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‘A Star is Born’ shines bright with two charismatic stars

‘A Star is Born’ shines bright with two charismatic stars

Brian Lang, Film Critic

October 10, 2018

Nothing is more fascinating than watching a new a star on the rise. Tabloids, gossip columns, and award shows clamor for new details of a nascent celebrity. Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star is Born” illuminates audiences about the beginning and end of stardom, pulling no punches as it ch...

Greeks sing and dance to Disney music

Greeks sing and dance to Disney music

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 17, 2018

Whimsical Disney music. Laughing audiences. Cheering fans. Staff from the Office of Student Involvement hosted Sing Song as a part of Greek Week on April 12 in the DL Ligon Coliseum in which around 120 people attended. For the event, the four teams competing in Greek Week – Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta – came w...

Greeks make themselves more visible on campus through Greek Week

April 17, 2018

OUR VIEW: Opportunities like Greek Week are beneficial to campus because they make those in Greek organizations and their principle of philanthropy more visible to the rest of the student populace. With the plethora of annual Greek Week events, students were able to see a presence from members o...

“Urinetown” opening night rescheduled due to inclement weather

The Wichitan

February 22, 2018

To ensure safety of cast, crew and audiences following the inclement weather Feb. 21 and class cancelation for Feb. 22, the "Urinetown" opening night has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 after months of rehearsals, costume design and make-up preparations. According to Elizabeth Lewandowski, theater...

Finance freshman wins fifth annual BSU talent show

Finance freshman wins fifth annual BSU talent show

brittni vilandre

February 9, 2018

A crowd of more than 60 students gathered in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suite on Feb. 7 for the Fifth Annual Black Student Union talent show. Talents ranged from singing and dancing to reading personal poems, keeping students on their feet for each performance. Kerdell Cuffy, finance fres...

Satirical ‘Urinetown’ ‘ranks up there’ for musicians

Chloe Phillips

January 25, 2018

Satirical. Funny. Entertaining. Poignant and Political. With 19 songs and a cast of about 20 students, the production of "Urinetown: The Musical" began with rehearsals crowded around a piano Dec. 5. When choosing a musical, Dale Heidebrecht, director of choral studies and musical director, said...

UPB host karaoke and nacho night

UPB host karaoke and nacho night

latoya fondren

January 23, 2018

Maverick's Corner filled with laughter, and loud vocals as students took turns performing their favorite songs on the karaoke machine. The warm smell of nachos filled the atmosphere as 75 students stood in line to make themselves a plate. To end the first week of the semester, the University Pro...

Music students prepare for regional competition with recital at Akin

Music students prepare for regional competition with recital at Akin

Denush Vidanapathirana

November 7, 2017

Akin Auditorium was silent, save for the voices of the five sopranos. All 23 pairs of eyes and ears trained on the performers at the National Association of Teachers of Singing student recital Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. To prepare for the 67th Texoma NATS Regional Conference and Student Auditions to b...

Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

Brendan Wynne

October 20, 2017

The crisp, sweet notes of the tickled ivory cascaded throughout the hall, bouncing off of redone carpet, onto freshly painted walls and back into the ears of those seated in brand new pews. One thing they didn't hear was the sound of the brand new air conditioner. "There's new carpet, new paintin...

‘La La Land’ sings and dances its way into hearts

‘La La Land’ sings and dances its way into hearts

Tyler Manning

May 2, 2017

In honor of it finally coming out on Blu-Ray, I feel like it is finally time to express my thoughts on La La Land in writing. I have seen this movie three times in theaters and vehemently recommend it to everyone I know, it is safe to say that I love this movie. It encapsulates everything I love...

Talent show spotlights students

Chelsea Miller

March 1, 2017

The lights are out and the spotlights shone center stage. Shelbi Rickwartz education junior, steps up the stairs and approaches the microphone and starts singing the song “Burning House." The annual talent show presented by the Black Student Union was held in the Comanche room in the Clark Student...

Wilson’s soprano performance ‘outstanding’

Lane Riggs

January 27, 2016

The halls were alive with the sound of music. At least, that’s what it would seem like, to an unbeknownst student passing through the hallways of the Hardin Administration Building at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26. But to those 70 people inside of Akin Auditorium, the halls were reverberating sopranos to the...

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