Mercado, Williams named top homecoming royalty

Mild chatter filled the stands as the crowd — and the nominees — waited for the announcer to crown the homecoming king and queen during halftime of the homecoming football game on Oct. 21. "And homecoming king and queen are..." Sociology seniors Jaylon Williams and Juan Mercado were announced … [Read more...]

Priority registration proposal for athletes causes controversy

To reduce scheduling conflicts, Greg Giddings, assistant professor of English, proposed that student athletes to get priority registration to the Faculty Senate on Oct. 17. Student athletes would be able to register at the same time as seniors and honors students. "I am obviously an advocate for … [Read more...]

Art exhibit discussed privacy and surveillance

About 77 people walked through the dimly lit rooms of the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the opening reception for the exhibit by Hasan Elahi, conceptual artist. Each photo hung up was the product of a decade long project by Elahi, which centers around government surveillance and … [Read more...]

Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

The crisp, sweet notes of the tickled ivory cascaded throughout the hall, bouncing off of redone carpet, onto freshly painted walls and back into the ears of those seated in brand new pews. One thing they didn't hear was the sound of the brand new air conditioner. "There's new carpet, new … [Read more...]

Engineering students sail to first in cardboard boat race Oct. 20

After 84.5 man hours of work, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers members Kendall Diehm, mechanical engineering sophomore, and Clayton Masters, engineering junior, won the cardboard box race Oct. 20 within 15 minutes. American Society of Mechanical Engineering members came in first, … [Read more...]

Alumni return for catfish, conversation at Fish Fry

Alumni Association members organized the Fish Fry on Oct. 20 where alumni enjoyed fried whitefish and catfish as hamburgers and fries. The meal was $9 for alumni and guests and any student who has a meal plan could use their meal cards. “It’s an event where students, alumni and community members … [Read more...]

Mustangs Madness: needs improvements

Basketballs bouncing, music blaring and hundreds of students in the stands cheering and anticipating Mustangs Madness to unfold on Thursday, Oct. 19 after the homecoming torchlight parade, pep rally and bonfire. The introduction of the basketball teams starts with a performance by the Golden … [Read more...]

450 flames light torch parade

Campus streets radiated with the warm light of 450 torches held by students, faculty and staff as they marched toward the annual bonfire on Oct. 19 as part of homecoming festivities. Student organizations took part in presenting the final round of the lip-sync competition, where Alpha Psi Omega, the … [Read more...]

Freshman: ‘This is my first bonfire and I expect it to be lit’

The Office of Student Development and Orientation faculty members organized the bonfire on Oct. 19 as part of homecoming week. Under this, students donated a shirt of another college that was burned. Mario Ramirez, interim director of student involvement, said not all the shirts donated were … [Read more...]

Field Day competitions photo gallery

Jacob Warren, economics junior, organized the first Field Day competitions as part of homecoming week. Students headed to the quad at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 for non-competitive events and 6 p.m. for the actual competitions. RELATED STORIES Football takes down West Texas … [Read more...]