Taste of Asia

Asian food has never particularly been my food of interest.  After a past incident, when I spontaneously tried a mysterious and spicy food item alongside a dish of good looking sesame chicken, I had procured an intense fear of asian restaurants.  However, Taste of Asia, a small asian restaurant with blends of Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine, has only produced good results for me. And, I must add, it has proved to be a place where someone can safely try new foods without producing any tears.

Taste of Asia is located off Bitters and West in the same small shopping center as Mario’s Pizza formally, Rome’s Pizza.   It is very casual and quickly prepared eating, and it never has a wait for seating. Prices are a customer’s best friend as well, especially if the large meals are split with a friend.

When I go there to eat, the sesame chicken plate with fried rice is always my favorite dish. It is definitely better than any chicken I have ordered- even more than the increasingly popular asian restaurants closer to Embassy theater. The sauce is a perfect compliment to the well-cooked chicken. The rice is never overdone and adds a flavorful touch to the meal. Furthermore, it comes plentifully and on a large plate, so splitting it with a friend is a good idea.  With this method, a meal for both of you is only three dollars each.

Taste of Asia has proved to be a perfect place to enjoy asian delicacy as well as bond with friends in a very casual (and cheap) setting.Asian food has never particularly been my food of interest.  After a past incident, when I spontaneously tried a mysterious and spicy food item alongside a dish of good looking sesame chicken, I had procured an intense fear of asian restaurants.  However, Taste of Asia, a small asian restaurant with blends of Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine, has only produced good results for me. And, I must add, it has proved to be a place where someone can safely try new foods without producing any tears.

Taste of Asia is located off Bitters and West in the same small shopping center as Mario’s Pizza formally, Rome’s Pizza.   It is very casual and quickly prepared eating, and it never has a wait for seating. Prices are a customer’s best friend as well, especially if the large meals are split with a friend.

When I go there to eat, the sesame chicken plate with fried rice is always my favorite dish. It is definitely better than any chicken I have ordered- even more than the increasingly popular asian restaurants closer to Embassy theater. The sauce is a perfect compliment to the well-cooked chicken. The rice is never overdone and adds a flavorful touch to the meal. Furthermore, it comes plentifully and on a large plate, so splitting it with a friend is a good idea.  With this method, a meal for both of you is only three dollars each.

Taste of Asia has proved to be a perfect place to enjoy asian delicacy as well as bond with friends in a very casual (and cheap) setting.

It’s Not Love if It’s in High School

High school relationships will forever be judged and ridiculed and analyzed… and a main topic of gossip at the lunch tables.  Lines like “Oh, it’s nothing serious,” or the even better “We’re just ‘talking,'” does not exactly define the technicalities of any relationship, but it sure seems to be the explanation for most of the school’s couples.  Of course, it is hard to determine the percentage of serious to non serious ratio. After all, it is already awkward enough merely glancing at the large percentage of couples that impede school hallway traffic with their seemingly positive opinion of public display of affection, let alone to stop and stare in attempts to analyze the inner thoughts of the pair.

Through the massive variety of couples in the school, there are indefinitely many opinions about high school relationships. This includes the teacher’s opinions, too, who have probably seen more people making out in the hall in a day than you have in your entire life. Government teacher Mr. Carlos is one of such teachers that witnesses these acts.

“I feel like I’m invading their space or something,” Carlos said. “It creeps me out!”

Economics teacher Mr. Mayer has a similar opinion on the matter.

“It’s gross!” Mayer said. “You don’t see me making out in the hallway… ’cause it’s gross!”

Of course, the making out in the hallway is not the only element of high school relationships that starts opinions rolling off tongues.  Whether or not these relationships should be serious has been the basis for much talk as well.

“Kids shouldn’t be serious about those things, ” World History teacher Ms. George said. “It distracts focus from school.”

However, the opinion of a student in a serious relationship seems to contradict this statement.

“I think it helps you focus more on school,” junior Melanie Rose said. “You don’t have to worry about who does or doesn’t like you and all that drama when you have a commitment.”

Although it seems that the majority of people that believe teens should have serious relationships are the teens themselves, some of the teachers do in fact see some truth to this. The school has its own share of teachers who have married their high school sweethearts, including Mr. and Mrs. Mayer, Mr. Fuchs and his wife, and Mrs. Warrington and her husband.

“A serious relationship worked for me,” Environmental systems teacher Mrs. Mayer said.  “We met senior year so we were already past high school immaturity.”

English III teacher Mrs. Warrington also got into a more serious relationship with her boyfriend/current husband in her senior year, and later transferred colleges in order to be with him. She, as well as Physics teacher Mr. Fuchs, sees the level of seriousness of a relationship to be unique to every couple.

“I do believe too many kids are too serious nowadays, but if you find the right person it’s okay,” Warrington said.

Relationships in high school can’t exactly be defined by the evaluation of one couple, nor can it be judged by the amount of spit swapped in the hallways during passing period.  However, it seems that most relationships in the school will continue to go on without serious intentions and for more purpose of experience, with the exception of the few possible high school sweethearts.  But, please, fellow students, in respect to your classmates try not to over-obsess about your relationship in public, as it doesn’t just gross out the teachers.

“I’m tired of seeing it the hallways, and I’m tired of seeing it on my facebook wall,” senior Emilie Stillwagon said, “so cool it, Churchill!”

Boys’ Basketball Wins Lone Star Invitational Tournament

The boys’ basketball team achieved a first place win in the Lone Star tournament, which took place from Thursday, December 2 -4. This moves them up to #1 in districts over Reagan , who lost in the semi-finals to North Crowley. The boys’ team had wins over Riverdale Baptist, The Colony, Kingwood, and North Crowley.

Junior Scott Mammel received the award for Tournament MVP to represent the team as the top player in the entire Lone Star tournament.

Boys Varsity Basketball ready for the Spring Season

Doc1The varsity boy’s basketball team looks to be off to a great start as they kick off their season. Practices have required the utmost amount of energy from each player as the team begins to set its mind on future games.

Junior and player Scott Mammel is part of this grueling preparation. “Our team is getting better every day by hard work and dedication,” Mammel said. “This year will be the best team the school has had in years.”

The team also consists of a group of six senior leaders, which includes Doug Slattery, Clark Lammert, Jacob Woods, Derek Salas, Evan Barnes, and Johnathon Clark.

Slattery, in particular, has shown enthusiasm for the upcoming season, which began November 15.“We are a relentless massive force,” Slattery said. “I’m really excited to see what we can do.”

The official schedule for the spring season sport can be found on the NEISD athletics web page.

“We are striving for success,” Slattery said, “and we won’t stop until we achieve it.”

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