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Judy Smith feeds ducks cracked corn at Sikes Lake.

Stangs’ Stories: A duck-feeding morning with Judy Smith and Friends

Thalia Doe, Sports and Feature Editor November 17, 2021

Judy Smith and her two friends, Pam Jackson and Marilyn Hardman, wake up each morning ready to feed the geese and ducks that live at the Sikes Lake Center. Smith says, Sikes, more than anything, is just...

The newest addition of the Spanish department: Who is Philip Allen?

The newest addition of the Spanish department: Who is Philip Allen?

Thalia Doe, Sports and Feature Editor November 3, 2021

Former professor at Pennsylvania State University, Philip Allen, is the newest addition to the Foreign Languages & Culture department. He says that Midwestern State and he found each other. “We...

Students share their thoughts on Indigenous Peoples Day and Columbus Day

Students share their thoughts on Indigenous People’s Day and Columbus Day

Wichitan Staff October 13, 2021

President Biden issued a presidential proclamation declaring Oct. 11 Indigenous People's Day.  The recognized holiday now shares the space with Columbus Day. The Wichitan interviewed students walking...

Using one hand, kinesiology and english senior Danlee Duncan holds up dental hygeine sophomore Annee Qualls.

“I never thought I’d be a cheerleader,” A look at MSU’s cheer captain DanLee Duncan

Thalia Doe, Feature and Sports Editor October 13, 2021

DanLee Duncan, kinesiology junior, has done just about everything. Chances are, you’ve seen him at one point on campus whether with the MSU Texas cheer team, his fraternity, at fundraisers or university...

Assistant director of MOSAIC Ruby Garrett says she wants to make sure Hispanics and Latinx students see MSU as their home away from home and that MOSAIC provides that cultural environment for them.

Stang Stories: What Hispanic Heritage Month means to Ruby Garrett

Thalia Doe September 29, 2021

Assistant Director of MOSAIC Ruby Garrett has always been involved in her culture in one form or another. “[What] Hispanic Heritage Month means to me, especially since I’m Mexican/Hispanic…is...

Ruben’s House of Classics celebrates 10 year anniversary with RHOC Fest car show

Jaime Alemán, Reporter September 24, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to recognize Hispanic culture, history and what Hispanics contribute to the community. The Hispanic-owned custom car restoration shop,...

Social work senior Alicia Phinney leads the dance team during a practice

Stang’s Stories: A spotlight on Prancettes’ captain Alicia Phinney

Thalia Doe, Feature Editor September 15, 2021

For a team to be successful, the captain leading needs to be just as successful in their own life. This is the story of how despite challenges or unexpected transitions in life; every circumstance can...

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year old Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control

Suicidal Thoughts: the silent struggle of our classmates

Lauren Colpitts, Reporter September 15, 2021

Talking about emotions and vulnerabilities for generations has been classified, as a society, as taboo, something to shame people for. As a result, according to the American College Health Association,...

Pablo Cruz wears MSU colors as he speeds by

Pablo Cruz: the road to higher education

Thalia Doe, Feature and Sports Editor September 1, 2021

Pablo Cruz, exercise physiology graduate and MSU Texas cyclist, began his career of cycling back in his home country, Honduras. What started as a friendly competition among classmates six years ago has...

The 2021-2022 Black Student Union executive board members (left to right) Keara Sanders, president; Aretha Fontaine, historian; Kristen Carraway, secretary; Mia Hill,
treasurer; Destiny Walker, vice president; Keza Muvunyi, social media chair and Jerry Gibson, senator.

Meet the new 2021-2022 Black Student Union

Emily Beaman May 24, 2021

As summer begins and students gather up for their break, the Black Student Union gathers new plans, new ideas and new faces. Their executive board for 2021-2022 is eager for what the school year has in...

Meet the new senior staff of The Wichitan!

The Wichitan Staff April 18, 2021

Amos Perkins - Editor in Chief Hi there! My name is Amos Perkins, and starting next fall I will be the editor in chief of The Wichitan. I am a 4-8 grade social studies education junior hoping to...

Bridget Reilly, sociology senior and editor in chief of The Wichitan, and her dog Jack, Jan. 30

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” Winne the Pooh said

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief April 18, 2021

In August of 2015, a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Australian walked onto the campus of Midwestern State University. I came to MSU on a scholarship to run track. It wasn't, by any means, my first...

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