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VIDEO: Student Profile: Film Club President Alex Fairbanks

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Eduardo Olmos reports.

VIDEO: LITE luncheon

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Coverage of Amarillo College’s 10th annual Living Independently Through Education Scholarship Luncheon.

REVIEW: Local Mexican restaurant ‘enjoyable’

Photo By Joshua Wagner | The Ranger
March 28, 2012 By Trey Holt |Ranger Reporter   CHIPS AND salsa, rice, refried beans and the sound of a traditional Spanish ballad are just a few of the things that come to mind when most people think of Mexican food. For the past several years, locally owned Mexican restaurant Fernando’s has delivered all that and so much more. A recent change in location – from Paramount to the former Marty’s building – has not amounted to a change from the same friendly service that always has been offered. From the moment you walk in the door, you are greeted by a friendly, smiling face. As you wait to be seated, your eye is drawn to a beautiful fish tank strategically placed against the wall at the entrance. You can become so entranced by the fish that your table is ready before you even realize it. After being seated, the first thing you get is the usual, complimentary chips and salsa that the restaurant staff makes certain never runs out. One thing that sets Fernando’s apart from most other restaurants of its kind is the extensive salsa bar. It has 10 kinds of salsa to offer, including the house salsa, and is entirely free to customers who dine in. You also can have a jar to take home for a reasonable price. I enjoyed my experience at Fernando’s new location. After ordering a traditional chicken enchilada plate with sour cream sauce, I expected to be waiting awhile for the meal to be ready. To my surprise, however, it was ready and delivered piping hot after only 15 minutes. Another surprising aspect was the high quality of the food prepared in such a short time.  It was quite amazing. With its delicious food, fast and friendly service and reasonably priced entrees, Fernando’s definitely was one of the most enjoyable restaurant experiences I’ve had. Read more [...]

Students create art with film club

February 15, 2012 By Trey Holt| Ranger Reporter Amarillo College’s Film Production Club is up for a busy semester. The film club initially was started as a sanctuary for creative students who are interested in creating films or who want to practice acting on-camera. This year, on top of  the projects they have in the pipeline, they are planning a film contest to take place in April. Club President Alex Fairbanks is particularly excited about the endeavor. “It’s a great opportunity to seek out new and creative local talent in the community,” he said. As for the club’s projects this semester, Fairbanks is planning a film project called It’s Always Windy in Amarillo, a parody of the popular television show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Vice President Trevor Alonzo said he is excited about the upcoming projects. “I’m happy to be working on new projects this semester,” Alonzo said. “We have a Friday the 13th fan film planned as well as this one we call Music Video of Violence, both of which we have trailers up for now on our YouTube channel.” Many ideas are being pitched at the moment. Alan Smithee has been a member since last year and is planning his directorial debut this semester. “I’m writing a comedic parody of the club’s dynamics,” Smithee said. “The idea for it is still in progress, but wheels are in motion.” Club Recordkeeper Emily Rickert compared the club to a safe haven for media-inclined students to let out their creative frustrations. “We’re like a family,” she said. “We work together to see our video ideas become a reality and support one another’s goals and ambitions for the future.” The club has weekly meetings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in room 106 of the College Union Building. The room is next to the bookstore. The meetings are open for anyone to sit in and share ideas. One problem facing the club is lack of members, and recruitment is one of the priorities Read more [...]