Artist to share unique take on terror attacks

  When he watched an airplane loaded with passengers smash into the South Tower of the World Trade Center building from his modest apartment in the Bronx, Restituto Paris, Jr. didn’t quite believe it had happened. “It was pretty surreal,” he said. “It was almost like someone was shooting … [Read more...]

Jazz-ercise

"Where’s Jazz?” Jasmine Ellis could be anywhere. At the moment, it’s 9 p.m. The only sustenance the mass communication major has had all day is Chex Mix and a burrito she washed down with a Red Bull in the 92.9 NIN parking lot. 92.9 is the radio station where she’s been DJing three days a … [Read more...]

Campus safety a priority, chief says

MSU Chief of Police Dan Williams wants to improve campus safety. For starters, seven light poles and fixtures were added over the summer, costing $58,000. They were placed to light up high traffic areas from Clark Student Center and Redwine to the dorms and apartments along Louis J. … [Read more...]

Campus to commemorate 9/11 Sunday

By Josh Hayter An airplane crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Black smoke billows into the blue, New York City skyline. Chaos. Confusion. Another airplane bombards the South Tower of the trading complex. Shock. Fear. Anger.  Both towers crumble to the ground in a … [Read more...]

English profs say no more D’s in classes

Story by Donace Wilkinson As part of a new policy adopted by MSU this semester, a ‘D’ will no longer be accepted as a passing grade for students who take freshman English. The policy was approved last spring after the Academic Council voted unanimously to hold students to a higher standard. As … [Read more...]

Possum Kingdom Lake fire 50 percent contained

  By Terry Evans Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas (MCT) Sept. 01--The Possum Kingdom fire is less aggressive Thursday, but still only about 50 percent contained, officials said. Firefighting experts were optimistic that the worst may be over, but weren't able to speculate how much … [Read more...]

Obama, GOP wrangle over president’s speech on jobs

  By Christi Parsons and Lisa Mascaro Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — In a back-and-forth that raised familiar doubts about whether Democrats and Republicans can work together when Congress reconvenes next week, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner … [Read more...]

700 new Texas laws to take effect

By Cassie Smith The Eagle, Bryan, Texas (MCT) Sept. 01--Texas is cracking down on drunk driving with a tougher law that takes effect Thursday. A driver whose blood-alcohol level is .15 or higher will face a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. The previous charge was … [Read more...]

US, allies planning rapid de-escalation in Libya

By Paul Richter Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Despite signs of dangerous fractures among the Libyan rebels who ousted Moammar Gadhafi, the United States and its European allies have ruled out a significant nation-building role or major infusions of aid to the postwar … [Read more...]

New Beginnings

Fellow students, faculty, administrators and even the mayor of Wichita Falls officially welcomed new students to MSU last Tuesday at this year’s New Student Convocation ceremony in the Fain Fine Arts Theater. Dr. Jesse Rogers, university president, reassured students that they were not there by … [Read more...]