Archives for April 2014

Anonymity stops progress

OUR VIEW: Anonymous complaints and letters should not be taken seriously. Anyone willing to accuse another person of a misdeed should have the gumption to do it on the record or real change cannot be made. According to the Student Government president, the investigation into the alleged violation … [Read more...]

Freshmen, take note: Lessons from a senior

Dear Freshman Self, As I look back on my mostly pleasant three years at Midwestern State University, I often think of things I would have done differently. Although I have no regrets, and take every experience (good or bad) as a learning experience, I do wish I had the insight then that I do now. … [Read more...]

Undergraduates present research as part of campus endeavor

A multitude of people trickled through the Clark Student Center Atrium to observe research and creative presentations from undergraduate students and faculty members April 25. Members of Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative Activities and other students, who were not directly … [Read more...]

Sports teams start championship season

The school year is coming to a close but for the sports teams the postseason has just started. Tennis, golf, outdoor track and softball have made it into their respective championships. Tennis The women's tennis team finished the regular season with a Lone Star Conference Championship. In … [Read more...]

Governor appoints student regent

Gov. Rick Perry appointed Jesse Brown, sophomore in criminal justice and business administration, to serve as the Midwestern State University Student Regent for a one-year term effective June 1, 2014. “I came from a small town and had very narrow views, got up here and it widened my views getting … [Read more...]

Graduation affects instructors too

With sweaty hands, fast beating hearts, and excitement that holds them almost rigid, the walk across the stage at graduation on May 10 will seem like the longest walk of most student’s lives. It’s a little different for the instructors watching. “I feel proud of my students when I see them walk … [Read more...]

Atheism activist proves to be controversial speaker

The Philosophy Club and the Free Thought Alliance are sponsoring a lecture by Peter Boghossian, philosophy instructor at Portland State University, on May 1 at 7 p.m. in Dillard 101. The lecture, "Jesus, the Easter Bunny, and Other Delusions: Just Say No!" is free and open to the public. After … [Read more...]

New residence hall needed on campus to meet demand

New dorm needed on campus from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. As enrollment increases, so does the demand for on-campus housing. With more than 200 beds being subleased off campus, new residence halls are definitely needed. Michael Mills, Director of Housing, says it's hard to recruit new … [Read more...]

Family housing full for fall

Family housing filling up for fall from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Nearly one in four college students in the United States have children. That comes out to nearly 4 million students. A majority of those students are minorities and first generation students. College programs geared towards … [Read more...]

Election investigation resolved: Anonymous letters insufficient evidence to modify results

The Student Government Board of Elections concluded its investigation on April 29 into the alleged violation of campaign procedures by a candidate for secretary, allowing David Joseph, junior in marketing and mass communication, to take office. "We did not find sufficient evidence to alter or … [Read more...]