Travel drives student to see beyond hometown

Routine plagues him. Wake up. Class at 9 a.m., and get out at 4 p.m.. Go to work, get home, maybe play with the dog a little bit. Then repeat the same thing day after day. Looking back, the only thing that really changes throughout his weeks are the restaurants he goes to. Mass communication … [Read more...]

Student brings passion for books to YouTube

It's a normal dorm room. There's an oil warmer lit in the corner, inviting those into the room with a sweet and refreshing smell. Once inside, dozens of books line the walls on shelves. Books ranging from classics like Lord of the Rings to popular series like Divergent are stacked up along each … [Read more...]

Johnston named new provost

From department chair and program director, to director of interdisciplinary education, to interim dean, to actual dean. University President Suzanne Shipley named James Johnston the new provost and vice president of academic affairs on April 21. Johnston replaced Betty Stewart, who held the provost … [Read more...]

Don’t be shy: get out there

At the start of my freshman year of college, I didn't know what to expect. My parents left after they helped me move in. That's when the emotions kicked in. I was nervous. Scared. I didn't know anyone. I was a shy person. In fact, I was so shy that I was afraid to get involved on campus. I … [Read more...]

Sigma Alpha Epsilon to host charitable crawfish boil April 21

Music, a friendly atmosphere and all-you-can-eat crawfish will be part of the Texas Omega chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s first philanthropic crawfish boil April 21 at 5 p.m. at the Jesse Rodgers Promenade. Romeo Botelua, mechanical engineering senior, said “We are putting this event together to … [Read more...]

Summer employment fair on April 19

The Career Management Center officials are hosting its second Summer Employment Fair on April 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall. Students interested in seeking summer employment can attend and visit with the 18 companies at the fair. Stephanie Sullivan, assistant director of career management … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Football player arrested for sexual assault

6 p.m. Rodney Higgins Jr. has been taken off the official team roster, although he was listed there earlier today. 3 p.m. Interim Director of Athletics Kyle Williams, "The investigation is going on, and we are cooperating with wherever we need to be." Williams said he was aware that football … [Read more...]

Pat’s wins in the hunt for the best burger around

Many questions have plagued mankind throughout its existence. Always at the forefront of philosophy, we ask questions like, "Why are we here?," "Where did we come from?" and "What is the purpose of life?" Cursed with curiosity, mankind has searched for countless answers to countless questions. … [Read more...]

Knives are tools to local business

While crushing misconceptions and offering knife sharpening services, The Knife Guys sells knives, swords, armor and more. Phillip Watkins, co-owner and president, said, “The biggest misconception about knives is that they’re weapons, but we believe they’re tools. A butcher knife could be … [Read more...]

Engineers use drone to map trees on campus

CHECK OUT THEIR MAPS The Engineers for a Sustainable World started a campus drone mapping project on March 30 to discover the number of trees on campus. The drone took off at McCoy Engineering Hall to map the entire campus on a pre-programmed flight. Suman Bhandari, mechanical engineering … [Read more...]