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U.S. Senate seat representing Texas up for grabs

U.S. Senate Candidates for Texas

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor

October 23, 2020

On November 3rd, Texans will not only be voting for the next president of the United States but also for the next Texas representative for the U.S. Senate. This year’s candidates are incumbent John Cornyn, M.J. Hegar, David B. Collins and Kerry McKennon. Also running is Independent write-in candida...

Students, Young Conservatives and Democrats of MSU Texas weigh in on campus political climate


Amos Perkins and Stephanie Robledo

October 23, 2020

As a public liberal arts university located in a historically conservative city, Midwestern State is a diverse political atmosphere. The Young Conservatives of Texas at MSU Texas and MSU Texas Democrats, led by AunJelle Irlbeck, history junior, and Luis Serna-Martinez, political science junior, respectively,...

2020 presidential candidate profiles

Biden and Trump

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

October 23, 2020

  DONALD TRUMP QUICK FACTS: Birthdate: June 14, 1946 Birthplace: Queens, New York Education: Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Pennsylvania (1968) Faith: Presbyterian FUN FACTS: Prefers his steak to be very well done and to eat his pizza with a fork. Says he typically gets four hours of sleep Hated shakin...

Everything you need to know from the 2020 presidential debates


Emily Beaman, reporter

October 23, 2020

FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE Sept. 29, was the first presidential debate of the year between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The debate was moderated by Fox News’s Chris Wallace, who chose the six main topics of the debate. SUPREME COURT For the first topic of the...

2021 spring break canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

MSU Texas logo

Bridget Reilly and Elizabeth Mahan

October 22, 2020

MSU Texas officials announced via Postmaster Wednesday, Oct. 21, the decision to eliminate spring break from the academic calendar for the 2021 spring semester as they "continue to make the necessary adjustments to plans for in-person operations in the environment of the pandemic." Due to the cancelation,...

Football and volleyball required to quarantine


Bridget Reilly, Chief Editor

October 21, 2020

Wednesday, Oct. 21, Director of Athletics Kyle Williams sent a postmaster in response to the mandatory quarantine of the MSU Texas football and volleyball teams due to at least one player from each team testing positive for COVID-19. MSU's Sports Information Director Trey Reed confirmed both the players...

Recap of the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

Emily Beaman, Reporter

October 21, 2020

The first 2020 Vice Presidential debate was held on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Susan Page from USA Today was the moderator, and the rules were the same as the Presidential debate held last week on September 29. Each candidate would have two uninterrupted minutes to respond to questions followed b...

How local haunted houses are functioning in the pandemic

Haunted House

Dallas Wabbington

October 16, 2020

October has always been viewed as the time of year when people can dress up as scary creatures and have Halloween parties with treats and scary movies, but Oct. 2020 has different plans as the pandemic remains dominant nearly seven months after the country shut down and many businesses have had to close...

Eating disorders: the silent struggle of the college student


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...

Living in Our Skin kicks off 21-day Racial Equity Challenge

Roberts sing

Emily Beaman, reporter

October 15, 2020

Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Black Student Union held a racial awareness event called “Living in Our Skin”. The official statement released by the Black Student Union about the event says that it is their “official Call to Action following the events that have erupted across the nation and world reg...

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...

MSU Texas Democrats host local candidates

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

October 15, 2020

MSU Texas Democrats hosted democratic candidates Mel Martinez, Gus Trujillo and Jason Hester at Dillard Room 101 Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. The organization was hosted, moderated and organized by Luis Serna of MSU Democrats. Turnout was low with roughly a seventh of the available seats occupied...

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