Archives for January 2013

Free music plentiful on World Wide Web

How to get free music legally in the post-Napster era Back in 1999, music-downloading client Napster went online and it forever changed the music industry. Since its creation and subsequent downfall, illegal downloads have taken over music sales, capping in 2008 when a report from the Internal … [Read more...]

Students open NAACP chapter

New multicultural group promotes unity The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is set and ready to be re-launched on campus. NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights group in America.  Since its establishment at Midwestern, the group has held several debates on … [Read more...]

College graduates see an increase in job market

Career Management Center prepares students for jobs post graduation While the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent last month, in Wichita Falls the percentage went up to 5.5 percent, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Students like Orisia Browne, a freshman in finance, find … [Read more...]

Cafe services defend food selections, answer student

Since the beginning of school cafeterias, the food has always gotten a bad rap, but the director of dining services at MSU, Michael Clifton, is trying to put an end to it. The 17-year veteran of dining services has been making changes over the past seven years he has been at … [Read more...]

FA Cup features impressive display from lower-tier teams

Lower division clubs stun a few Premier League teams The Football Association Challenge cup (FA Cup) is coupled with sensational matches as last weekend’s set exemplified. The most entertaining games of the weekend involved 13 Premier League teams with six failing to qualify for the next … [Read more...]

No guns on campus

More guns are not going to solve the problem of school shootings OUR VIEW: School shootings have become a debatable topic and a problem, which President Barack Obama wants to solve. If passed, the filed Senate Bill 182 by Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Grandbury) on Jan. 17 would allow concealed handgun … [Read more...]

Experience leads Sweeney Todd

Senior vocal performance major prepares for big role Lights, camera, action! With some 30 students rehearsing their roles and dozens more preparing sets, costumes and makeup, the theater and music departments are almost one month into rehearsals for their rendition of the musical Sweeney … [Read more...]

Guns protect students

Should students carry concealed weapons on campus? Senate Bill 182  works against school shootings by allowing guns on campus After the recent shooting in Newtown, Conn. at a public school, the government is taking action in preventing further school massacres. Whether or not students should be … [Read more...]

Prices differ among Starbucks brewers

Costs vary from Dillard College of Business Adminstration and local licensed Starbucks Siren, the infamous twin-tailed mermaid logo commonly seen on coffee cups and other gourmet beverages, came in to play when Starbucks was established in 1971. Now on a college campus, it’s rare to find a student … [Read more...]

Behind the cuts of ‘Sweeney’

‘Sweeney Todd’ proves welcome challenge for theater, music department Sometimes revenge is a dish best served hot. That will be in case in late February when the theater and music department present the horror musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The lead character, … [Read more...]