Glow-in-the-dark capture the flag April 30

Students looking for plans on April 30 in the evening have the chance to compete in the University Programming Board's capture-the-flag competition at 9 p.m. in the quad. Flags, glow stick headbands and bracelets will be provided, and UPB adviser Mario Ramirez said students will only need to bring a … [Read more...]

Rogers remembers good times

One of the university president’s fondest memories is that of a small prairie dog park that used to be part of campus. “I would sit in the window sill while I would be eating something on the lab bench,” University President Jesse Rogers said. “My students would be in there studying and waiting. … [Read more...]

Seniors T-shirts promote school pride

In roughly four years, senior Sabina Marroquin has collected more than 30 Midwestern State University T-shirts. She credits her collection to her range of activities on campus. Marroquin, a history student also pursuing a certification in secondary education, drum major for the marching band, … [Read more...]

Seniors deal with excitement, anxiety over graduating

"There's 77 days until graduation," said Chanez Symister, biology senior. "Not that I'm counting or anything. But, yeah, I'm excited." Symister has a countdown on her phone set to the exact date and time of this December's graduation ceremony. While other soon-to-be graduates may not be as … [Read more...]

Fraternities go beyond stereotypes

When a freshman hears the word "fraternity," the first thing that goes through his head is Hollywood's adaptation of college life and the fraternity experience, but Michael Schmitz, respiratory therapy junior and two-year member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, would disagree. "Everyone comes in with this … [Read more...]

Recycling efforts slowly expanding on campus

Orange and blue bins can be found scattered all around campus, everywhere from Fain to Bolin. Many students may be unaware that these bins are one way they can help keep their environment garbage free. “About a year-and-a-half ago we put in these orange dumpsters around to improve the amount of … [Read more...]

Idol contestant opens Lecture Series’ 50th Anniversary lineup

It was nearly a full house in Akin Auditorium Sept. 4 as students filed in to see former American Idol contestant Jason Castro perform. Castro entertained the audience with his "unplugged" performance, according to the Dean of Students and the Artist Lecture Series adviser Matthew Park. Castro … [Read more...]

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

For college freshmen, the beginning of each new school year marks a period of adjustment. The transition from high school and living with mom and dad to the higher expectations of higher education can be a rigorous experience for students of any background. "Lots of students coming in to college … [Read more...]