Archives for August 29, 2017

Keynote speaker serenades students at convocation

Silence echoed in the D. L. Ligon Coliseum, as anticipation and curiosity filled students about keynote speaker, Preston Pugmire's next moves. After dropping a beat, Pugmire incorporated his musical passion with encouraging students to listen, to be positive and to be authentic. On Aug. 29 the … [Read more...]

Resist Hate rally to be held Friday

In response to the events of Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, English junior Kalli Root has planned a Resist Hate rally for Friday, Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Sunwatcher Plaza. She wanted this to be a peaceful rally against hatred and bigotry. "I just thought it was ridiculous, seeing the … [Read more...]

Football team ‘ready and anxious’ for first game of season

The football team will suit up for its first game of the season this Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m., with only one objective in mind. "The goal for this week is to finish 1-0. We're just taking it one week at a time," Javin Kilgo, quarterback and kinesiology senior, said. With their sights set on … [Read more...]

Alumni return to race through Hotter ‘N Hell

Four hours, extreme heat and an open road. That is what a day cycling in Hotter'N Hell entails for those who choose to ride in the 100 mile race. This race is also an opportunity for many in the Wichita Falls community to come together and race including MSU students and faculty. This year three MSU … [Read more...]

Rest stops provide break for cyclists

There were 21 rest stops available for the cyclists racing in Hotter 'N Hell 100 on Aug. 25-27, aided by more than 2,000 volunteers. Dail Neely, rest stop coordinator, said the goal of the rest stops is to keep the cyclists hydrated and safe. "One [goal] is to make sure they are hydrated and … [Read more...]

MSU cyclists compete in Hotter ‘N Hell

It's a warm, bright Sunday morning. Hotter 'N Hell Hundred traffic has slowed to a lull, and the Multipurpose Event Center parking lot isn't overflowing with cars anymore. The third day of the triple threat weekend was the most relaxed, but there was still work to do for MSU cyclists Jason Perkins, … [Read more...]

Frat life is the best life

There are many great reasons why getting involved in Greek life is the right way to go. I personally accredit it as one of the best decisions I have made in my collegiate career, and I'm not just saying that. I know what everyone is thinking: "Another frat boy who's going to tell me to rush because … [Read more...]

Don’t knock it ’til you try it

I played an active part in high school — I was on the soccer team, part of the National Art Society and involved in other school activities. Coming into college, I was extremely scared about not having that team that I had always had in high school, so I wanted to find that. I wanted to be part of … [Read more...]

Why getting involved is actually important

OUR VIEW: As cliché as it is, getting involved on campus is seriously important. While the first day of class is enough to make any new student nervous, it can be even more intimidating when it feels like every person on campus is telling you to jump in the deep end and get involved. It's natural … [Read more...]