Student motivation, involvement dwindling

Three weeks.Only three weeks until the long anticipated semester break graces the presence of students. While many are jumping to complete the 16-week-long semester, others are lacking motivation to finish.“I’m ready for it to be over,” Peyton Tally, nursing freshman, said.Many students feel the … [Read more...]

Smoking is a nauseous trap

I was 15 the first time I lit a cigarette. I was obviously underage and unaware of what consequences would follow. I was 15, a kid who wanted to fit in.Monday was the last time I will ever light one again. Saturday, I made the choice to quit, and by Sunday I couldn’t move. I was constantly nauseous … [Read more...]

MSU alum Santellana wins mayoral seat

Stephen Santellana was accompanied by more than 60 people at the Wichita Falls Country Club Tuesday night while they waited for the election results to be announced. Hopeful spirits — accompanied by spirits — filled the air in anticipation, and at 10:06 p.m. the hopeful thoughts became reality."I'm … [Read more...]

Clinton, Trump effectively tied; students split

According to a poll released by ABC News and The Washington Post on Nov. 1 Donald Trump, Republican nominee for president, is now leading Hillary Clinton, Democratic nominee for president, with a 46-45 lead among likely voters. Even though Trump’s lead is within the 3 percent margin of error of the … [Read more...]

Students giggle and gasp at watch party as candidates bicker and answer questions

More than 75 faculty and students sat quietly — with a few various giggles and deep breaths — in Sunwatcher Clubhouse watching the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 19.From the minute the two candidates hit the national limelight this past summer, there has been a lot of discussion about … [Read more...]

Graduates on November mayoral ballot

The signs all over Wichita Falls are indicative of the season. Election season. Red, white and blue.Every two years, Wichita Falls fills up with signs as candidates for mayor and the six city council seats vie for election or reelection.To increase voter turnout in the local election, officials … [Read more...]

Undergraduate research office uses Cards Against Humanity for mock proposals

Apryl Webb, secretary of the office of undergraduate research, hosted a workshop titled "Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities" to help students become acclimated to the undergraduate research experience.Getting started in undergraduate research and creative activities … [Read more...]

QPR training provided as part of Suicide Prevention week

As part of suicide prevention week on campus, the counseling center offered Question, Persuade, Refer sessions to teach various groups on how to respond to a person who might have suicidal thoughts. The counseling center staff provides about 10 to 15 QPR sessions during a school year. On Sept. 15, … [Read more...]

Band uniforms now scheduled to arrive in spring

As part of a $111,000 grant from the James N. McCoy Foundation awarded last fall, marching band members will be getting new equipment and uniforms. But not this fall.According to Susan Harvey, music department chair, university officials tried to design, to obtain all the necessary approvals, and to … [Read more...]

Speaker makes students ‘look at life differently’

About 400 students gathered in D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Aug. 30 for All Student Convocation. The agenda included speeches from University President Suzanne Shipley, Student Government Association officers and a guest speaker, Justin Jones-Fosu.Jones-Fosu said that his primary jobs are husband and … [Read more...]