Hello from across the pond

­ July 9: I visited Bri, one of my best friends, in Cambridge immediately after Pride. I rushed from the parade to the dorms, then shoved everything in my backpack and speed-walked to the Mile End tube stop and headed for Kings Cross train station. By this point, I'm basically a pro at this … [Read more...]

685 graduate in spring

Reporting by Kara McIntyre, Sarah Graves, Tyler Manning and Timothy Jones After four years — sometimes five — 609 graduates walked the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum May 13, 2017 and an additional 76 students earned their degrees, but did not attend the ceremony. For the first time, a … [Read more...]

Traditions contribute to campus life

From its beginnings in 1922 as a junior college housed within a high school building, Midwestern State University has become a campus of 255 acres and 70 buildings. The university offers a variety of academic programs in liberal and fine arts, mathematics, sciences, business and applied sciences. … [Read more...]

Social media connects students to campus

With more than 6,000 student on the campus, administration alongside student organizations work to get information out to students through emails, web word alerts and D2L notifications, but for students that live in the digital age, social media is crucial for students to stay connected to event on … [Read more...]

Students: campus carry goes unnoticed

The gun totin', gun slingin', rootin' tootin' state of Texas is often associated with "the old west" and middle-of-the-street-high-noon shoot outs. Guns are as much a part of Texas culture as brisket, longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys. But when the Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 11, allowing … [Read more...]

New health sciences building prepares to break ground

As the mass communication building comes to its final stages of construction, MSU prepares to break ground on a new health sciences building. Two years ago, the university was granted the tuition-revenue bond from the state to pay for these new buildings. “Buildings are a recruiting tool,” James … [Read more...]

The search for the best in town: Barbecue edition

There was a time when students of MSU argued which local burger shack had the best burgers. When the answer came to light, they needed something else to argue about. Politics, environmental issues, racism and sexism were all played out. The dawn of a new argument began, an issue that struck the core … [Read more...]

Pat’s wins in the hunt for the best burger around

Many questions have plagued mankind throughout its existence. Always at the forefront of philosophy, we ask questions like, "Why are we here?," "Where did we come from?" and "What is the purpose of life?" Cursed with curiosity, mankind has searched for countless answers to countless questions. … [Read more...]

Downtown development to brighten up the city

As he sits behind his desk, he cannot help but speak with enthusiasm in his voice and a twinkle in his eye while he shares his vision for downtown Wichita Falls. He smiles as he communicates his ideas of buildings bathed in light, choreographed to the sounds of music as they dance along and dazzle … [Read more...]