County Line, our staff failed to credit the artwork on our issue 3 cover.We deeply apologize for this oversight. We wish to thank Nicole Sweet, the very talented artist who graciously allowed us to use her art for our cover.

What Should I Exempt?

What Should I Exempt?

Celeste Hoover, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

Well Cougars, it’s that time of year again. Those special two weeks where Cinco students see an equal number of Christmas trees and Final Exam reviews. Besides the occasional yawn, the one thing on everyone’s lips is “What classes should I exempt?”. We here at the County Line are here with t...

Seniors, this is what no one ever warned us about:

Seniors, this is what no one ever warned us about:

Nandika Mansingka, Editor-In-Chief

October 25, 2018

It’s been passed down from grade to grade for years that junior year is the most stressful. We are told to be prepared for the toughest, most taxing balancing act of our high school careers, juggling SATs and ACTs, as well as an onslaught of difficult classes. Sure, it’s hard, and it lives up to...

Dorm Dilemma

Brynne Herzfeld and Rachel Foreman

April 29, 2018

Brynne’s take: I started out my roommate search with the University of Texas housing application, where you can select preferences about noise level, extroversion vs. introversion, how early you plan to get up and even how much you smoke. The system matches you up with people who answered similarl...

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