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Laura Hetrick takes on role of Title IX coordinator amidst big changes

Laura Hetrick

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

August 7, 2020

After operating without a Title IX coordinator since December 2019, MSU Texas has found the woman for the job in licensed counselor and longtime Mustang Laura Hetrick. Those who have visited the Counseling Center will have likely seen Hetrick before, as she has held a position in the Center since...

MSU Texas police investigates on-campus sexual assault

MSU Texas police investigates on-campus sexual assault

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

August 7, 2020

Midwestern State University police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that happened Thursday night on-campus. In a Postmaster sent Friday morning, MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins states the assault happened in the Prothro—Yeager parking lot at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. “The vict...

MSU Texas announces new face mask policy

Face Mask

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1 at 11:02 a.m., MSU Texas president Dr. Suzanne Shipley announced via Postmaster the implementation of a policy that will require students to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The email stated that face masks must be worn by students, faculty and staff...

MSU Texas to host COVID-19 testing

COVID-19

June 29, 2020

Via a campus-wide postmaster, Midwestern State University announced that June 30, the state of Texas will turn the D.L. Ligon Colesium and Nocona Trail into a free COVID-19 testing site from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. “We’re a test site; the state is coming in to do testing. It’s not just for the...

New and improved Moffett Library

Moffett Library's entrance

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

June 3, 2020

Moffett Library was under construction during the entire Spring 2020 semester. Up until March 23, students have only had access to the second and third floors, now students have access to all the floors at the library again and are able to enjoy the new and improved library. “We are planning on April 7 doing an open...

A day in the life: Kayla Khan and her battle with cancer

Hardin building. April 21.

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

June 3, 2020

On Nov. 27, 2019 her life changed. She walked into UT Southwestern Dallas hopeful, and walked out uncertain of her destiny. A life that was once centered around freedom, invincibility and youth drastically transitioned into a life tied to constant doctor’s visits, fear and depression. Kayla Khan, psychology...

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...

Graduates sum up their MSU experience in one word

Dallas Wabbington, Bridget Reilly, and Omar Combie

June 3, 2020

Ashma Henry | Computer science graduate One word: fulfilling. "I use this word as in most cases individuals don't know their own strength until strength is the only thing you can rely on to get through the semester. These past years have definitely pushed me past what I thought was my limit, allowing me to develop the abilities and characteri...

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...

International student drowns at Turner Falls

International student drowns at Turner Falls

Wichitan Staff

May 11, 2020

The sister of a Midwestern State University graduate student who drowned Sunday at Turner Falls, OK, is asking for help to raise funds to send her brother's body home to be buried in India. Naga Subhash Moturu, 26, died Sunday, May 10 when he was in a deep water area with friends at Turner Falls and...

Students discuss plans after quarantine

quotes

Kristin Silva, Amos Perkins, and Omar Combie

April 29, 2020

All of us can't wait for this pandemic to be over and to be free of quarantine. Due to self-isolation, there hasn't been much opportunity to get out of the house, do routine activities and be with friends. Here are some of the first things students plan to do when the quarantine ends: "As soon as quarantine is ...

MSU Texas administration plans in-person classes for Fall 2020

Campus

April 27, 2020

Midwestern State University administration members announce in-person classes for Fall 2020 following an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott, R–Texas, Monday afternoon that initiated the first phase of reopening the Texas economy. In a post on social media from MSU Texas officials sent Monday...

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