Guest column: Adopt a dog, save a life

For some college students, the thought of taking on a pet never crosses their mind amid the chaos of work, school and play. But for many people like myself, a dog is the perfect companion. My experiences with dog ownership have taught me one thing – when it comes to getting a dog, adopt, don't … [Read more...]

Professors hope to advance environmentalism locally

https://vimeo.com/125637235 With Earth Day upon us yet again, so too comes an ebb and flow of campus participation in the environmentally conscious holiday. Last year marked one of the biggest instances of campus participation in Earth Day with two art students creating a campaign to advertise … [Read more...]

‘Save the Males’ creates much needed dialogue

The Constitution is a beautiful thing. It allows for a right to free speech, a privilege that extends to all, regardless of how popular – or unpopular – their opinion might be. That being said, students can say essentially anything they want, but need to be accountable for their voice. Last week … [Read more...]

Communication degrees have value

In today’s job climate it is natural for students to worry if their intended degree will land them a job or not. And the worrying is justified, considering more than half of 22-year-old college graduates who found a job in the last three years were in a position not requiring a degree according to a … [Read more...]

Thornberry: ‘The decisions being made in Washington affect you’

https://vimeo.com/110955321 Following his speech to students and faculty on campus, Congressman Mac Thornberry stopped by the Campus Watch Studios. Thornberry ran as the incumbent for the 13th Congressional District Seat which he has held for the last 20 years. To this day, Thornberry … [Read more...]

It’s OK to not be OK

Suicide Prevention Week began this Monday and today is World Suicide Prevention Day, but suicide remains a taboo and touchy subject for discussion. But as the American Association of Suicidology puts it, “Suicide prevention is everyone’s business.” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention … [Read more...]

10 tips to get the most out of the semester

  At the beginning of a new semester students tend to make grand plans for themselves and then quickly drop them after a week or two, tops. It's easy to let our goals slip by, especially if we're new to the university or college in general. They say experience is the best teacher, so … [Read more...]

Freshmen, take note: Lessons from a senior

Dear Freshman Self, As I look back on my mostly pleasant three years at Midwestern State University, I often think of things I would have done differently. Although I have no regrets, and take every experience (good or bad) as a learning experience, I do wish I had the insight then that I do now. … [Read more...]

First car purchase takes caution, patience

They say you never forget your first time, and that couldn’t be more true. I did my research because I have been waiting for this day for what seems like forever. And finally it came last Wednesday. I bought my first car. I was a late bloomer. I didn’t start driving until I was 20, and for several … [Read more...]

Meet Rebecca Stogner, the new SGA president

http://vimeo.com/92658369 A sophomore in political science, Rebecca Stogner, is putting her politics into action as she prepares to be the next Student Government Association president. Stogner says she has always had a passion for the law and decided what better way than to get involved on … [Read more...]