Archives for March 2017

New retail store to replace Hastings

Mississippi-based Dirt Cheap retail store will soon be making its way to Wichita Falls. Dirt Cheap will be taking the spot of the old Hastings location on Southwest Parkway. Dirt Cheap website describes itself as a "bargainer's paradise." The 18-year-old retail store is known for having … [Read more...]

Art students taking trip to Cuba to share techniques

Ruled by communists and famous for its cigars, travel restrictions to Cuba on U.S. citizens were eased toward the end of the Obama administration. To experience the culture and art, four students and a professor in the art department will be taking a trip to Holguin, Cuba, from May 26 to June … [Read more...]

Ruth Morrow: the piano woman and marathon racer

Papers, books and folders piled 15 inches high all across the office with a only a small path to the desk and computer. At first glance, it's hard to even notice the two pianos in the office. Ruth Morrow sat at her desk with a wide grin across her face, ready to discuss the adventure she calls … [Read more...]

Students open coffee roastery

When it comes to business owners, the image of a professional-looking person, suit and all, with the mentality to take on the day and any challenge that crosses them with effortless style comes to mind. Stress, managing executive roles and taking care of unwanted tasks may sound intimidating or too … [Read more...]

Model UN takes NYC

My week in New York City with the Model U.N. team is a week I will never forget. Before leaving for The Big Apple, I was more anxious than excited. My major is mass communication, where I study things like social media trends, targets audiences for advertising and how to make short films, so as I’m … [Read more...]

Diversity drives faculty panel at symposium March 25

Because of the media coverage of cultural diversity, honors students chose professors to discuss why cultural diversity benefits academic successes and the contributions it holds at the 11th annual Redwine Honors Symposium on March 25. Students chose Salim Azzouz, associate engineering professor, … [Read more...]

It’s time for housing upgrades

OUR VIEW: If it's broke, fix it. Legacy Hall, our newest residence hall, opened in August of last year and with it came brand new furniture. It's easily our most contemporary building on campus, and there's no doubt about it — whether you want to actually live there or not, it's still a nice … [Read more...]

Skellington, spiral galaxies, symposium, oh my

Pure black attire clothed her body and echoed the eery tone of the film. While she wanted to appear as a shadow of the character in the movie, English junior Margaret Greenhalgh said she ultimately wanted to weave her presentation between fond memories of childhood and emphasis on leadership, rather … [Read more...]

Mustangs show off talents on stage

A hush falls over the crowd of students as the stage light begins to shine on the choir lined up onstage. A quiet melody plays and the soft stream of the Sri Lankan national anthem graces the ears of the audience. As the anthem finishes, another, more familiar anthem begins to play and members of … [Read more...]

The Belko Experiment hinders interesting premise

I am a massive fan of James Gunn's films. He has a distinct writing style and vision that I am really fond of. Even when tackling a pre-established project (such as Guardians of the Galaxy), he brings his own ideas into the work that enhances the project overall. With that in mind, when I saw the … [Read more...]