Graduate competes at King of the Cage World Amateur Championship in Las Vegas

“My parents put me in taekwondo when I was a kid. And I've had so many schoolyard and street fights leading up to me fighting in a contained setting. Boys will be boys I suppose,” Tolu “Techdaddy” Agunbiade, a 2013 graduate in mass communication and MMA fighter, said. On Oct. 19, Agunbiade fought … [Read more...]

Nearly 100 students assigned to off-campus apartments

For Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services, accommodating the students in the on-campus residence halls came down to simple math. He said 771 new students requested university housing. Almost 600 returning students requested on-campus housing. With only 1,320 on-campus beds, he had … [Read more...]

Enrollment numbers remain flat

Despite numerous recruitment efforts intended to increase enrollment, during the second week of classes, before official 12th-class-day figures are available, freshman and transfer enrollment is unofficially up 223 students from last fall, causing overall attendance to be relatively flat, slightly … [Read more...]

An original ‘rodeo’

The art department held its annual Core Art Media Production last Thursday and Friday to help retain and recruit art students as well as to develop their skills as artists. Art students work each semester to produce pieces situated around a particular theme — for 2013, an original … [Read more...]

Junior starts carbon wheel business

Team cyclists did more than just rack up the medals during this year’s Hotter 'N Hell Hundred. One team member  is making a name for himself in the small business world by providing imported carbon wheels to both the cycling team and the community at large. Anthony Sequera, 21, junior in … [Read more...]

Local’s ‘Tallerbike’ turns heads at HHH

Over the weekend, nearly 3,800 bikers raced Hotter ’N Hell Hundred. But 83 other riders competed in the lesser-known 10K race, including one rider frequently seen around Wichita Falls, a biker who stole the spotlight. Mack "The Infamous Bike Guy" Carter has been building custom bikes for the past … [Read more...]

New places to eat in Wichita Falls

CHICK-FIL-A In the early 1960s, a man named Truett Cathy opened a small restaurant in the center of a mall located in a suburb of Atlanta. He called the restaurant Chick-fil-A. And it wasn’t long before customers demanded it be spread throughout the states. On June 13, the  restaurant … [Read more...]

President encouraged to disengage Carson’s services as keynote speaker

Dear Editor: Enclosed is a copy of the letter I plan to hand-deliver to President Jesse Rogers' office. The letter expresses my views about the university's choice of Dr. Ben Carson as keynote speaker for MSU's May 2013 commencement. Elizabeth Minden, instructor Midwestern State … [Read more...]

Faculty plan protest in response to graduation speaker

The Faculty Senate met for a special session on May 7 to discuss concerns faculty have raised about the 2013 commencement speaker. The Senate recognized that recent comments by Ben Carson are personally hurtful, insensitive, offensive, and alienating. In addition, the Senate further … [Read more...]

Seniors evaluate college experience

Balancing college and personal life remains problem for gradutes Graduating seniors are preparing to branch out from the comforts of the college setting and step out into the workforce. While many seniors have thoroughly enjoyed the crazy ride, it wasn’t without a few bumps along the … [Read more...]