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After 40 years, computer science professor says goodbye to MSU

retiring professor

Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor

October 16, 2020

In 1973, she was a wide-eyed student in the field of mathematics who was dedicated to her studies. In 1976, her dedication and continuous desire to learn earned her a graduate teaching assistant position for the department of mathematics. Although she had always been passionate about teaching, she never...

Eating disorders: the silent struggle of the college student

scale

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

October 16, 2020

College life can be hard. You’re away from family and the life you once knew. You have a paper, two tests and a couple of quizzes due this week, and if you’re an athlete, you have practices, workouts and games on top of that. For some students, this stress along with the stress of building new frie...

March for Peace

protestors with signs

Elizabeth Mahan and Stephanie Robledo

October 15, 2020

Wednesday, Oct.14 students and faculty members rallied together to march across campus holding signs and chanting three words “Black Lives Matter.” To promote peace, MOSAIC Peer Educators invited all student organizations to stand in solidarity for innocent Black lives lost to injustice. “I [hav...

The speech of love

Students speak

Taylor Anderson

October 15, 2020

I had the opportunity to speak on the behalf of the volleyball team at the Unity March held by the Athletic Department, Sept. 30. My initial intention was to relate information about the march to my team, not to speak in front of a crowd of people. The speech I wrote was for my teammate, Raven Presley,...

BSU responds to professors accusation of anti-Semitism

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2020

Midwestern State University Black Student Union released a statement Tuesday, Sept. 29, after a professor left a comment on the Wichita Falls Black Lives Matter Facebook group expressing his concerns of anti-Semitism in the Black community at MSU Texas and saying the BSU "should be ashamed of itself." At...

MSU Texas President responds to professor’s controversial Facebook comment

MSU Texas President responds to professor’s controversial Facebook comment

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2020

Midwestern State University President Suzanne Shipley released a statement Thursday, Oct. 1, in response to an MSU Texas professor's Facebook post about strangling police officers. Professor of philosophy Nathan Jun said, "I want the entire world to burn until the last cop is strangled with the intestines...

In memory of coach Noel Johnson

Coach J

The Wichitan Staff

June 9, 2020

Women's basketball head coach Noel Johnson has passed away Tuesday, June 9 following her 14-month battle with stage four ovarian cancer. Johnson begin her fight to defeat the disease on April 19, 2019, starting with the first of six rounds of chemotherapy. Throughout her journey, constant and consistent messages of love and support po...

The new sports on the block

Taylor Anderson

June 3, 2020

The Wellness Center administration hired a new team member, Cody Ford, as the Assistant Director. Ford started his journey at MSU in 2014 where he received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice and master’s degree in sports administration. Starting as a rec sports player in his freshman year, th...

Active Shooter Protocol

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2020

As MSU gets ready to welcome incoming freshmen and transfers for the Fall 2020 semester, The Wichitan would like to remind returning students and inform new Mustangs of the university's emergency policy in case of a threat on campus. Patrick Coggins, chief of Police, explained a number of actio...

Locker room talk: Ross Fitzpatrick

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 21, 2020

Ross Fitzpatrick, kinesiology senior, started his soccer journey in the streets of Waterford, Ireland with the dream to play soccer professionally. "My childhood was just playing soccer on the streets every day with all my friends, at lunch in school and after school just on the road or whatever small...

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