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Cold-weather Tips to Stay Safe and Warm

November 13th, 2014 2:05 pm
Cold weather clothes

Houston isn’t hit with temperatures this low very often, so Maura Leon-Barber, Communications Manager with the City of West U., gathered some tips for staying safe and warm in the cold weather since the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning from today, 9 a.m. through Friday at 8 a.m. Her tips include protecting ourselves, plus our pets, pipes …

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Fall Into Fun in the City of Bellaire

October 9th, 2014 10:30 am
Pumpkins

With the hint of fall in the air Bellaire residents have several opportunities for some special activities through the coming months that will tease them out of the house to enjoy the cooler temperatures.

October is a month that brings to mind safety as well as fun. Fire Prevention week, Oct. 5-11, reminds us how important fire safety is in …

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We are Here

September 16th, 2014 5:00 pm
(From left) Joni Hoffman Sherry Ellingson, Marybeth Nelson, and Martha McNamara

The morning after I returned from visiting my son at Arizona State University last weekend, I was getting ready for work and watching The Today Show. Alicia Keys spoke about her new song “We are Here.” She talked about asking ourselves the question “Why are we here?”

She explained we all have a voice but to think about how …

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A Word on Compassion

September 5th, 2014 9:30 am
Photo Source: http://tricitytkd.com/blog/

I recently heard about the death of someone I used to know. In light of this tragedy and in honor of the family of the departed, I present to you my thoughts on suffering and compassion.

Holding on too tight to people compels them to back away from you. Conversely, pushing people away will instill in them a desire to …

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What I’m Doing with the Rest of my Life

September 4th, 2014 9:30 am
Kelly Engler performed in Northwestern University's production of Labor Rites.

“So, you’re a senior now, huh?” she asks me, her eyes gleaming with the familiar look of fabricated interest in my life. We’re sitting uncomfortably next to each other at the local nail salon, so I suppose she feels conversing with me is necessary.

“That I am,” I reply bravely, bracing myself for the all-too-obvious follow-up question. I keep my …

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Stuck in Quarter System Limbo

September 3rd, 2014 11:15 am
Kelly Engler shows her Wildcat pride as she poses underneath the Northwestern University Weber Arch.

No, I’m not a senior at Bellaire High School. No, I’m not a New Age hippie who refuses to conform to the higher educational system. And no, I did not drop out of school to pursue my life ambition of working at a fast food chain restaurant. So why, you ask, am I still on summer vacation?

I’m actually a …

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Summer Internship Conclusion

August 21st, 2014 3:11 pm

By Jacob Padden

This summer was my first time taking a full-time summer job. While most teens spend the summer sleeping and relaxing, I was up at 9 a.m. and in the office by 10 a.m. each day. Many of my friends asked why I took this job, especially since it is unpaid, but a job has much more to …

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An Intern’s Insight: Reflections on Working at The Buzz & The Value of an Internship

August 8th, 2014 9:30 am
Alex Daily, a journalism major at Indiana University, helping out at the 2014 Dive-In Movie Night. She's interned at The Buzz two summers in a row.

By: Alex Daily

After completing my summer internship last year, I thought it would be the last time I walked through The Buzz’s doors. The next week I was off to Indiana University to start my freshman year of college, and while I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunities that awaited me, it was hard to leave The Buzz

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An Intern’s Insight: The Buzz at The Health Museum

July 23rd, 2014 3:43 pm
The face has become a symbol for The Health Museum. Intern Alex Daily admits it used to terrify her as a child.

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of the writers, and not necessarily of The Buzz. In this blog post, Buzz interns Mark Cox, Alex Daily, and Maddie Tebbe describe a day at The Health Museum, plus some pro tips when visiting. 

As part of our …

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An Interns’ Insight: The Buzz Explores the Houston Zoo

July 18th, 2014 3:47 pm
giraffetongue

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of the writers, and not necessarily of The Buzz. In this blog post, Buzz interns Mark Cox, Alex Daily, Maddie Tebbe and Jacob Padden describe a day at the Houston Zoo, plus some pro tips when visiting. 

As we …

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An Interns’ Insight: A Trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science

July 10th, 2014 10:41 am

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of the writers, and not necessarily of The Buzz. In this blog post, Buzz interns Alex Daily, Maddie Tebbe and Jacob Padden describe a day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, plus some pro tips when visiting the

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An Intern’s Insight: Bellaire’s July 4th Parade and Festival

July 9th, 2014 1:59 pm
Photo Credit: Mary Cohrs

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of the writers, and not necessarily of The Buzz. In this blog post, intern Alex Daily writes about the Bellaire July 4th Parade and Festival. See more photos on our Facebook page.

As a resident of Bellaire, nothing …

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An Intern’s Insight: Study Abroad in Ireland

June 26th, 2014 9:24 am
A group photo in front of the Rock of Cashel in Cashel, Ireland.

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of the writers, and not necessarily of The Buzz. In this blog post, intern Sarah Jane Knowlton reflects on her experience studying abroad in Ireland.  

