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...]

9/11 hate crime survivor gives strong message to college students: ‘You can end hate’

"How would you react if you were shot in the face?" Rais Bhuiyan, a 9/11 hate crime survivor, gave a talk on compassion, connection and community to a crowded room on April 18. As pictures of his survival after he was shot in the face point-blank were shown, the crowd collectively held their … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Football player arrested for sexual assault

6 p.m. Rodney Higgins Jr. has been taken off the official team roster, although he was listed there earlier today. 3 p.m. Interim Director of Athletics Kyle Williams, "The investigation is going on, and we are cooperating with wherever we need to be." Williams said he was aware that football … [Read more...]

Knives are tools to local business

While crushing misconceptions and offering knife sharpening services, The Knife Guys sells knives, swords, armor and more. Phillip Watkins, co-owner and president, said, “The biggest misconception about knives is that they’re weapons, but we believe they’re tools. A butcher knife could be … [Read more...]

Art students taking trip to Cuba to share techniques

Ruled by communists and famous for its cigars, travel restrictions to Cuba on U.S. citizens were eased toward the end of the Obama administration. To experience the culture and art, four students and a professor in the art department will be taking a trip to Holguin, Cuba, from May 26 to June … [Read more...]

Diversity drives faculty panel at symposium March 25

Because of the media coverage of cultural diversity, honors students chose professors to discuss why cultural diversity benefits academic successes and the contributions it holds at the 11th annual Redwine Honors Symposium on March 25. Students chose Salim Azzouz, associate engineering professor, … [Read more...]

Cycling team’s road to Nationals

Not many sports involve blood streaming down third degree burns, collapsing on the ground unable to move, and pain so unbearable paramedics have to assist. According to accounting and finance sophomore Joshua Buchel, March 4 turned into a day he will never forget. “I was in a lot of shock and … [Read more...]

Evening classes canceled due to weather; Moffett, CSC to remain open

4:03 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Wichita County until 11 p.m. 3:39 p.m. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, was part of the decision-making process to close campus. He said since campus "rush hour" is from around 4:30-6 p.m. when students are leaving campus or on … [Read more...]

River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to environment

Through butterflies, lizards and plants, River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to the natural environment surrounding them. Jennica Lambert, exhibits curator, said, “River Bend Nature Center is private nonprofit and the reason we exist is to connect people to the natural environment of … [Read more...]

Kell House Museum officials seek funding for renovations

Kell House Museum officials are seeking funds — $2 million to be precise — from businesses and individuals to help pay for the renovation of the building. Paula McNeil, Kell House docent, said, “We are just kicking off a $2 million renovation for the interior and exterior of the house." Paula … [Read more...]