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Annual Pumpkin Trail fills Lubbock park with carved art pieces

by HANNAH NELSON//Staff Writer

Lubbock and area residents were able to fall into the season with a brief family weekend attraction.

The 8th annual Pumpkin Trail was held on Oct. 13- Oct. 16. However, the Thursday opening was postponed due to the rainy weather that affected the pumpkin lighting. The trail is fit for people of all ages, from kids to adults. 

Former student takes risks to start limousine business

by SERGIO MADRID//Staff Writer

[Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing project in conjuction with the South Plains College Alumni Association. The project highlights former SPC students and their achievements.]

Derek Dunn started a business after buying a limousine, only to find himself taking over the West Texas market two years later.

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New campus organization brings opportunity for student involvement

by VANESSA DELGADO//Staff Writer

Service, leadership, fellowship.

These are the three tenets that guide Circle K. Each member uses these tenets to guide their actions and their hearts. The feeling of giving back to one’s community can be incomparable. It can create a sense of responsibility and pride. Community service can make one’s heart full, hence the first tenet, service.

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Gelber gets students involved with her own interest in music


Deborah Gelber started to sing and play the piano in church when she was a little girl, singing with her family and the church choir.

Dr. Gelber, assistant professor of Fine Arts, has been teaching for almost 16 years, five of which have been at SPC.  She attended West Virginia University to get her undergraduate degree in music education, then earned her master’s degree in piano performance. 

South Plains Balloon Round-Up rises to occasion

by CHANEY ARNEY//Staff Writer

Not even the rain could keep the balloons on the ground and the people away.

Hundreds attended The Southwest Regional Balloon Club’s annual South Plains Balloon Round- Up on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 at Buffalo Springs Lake.  The festivities began 7 a.m. both days, with a night flight on Saturday.  However, the flights were rained out Saturday morning.  Despite rain cancelations on Saturday, the balloons took flight Sunday morning and lasted about an hour and a half on the west side of the west end golf course.

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Coloring books can help take adults away from daily stress

by KACI LIVINGSTON//Staff Writer

After a long stressful day, you thoroughly enjoy being able to sit back, relax, and unwind.

Sometimes the world can be a hectic and cruel place.  A growing trend to de-stress is to revert back to childhood and get out a coloring book.  But the coloring books are not just for children anymore.

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Former student has high hopes for budding music career

by SERGIO MADRID//Staff Writer

Lubbock has spawned yet another rock star on the rise.

Since she was 6, Alissa Beyer, has been singing and involved with music. While most kids were involved in sports or other after-school programs, Beyer’s mom started her off singing at the Cactus Theater. But Beyer would eventually put music down before starting high school.