Archives for February 2013

What’s That Sound? Feb. 27

Inc. spins unique version of R&B on debut While Inc.’s first full-length album draws a lot of inspiration from early 80’s-era slow jams, no world is not your mother’s typical R&B record. With the recent popularity of down-tempo electronic artists such as SBTRKT and Shlohmo, it comes as … [Read more...]

Host, snubs generate Oscar controversy

The 85th annual Academy Awards were presented Feb. 24 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Controversy surrounded the night, particularly around the show’s host, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. From the controversial ‘We Saw Your Boobs’ during his lengthy monologue, to his various risqué … [Read more...]

Men win conference title

Mustangs clinch LSC with win over Texas A&M-Commerce, prepare for postseason The men’s basketball program used a commanding 85-67 victory over Texas A&M-Commerce on Feb. 20 to capture their second Lone Star Conference championship in the last two seasons. The win not only secured the … [Read more...]

English department defends WPE requirement

While students come to Midwestern State to study a variety of different subjects, there is one looming threat that all students seem to fear —  the Writing Proficiency Exam. Before they can graduate, all students must pass either the WPE or must enroll in and pass Composition Skills, a course … [Read more...]

Brothers connect on court

Grayers share passion of basketball, lead men’s program this season By Lauren Roberts Photographer Kevin and Jeff Grayer are half-brothers on the men’s basketball team, but unlike most brother duos, they have not always lived together. Kevin was born on Feb. 1, 1987 in Chicago and raised in … [Read more...]

Sports week wrap up for Feb. 27

Indoor track places second at LSC meet The indoor track and field team failed to reach its goal of having the most points in the distance races at the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Lubbock, Feb. 23-24, by three points. The team tied for second with West Texas … [Read more...]

Women prepare for post-season

Coach Johnson looks to LSC tournament, D-II playoff run After dropping two games at home, and two spots in the Lone Star Conference, the women’s basketball program picked themselves back up with two commanding wins over Texas A&M-Commerce on Feb. 20 and Tarleton State on Feb. 23. Women’s … [Read more...]

Midwestern slacks behind the times

It was the day that all college students dread. It was the day when I felt like not being cooped-up in my dorm room doing homework. I know about the student lounge and the library, but it was cold outside so I did not want to go outside of Killingsworth. Besides that I did not want to even take off … [Read more...]

WPE shows no efficiency

Like the 35 percent of respondents polled on The Wichitan website, I failed the Writing Proficiency Exam. The purpose of the exam is for students to demonstrate “critical and creative thinking about a timely issue or debatable topic, knowledge of the conventions of a thesis-based essay and … [Read more...]

$99 safety button app does not ensure safety

OUR VIEW: Students are already loaded with enough bills, $99 for a panic button is unnecessary. MyForce is making money off people’s fears and believes they are improving their image by doing so. It is a cold night, tired and exhausted after studying at the ­library for hours till the clock … [Read more...]