Archives for January 2016

New residence hall to be complete by mid-July

To assist with increasing number of residential students living on-campus, a new residence hall has been under construction between Fain Fine Arts center and Pierce Hall since last summer and continued over winter break.The project is scheduled to be complete by mid-July with details finished by … [Read more...]

Cajun barbecue joint worth the drive

When a friend first suggested I go to Rafter J BBQ after I ranted about a severe lack of cajun food in our otherwise culinarily-blessed city, I was immediately excited. Until I learned this supposed cajun-barbecue paradise was a whopping 17 minutes from campus, off 287 in Iowa Park. But as a … [Read more...]

Kirkpatrick retires, wishes “all the best” for MSU’s future

After 18 years of working at MSU, Randy Kirkpatrick will cross the corner of Comanche and Council and enter Memorial Building on Friday to serve his last day as Chief Information Officer. He sat behind his dark wood desk and pushed his wire-framed glasses up the bridge of his nose, discussing the … [Read more...]

I’m black. This will not be a place I call home.

I will lose out on job opportunities. I will be called hurtful names, especially since I am a black, dark-skinned woman. People will suspect I want to steal from them and they will hold onto their purses if I am around with the assumption that I am uneducated and waiting to feed off the “white … [Read more...]

Wilson’s soprano performance ‘outstanding’

The halls were alive with the sound of music. At least, that’s what it would seem like, to an unbeknownst student passing through the hallways of the Hardin Administration Building at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26. But to those 70 people inside of Akin Auditorium, the halls were reverberating sopranos to the … [Read more...]

Men’s basketball comes together

With a 16-2 record overall record and 5-1 in conference play, the mens' basketball team is off to an impressive start. "We have our goals in executing and winning championships," said Breston McNeal, starting guard and business senior said. "That's our everyday attitude. As long as we keep that … [Read more...]

History of Wichita Falls shown at Downtown Exhibit

The history, the unique art styles, and positive feedback from the crowd made the Graphic Design Popup Exhibit on Jan. 26 at 6pm worth hosting by the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Proud. Michelle Niebur, electronic access media librarian at Moffett Library, said, "It was really cool to see … [Read more...]

Blood drive yields average response

Food court smells may have been drawing in lunch guests, while nearby volunteers from the Residence Hall Association, were drawing in a decent size crowd as well, signing the public up to save three lives for every pint of blood they donated. Sam Metzler, business freshman, sat behind the sign in … [Read more...]

Cookie Dash continues despite cold weather, low attendance

It was a freezing, windy, 20˚ day for the Cookie Dash, held Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. The white breath from the runners made them look like dragons breathing fire, and the fatigue from the run was apparent on their sweat-drenched faces. The Hunger Run hosted by the Century City Fitness Center at Vernon … [Read more...]

“New” master plan dismisses parking, commuter population

New Health Science and Human Service facility, new turf fields, new dorm. That’s all great, but where are we going to park? Over the holiday break, it was an assumption that our school ditched the original master plan, which took 18 months to perfect, when it reality the original plan was never … [Read more...]