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While most Baylor students are hunkering down to study for final exams, there will be plenty of reason to get out of the library leading up to the holidays.
Baylor is hosting several Christmas related events over the course of the next few days, including a to-scale model train exhibition, a traditional retelling of the story of Christ and a guest appearance by Santa Claus.
An eclectic vintage shopping experience. This is the slogan for the Junk Hippy Roadshow that has been traveling all over Texas and Oklahoma since March 2012.
This unique show that has visited the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Amarillo and Houston is making a stop in Waco.
“We thought Waco was the perfect place to bring Junk Hippy to the heart of Texas,” owner Kristen Grandi said.
The debate over what defines art has existed for centuries. For quilt maker Ann Johnston, it’s more than just sculptures or paint on a canvas; it’s about a person’s intent and the meaning behind the piece.
Johnston’s solo exhibition, “The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada,” opened in late October and will be on display through Nov. 14 at Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. As the title suggests, this collection of Johnston’s hand-dyed, hand-sewn art quilts have one unifying message to them that is especially close to her heart.
At Baylor, it’s not uncommon to see students careening down a street on top of a hospital bed while dressed in bizarre costumes.
The annual Chili Cook-Off and Bed Races is coming to campus for the 18th year at 5 p.m. Friday on Fountain Mall and Fifth Street.
Chi Omega and Alpha Tau Omega, have partnered together for the past nine years to make the event a tradition. ATO puts on the Bed Races, while Chi-O is heading up the Chili Cook-Off.
>> Lariat staff members Taylor Griffin, Taylor Rexrode, Reubin Turner, Matt Hellman, Linda Wilkins and Linda Nguyen reviewed some of the haunted houses around Texas. Here are their thoughts and experiences at these houses.
Hard work and long hours are necessary to continue the annual tradition of the floats of the homecoming parade, which first began to appear in the parade in the 1920s.
Baylor’s Chamber of Commerce is tasked with organizing homecoming and all of the details that are involved, including floats.
“We work with all the fraternities and sororities who have a float, and we coordinate with them in different risk management policies,” said Fort Worth senior Brent Pollard, a float chair for chamber. “We are the middle man between them and risk management. We give them the information on judging.”
By Adam Harris Reporter Though the tradition of giving mums for homecoming has faded on college campuses, many recognize the custom from their high school years. The gift of this flower, decorated with elaborate ribbons, made a homecoming date official and used to be a big part of the university’s yearly celebration. Until the ’90s, […]
Texas country crooners Eli Young Band will be performing on the main stage Saturday at the annual Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. The Lariat had the chance to chat with drummer of the band, and discuss their future and passion for music.
Q: How has your career changed with the success of the “Life at Best” album?
A: Things have taken off in a good way. We’ve seen some of the biggest crowds we’ve seen, especially being on the Kenny Chesney Tour this year.
It’s been pretty incredible.
Flashy talents like hip-hop dancing, a cappella and ventriloquism at After Dark wowed students and parents on Friday.
Sudent Productions hosted the annual variety show in Waco Hall to a full crowd of families and students as a part of Baylor’s Family Weekend festivities.
“Traditionally, we have two nights of auditions,” Cheryl Mathis, assistant director of Campus Programs, said. “Usually, we have 50 different acts apply and audition.”
While there’s plenty to see around Baylor’s property, attractions await in the city that holds its campus. From local eats to stadium seats, the city of Waco is filled with enough Texan culture and history to please any visitor.
For Family Weekend, The Lariat has compiled a list of interesting things for visiting families to do and see around the city while enjoying the company of their Baylor Bear.