Studying abroad seems like a quintessentially collegiate experience, something done only by students willing …

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An Intern’s Insight: Fútbol, not Football

June 25th, 2014 3:44 pm

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of the writers, and not necessarily of The Buzz. In this blog post, our interns reflect on their experience asking Houstonians their thoughts on the World Cup. 

When we went out into the Buzz neighborhoods to ask people what …

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An Intern’s Insight: Free Press Summer Festival

June 19th, 2014 10:43 am

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of the writers, and not necessarily of The Buzz. We hope you enjoy their unique perspectives. In this blog post, summer intern Elisabeth Lyles reflects on her experience at Free Press Summer Festival, which took place May 31-June 1,

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Perseverance: ‘The Death Race’ Experience

June 12th, 2014 11:00 am

Editor’s Note: This content is strictly the opinion of the writer, Bellaire resident Justin Avioli, age 26, and not necessarily of The Buzz. We hope you enjoy his perspective on the experience of participating in a physically and mentally challenging event. 

“Do you want to quit?”

Race directors of The Death Race will ask this question repeatedly. Nothing is …

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An Intern’s Insight: Top Summer Jobs in Houston for Students – Lifeguarding

June 10th, 2014 11:00 am

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of the writers, and not necessarily of The Buzz. We hope you enjoy their unique perspectives. In this blog post series, our interns interview other students on their perspectives about summer jobs in Houston. 

While students all look forward …

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An Intern’s Insight: Introducing Buzz Summer ’14 Interns

June 6th, 2014 3:59 pm
While at the Houston Rodeo this year, Alex Daily came across this Indiana University banner. She knew she wouldn’t be a good Hoosier if she didn’t stop to show her IU pride.

Welcome to An Intern’s Insight, a summer blog appearing here on Buzzworthy.

This is where our interns will share slices of Houston as seen through their eyes throughout the summer.

But first, let’s let them introduce themselves.

Editor’s note: “An Intern’s Insight” is a recurring blog by our summer interns. This unedited content is strictly the opinion of

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Through the Lens of an Amateur

May 20th, 2014 4:34 pm
Alex Daily, far right, listened to judges Carol Andrews, Michael Hart, and Scott Kohn’s comments about each photo submitted. Check to see if you are a big winner in the upcoming July issue!

“What do you think about this photograph?” asked Carol Andrews, one of the judges for the 2014 Buzz Photo Contest.

“I don’t know enough about photography to give an opinion,” I answered honestly. And it’s true.

In an age where taking a picture is as easy as pulling out a cell phone and picking a filter on Instagram, everyone thinks …

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Twice as Nice: Lucky #2

May 1st, 2014 9:13 am
Annie McQueen with husband Tyler

Apparently the number two is a very popular number in my life right now. Two has always been my “lucky number” and now I am finally starting to see that two may like me back, too.

This week, I am celebrating two wonderful years working at The Buzz Magazines. It has been a great joy to be a part …

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Philanthropic Field Trip

April 22nd, 2014 4:55 pm

With the blessings of our VP of Sales Jay Janecek, I headed to the Harris County Pet Shelter with Account Executive Darsey Swaim. First stop was at Chestnut Animal Hospital who graciously loaned us a small crate. Our mission was to rescue Minnie Mae, a dachshund mix in line to be euthanized as she’d been there a week. I had …

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SXSWi 2014: Highlights from The Buzz

April 1st, 2014 12:00 am

For the second time, The Buzz headed to Austin in March for the interactive portion of the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) Festival. We were there for five days full of discovery. We couldn’t possibly describe everything we learned, but we wanted to share some of our highlights from the trip.

Inspiration
Our goal was to learn more about engaging …

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Recapping Digital Garage Sales

March 27th, 2014 1:00 pm
Digital Garage Sale

Our phone has been buzzing with interest and excitement ever since my Digital Garage Sales article hit the stands in the January issue of The Buzz. Many people are calling to ask me to add them to the private Facebook groups mentioned in the article, Memorial Area Trading and West University Area Trading.

I don’t have the ability to personally …

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An Intern’s Insight: Reflections on a Week at The Buzz

March 21st, 2014 2:09 pm
Buzz interns

Today marks the conclusion of Kayla Roseman and Melissa Darlow’s week-long spring internship at The Buzz. These Emery-Weiner seniors reflected on what it was like to work in the Buzz office this week, rather than learn in the classroom.

Kayla Roseman

I have always been interested in journalism and improving my writing skills. When my school, The Emery/Weiner School, …

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An Intern’s Insight: Rodeo from Visitors’ Eyes

March 19th, 2014 3:14 pm
Pictured is native Houstonian Melissa Darlow (second from left) with New Yorkers Negin Safani, Adiel Zakrya, Neda Safani experiencing culture shock at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The Buzz welcomes our spring interns, Melissa Darlow and Kayla Roseman, both seniors at The Emery/Weiner School who are spending the week with us for hands-on learning. Melissa has a passion for working out, eating healthy and plans to major in Nutrition in college. Kayla is interested in writing and plans to major in Psychology.

Emery assigns the senior class …

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