Castro’s daughter talks about dictator

As a young Cuban girl, Alina Fernandez didn’t know who her father really was. It would be 10 years before she realized that man leading the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, was her estranged father. Fernandez spoke at MSU March 1 about growing up in Cuba under Castro’s rule. During the … [Read more...]

MSU ‘vendor’ faces charges on band scams

An MSU winterguard director was charged March 6 for engaging in organized criminal activity theft of $22,695. Michael Deshun Christian, who has also worked for Bright Ideas Charter School and Rider High School, has not been indicted on the charge yet. Even though Christian is listed on the MSU … [Read more...]

NASA scientist to speak at engineering conference

By Kyle Egan Student engineering and computer science projects from Texas and Oklahoma colleges will be showcased Saturday when MSU hosts the 16th annual North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC). The one-day conference in Bolin Hall will feature computer and engineering projects by … [Read more...]

Housing rates increase for 2012-2013

By Cora Kuykendall New housing rates will change the way students living in the dorms do laundry. “Two of the things that we have heard most from students is they want better laundry and wireless Internet,” said Michael Mills, director of housing. This change will probably put a little more … [Read more...]

SGA proposes bill to end the anti-skateboarding policy

Story by: Mollie Collins, Copy Editor Student Government Association is fighting for the right for MSU students to skateboard on campus. The bill was presented to the SGA at their meeting on Tuesday by Alpha Phi’s Jennifer Rutledge, sponsoring senator for Kelsey Shaffer’s bill. Many … [Read more...]

The Spot adds new flavor to its menu

By Richard Carter and Katie Lee Red walls adorned with local artists work and wooden tables with mismatched chairs set an ambiance only one place in town could offer at Wichita Falls’ finest pizzeria, The Spot. Since opening in December of 2008, The Spot has been a popular late night place for … [Read more...]

MSU seeks entrepreneurs

MSU students can win $1,000 just for having a good idea. Well, that’s not exactly correct. But a student who has a good business plan can pocket the money with Idea MSU. Idea MSU, a business venture contest run by Dr. Jeff Stanbaugh of the Lalani Center for Entrepreneurship and Free … [Read more...]


Most MSU students have heard of the McCoy School of Engineering, but many do not know what exactly goes on in that small place tucked behind the Dillard building. Last week marked the annual National Engineers Week that takes place every year during the third full week of February. MSU’s … [Read more...]

A bone to pick

By Erin Wrinkel Baby armadillos float motionless in jars of greenish fluid. Nearby lie the broken bones of almost every imaginable animal. In another room, eyeless bats lay interred in a pull-out drawer. No, this isn’t Frankenstein’s laboratory. It’s the fossil collection tucked away on … [Read more...]

New leaders head Annual Fund, Charitable Trust

By Sarah Long Wichita Falls resturanteur Steve Shipp and attorney Erwin Davenport have been appointed by the Board of Regents to run the Annual Fund and Charitable Trust, respectively. In recent years MSU has taken quite a beating when it comes to the budget. The university has received … [Read more...]