Don’t be shy: get out there

At the start of my freshman year of college, I didn't know what to expect. My parents left after they helped me move in. That's when the emotions kicked in. I was nervous. Scared. I didn't know anyone. I was a shy person. In fact, I was so shy that I was afraid to get involved on campus. I … [Read more...]

SGA executive-elects prepare for next year

Students voted Maria Peña, political science junior, Damian De Silva, economics senior and Jaylon Williams, sociology junior, as the next student government association executives. They will officially take office at the end of the spring 2017 semester. Until then, officers Shayla Owens, … [Read more...]

The day my brain exploded

I had a ticking bomb inside the vessels of my brain and it almost ended my life. I lost my memory for nine days, but I do remember the daylight. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 started out just like any other day. I woke up by 7 a.m. and got ready for my 9-5 shift at work. The nagging headache I'd had since … [Read more...]

Athletic administrators work to improve athletic departments GPA

To improve the cumulative GPA for all 312 student-athlete members of the athletic department, university administrators have developed two ideas to help motivate and organize student-athletes so that they are better suited for success. First, coaches are going to be receiving bonuses on top of their … [Read more...]

It’s more than just a color

During football games students wave flags and paint their bodies with school colors. The Alma Mater proudly touts the maroon and gold. In the fall of 2015, to ensure consistency as part of the university’s graphic, the maroon has shifted to more of a red color, returning to the official color … [Read more...]

Flower art class a chance to have fun

The University Programming Board will host a flower art craft class on March 10, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Caddo room of the Clark Student Center, giving students an opportunity to learn something new while having fun."It's just a way to relax and have fun. We'll have a good group of people in the … [Read more...]

Fun in Wichita Falls: The Plex

The Plex. From roller-skating to bumper boats, to an indoor arcade to outdoor mini-golf, it’s the perfect date night. Kirstie Lipp, a server at Chili’s, usually attends The Plex with her fiancé, Tom. “Mini-golf, go-carts and lazer tag. Those are all things I’m really good at,” said Lipp, “I … [Read more...]

Mustang Movie Club to start this fall

Enter a room full of students talking in hushed excited whispers as the lights are turned out. A projector illuminates the wall with a well-known movie—'The Hangover.' The whispers turn to silence as the movie begins. This is the vision that the Mustang Movie Club has for next semester, to offer … [Read more...]

Zombies invade campus for interactive game

The students wearing bandanas this week are not making a fashion statement. They're zombies. A campus-wide game of tag called "Humans vs Zombies" put on by the University Programming Board started this week and will conclude next Friday, April 24. Juan Mercado, sophomore radiology and UPB low … [Read more...]

SGA election procedures changed to increase voter turnout

In an effort to increase voter turnout, student government elections are coming nearly a month sooner this year with polls opening April 8. Rebecca Stogner, sociology junior and student government president, said, “The elections have been changed from May to April so that it doesn’t conflict with … [Read more...]