Archives for October 2014

Texting and Driving Dangerous to Campus Growth

Midwestern has attracted more students from outside Wichita County, and that means the campus is now more residential. Construction in front of Pierce Hall to make another walkway reveals how much we are changing. With more residents, however, comes more danger if we don't adjust to being a … [Read more...]

Cozy Greek restaurant serves classics, culture

One of Wichita Falls' hidden secrets is Hibiscus Café, a restaurant located by Sheppard Air Force Base, specializing in authentic Greek foods from gyros to baklava. When I got there, it was near closing time so there were not a lot of customers. Looking around I noticed all the beautiful murals … [Read more...]

Students race homemade boats in homecoming tradition

The inexperienced sailors pushed their small boat into the glistening lake and jumped in. Seconds later they fell into the cold murky water as their boat tipped over. Kicking and splashing they tried to jump back in, but it was too late. The water already filled most of their vessel and it began to … [Read more...]

Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate visits Wichita Falls

Democratic candidate for Lt. Gov. Leticia Van de Putte made a campaign stop in Wichita Falls on Monday night and Insitutional Research Analyst Newman Wong attended the event even though he can't vote yet. "I cannot vote, I am not a U.S. citizen yet, but it’s good to engage. That’s what I told … [Read more...]

Renovation to Prothro classroom coming for writing center

The writing center helps students with their writing, whether it be for a class assignment or helping them prepare for the writing proficiency exam—something all students must take. But the writing center is small, so no more than three students can be helped at a time, and it’s housed in three … [Read more...]

My first Homecoming Experience

I came from a junior college in New York so I never had the opportunity to experience homecoming. In fact, prior to attending MSU, I never knew what homecoming was or what it meant. I heard it mentioned a few times in movies and newspapers, but that was about it. That changed this past week as I … [Read more...]

Football playoffs: what are the chances?

Running back Chauncey Harris took a four yard pass into the back edge of the end zone for the game winning touchdown after the defensive line held Texas A&M-Commerce to a field goal in overtime. Harris was named the Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week. After defeating the number … [Read more...]

Vote or not, get involved

Our view: Voting in state and local elections this year is important, but informed voting and political and social engagement are even more important. As gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott said in his Wichita Falls campaign stop last weekend, "the only thing that counts are votes." Votes do … [Read more...]

Last men’s soccer home game upsets with 2-1 loss to Eastern New Mexico

The men's soccer team played their last home game Friday night, and it ended in an upsetting loss against Eastern New Mexico University, 2-1, leaving the team's playoffs spot questionable. "We probably needed to win that one," head coach Doug Elder said. "Now we'll have to wait for some things to … [Read more...]

Prairie Dogs On Campus

[soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]   Midwestern State University President Jesse Rogers … [Read more...]