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About Michelle



Michelle Iracheta is a journalism student at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. She’s an intern at the Houston Chronicle's city desk under Metro Editor Tony Freemantle. Aside from print and broadcast reporting, Michelle regularly contributes to Concept Art World, a magazine-style website dedicated to the digital art community. Michelle is an avid news junkie. She’s passionate about international headlines as well as her first love, tech news. She can talk about new phones for hours.

Posts By Michelle

Super 8 Trailer

March 12, 2011 | 1

Paramount has released a new trailer for J.J. Abram’s newest film, Super 8. We get more of a sense of the story.  A group of kids, one of them the son of the local sheriff, are filming a movie when they are interrupted and witness a horrific train wreck. Read More

Why the Windows Phone 7 team needs to step it up or get left further behind…

March 9, 2011 | 3

DISCLAIMER: This is an article about Windows Phone 7. Apple fanboys need not read unless you are seriously interested in Microsoft or WP7

On November 8th 2010, I greedily smashed open the box of my new Samsung Focus and made sure that I did EVERYTHING the QuickStart pamphlet guide inside told me to do like a gooooood little girl. I had been waiting for that day for a long time and I was eager to show off my new phone because I was sure that it was going to kick everyone else’s phone out of the water.

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Texas Education Budget Cuts Force Tough Decisions for Principals Across Houston

March 8, 2011 |

HOUSTON, TX- Mrs. Kim Heckman is the principal at Park Place Elementary School. Her days consist of board meetings and teacher evaluations to make sure that the students are getting the best education possible in her school. But this year is different. Never before has Mrs. Heckman been faced with the toughest decision in her educational career. Read More

Times are Tough When…

March 2, 2011 |

@MyVogonPoetry has done it again! This time tweet your best #TimesAreToughWhen entries.

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Apple’s Steve Jobs unveils iPad 2

March 2, 2011 |

Steve Jobs took center stage this morning to unveil Apple’s latest treat: The iPad 2. The announcement comes days after Apple released the newest installment of Macbook Pros and dropped the prices of the old versions significantly. Read More

Cast your votes for TV’s Top Couple of 2011

March 1, 2011 |

In the first corner, we have Jeff and Annie. They have been flirting all year long. They kissed in last season’s season finale. But is cynical Jeff really the type of guy who would settle down with cute ol’ naive little Annie? Read More

Spring Time Fashion is almost here and ShoeDazzle saves the day!

March 1, 2011 | 4

I was completely ecstatic this morning when I realized that it was March 1st.  For me that meant that Spring Time is almost here. Can you say open-toe shoes and floral skirts and its time to shave my legs?!  Wooooot! Read More

TV Mashup DVD Contest

March 1, 2011 |

What do you get when you mash The X-Files with Fringe?? The Fringe Files of course! Ok perhaps that is a bad example. Read More

House, M.D: Can I get a little Mariachi in my Love Life?

February 28, 2011 |

I always love watching House and the two (sometimes three) separate narratives that take place in the plot. Tonight’s episode was called Recession Proof. Read More

Sawyer meet Jeff, Britta, Annie, Abed, Troy, Shirley, Pierce and yes even Chang!

February 28, 2011 |

Just found out that Josh Holloway from LOST is going to make a cameo appearance on NBC’s Community! How awesome is that?? EW got the exclusive. Read More

Save Our Schools

February 28, 2011 | 1

Being a college student means I care about at least one thing- Education. Right?

So that’s why when I heard the Texas was cutting $10 billion to Public Education over the next two years ($5 billion a year), I nearly fainted. Read More