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Students consume Adderall as study aid

The Wichitan

October 12, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

By Edgar Miller Adderall, a prescription drug for ADHD, has become one of the latest crazes for students trying to stay awake and study. At MSU, some students are doing whatever they can to get their hands on these “study aids.” Whether it is asking for pills from friends or buying them from...

Campus police release 2010 crime data

Campus police release 2010 crime data

Brittney Cottingham

October 12, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

  The Midwestern State University Police Department has released its annual Clery Crime Statistics for 2010. The Clery report requires institutions of higher education to prepare, publish and distribute a report of campus crime data annually. The report shows an increase in burglaries on campus property and r...

Partisan politics polarize the U.S.

Partisan politics polarize the U.S.

Chris Collins

October 12, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

American politics today is rife with polarization between conservatives and liberals, according to political analyst Mark Shields. The contributor to the Washington Post, CNN and PBS spoke to the MSU community Tuesday night on the state of political discourse in the United States. “There i...

Student loan default rates on the rise

Student loan default rates on the rise

The Wichitan

October 12, 2011


Filed under Campus, Local, News

 By Donance Wilkinson Student loan default rates of MSU students hit 7.1 percent in 2009, brought on by borrowers’ struggles with unemployment in the weak economy. The default rates for fiscal year 2009—the most recent data released by the Department of Education – show national student loan default rates at a high of 8.8 percent. The last...

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

The Wichitan

October 12, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

Anastasia Reed - Mass Communication Senior Why are you running for homecoming? Homecoming is a tradition I never experienced in high school. I attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Homecoming and football games were things I never experienced until I came to MSU...

Where’s the lime?

Where’s the lime?

The Wichitan

October 12, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

The lime (or the party, as Americans say) was at Sunwatcher Plaza Friday. Hundreds gathered for Caribfest, an annual event full of food, fun and dancing. Photos by Kerde Severin More Photos will be uploaded by Friday. ...

OrgSync streamlines event posting

OrgSync streamlines event posting

The Wichitan

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

 By Olivia Whitley   Registered student organizations now have a new method of communication with the social networking platform, OrgSync. The social media site launched this semester. According the Matthew Park, director of Student Development and Orientation, the student allocatio...

Law mandates student shots

Law mandates student shots

The Wichitan

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

 By Donace Wilkinson Starting spring 2012, all students who enroll at MSU will have to get health shots. A state mandate effective Jan. 1 will make Texas the first U.S. state to require all new and transfer students younger than 30 years old to be immunized against meningococcal meningitis. The new law is an extension of the Jamie Schanbaum Act of 2009...

Grad TX gives non-traditonal students a new start

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

In order to assist adults who have college hours but never finished their degrees, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently launched a bachelor degree completion program called Grad Texas. Midwestern State University was one of eight institutions chosen to participate in this program. Now...

Talent show draws more than 200 attendees

Talent show draws more than 200 attendees

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

NBC’s hit show American’s Got Talent was localized Friday night when As One Gospel had a talent competition, entitled MSU Has Talent, in Akin Auditorium. The event showcased abilities of 15 students with each contestant being judged on creativity, technicality, stage presence, crowd participatio...

Flock Party

Flock Party

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

You’ve been flocked! This is the greeting some Wichita Falls residences received last week when the ladies of the Sigma Kappa Sorority flocked their yards with pink and purple flamingos to raise funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association. By donating, residents were able to have the flaming...

Political columnist to speak at MSU

Political columnist to speak at MSU

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

Syndicated columnist and political analyst Mark Shields will speak in Akin Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss his experiences in American politics and journalism. Shields is the second guest in this year’s Artist Lecture Series. The Massachusetts native will give his viewpoint on toda...

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