Archives for December 2017

Greeks prey to stereotypes; still a ‘necessity’

It's the first night of recruitment, 80 anxious girls await the start of their Greek life experience. Each girl already has an idea of which sorority they would like to be apart of and what that sorority is like. The Greek community on college campuses provides students a chance to gain … [Read more...]

Rednecks: ‘It’s just a way of life’; ‘You get to yell, ‘yee yee’ whenever

A redneck can be identified by their camouflage shirts, boots, cowboy belts, or by their Southern drawl and hospitality. However, these characteristics can also stereotype a redneck. The well-known definition, which came into common usage in the ‘30s, stems from farmers whose necks have been … [Read more...]

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

They are just like everyone else on campus. They have the same likes, dislikes and struggles. They eat in the same cafeteria, walk in the same halls and attend the same classes. Though they are just like any other student on campus, they have had a history of discrimination here. Those who … [Read more...]

Students fate uncertain pending a possible end to DACA

With the possible cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Dreamers program, an estimated 800,000 dreamers are at risk of being deported. In September, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA pending a six-month delay. Until Congress passes a law to grant … [Read more...]

Senate Bill 4 changes the way officials handle immigration

A cop comes to the car window and the driver waits with a pounding heart. Two days before, Senate Bill 4 went into effect, changing the way local officials deal with immigration. The cop says, "Your taillight is out," and the citizen breathes a sigh of relief. Governor Greg Abbott signed into … [Read more...]

A 21st Century look at discrimination

Students from all backgrounds across the world travel for a higher education. Each residence hall, food court, and bookstore is filled with a mixture of cultures, races, and ethnicities, but that doesn't mean every student's college experience is equal, as many are discriminated against for speaking … [Read more...]

Las Posada brings inclusivity, culture to campus

The Bilingual Education Student Organization members and Omega Delta Phi, Inc. members organized Las Posada at MSU for the community in Wichita Falls at 6 p.m. in the Clark Student Center Atrium. Patricia Ramirez, bilingual education senior and BESO president, explained the religious importance of … [Read more...]

Basketball hosts double header against TAMUC

After the regular season opening on Nov. 29, both men's and women's basketball teams played against Texas A&M Commerce on Dec. 2. The women's team played first with a score of 69-66, and the men's team followed with a score of 77-93. The score at halftime for the women's team was 32-31. The … [Read more...]

MSU students, alumni run Fantasy of Lights Fun Run

On Dec. 2, the Wichita Falls Museum of Arts staff hosted the Fantasy of Lights 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. This is the fourth year this fundraiser has been put on for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights. “It’s a fundraiser for Burns Fantasy of Lights that we have on campus at the MSU park,” Angie Reay, … [Read more...]