Choosing a home away from home

Coming to a college campus for the first time, especially as a first-time student, can be daunting. Just the notion of all the opportunity and freedom is enough to make anyone’s head spin. But with freedom comes responsibility, and one of the first tough decisions incoming students have to make is … [Read more...]

College is more than going to class

Whether it's joining the Student Government Association or writing for The Wichitan, students can get involved in one or more of the 95 registered groups on OrgSync available on campus. The organizations allow students to get involved and interact within the campus to enhance their college … [Read more...]

Greek life: More than you might think

This is not "Animal House." I repeat, this is not "Animal House." Greek life is so much more than you think. Greek life is so much more than Hollywood thinks. Greek life is so much more than the normal person thinks. "Greek life to me is a way to be a part of something, a brotherhood. Whenever I … [Read more...]

Liberal arts make MSU unique to Texas

In 1987, Midwestern State University joined the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. This made MSU is the only public liberal arts institution in the State of Texas. “COPLAC accepts one representative from each state,” James Johnson, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “If you … [Read more...]

PRIDE members host second annual drag show May 5

To introduce students to the drag culture, members of People Respecting Identity Diversity for Everyone will host their second annual Drag Show on May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Comanche Room at the Clark Student Center. Students will be able to enjoy performances by drag queens and kings, as well as … [Read more...]

Wind ensemble performance, Fascinating Ribbons, wraps up Celebration of Scholarship

The Department of Music University Wind Ensemble performed four pieces, closing out the Celebration of Scholarship, Thursday April 27. The 36-member band filled the stage in Akin Auditorium. The band members were dressed in all black, their brass and woodwind instruments making a stark contrast … [Read more...]

Travel drives student to see beyond hometown

Routine plagues him. Wake up. Class at 9 a.m., and get out at 4 p.m.. Go to work, get home, maybe play with the dog a little bit. Then repeat the same thing day after day. Looking back, the only thing that really changes throughout his weeks are the restaurants he goes to. Mass communication … [Read more...]

Student brings passion for books to YouTube

It's a normal dorm room. There's an oil warmer lit in the corner, inviting those into the room with a sweet and refreshing smell. Once inside, dozens of books line the walls on shelves. Books ranging from classics like Lord of the Rings to popular series like Divergent are stacked up along each … [Read more...]

New mass communication building to open in the fall

The Mass Communication Department will welcome students, faculty and staff to its new home at the university, in fall 2017. While the plans for the building began in fall 2014, the ground-breaking began in February 2016. Having an up-to-date facility is important to current students as well as … [Read more...]