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MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

Cortney Wood, Reprter

February 14, 2020

President Suzanne Shipley is meeting with Student Government Association administration members Friday afternoon to discuss student reaction and involvement after Midwestern State University officials announce an invitation to join the Texas Tech University on Friday, Feb. 14. According to Shipley,...

Softball takes an optimistic outlook on upcoming invitational

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

February 13, 2020

The softball team started the season with some hard hits. After a 0-7 losing streak, the Stangs will be facing four universities Friday and Saturday on home grounds at Mustangs Park. “Just because we lost, that doesn’t predict our future,” Jacey Henry, pitcher and elementary education junior,...

What you need to know from the Iowa Caucus

What you need to know from the Iowa Caucus

Emily Beaman, Reporter

February 11, 2020

The results for the Iowa Caucus have been made official six days after the official voting day. The 2020 Iowa Caucus was scheduled for Feb. 3. This was the first year that Iowa citizens who couldn’t make it to their counties’ scheduled caucus would be able to vote by a "satellite caucus." Iowans...

Dillard International Week: crossing borders and sharing cultures promotes cultural diversity

Omar Combie, Graphic Designer

February 11, 2020

To promote cultural diversity and international business to students on campus, the Dillard College of Business Administration will be hosting Dillard International Week from Feb. 11-13.  “It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate the culture heritages and the international education that we have her...

Winter wonderland in the Falls

Winter wonderland in the Falls

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

Wichita Falls endured a snowstorm that left many students relieved on the much-needed break. Classes and surrounding districts closed down Wednesday and Thursday due to the intense amount of ice and snow. However, this didn’t stop students from enjoying their day off. Steven Posey, marketing so...

Sex facts most students don’t know about

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

February 4, 2020

Sexually Transmitted Infection Stats: One in two sexually active persons will contract an STI by age 25. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year in this country, half of those among young people aged 15–24. Even thoug...

Shooting at Texas A&M Commerce raises eyebrows for on campus safety

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

February 4, 2020

Two women have died and a child was treated for injuries following a shooting at Texas A&M University - Commerce. The incident took place in Pride Rock Residence Hall just before 10:20 a.m. Feb. 3. According to the Commerce University Police Department, the shooting appeared to be a targeted, isolated...

A Day in the Life- Jaylon Williams

A Day in the Life- Jaylon Williams

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Life after graduation, though it’s meant to be a time filled with excitement as students finally acquire the chance to create an entirely new identity outside of being a student, it can also be, for many students, a time of apprehension or fear. Life is unpredictable and, for many graduates, facing...

Sexual education benefits everyone

Gabriella Solis, Reporter

February 3, 2020

MSU Texas has over 5,000 undergraduate students from 44 states and 54 countries; the diversity is incredible. With this diversity in demographics comes diversity in sex education, or in some cases, lack thereof. It is valuable to engage in the discourse surrounding “taboo” topics such as LGBTQ+ sexual be...

A speedy new way to make friends

A speedy new way to make friends

Kristin Silva and Amos Perkins

February 3, 2020

The room buzzed with the sounds of 24 students asking each other questions regarding their personal interests. Pre-formatted questions laid spread across the square of tables in the Legacy Multipurpose Room for those participating in campus's first-ever "speed friending" event put on by the E.P.I.C....

Fazmoz: A taste of the Caribbean in the south

Fazmoz: A taste of the Caribbean in the south

Jeri Moore, Business Manager

February 3, 2020

Fazmoz is a new addition to the Wichita Falls international food scene. Located at 2611 Plaza Pkwy, this new Carribean fare is a great way to think of warm and balmy places while the Texas weather toys with our seasonal sensibilities. The Lyn's Jerk Chicken Burger is a marinated and grilled chicken...

The dog in the window

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 3, 2020

Some students look to counseling and medication to help cope with the struggles of college life, but these students found comfort in their four-legged friends. Sarah Eakin, nursing senior, found hope in her furry friend, Layla Mae. The Blue Heeler, Australian Shepherd and Catahoula mix was given to...

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