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Hometown tour: Denton, Texas

Byron Crouch, Staff Writer    Hometowns are full of fond memories, great relationships and, of course, homes. However, many hometowns have a lot to offer even beyond old high schools and family reunions. These towns are full of fun and interesting places and make great travel destinations if you just know where to go and what to see. Read More »

Buffy vs. Breaking Bad: A faculty survey

James Tunnell, Staff Writer    In ye olden days, a person most likely would be extremely limited in their options for entertainment media. Sure, books have been around forever, but the 20th century brought about new ways to get through the day with the advent of the movie industry, television and, most recently, the ability to access any type of music ... Read More »

Eight reasons why you need to go to Puerto Rico

Celeste Forrest, Staff Writer     Are you tired of winter, dry legs, chapped lips, chilling winds and pitiful snow that does not give you snow days?  If you answered yes to one of those questions, all of those questions or none at all, you sound like a person in need of a vacation!     A vacation, you say? ... Read More »

Local is lovely

Katelyn Lamb, Content and Assistant Editor    “Local is lovely.” Perhaps you have seen the motto on cute bumper stickers or trendy t-shirts. This mantra reminds people to support their local economies through patronage of small, independent businesses. While the catchphrase is a casual way to encourage change, more formal efforts are being made to advocate “localism.” Organizations like Keep It Local OK ... Read More »

In review: The Lego Movie

Byron Crouch, Staff Writer Snippet:     A generic, non-special Lego construction worker named Emit is thrust into the different worlds of the Lego Universe three days before an ultimate weapon of destruction is released by the evil President Business. Read More »

How to beat the winter blues

Staff Writer     Hot chocolate can warm your body. Chicken soup can calm your soul. But what is the solution for a bored and depressed mind? Winter days such as we have been having the past few weeks can bring out the best or the worst in people. Read More »

In review: Tiger Lily – Won’t Let This Kill Me

James Tunnell, Staff Writer    When a person hears the term “pop-punk,” their mind will either instantly be flooded with fond memories of songs like “My Friends Over You” and “First Date,” or they are going to think to themselves “Ugh, I HATED Bowling for Soup in high school.” Ten years ago, pop-punk was the en vogue genre for angsty teens ... Read More »

Brett eats out: Backyard BBQ

Brett Smith, Staff Writer    Being from the south, I have had my fair share of barbecue over the years. So when Backdoor BBQ was brought to my attention, I made sure to put it on the top of my list of restaurants to try. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to get there, so if you make the trek, ... Read More »

Spring break on a budget

Stephany Reyes, Staff Writer    Spring break is probably one of the most exciting events to look forward to when you’re feeling overwhelmed with school. You can go somewhere warm, enjoy it for a week and take a little break from school. I asked a few students around campus where they would like to go for spring break and some said ... Read More »

In review: Frozen

Amy Calfy, Guest Writer & Celeste Forrest, Staff Writer    Warning! This article contains spoilers! Read at your own risk.    Do you want to build a snowman?    Well, it may not be “snowman” weather right now in Bethany, Oklahoma,  but it’s definitely freezing out there! Speaking of freezing, Disney’s newest animated film, Frozen, recently came out into the box office. Read More »

In Review: The Inca Trail

Brett Smith, Staff Writer    Authentic Peruvian cuisine is hard to find in the United States. I had heard mention a truly authentic Peruvian restaurant, so I decided that it would be first on my list of places to review this semester. Read More »