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Zavala International Dance member Selena Hurtado performs a dance from Chiapas, Mexico, Sept. 17.

Unidos during Hispanic Heritage Month

Stephanie Robledo, Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15, the independence day of five different Latin American countries, and goes through Oct. 15. This month celebrates Hispanic culture and history.  “So far,...

Medical office coordinator Christina Gragg of the Counseling Center hands MOSAIC assistant director Ruby Garrett paper butterflies, Sept. 22. Gragg said she sees butterflies as a symbol of new beginnings.

Real stories provide candid look at suicide

Cecil Witherspoon, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

Personal stories of sadness, triumph and deep pain were on display Thursday in the Clark Student Center Atrium. The stories were each united by a common thread; suicide and its impact on MSU. The stories...

Students huddle together as political science and psychology sophomore Elaina Camp leads them in prayer.

Friends share memories, words of caution after death of student

Cecil Witherspoon, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

One thread tied together the 70-plus students who laughed, cried and reminisced in Legacy Courtyard Thursday night. That common thread was Adam Sattler, a 21-year-old MSU student who passed away last weekend....

Blue lights around campus act as quick ways for students to report emergencies, Sept. 8.

Understanding Title IX and knowing how to make a report

Stephanie Robledo, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2022

Students received three crime alerts concerning fondling within the week leading up to the first day of classes. Two incidents occurred in the residence halls and one near Ligon Coliseum. The second crime...

A Post-it Note activity helps SGA understand what students to change on campus, such as food options, parking, academics, and more, Sept. 6.

Student government preps new constitution

Cecil Witherspoon, Sports Editor September 9, 2022

A decision to change Change wasn’t just in the air at the latest Student Government Association meeting Tuesday night – it was a deliberate theme, and has been since the summer. Foremost among the...

Latino graduates fill the stage during the ceremony, April 30.

Unidos Commencement celebrates spring 2022 Hispanic graduates

Stephanie Robledo, Editor in Chief May 20, 2022

April 30, 2022, marked the fourth biannual Unidos Commencement. A pre-commencement cultural graduation that celebrates and honors Hispanic students who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree...

Black graduates stand together on the stage at the end of the ceremony, 2022.

MOSAIC hosts spring 2022 Black Graduation

Anne Akpabio, Managing Editor May 20, 2022

On May 6, 2022, the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center hosted Black Graduation in the Akin Auditorium. The event started at 7 pm and was in honor of students who are African American, have African descent, or...

Dean of McCoy College Marcy Brown Marsden hands a degree to a graduate of her college.

732 students awarded at spring graduation 2022

  732 students graduated during MSU Texas' centennial year. A milestone that brought together family and friends to Kay Yeager Coliseum to celebrate the graduates. DATE | May 7, 2022 LOCATION |...

Students socialize as they explore Wichita Falls downtown are, April 26.

MSU Texas Night Out Downtown Helps Students Relax Before Finals

Javier Contreras, Reporter May 4, 2022

MSU community members gathered downtown Tuesday, April 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. for MSU Texas Night Out Downtown. The office of Student Leadership and Involvement coordinated with Downtown Wichita Falls Development...

Director of Global Education Michael Mills, assistant professor Rebekah Dowd, professor Kirsten Lodge, assistant professor Phimmasone Rattanasengchanh and associate professor John Ashbrook spoke at the Ukraine Round Table, March 23.

MSU Round Table offers multiple perspectives on crisis in Ukraine

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor April 22, 2022

On March 23, in the Akin Auditorium, MSU hosted a faculty roundtable where policy experts on international affairs discussed the war in Ukraine. MSU students were able to hear various perspectives regarding...

Genevieve Addams gives a lapdance to an audience member while continuing to lipsync to music, April 8.

April Showers Bring Drag Hours

Javier Contreras, Reporter April 15, 2022

MSU community members gathered in the Burns Chapel on Friday, April 8, to watch a drag show hosted by PRIDE. LGBTQ+ flags draped over stained glass windows and a rainbow backdrop was placed in the corner...

Mavericks Day of Service allows students to work with organizations to improve their community.

Students turn out for day of service

Cecil Witherspoon, Reporter April 13, 2022

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff reached out to nonprofits and communities across Wichita Falls Saturday for the annual Maverick’s day of service. The event began with students, chatter and distinctive...

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