Superfoods are Super Trendy

Quinoa and chia and kale, oh my! According to Mintel, there was a 202 percent increase globally in superfood product development between 2011 and 2015. According to its records, that number is going up as a result of strong consumer demand for highly nutritious products. The beginning of the superfoods trend is not entirely clear. Some […]

Pill Popping for Perfect Body: Pros vs. Cons

By Kaylyn Smith It can be easy for people, especially college students, to become obsessed with physical appearance these days. Thanks to social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, body image anxiety consumes the Internet. According to the Boston Medical Center, 45 million Americans diet each year, spending $33 billion annually on weight-loss products. Kelsey Chandler, […]

Guide to a Succesful “Friendsgiving”

Thanksgiving is the holiday when no one can make fun of you for overindulging because chances are they are doing the same. For college students, this is the chance for us to free our minds of school stress, final exams and finally get a decent meal. Most importantly, this holiday is about spending time with […]

Part Two: Guide to a Successful “Friendsgiving”

Thanksgiving is a week away and it seems like every business is filled with the satisfying aroma of pumpkin spice. Even TV commercials are advertising mouth-watering dishes that remind us just how close we are to pulling our stretchy eating pants out from the back of the closet. Whether you’re going home or having an […]

Picantes Offers Tex-Mex and Tradition

By Billy Ingle Picantes Mexican Restaurante’s authentic food and great prices make Texas Tech University students think twice before they hit the drive-thru at Taco Bell. Lubbock residents and students from all over cram into the small building at 3814 34th St. every morning, except Tuesdays when it is closed, starting at 7 a.m. Jaime Carmona, the owner […]

The Hunt for the Great Pumpkin Spice Latte

By Leigh Waldman Fall is in full swing, and we all know what that means. Bring out the Ugg boots, yoga pants and, most importantly, the oh-so delicious pumpkin spice latte. But not all PSLs are made the same. In the spirit of investigative journalism, I decided to take it upon myself to try PSLs from […]

Lee’s Cafe: Food with Soul

Located in the heart of downtown Lubbock, Lee’s Cafe has been cooking up down-home, Southern cuisine that has customers coming back again and again. When you step into Lee’s newly remodeled restaurant, you enter a retro-style time capsule filled with witty wall decals, smiling faces and the mouth-watering aroma of soul food. Raising seven children, Dorothy and Robert Lee had […]

Humans of the South Plains Fair

The smell of funnel cakes, fried cheese on a stick and turkey legs immediately conjure up images of the fair. Those smells were prevalent at the South Plains Fair this week where hundreds of patrons and workers came to enjoy the fun.

Tapping Into Home Brewing

There are an estimated 1.2 million home beer brewers in the United States, according to the American Home Brewers Association, and several of these beer connoisseurs call Lubbock home. “I never found a beer I didn’t like, or that didn’t like me,” local brewer Bill Hardy said. Bill Hardy and his son, Tim, are both […]

Humans of The Farmers Market

“I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important.” – The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who Humans of New York is a simple concept. Photographer Brandon Stanton takes a picture of someone, usually on the streets of New York City. He then interviews them to get insight into their unique, complex lives. It has attracted a huge following on social […]

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