79th Easter Pageant
Apr11

79th Easter Pageant

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Boxercising for fitness fun
Apr11

Boxercising for fitness fun

Although boxercise was originally founded in the UK, this popular workout method can now be found most anywhere, including Temple’s Wilson Park Recreation Center. Although boxercise was originally founded in the UK, this popular workout method can now be found most anywhere, including Temple’s Wilson Park Recreation Center. There, Lisandra Hernandez has molded her hybrid class to be a “unique blend of cardio, kickboxing, punching and body weight workout,” according to the City of Temple website.Hernandez, a five-year kickboxing veteran, said she began this class when she was training a woman who suggested starting a boxing program at the rec center. “I said, ‘yeah, why not!’ I already knew people who were interested and so they followed me here,” Hernandez said. The classes usually begin with some form of cardio, like running and jumping rope. Next, Hernandez leads her class in an intense ab and squat workout. Then the boxing begins, when Hernandez will partner up her students, one with gloves and one with mitts, and she will have students weave around cones while throwing a punch combination that is sure to make any bystander cower. Once the cardio and boxing are completed, the class ends with another run. Hernandez says that although she likes to stick to a schedule, every class is different. She enjoys bringing new exciting ideas for her students to try.One of the main reasons why she started her boxercising class was to see “how people feel afterwards,” Hernandez said. “Women feel more confident after learning these techniques and everyone gets that euphoric glow on their faces.”  One of her students, Loney Johnson, continues to come back because of the self-assurance she feels. And she is determined to keep the wardrobe she has. “I’m determined not to buy new clothes because I can finally fit in my old ones,” Johnson said.Although this class is mainly taken by women, there are a few men who are regulars, one of which is, Samuel Rodriguez, who  has been participating in Lisandra’s boxercising class for about three months now. “I hate doing the bike machine and running on treadmills for cardio,” Rodriquez said. “But here we run, jump and box. Time goes by faster here.” Not having worked out for years beforehand made it difficult for Rodriquez to keep up. However, after attending for three months, he has begun to see drastic changes. “I weighed 210 pounds when I first started and now I weigh 189 pounds,” Rodriguez said.Even if the hip, upbeat music playing isn’t enough to keep students going, Hernandez cheers them on from start to finish, leaving them with nothing but a feeling of...

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Campus hosts spring org fair
Feb09

Campus hosts spring org fair

By Olivia Robinson, Kaylee Blumenfeld, Taylor Powell, and Jacob Burlingame One of the benefits of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) is the student life, specifically the student organizations offered to students. They are a great way to get plugged in on campus, meet new people and serve the Lord. Often times, it can be hard to discover these organizations and dive in. That is why UMHB holds the Student Organizations (SO) Spring Fair in addition to its fall organization fairs. Each organization manned a table with their representatives and information about their group during the fair at Bawcom Student Union Jan. 17, where approximately two-hundred and fifty students were able to walk by and survey over seventy student organizations that varied from a gaming organization called “League Cru Tespa,” to The Association of Black Students, and to Phi Mu Alpha – a music fraternity established in 1898. Representatives stood ready to answer any questions coming from interested students. “The fair helps organizations get their name out and recruit people and students looking to get involved can see all of their options,” sophomore Gabby Shbeir said as she represented the University Ambassadors table. Many of the tables even had flyers, candy or other treats to draw people in, but the fair was more than just informing students about the organizations on campus. It is also considered one of the many fun events that take place at UMHB. There were giveaways for students via Twitter, and Chick-Fil-A food was given to the first five students whtold Tiffany Wurdemann, the director of SO, about new organizations they learned about. Although junior Adrian Alvarado has been attending UMHB for three years, and knows a lot of the information that is offered at the fair, he continues to attend because it is fun. “I have always enjoyed walking around the fair each year,” Alvarado said.” It is really interesting and fun to see what each organization is doing on campus and I love learning about the new ones that form throughout the year.” “Over the years we have seen an increase in attendance and in the number of organizations on campus,” junior Haleigh Johnson, who helped plan the event, said. “By people becoming more aware of the organizations on campus, they are enabled to become more involved while also allowing them to create organizations that are best fit for them,” she said. “We have a wide variety of organizations,” Katy Hartt, assistant director of Student Organizations, said. She added that new organizations are always welcome. “The new organization deadline to apply [for the spring semester] is January 31,st ” she said. Apostolic Cru...

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Crusader Knights 2018
Feb08

Crusader Knights 2018

James Jones, Chase Marriott, Vincent Sigler and Patrick McElyea Patrick McElyea and James Jones. Photo by Riley Rogers Photo by Madeline Oden Photo by Riley Rogers Christian MCconnell left, and at right – Matthew Sueoka. 2018 photos by Riley...

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“Full Circle” art exhibit features work of Dr. Wynona Alexander
Jan26

“Full Circle” art exhibit features work of Dr. Wynona Alexander

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Art Department is featuring a gallery of works by artist and professor Dr. Wynona Alexander, an influential artist from Central Texas. Alexander was a member of the UMHB art faculty from 1968-1969, prior to chairing the Central Texas Fine Arts College from 1969 until her retirement in 2010. She is currently serving as an adjunct professor at Central Texas College. Alexander’s exhibit, “Full Circle: Wynona Alexander, A Retrospective,” features 44 unique pieces of jewelry and assemblages. The pieces of art span over 30 years, with the oldest work of art created in 1984. The most recent piece was created just last year. Even though the art spans a great time length, there is a distinct continuity between her oldest and most recent art. Many of her pieces are created with antique items that have been repurposed to create new forms of art. Alexander’s techniques give old items a new life as something beautiful and out of the ordinary. Her jewelry pieces pack a lot of beauty into a small form with the assemblages that take items that would normally never be considered as complimentary pieces. She incorporates different items, such as pieces of a doll and a ruler to create a piece of artwork. Alexander’s display can be seen Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm in the gallery at the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts (room 106). Her display has been open since January 8 and will remain open until February 9, 2018. For those who have enjoyed Alexander’s gallery, there will be another exhibit in Baugh Center for the Visual Arts from February 19, 2018 until March 16, 2018. This will be a traveling exhibit called “Through the Iris,” involving the work of 25 female artists. The show, “Through the Iris,” features many different types of art in several...

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