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Local art teacher’s artwork on display at The Kemp Center for the Arts

Local art teacher’s artwork on display at The Kemp Center for the Arts

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 29, 2019


Filed under Campus, Featured, Local, News

When walking through the halls of The Kemp Center for the Arts attendees now will find the artwork of Wichita Falls High School teacher, Chris Mayfield hung up along on the walls. Mayfield said, he is doing is what he expects out of his students, and having his work on display gives him and w...

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under A&E

On a whim, my boyfriend and I went to dinner at El Tapatio March 4. We arrived at about 6 p.m. and were sat almost immediately. Our waiter came to get our drink orders and within ten minutes of being sat and getting my drink, I was able to order my dinner and have it placed in front of me. The feel...

Peace, love and Namaste

Peace, love and Namaste

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

February 26, 2019


Filed under A&E

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...

‘Newsies’ runs until March 2 at Wichita Theatre

‘Newsies’ runs until March 2 at Wichita Theatre

Peyton Alonzo, Repoter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The Wichita Theatre musical production of 'Newsies' on Jan 8 was recorded-breaking, drawing in 300 people on opening night. The audience was filled with families and couples from all around the area. The emotions expressed on the audience's faces express just how engaged they were with the musical...

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

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under A&E

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 ...

Big surprise with even bigger chicken-fried chicken

Big surprise with even bigger chicken-fried chicken

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

January 31, 2019


Filed under A&E, Restaurant reviews

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...

Ratings site provides students with anonymous information on instructors

Shaila Botello, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local

The first semester of college can bring an abundance of different emotions to first-time students. They can experience fear, happiness, relief, and stress. The stress a student may experience can also be heightened when choosing what courses to take and which professors to teach them. That's where rating...

Passion, happiness drive work, creativity

Passion, happiness drive work, creativity

The Wichitan

November 7, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I own Double H Design, a business that specializes in digital and social media creation and management. My job is to take a business owner’s passion and present it to the world in a way that will positively impact their community. I am engaged in every step of the brand creating process. From dec...

Five hotspots to visit in downtown Wichita Falls

Five hotspots to visit in downtown Wichita Falls

Megan Baltusis

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

It's hard to ignore the chatter around campus about the amenities Wichita Falls has to offer — or rather, what it doesn't offer. "This town is boring." "There's nothing here." However, Wichita Falls offers a collection of town gems that are quickly generating steam among the community. From...

Wichita Falls battles human, sex trafficking

Wichita Falls battles human, sex trafficking

Cortney Wood

May 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

If she doesn’t earn him $1,000 tonight, she won’t get dinner. She has to turn at least two more “tricks,” or “daddy” won’t let her go to bed. She’s serviced three “Johns” already, but it’s still not enough to earn her time to sleep before she has to get back on the circuit  in ...

New retail store to replace Hastings

New retail store to replace Hastings

Abby Jetton

March 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Mississippi-based Dirt Cheap retail store will soon be making its way to Wichita Falls. Dirt Cheap will be taking the spot of the old Hastings location on Southwest Parkway. Dirt Cheap website describes itself as a "bargainer's paradise." The 18-year-old retail store is known for having private...

Track team finds inspiration from guest speaker

Track team finds inspiration from guest speaker

Stephen Gomez

October 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

Last Sunday at First Baptist Church, guest speaker Allyson Felix, American track Olympic champion, shared her story with a packed out church. Among the hundreds there, the women's track team was hanging off every word she said. Speaking in three different sessions, Felix spoke of her journey towards...

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