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Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is the weekend before school’s out this summer. While everyone knows popular artists like Childish Gambino, Zedd and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, most won’t recognize other significantly good artists at this year’s fest. Here’s a list of some of the best underrated bands so you don’t miss out.

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Diverging from book to movie Hala KHAN Reporter Over spring break, citizens of all factions eagerly awaited the movie release of Divergent, a dystopian story that made its way from a book to the big screen. The story takes place in a city in which people are divided based on their personality. As Tris, the main character, turns 16, she must decide what path she will take for her future.

The 1975 Best songs: "Chocolate", "Girls" Fast facts: • Manchester, England based band • Influenced by 80s artists like Peter Gabriel, Michael Jackson and Scritti Politti • Struggled for seven years to get attention of mainstream

The author, Veronica Roth, wrote an easy read, however, the book had a part which could have been written better, the ending. It didn’t conclude the book well enough. No cliff hanger, nothing. But for her first book, and the fact that she’s like 24, it’s pretty good.

Sky Ferreira Best songs: “Everything Is Embarrassing” & “You’re Not The One”

Now for the movie. If one would like to discuss the film itself, the director managed to keep viewers’ attention with eye-pleasing actors, mainly, Theo James, the actor playing the role of Four. The movie also had a constant dark setting, creating a suspenseful feeling when watching. Most importantly, the movie did not deviate too much from the book’s main plotline, even though the directors merged events of the book together to fit film format. Sadly, the movie left out key characters and development between them that occurred in the story, which would affect any future movies based on the books. Despite Divergent being a great disappointment that comes with book continues to find its way into Hollywood.

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• Singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California • Music genre is “synthpop” where a synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument • Raised knowing Michael Jackson personally, as her grandmother was Jackson’s stylist

Robert DeLong Best songs: “Global Concepts”, “Happy” Fast facts:

• Electronic one-man band from Seattle, Washington • Plays a full drum set and controls his sound loops with video game remotes like Wii-motes and joysticks.

CHVRCHES Best songs: “The Mother We Share”, “Recover” Fast facts:

• New album called “The Bones Of What You Believe” • Electronic trio from Glasgow, Scotland • “Chvrches” comes from their parents who tried googling the band name “Churches,” but too many religious stuff came up

Cage The Elephant Best songs: “Come A Little Closer”, “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” Fast facts:

• American based rock band • Known for energetic live performances • Influenced by classic rock, funk, and blues music

Rapid-fire video game reviews Vynna CHITOLIE Reporter

Adolfo MUNOZ Reporter

Pokémon XY

Total War: Rome II

An impressive, fun-filled adventure; Pokémon XY offers great new features, customization and pokémon while maintaining its original charm.

Despite various problems upon and after release, Rome II upholds the traditional Total War blend of turn based strategy and real time tactics.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Titanfall

RPG, Strategy Released: October 12, 2013 Platforms: 3DS, 2DS

Action, Adventure Released: October 29, 2013 Platforms: PC, WiiU, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Even with a lackluster plot, Black Flag provides an immersive environment with improved naval combat, activities and adventure for players to enjoy.

TBS/RTT, Strategy Released: September 3, 2013 Platforms: PC

FPS Released: March 11, 2014 Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC Titanfall creates a new angle within the first person shooter genre, bringing fresh ideas and gameplay that will satisify any gamer.


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EDITOR unway, street, and the epitome of school style define the newest publication done for students. The Cougar Catwalk takes students’ everyday style and intertwines it with latest trends seen on catwalks from all over the world. “It was great. I liked being photographed, and putting on different face,” said Junior Blakely Hill when asked about her experience with the Catwalk. “I like how it’s unique, trendy, and has great ideas.”

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Style by students’ is the Catwalk’s main objective, Junior Parker Dyer said the entire process surprised him.

