The Wichitan

‘BlacKkKlansman’ a honest and terrifying look at civil rights


Brian Lang, Film Critic

February 26, 2019

In 1978 Ron Stallworth, the first black police officer in Colorado Springs history, convinced a member of the Ku Klux Klan that he was a white supremacist. “BlacKkKlansman,” a film that’s almost to wild to be true, recreates the fascinating and often terrifying ride of Officer Stallworth and his j...

Peace, love and Namaste

Peanut banana curry, curry chicken, lentil pattie, apollo fish, and beef kofta korma

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

February 26, 2019

I decided to branch out of my comfort zone and try a restaurant someone suggested, Namaste. As always, I did my research before heading to the restaurant. I looked online to find out where it was located and what kind of food they serve. I saw it was just around the corner, close by the MSU police station. Never in...

Question of the Week: What’s your major?

Alana Earle, Reporter

February 26, 2019

Picking a major can be challenging but, once you find your calling, it can be really exciting. We asked some students what their major is and why they picked it. What's your major and why did you choose it? Isiah Contreras, kinesiology sophomore |"I really wanted to go into sports medicine type of w...

Question of the Week: Incoming freshman tuition raised by 2.2%

student smiling

Alana Earle, Reporter

February 21, 2019

As we all know, college can be expensive. I went and spoke with students this week about how they feel about MSU raising the incoming freshmen tuition by 2.2 percent. How do you feel about MSU raising incoming freshman tuition by 2.2%? Bianca Delgado, early education freshman | "I don't see a point in...

A Day in the Life of Josiah Beshear

Josiah Beshear

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse

February 19, 2019

The oldest of four children and a Wichita Falls native, Josiah Beshear is an education sophomore. Beshear is juggling 16 credit hours this semester in addition to his off campus activities. "I am taking four in class [courses] and one online," Beshear said. "I wake up early and have 8 a.m. [classes]...

Everything is not quite awesome in ‘Lego Movie 2’

Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pratt in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

Brian Lang, Film Critic

February 19, 2019

It’s not hard to forget 2014’s breakout hit, “The Lego Movie,” especially if you might still have the theme song “Everything is Awesome” ringing in your head. Well, Emmet the minifigure and the gang are back in a new rollicking adventure, “The Lego Movie 2” directed by Mike Mitchell....

REVIEW: Broadway’s ‘Newsies’ brings New York City to town

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

February 18, 2019

Whether you enjoy musical theater or not, Wichita Falls’ production of Disney's Newsies the Broadway musical is a must see. 'Newsies' the musical follows the inspiring story of the newsboys' hawkers of New York in 1899. The newsboys begin helping each other to lead a strike against the Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of ...

Question of the Week: Valentines 2019 Edition

Alana Earle, Reporter

February 15, 2019

It's Valentines Day on campus and love is in the air, or is it? We sat down with students this past week to get their opinion on Valentines Day. Are you excited for Valentines Day? Craig Gregg, psychology freshman |“I heckin' love Valentines Day. I get candy, flowers and presents. I really love tedd...

‘The Good Place’ a heavenly comedy about philosophy

Kristen Bell and William Jackson Harper in The Good Place (2016)

Brian Lang, Film Critic

February 12, 2019

When Eleanor Shellstrop wakes up in heaven, she knows something is very wrong. That is the premise behind the hit comedy series “The Good Place.” Created by Michael Shur, the producer of hits like “Parks and Rec” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Good Place” has something for everyone: hilario...

‘The Favourite’ is an unforgettable treat

Emma Stone in The Favourite (2018)

Brian Lang, Film Critic

February 5, 2019

The war is on in France, but the duck races continue… at least in Queen Anne’s court, the setting for Yorgos Lanthimos’s newest absurdist masterpiece “The Favourite.” Set in the early 1700s, “The Favourite” revolves around the deeply unbalanced Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and two fiercely c...

A little spice makes everything nice

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

February 4, 2019

This weekend, I decided to go back home to Dallas and had every intention to grab some good Mexican food but, I ran out of time. By the time I made it back to Wichita Falls, I was seriously craving for some so I decided to visit a place a coworker suggested, El Ñorteno. I'm still not familiar with...

Big surprise with even bigger chicken-fried chicken

chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans with bell peppers and southern gravy. Fish and fries with ketchup and tartar sauce

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

January 31, 2019

On a whim, I decided to drive to Sikes Senter Mall to do a little shopping and I worked up an appetite. I had tried my luck with Red Robin once before —which was an epic fail— and I wasn’t in the mood for On the Border. So, I decided to try Bricktown Tap House. Initially I figured it was a laid-back, ca...

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