For local band members, music is a home away from home

The world of pop-punk music has many famous bands, including Fall Out Boy and Nirvana. These names are just some of the inspiration for the local band started by nursing sophomore Connor Murphy, called the World Behind Me. Murphy has been making music since he was in the sixth grade. When a … [Read more...]

Work begins long before show opens

“Places!” the stage manager calls. All the actors and actresses in the show rush backstage, their hearts pounding from nerves, their hands shaking slightly. The show begins in five minutes, and they’ve been working for weeks to ensure its perfection. The costumes, the sets, the scenes are all as … [Read more...]

MSU orchestra performs for first time since 1971

It wasn't a full philharmonic. And the 15-some members of the orchestra that performed Oct. 1 hadn't been playing together long. In fact, for nearly half a century MSU hasn't even had an orchestra, so this was a new opportunity for players of string instruments to play and for wind players to … [Read more...]

Music: a part of being human

Tim Justus, associate professor of music, sits in his office, surrounded by books, papers, sheet music, and magazines stacked on counters and filing cabinets, and trumpets on stands on the floor. A guitar stand sits across from him, his guitar nestled upon it, waiting for the next time it will be … [Read more...]

Sikes Lake ‘cleans up’ its act

More than 160 volunteers met and picked up 500 pounds of trash at Sikes Lake, Sept. 12 along the lake’s shores and pathways, the 10th year of the cleanup. Activities Committee Chairperson for the Rolling Plains Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists Terry McKee said she was proud of the turnout, … [Read more...]

Sikes Lake Cleanup Saturday

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m., Sept. 12 on the east side of Sikes Lake to begin part of an annual tradition — the Sikes Lake Cleanup Jim Hensley, president of the Rolling Plains Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists said the event is an “opportunity for groups to participate and help clean up … [Read more...]