“It was pretty new, I’ve never done anything like this, it was interesting, he said. “I thought it was cool to be in the [Cougar Catwalk]. I’ve had people come up and tell me that they saw me in it.” The Catwalk brings some of the latest trends and combines them with students individuality. It’s meant to give students the option to show off their style and BLAKELY HILL, 11 to give them a chance to create a look, a style. It acts as a form of self expression that’s made available to everyone.

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@KYLIEJENNER e know her best from her family’s reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and any given Sunday we see Kim Kardashian’s youngest sibling Kylie Jenner grace us with her swanky, soCal style with a Heroine Chic twist. Jenner describes her style as edgy and fun and dresses in a fashion similar to her older sister Kim, but adds her own embellishments that create an eclectic look. She uses Instagram to debut her style obsessions to followers interested in the same fashion. Through every filter Jenner rises as a style icon to the up and coming generation adding a 90s flare to a new wave of fashion.

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Letter From the Editor DEAR CATWALKERS,

I’m so happy to finally debut this publication to the rest of the student body. The catwalk is an experience for all students, and I want to do my best to create something which allows all students to share, contribute, and express their unique style. This publication grants everyone the chance to celebrate their creativity. It’s important to recognize some of the best things come from an eclectic group of individuals. This magazine intends to reflect the student body and combine the day-to-day fashion seen in the halls to styles seen in different places around the world.

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Does high school serve its purpose? Taylor TROSTLE Staff Artist

The general idea of high school is to expand on higher learning and real life skills. However, the closest someone could come to is a half semester of upper-level economics senior year. Here are the most unknown skills that are crucial to real life. How to do your taxes and tax return- Don’t be surprised if you get scammed by the government. How to make a large purchase, paying bills and credit score- Your credit score will follow you for the rest of your life and determine your eligibility for large purchases. Choosing 401k packages- It has nothing to do with $401,000. Which insurance best suits your needs- The Geico Gecko has a few secrets. If you will out live your own retirement- Keep in mind, you may live longer than your money will last you.

How to take out large loans for home or car purchases- You will soon realize that you will not have thousands, or even hundreds stashed away for a down payment.

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Choosing debit or credit cards- These plastics will ruin your life. Apartment vs buying home vs renting homeThings you need to know for your first live-in space besides superficial features. For full version of tips, go to cchspress.com.

Who do you think is the best of the best? FIll out these questions and turn it into room 1446 by April 17, then check online at cchspress.com to see where your favorites lined up.

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School wears down students, people destroy patience, classwork bleeds students dry, so here’s some tips to get through that dreaded school day.

Stability of career choice in the ever-changing economy- In 10 years, where will your band be?

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Sit in the front of the class; separating yourself from distractions can help raise a GPA. Dyou want to get into college or not? Walk on the right side of the hallway. In ‘Merica we drive on the right side, it only makes sense to walk on the right side too. If you’re feeling bad, give someone a compliment, it could make you both happy. Avoid crowded hallways, use back stairwells to get around easier, but be careful of secret rendezvous. Have a morning cup of coffee to get through the day.

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Big booty boot camp Swimsuit season is on the horizon, but no need to fret. The struggle of dieting and working out does not count as a reason to quit Maci SMITH working toward Features Manager that healthy bod and revert to unhealthy decisions. The journey comes with patience and persistence and without these qualities, a diet can not go far. It takes four weeks to notice a personal body change, but six weeks for others to notice, and eight weeks for the world to notice a slimmer and trimmer physique. Do not quit. Keep going for the goal.

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Fruit detox drink -1-2 liters’ of water, depending on how strong you want it to taste -ice cubes -Hand full of strawberries: Strawberries add flavor to the water while providing antioxidants, vitamins and minerals for the body -1 lemon or lime: Lemon or lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive tract - Hand full of blackberries: Blackberries are high in dietary fiber, which helps with digestion. Fiber also improves cardiovascular health.

