Delicious, Nutritious and Ambitious

According to the South Plains Homeless Consortium, more than 400 people in Lubbock were counted homeless last year. Cesar Hernandez, a junior mechanical engineering major at Texas Tech, and three of his friends decided they wanted to do something about it. It was about a year ago that Hernandez noticed the amount of people living on the […]

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 […]

Eat Breakfast, Or Break Fast During the Day

For many students, breakfast can either be an afterthought or a must-do, but does it help in the classroom? For those trying to find out, research can be a little confusing. If you check websites like Shake Up Your Wakeup, you would be convinced that breakfast is an essential part of a morning routine. According […]

A Day at the Lubbock Dream Center

By Rachel Blevins People of all incomes, backgrounds and races gather together every Saturday morning at the Lubbock Dream Center. They come not just for a typical church service, but to enjoy a time of fellowship together. The people who attend receive a health check and a free breakfast. They also watch a cooking demonstration and […]

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 […]

‘Tis the Season to Volunteer

Everyone wants an ideal holiday. “Everyone wants to open a present,” Whitney Owen, the director of the Bridge of Lubbock, said. “You’re five years old and you want to come downstairs and see there’s something for you under the tree. And, to not be able to do that would be heartbreaking.” The ideal holiday does […]

Walk-On’s Brings Louisiana to Lubbock

By Erika Castella Louisiana-based Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar opened its first out-of-state location in Lubbock this month. It all started on a napkin. According to the restaurant’s website, owners Brandon Landry and Jack Warner drew the floor plan for a potential sports bar on the back of a napkin. The two played as walk-ons for […]

Six Pounds: The Struggle to Find Healthy Eating Options

Though most agree the Freshman 15 is just a myth, many college students gain weight their first year. Erik Fiffik, a former National Guardsman who attended Texas Tech University in the fall of 2015, was one of those freshman. Fiffik gained six pounds in his first week at Texas Tech while living on campus. As a result he […]

Lubbock Schools Make Sure Every Student Gets A Hot Meal

By Samantha Brookes, Jessica Carr and Haley Davis Lubbock area schools have increased efforts to feed children in need and prevent “lunch shaming.” Lunch shaming has been a topic of interest since a Pennsylvania lunch worker quit her job over policies she says humiliate children who cannot afford lunches. Jean White is a mother from Carrollton, […]

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 […]

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