Cajun barbecue joint worth the drive

When a friend first suggested I go to Rafter J BBQ after I ranted about a severe lack of cajun food in our otherwise culinarily-blessed city, I was immediately excited. Until I learned this supposed cajun-barbecue paradise was a whopping 17 minutes from campus, off 287 in Iowa Park. But as a … [Read more...]

Ending fails to please for last Hunger Games

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 is topping the box office at $52 million, leading The Good Dinosaur and Creed. The continuation, directed by Francis Lawrence, was released in the United States on the Nov. 20. Katniss Everdeen, played by leading actress Jennifer Lawrence, launches the audience … [Read more...]

Sevi’s Burritos never disappoints

Sevi’s Burritos has been around since 1981, serving plate sized burritos for a steal of a price. Sevi’s is no hole in the wall, this family owned restaurant allows customers to seat themselves. The service is quick and the food is delicious. Every time I visit I am never disappointed. The … [Read more...]

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...]

Ensemble’s take on Star Wars

Grab your lightsabers and your favorite Wookie for the upcoming wind ensemble’s Star Wars themed concert Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Akin Auditorium. “This is probably the hardest thing they have ever played,” said Matthew Luttrell, director of bands. “It’s without a doubt the most difficult thing, … [Read more...]

Fun in Wichita Falls: Symphony to meld music and acrobatic performances

The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra will open its first concert of the season with Cirque de la Symphonie, on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium on 7th and Broad. "Cirque de la Symphonie will meld together music and acrobatic performances, as well as aerial flyers, … [Read more...]

Fun in Wichita Falls: The Plex

The Plex. From roller-skating to bumper boats, to an indoor arcade to outdoor mini-golf, it’s the perfect date night. Kirstie Lipp, a server at Chili’s, usually attends The Plex with her fiancé, Tom. “Mini-golf, go-carts and lazer tag. Those are all things I’m really good at,” said Lipp, “I … [Read more...]

New theater professor makes directorial debut

The theater department will take audiences into the world of Dungeons and Dragons with the first fall play: She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. This will be the debut of Karen Dabney’s direction, new assistant professor of theater. “Because it’s my first show, there’s this whole momentum of … [Read more...]

Students look for vocalist to complete band

By Emily Carroll Drummer Cooper Miller and Kristian Pearson needed a guitarist. So, just as they would when looking for a new couch or job, they turned to Craigslist. Soon after, Joshua Zabica, sociology junior, responded. With his jazz interests, he helped to add a new texture to their songs, … [Read more...]

Dining services leaves much to be desired

The new dining contract has brought with it a new way to eat at the Mesquite Dining Hall. One of the biggest changes is the buffet-style serving, a change from previous years where students could only get one entree at a time. The buffet-style serving may take some time to get used to but overall … [Read more...]