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Coronavirus relief bill provides money directly to Americans

Coronavirus relief bill provides money directly to Americans

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27 President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus economic relief bill that sends direct payments to Americans and hopes to curb the economic downturn. Single adults, who are not listed as anyone's dependent, with Social Security numbers who are US residents and have...

The City of Wichita Falls announces shelter in place for Wichita Falls

The City of Wichita Falls announces shelter in place for Wichita Falls

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 27, 2020

In an emergency meeting Friday morning, Wichita Falls City Council announced a shelter-in-place ordinance for Wichita Falls that will take effect March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and will last until April 8 at 1 p.m. "unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order." Non-compliance will result in a Class...

Respiratory care program loans out ventilators as students are eager to join the battle against COVID-19

Respiratory care program loans out ventilators as students are eager to join the battle against COVID-19

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 26, 2020

The MSU Texas Respiratory program had the privilege of receiving new equipment when Centennial Hall finished construction in Fall 2019. Concerned that this new equipment, including two new ventilators, was "sitting idle" in its department, Provost James Johnston and Respiratory Program Chair Jennifer...

The Wellness Center is ‘good to go’ amid extension of spring break due to COVID-19

The Wellness Center is ‘good to go’ amid extension of spring break due to COVID-19

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 12, 2020

Recreational Sports and Wellness Center Director Angie Reay sent an email to her employees Thursday, March 12, in regards to the extension of spring break due to COVID-19. “Beginning on Monday, March 23, all group fitness classes and recreational sports are postponed until further notice. Our Directors...

Vinson Health Center Medical Director gives information on COVID-19

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

March 12, 2020

As of March 11, America has confirmed an upwards of 1,300 cases of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. Some 70 of these cases were respirated from overseas while the other cases were detected and confirmed on U.S. soil. The Vinson Health Center Medical Director and Incident Commander of the Incident...

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

Cortney Wood, Amos Perkins, and Kristin Silva

March 12, 2020

Midwestern State University officials have extended Spring Breakthrough Tuesday, March 24 amid COVID-19 preparations. The scheduled break for Midwestern was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, March 21. According to officials, MSU Texas offices will remain open during scheduled...

Women’s soccer kicks off spring season

Micah Wilson

March 9, 2020

The women’s soccer team kicked off its spring season last week with a home opener against Navarro Junior College. The game took place on Monday, March 7 and ended in a 0-0 tie. The scoreless match was the result of a back-and-forth 90-minute battle between both teams. Head coach Ryan Spence said...

Math club is about more than numbers

Math club is about more than numbers

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 9, 2020

Having a campus as diverse as MSU's means that the university has a unique club or organization for nearly every kind of student on campus, including those who love mathematics. The Midwestern State math club has been around in various forms since the 20th century, but it had not been meeting regularly...

Intramural basketball comes to an end

Intramural basketball comes to an end

Katherine Kurylas, Reporter

March 8, 2020

The men’s and co-ed intramural basketball leagues came to a close with two championship games on Thursday, March 5 at 9 and 10 p.m. at the Redwine Wellness Center. In the men’s championship game, the 7-1 Royal Family faced the undefeated 8-0 SNG for an upset victory of 73-68. It was a very physical...

Safe Spring Break informs and entertains

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 7, 2020

In two weeks many MSU students will be leaving campus during spring break, so the university held its annual "Safe Spring Break" event Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Legacy courtyard to show students how they can stay safe. "It's good timing, because everyone is going to leave early next week [for...

Annual ‘Safe Spring Break’ event brings party education

Omar Combie, Graphic Designer

March 6, 2020

To educate students on health and safety practices for the spring break, Residence Life and Housing will be hosting a “Safe Spring Break” event on March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Legacy courtyard. “Sometimes spring break can have a negative connotation, where you go out and party and do all sorts...

Inmates assist with the demolition of acquired property

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

March 5, 2020

After its approximately $3 million purchase, construction on the property at 2733 Midwestern Pkwy has begun with the help of local inmates. They are performing demolition in collaboration with Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. Originally a Bank of America business, the building is having walls removed to allow for warehouse storage in two-th...

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