Echoes of Gospel hosts concert in Burns Chapel

Student organization, Echoes of Gospel, is hosting its first choir concert on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Burns Chapel. Echoes of Gospel is a new organization that was founded in the spring semester of 2017 by Preston Busby, president of Echoes of Gospel and criminal justice junior. Busby said, … [Read more...]

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ presents fun space adventure

This year has been great for Marvel. "Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2" was a touching character-driven story about what it means to be a family. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" was a nice callback to John Hughes' films. Now there is "Thor: Ragnarok:" a funny, space adventure film. "Thor: Ragnarok" was … [Read more...]

Horror Maze offers on-campus scares

Fog, candy, costumes and scares. All of these components made up University Programming Board's Horror Maze event. To give students an on-campus opportunity to participate in Halloween festivities with no cost, UPB hosted a Horror Maze event on Oct. 30 in the quad. About 80 people attended the … [Read more...]

‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

Horror is one of the most creative film genres. There are plenty of themes to explore and with modern special effects, what can be filmed is absolutely limitless. That being said, however, horror movies today have become manufactured and lazy. The scares are cheap and unrewarding, the plots are thin … [Read more...]

The indie that started it all

In the spirit of Halloween, I would like to talk about one of the most influential horror films ever made: George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead." The film is single-handedly responsible for creating modern pop culture's biggest Hollywood monster: the zombie. Despite these hurtles, "Night of … [Read more...]

Homecoming parade to be held Friday

Loud music roars through campus. The mighty stomps of marching band members boom throughout the halls. Community members, students and families stand on the floats they spent hours making. The cavalry is here. This is what is to come Oct. 20 when the Student Involvement Office hosts this year's … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2049: a modern masterpiece

"Blade Runner 2049" is a film that I have wanted to see ever since its announcement. With brilliant auteur Denis Villeneuve at the helm and one of my favorite modern actors, Ryan Gosling, set to star in the movie, I could not help but get excited. With so much anticipation for this film, there was a … [Read more...]

SWAT: Battling stress one game at a time

To give students an opportunity to relax and have a healthy break from stress, Social Workers Acting Together hosted a karaoke and game night on the third floor of Sundance Court Apartments on Oct. 5. SWAT is an organization of college students majoring in social work in which they host events … [Read more...]

Mentalist reads minds and brings laughs

As a part of Family Weekend, administration in the Office of Student Development hosted a performance by Sean Bott, the Mentalist, in Akin Auditorium on Sept. 30. The performance garnered about 375 people, including parents, children and students. To clarify what a mentalist is, Bott said, "A … [Read more...]

Business leaders spend time discussing role of social media

Fifteen representatives. More than 10 organizations. Three news stations. One community. One goal: to discuss how individuals and businesses could effectively use social media. Representatives from various organizations in Wichita Falls conducted a panel on Sept. 25 in the Wichitan newsroom, hosted … [Read more...]