The Wichitan

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...

Venom is fun, but not well-written

Venom is fun, but not well-written

Jeri Moore, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under A&E, Campus

The pace of Venom is fast, choppy, and a little hard to follow due to both the writing and editing of the storyline. The journey that Venom's nemesis, the symbiote Riot, makes to get to its final destination is one of the reasons that it becomes so confusing. The audience sees sporadic footage of the symbi...

‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Marvel’s main event

‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Marvel’s main event

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under A&E

"Avengers: Infinity War" is finally here. It has been said by many, but the last 10 years of Marvel movies have all culminated to this film. After almost 20 movies dedicated to creating and developing these characters, audiences have grown to love and care about everyone featured here. When ga...

‘Isle of Dogs’, quirky film about man’s best friend

‘Isle of Dogs’, quirky film about man’s best friend

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 17, 2018


Filed under A&E

Traditionally, dog movies are a great draw to the theaters. From classics like “Old Yeller” and “Homeward Bound” to newer movies like “Secret Life of Pets” and “A Dog’s Purpose,” dog movies are successful. Wes Anderson’s new animated film “Isle of Dogs” takes a different pat...

Fans review men’s basketball season

Fans review men’s basketball season

Samuel Frederick

February 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

Fans give their opinions on the men's basketball team who finished their regular season with a record of 11-17 and a home record of 7-4. Though the regular season concluded Feb. 20, the men's and women's teams are playing in the Lone Star Conference Post Season Tournament. The next game for the me...

Justice League: DC’s latest failure

Justice League: DC’s latest failure

Tyler Manning

November 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Entertainment Spotlight

It is apparent that Warner Bros. does not have a solid plan for its DC film universe. Every bit of news regarding the latest endeavor, "Justice League," has been about last-minute changes to the film, including the reshoots that took up an estimated 25-50 percent of the finished project. News about future movies in t...

Blade Runner 2049: a modern masterpiece

Blade Runner 2049: a modern masterpiece

Tyler Manning

October 9, 2017


Filed under A&E

"Blade Runner 2049" is a film that I have wanted to see ever since its announcement. With brilliant auteur Denis Villeneuve at the helm and one of my favorite modern actors, Ryan Gosling, set to star in the movie, I could not help but get excited. With so much anticipation for this film, there ...

Kingsman sequel misses the mark

Kingsman sequel misses the mark

Tyler Manning

September 23, 2017


Filed under A&E

    "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was a breath of fresh air for the spy genre. Matthew Vaughn's style and visual flair blended with a conventional coming-of-age story made for a refreshing spy movie. The film parodied conventional spy flicks and overall made a mockery of the silliness of spy t...

‘Good Time’: layered character writing

‘Good Time’: layered character writing

Tyler Manning

September 19, 2017


Filed under A&E

A good sense of direction. Great acting. Beautiful cinematography. They all enhance a movie. However, none are as crucial to holding a movie together as character. Character is the avenue by which the writer gets the film's message across. A good character can tell us a lot about life. We, as an ...

Panda Express vs. Panda Kitchen: Battle of the orange chicken

Panda Express vs. Panda Kitchen: Battle of the orange chicken

Chloe Phillips

September 13, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Like most broke college students, we usually get hungry, especially when the dining halls are closed. This rang true for me on Labor Day. Mesquite Dining Hall was the only on campus restaurant open, and the food did not look appetizing. Thanks to my love of food, especially of the Asian variety, I set...

IT remake: a safe yet good film

IT remake: a safe yet good film

Tyler Manning

September 12, 2017


Filed under A&E

I will be the first to admit that I was not rooting for "It." After hearing about the original director (Cary Fukunaga) leaving the project due to creative differences with the studio, I had doubts about the direction of the project. Fukunaga is responsible for directing the beautiful film, "Bea...

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Tyler Manning

August 25, 2017


Filed under A&E

Fall is almost upon us, which means we're getting closer and closer to one of my favorite holidays: Halloween. I feel that in preparation it is only appropriate to discuss one of my favorite recent horror movies — Train to Busan. Train to Busan is a South Korean horror movie about a father...

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