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Biology freshman Ethan Kelley falls off the mechanical bull at the Fall 2022 Finals Frenzy, Dec. 1.

Fall Finals Frenzy offers distractions from exams

Anne Akpabio, Managing Editor December 2, 2022

On Thursday, Dec. 1, MSU's University Programming Board hosted a Christmas-themed event called "Winter Around the World" for the 2022 Fall Finals Frenzy. UPB hosted the event in the Clark Student Center...

Officials brief and prepare for the Active Shooter Training, Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of Eric Queller.

Wichita Falls officials host an active shooter training

Cecil Witherspoon, Sports Editor November 18, 2022

As school shootings continue to pose a hideous threat to students and schools across the U.S., officials from MSU, Wichita Falls and other community institutions came together to prepare and practice their...

Theater junior Luke Craddock, theater sophomore Brayden Young and theater sophomore Kathryn Lane pose together in promo photos for Peter and the Starcatcher, 2022. Photo courtesy of Morgan Mallory.

A behind the scenes look at “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Abigail Jones, Reporter November 18, 2022

The MSU Texas theater program opens a show this weekend to the public with Rick Elice's “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a family-friendly production that serves as a prequel to Peter Pan. The show premiered...

The upcoming Texas midterm elections will involve many positions being open to change.

Texas 2022 midterm election candidates

Emily Beaman, Reporter November 4, 2022

2022 Texas Midterm Elections The 2022 Texas midterm elections are right around the corner, with early voting ending November 4 and the general election being held on November 8. While midterm elections...

Students share their torch flame before the start of the parade, Oct. 28.

MSU celebrates homecoming: The centennial year

Stephanie Robledo and Anne Akpabio November 4, 2022

This years homecoming celebrates 100 years of MSU with the theme being centennial celebration. Students incorporated the theme in the traditions and competitions throughout the week. Lip Sync Competition Homecoming...

Donors and head MSU staff cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the Bridwell Activities Center, Oct. 28.

The Opening of the Bridwell Activity Center and the Cannedy Greek Commons

Joey Arthur, Reporter November 4, 2022

On Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, the Bridwell Activity Center had its official opening and dedication as part of Midwestern State University’s Homecoming events. Named after the J.S. Bridwell Foundation, the...

Professor Steve Hilton guides a ceramics class, Sept. 1. Photo by Sydney Dormire.

Ceramics professor Steve Hilton inducted into the International Academy of Ceramics

Thalia Doe, Feature Editor October 21, 2022

After being nominated by fellow co-workers and vetted by members of the International Academy of Ceramics, associate art professor, Steve Hilton was inducted into the IAC. “They look at everything...

Genevieve Addams walks back and forth between the pews during her performance, collecting tips along the way, April 8.

MSU celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

Anne Akpabio, Managing Editor October 21, 2022

October commemorates the history of the LGBTQ+ community. This month is observed to prevent the suppression of the history of the LGBTQ+ community and is centered around educating people about that history...

A visitor to the Boom to Bust exhibit watches a showing of Manhatta, a film by Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand, Oct. 20.

From boom to bust: interdisciplinary education through art and literature

A. DeFore, Reporter October 21, 2022

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art presented its latest art exhibit Thursday night. The museum brought 25 different artworks into conversation with one another ranging from the 1920s through the 1940s. Each...

ORourke talks about unseating incumbent Texas governor Gregg Abbott and urges students and other attendants to go vote for the upcoming election, Oct. 20.

O’Rourke rally allows students to engage with politics

Cecil Witherspoon, Sports Editor October 21, 2022

Amid a furious campaign to unseat incumbent Greg Abbott as Texas governor, Beto O’Rourke stopped and spoke to assembled students and community members Thursday in the Clark Student Center. The rally...

Moderators ask questions of the candidates to help the audience understand for whom they are potentially voting, Oct. 3.

Student Government Association hosts forum to connect students and local politicians

Stephanie Robledo, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

As the midterm election nears, the Student Government Association, the political science department and the League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forum to inform the Wichita Falls community and register...

German professor Kyung Lee Gagum examines documents found in the wooden box, 2022. Photo courtesy of Wichita County Archives.

A history nearly lost: MSU professor helps sheds light on local story

Cecil Witherspoon, Sports Editor October 7, 2022

A snippet of Wichita Falls history – one that was nearly lost forever – brought about a collaboration between MSU and the Wichita County Archives. The result fascinated both sides of the partnership,...

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