4. Numbers on a scale do not matter: muscle weighs more than fat

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obody looks the same; the number on the scale does not define endurance or strength. How you look is determined by more than a scale.

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3. Do not starve: When the body does not consume enough calories, it stores its own fat and uses it for calories

5. Do not compare to others: you have a different body type from others that makes you beautiful

‘Tis the season, swimsuit season. The sweaters go away and the abs come out, or at least, the micromanaging, obsessive body Rebekah KISH thoughts. Looking News Manager in the mirror pointing out every flaw. The lack of tone, flawed skin, bulging “fat” oozing out of clothes. This season’s not about being skinny, it is about enjoying the sun and having fun. When hanging out with friends, trying to match up with them does not help. Learn to focus on the activity, and not about the look of doing it. Most girls do not wear a size 0-2. According to glamour.com the average woman wears a size 14 swimsuit. Self-esteem is at an all time low during this season. Focusing on the negative body parts will not make it change; forget the haters because somebody loves those imperfections. In one minute, 13,000 words run through the brain, and standing in the mirror, all 13,000 words become negative. That one minute will break any teenager’s self-confidence. Not one body looks the same, so do not compare body types. Comparison will only lead to self-doubt. Remember teens are not alone in those feelings.

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Catwalk Vol. 37, No. 4 • 2013-2014 Cypress Creek High School Attn: Journalism Dept. 9815 Grant Road Houston, TX 77070 281-897-4246 Fax: 281-897-4193 EDITORIAL POLICY Cougar Catwalk is published every six weeks during the school year by the newspaper staff at Cypress Creek High School. The publication has been established as a designated public forum for students expression and the discussion of issues of concern to its audience. Student editors make all content decisions. The opinions expressed are those of students and do not necessarily reflect the views of the adviser, administration, Cypress Creek High School faculty or CypressFairbanks Independent School District employees. Editorials represent the majority opinion of the Cougar Catwalk staff. Letters to the editor are welcome and should be brought to the journalism room, 1446. To be printed, letters must be signed, legible, 300 words or less, and contain the author’s full name. Unsigned letters will not be published. Letters will be edited for minor spelling and grammar mistakes. Should a letter be too long or contain errors in fact, excessive grammatical errors, or unprotected speech, it will be returned to the author for resubmission. Cougar Catwalk, an awardwinning student newspaper, is a member of the Interscholastic League Press Conference, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service. Cougar Catwalk is printed by Tristar Web Graphics of Houston. ADVERTISING POLICY The staff reserves the right to refuse advertising deemed inappropriate for a high school publication, including products or services that are illegal for minors. In cases involving political advertising, efforts will be made to solicit all points of view. STAFF

Editor-in-Chief: SAMANTHA CASAS Managing Editor: JENNA MORELAND Online Editor: COLIN MORRIS Business Manager: MYKIAH BROWN

Business Team: ANDREA ANDERSON, AUDREY JONES News Manager: REBEKAH KISH Features Manager: MACI SMITH Entertainment /Opinion Manager: TYLER HOOKS Sports Manager: KRISTIN RUSSELL Photo Editor: VERONIKA SCHIEBLER Design Editor: CARLOS MEDINA Staff Artist: TAYLOR TROSTLE Staff: ADOLFO MUNOZ CALINE FORWARD CHLOE TREJO FRIDA DELGADILLO HALA KHAN JESSICA BOTT VYNNA CHITOLIE Adviser: SAMANTHA BERRY


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April 7, 2014

NEED MONEY FOR COLLEGE? Come to FAFSA Saturdays this spring!

It’s not too early to start planning for college.

• Stop by FAFSA workshops March through May • See your counselor about visits scheduled at your high school • Attend LSC-CyFair College Preview Days this spring • Register for summer sessions now. Get details at LoneStar.edu/cyfair. Three convenient locations! LSC-CyFair

9191 Barker Cypress at West Road

LSC-Fairbanks Center

14955 Northwest Freeway near Beltway 8

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