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World stop…carry on

World stop…carry on

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

April 23, 2019


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  The world stopped once again for "Queen Bey" (aka Beyoncé) when she released Homecoming: The Live Album, which is an album composed of live recordings from her Coachella performance in 2018. In total, the album is 40 songs long, so as much as I would love to dive into almost each and ever...

‘Shazam’ reinvents the superhero drama

‘Shazam’  reinvents the superhero drama

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 23, 2019


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Being 14 is not fun, especially when you’re like Billy Batson, a kid in the foster system who was seemingly misplaced by his mom when he was little. But sometimes the universe needs saving, and when superpowers have been hoisted upon you, you have to answer the call. Billy hasn’t always been ...

‘Pet Sematary’ a thrilling new adaptation of a classic

‘Pet Sematary’ a thrilling new adaptation of a classic

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 22, 2019


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The 2019 adaptation of the infamous Stephen King’s novel 'Pet Sematary,' brings a thrilling upgrade to the story. This version is refreshingly unpredictable but, does stray away from the original film and novel. The film follows the Creed family, Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) his wife, Rachel (Amy...

Khalid drops album with Eternal pre-Sunset Drive Vibes

Khalid drops album with Eternal pre-Sunset Drive Vibes

Christian Evans

April 17, 2019


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Khalid Robinson, or Khalid as he commonly is known, released his sophomore album “Free Spirit", this past Friday. If not for its release date, “Free Spirit” would be an absolute contender for the album of the summer. Khalid collaborated with dozens of producers including Disclosure, Stargate &...

A day in the life of Alonzo Burris:

A day in the life of Alonzo Burris:

Kyla Budgewater, Reporter

April 16, 2019


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With graduation slowly approaching Uncle Zo has a jam-packed schedule as his days in Wichita Falls are coming to an end. Alonzo Burris, exercise physiology senior has a lot on his plate as he is finishing off his final semester. "After I graduate it's going to be weird because my schedule won't be...

‘Killing Eve’ thrills with espionage and assassins

‘Killing Eve’ thrills with espionage and assassins

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 16, 2019


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“Killing Eve” starts with a murder that just doesn’t add up. A Russian operative dies minutes after being stabbed, and there’s not a single scrap of evidence to build an investigation on. The perpetrator, Villanelle (Jodie Comer), is a special breed of assassin who creatively kills her target...

‘Dumbo’ tries to soar but sputters

‘Dumbo’ tries to soar but sputters

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 9, 2019


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When a little elephant with big ears took flight 80 years ago, the world watched with awe. Since then, Disney’s animated classic Dumbo has been largely ignored until it was slated to be remade as a live-action film, just like half a dozen other Disney hits. The modern “Dumbo” starts with the same ...

I Prevail nails it with ‘Trauma’

Justin Garner, Reporter

April 9, 2019


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The development of I Prevail is incredible.  Going from a really good metalcore album to a potential game changer, they just won't stop getting better.  I remember telling a friend right after we heard the Heart vs. Mind EP, "These guys are going to be one of the biggest bands on the planet by their third album."  This did nothing but make m...

Question of the Week: What organizations are you in?

Question of the Week: What organizations are you in?

Alana Earle, Reporter

April 2, 2019


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Finding your place on campus can be tricky, especially if you're new on campus. We asked students what organizations they are apart of and why those organizations are important to them. What organizations are you apart of and why? Micheal Gonzales, criminal justice junior | "Omega Delta Phi, [I] jo...

‘Us’ leaves you looking for answers

‘Us’ leaves you looking for answers

Chloe Phillips

April 2, 2019


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Jordan Peele, the creator of 2017 horror film and breakout hit 'Get Out', has released the highly anticipated film 'Us'. 'Us' is a horror film about main character/protagonist Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) and her family encountering doppelgänger-like visitors during their trip to their beach house ...

Late Night Steak-Out

Late Night Steak-Out

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

April 2, 2019


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March 30, some friends and I decided to go out of town for a bit and we came back super late so naturally, I was starving. I suggested McDonald's because I knew it was open since it was 1 a.m., but on the way there I spotted a food truck so I figured "why not?" Here in Wichita Falls, food trucks are...

Mazzio’s buffet fills the stomach

Mazzio’s buffet fills the stomach

March 27, 2019


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I am not originally a fan of pizza, but Mazzio's surprised me. My boyfriend and I arrived at Mazzio's March 25 to try it out for the first time. We were warmly welcomed at the door by a nice young lady and she helped us decide on the buffet. Mazzio's has a variety of options from calzones to pasta...

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