Blood drive stirs debate; screening excludes gays

Openly gay student turned away from donating blood Last Tuesday, a member of the Texas Blood Institute approached senior Daryl Smith to participate in a blood drive held on campus. After reading the blood donor education material, one question stopped Smith from saving a life. “Do not donate … [Read more...]

Student finds financial assistance, academic guidance

After battling depression, senior finds her way back A student is giving back to the university after Midwestern assisted her when she needed it the most. After the death of her stepson last August, senior Janna Dalton was on thin ice. "Over the summer break, I had a very traumatic event in … [Read more...]

Creager rocks D&D

Texas Country favorite stops by Wichita Falls club Every Thursday, Denim and Diamonds features a country artist to perform for the Wichita Falls community. “The specific country band is chosen by corporate, and we just open our venue for them to play every week,” club Manager Jamie Lavery … [Read more...]

University pushing social media links

Officials encouraging students to engage with MSU through Twitter, other outlets. College students are seeking social web sites for their primary source of news and communication now more than ever. Social Stampede is a way for Midwestern State to engage with the students through social … [Read more...]

College graduates see an increase in job market

Career Management Center prepares students for jobs post graduation While the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent last month, in Wichita Falls the percentage went up to 5.5 percent, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Students like Orisia Browne, a freshman in finance, find … [Read more...]

Prices differ among Starbucks brewers

Costs vary from Dillard College of Business Adminstration and local licensed Starbucks Siren, the infamous twin-tailed mermaid logo commonly seen on coffee cups and other gourmet beverages, came in to play when Starbucks was established in 1971. Now on a college campus, it’s rare to find a student … [Read more...]

Young artist honored with scholarship

Donor remembers daughter’s art with $500 scholarship Beginning this semester, Andrew Panter will be funding the Megan Panter Scholarship every fall and spring semester in memory of his daughter who died in a car accident Dec. 5. This scholarship allows the university to award $500 to one … [Read more...]

Texas petition to secede rises to 117,934 signatures

Texas attempted to secede from the United States in 1869 but lost to the Supreme Court decision of Texas v. White. Now, 143 years later, Texas is attempting again with an online petition. “There is a misnomer that the original treaty with the United States would allow Texas to secede, but this … [Read more...]

Estes promises to improve colleges

Ruby Arriaga Staff writer Texas Sen. Craig Estes (R-Dist. 30) won his election Tuesday night, promising to secure the goals of college students and those seeking a higher education. Elizabeth White, legislative director for Estes, said during the 82nd legislative session that Estes voted in … [Read more...]

Frank plans to maintain job growth

Makayla Kinney Staff writer The de facto state representative for district 69, James Frank, a longtime Republican resident of Wichita Falls and a Rider High School graduate, disagrees with the amount of Texas funds spent on Medicaid. Frank hopes to improve regulations in Texas, which impacts the … [Read more...]