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

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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,...

2021 spring break canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

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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

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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...

Eating disorders: the silent struggle of the college student

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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

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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

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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...

MSU athletes host Unity March

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor

October 13, 2020

In recent months there has been a rise in activism nationwide; Midwestern State University is no exception. On Sept. 30,  the MSU Football team and Athletics department held the Unity March that began in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum and ended in front of Ferguson Hall with guest speakers. “I think [...

Hispanic Heritage Month: A visual commemoration

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Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor

October 9, 2020

As we slowly transition into a new season, Americans across the nation commemorate the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Inspired by their culture, two students, Sapphire Vasquez, fine arts senior, and Sarah Griego, fine...

Let’s Chat: coming to a dorm near you

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Emily Beaman, Reporter

October 9, 2020

Sept. 12 through Oct. 3, Midwestern State University’s Counseling Center is partnering up with Residence Life and Housing to trial a new wellness program called Let’s Chat. Let’s Chat brings counselors directly to the lobbies of the dormitories on campus. It attempts to reduce geographic barrier...

Justice for Breonna Taylor Rally

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Stephanie Robledo, News Editor

October 9, 2020

Breonna Taylor, 26-year-old EMT, was in her home with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, when officers, Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove, in what has been described as a “botched raid”, entered and fired multiple times which resulted in the death of Taylor. The Louisville police ent...

#BlackatMSUTexas

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Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

October 9, 2020

Following the country's response to the Black Lives Matter protests in June 2020, the leaders of the Black Student Coalition, including Jamilah Kangudja, educational leadership graduate and Black Student Union president, gathered in June to discuss how to help the Black community and bring awareness...

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