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River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to environment

River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to environment

Dakota Mize

March 22, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Through butterflies, lizards and plants, River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to the natural environment surrounding them. Jennica Lambert, exhibits curator, said, “River Bend Nature Center is private nonprofit and the reason we exist is to connect people to the natural environment of Te...

Odd Duck Coffee sets itself apart from other coffee retailers

Odd Duck Coffee sets itself apart from other coffee retailers

Robin Reid

March 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Customers were welcomed into Odd Duck Coffee for its grand opening at 8 a.m. on March 18, where they were met with smiles from employees, plenty of natural light from the open windows, a bright splash of turquoise, 11 different origins of coffee, as well as a menu of specialty drinks and some snacks. “L...

Pianists ‘show love for music’ to 40

Pianists ‘show love for music’ to 40

Mercy Yermo

March 8, 2017


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To share their love for music, piano professor Ruth Morrow and 10 students put together the Piano Studio Recital for about 40 people in Akin Auditorium on March 7. “They have all worked so hard.” Morrow said. “They did exactly what they needed to do to put on an amazing show.” According t...

Racial issues ascend from “Get Out”

Racial issues ascend from “Get Out”

Leonardo Gonzalez

March 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment Spotlight, Local, News

Ever since the movie was released Feb. 24, people have been giving their opinion about the racial anxiety given that African-Americans are being portrayed as "slaves" and Caucasians as "having it easy." Making the movie "Get Out" more controversial than other horror films. “It depends on the peop...

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

Arianna Davis

February 28, 2017


Filed under Local, News

When asked to describe the city, “artistic” is not a word that first comes to mind. Local artists, residents and Wichita Falls Museum of Art staff plan to change this way of thinking. The Arts for All reception on Feb. 23 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art allowed inhabitants of the cit...

25 compete in second annual bake-off

25 compete in second annual bake-off

Mercy Yermo

February 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News, Uncategorized

About 25 residents of Killingsworth Hall participated in the annual bake-off competition on Feb. 27 in an attempt to bring back tradition and prove which sex is better. “The bake-off used to be a thing some time ago, so we decided to bring it back to life and make our residents compete,” Tiare Hidalgo, resident assistant and bioch...

Community Health Fair aims to help put prevention into practice

Robin Reid

February 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

To teach people to practice prevention to prolong life, the 17th annual Community Health Fair will take place Friday, March 3, in D.L. Ligon Coliseum from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Students from all departments in the Robert D. and Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services college will participate,...

‘Ordinary people with extraordinary dreams’ change the world

Leah Bryce

February 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Feature, Local, News

Anxiety and excitement flooded through her as she picked up the envelope with the MSU insignia stamp. After years of homework and hard work, Wichita Falls’ Booker T. Washington High School valedictorian Willie Faye Battle was grasping her acceptance letter. However, in 1950, MSU would not only redact...

350 create mural to unify community

350 create mural to unify community

Mercy Yermo

February 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

About 10 people showed up to Anne Farley Gaines' workshop on Feb. 21- part of an 18-month endeavour. But overall, some 350 people contributed to the collaborative mural project which Gaines said was designed to unify the community. According to Gaines, the 18-month-long project will unify the community of ...

Students shown new perspective on renewable energy

Caleb Martin

February 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Clean, renewable energy is not a new or revolutionary idea. The concept of renewable energy has been quantified, researched and advanced for more than 100 years since the invention of the battery in 1912, but the world still relies heavily on oil and liquid gas. According to Edith Newton Wilson, re...

Dallas Poetry Slam Team to perform downtown Feb. 18

Dallas Poetry Slam Team to perform downtown Feb. 18

Robin Reid

February 15, 2017


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The Dallas Poetry Slam Team will be performing a two-hour feature on Feb. 18 at 2011 Bistro, beginning at 10 p.m. The event, Black Love, is focused on celebrating the month of love and Black History Month. Dallas Poetry Slam Team focuses on art and spoken word as more than just a show to entertain gu...

Soldiers’ theater not as well known, with little funds

Lane Riggs

February 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Karen Dabney, assistant professor of theater, presented Soldier-Actors, Army Entertainment and the Archive Dilemma, a talk which looked at the implementation of theater in the army, the forgotten history of such programs, and the diminishing presence of theater on army bases at the Faculty Forum on Feb....

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