Category: Special Reports

Special Report Part 1: Geek It Up

Princesses taken away by turtles, throwing on a yellow spandex suit, and taking down a dragon. No, this isn’t a dream. For some, this is everyday life. In fact, this has been their life since childhood, but what makes a geek a geek? It all started with those seven notes, super Mario Brothers stormed onto the scene in 1985 and players were hooked. We are now eight generations in with no signs of slowing down. For me it was when my uncle Gabriel introduced me to shining in the darkness on Sega genesis, that’s when i knew this would...

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Valley Ecosystems

Established in 1943 as a Safe haven for migrating birds, this beautiful wildlife center might not be the biggest, but it certainly boasts some colorful visitors. While our visit was quite brief, our next stop definitely made up for it. If you want to visit the biggest swamp in south Texas, you can always head right down to Weslaco, Texas and be one with nature at the beautiful Estero Llano Grande Park. This isn’t your ordinary park. With a mix of wetlands, brush, plains, and trails, this park boasts hundreds of different species of wildlife. For all you bird...

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Part 1: The Weird World Of Sports

T The creations of humankind first crude tools to create, protect and kill. Than as more time passed, tools to farm grows and thrive. Than somewhere around 7000 thousand B.C. another creation, free time!!! For the first moment in human history there was a gap, a brief time away from constant work and struggle, out of this primordial ooze spawned the greatest invention human kind has ever known, sports! Professor Gregory Selber is an associate professor of communications at UTPA and he’s teaching a new class this semester on the history of sport and he sees humankind’s creative nature...

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