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Freedom to read

Freedom to read

Brittney Cottingham

September 27, 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of Breanne Sill’s favorite books. Her favorite novel is also on the Banned and Challenged books according to the American Library Association (ALA). Tuesday began the annual Book Banning and Censorship Protest at Sunwatcher Plaza, sponsored by the Literary Society, Sigma Tau Delta and English Honor Society. Students were able to rea...

MSU enrollment decreases by 4%

MSU enrollment decreases by 4%

Chris Collins

September 20, 2011

Enrollment at MSU is down by 244 students since Fall 2010, according to the office of admissions. Administrators are toying with some theories about what caused the shortfall in enrollment. Among the potential answers are higher admissions standards, a struggling national economy, and an inability...

Blood donations needed in Southwest region

Blood donations needed in Southwest region

Brittney Cottingham

September 20, 2011

For freshman Valerie Campbell, donating blood at Tuesday’s American Red Cross Blood Drive was not simply just to help out a good cause. It was to return the favor. Campbell was born she had five blood transfusions. That is at least five pints of blood that people donated that kept her alive. Aft...

Student allocations doles out funds

Student allocations doles out funds

Brittney Cottingham

September 20, 2011

The Student Allocations Committee has increased the recommended budget for Student Services in the 2011-2012 school year by $263,441. This brings the estimated income to $2,415,765. Each student pays a Student Service Fee of $15.50 per semester credit hour, with a maximum charge of $250 for one semest...

9/11 remembrance

9/11 remembrance

The Wichitan

September 13, 2011

 Story by Josh Hayter Over one hundred MSU students, faculty and staff gathered at a candlelight vigil in Sunwatcher Plaza on Sunday evening in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors by Sheppard Air Force Base Honor Guard. The pledge of al...

Former NYPD captain revisits 9/11 experience

Former NYPD captain revisits 9/11 experience

The Wichitan

September 13, 2011

Story by Josh Hayter Capt. Jimmy Albrecht of the New York Police Department remembers growing up in Queens and taking trips to Manhattan with his father, where they watched as the World Trade Center was being built. He never dreamed he would watch it fall. On that day ten years ago, Albrecht was a New York City Police officer in command of 30...

Squeaky Clean

Squeaky Clean

Brittney Cottingham

September 13, 2011

Everyone from elementary students to MSU students to senior citizens pitched in Saturday morning to beautify Sikes Lake after a blistering summer drought. The sixth annual clean up broke records this year with over 200 volunteers who collected over 4,000 pounds of trash – 2 tons of refuge. Last...

Married duo unearths Texas trading history

The Wichitan

September 13, 2011

Story by Donace Wilkinson The husband-and-wife team Walt and Isabel Davis, who helped to unearth a buried city and wrote a book about their meanderings across Texas, will kick off MSU’s 11th annual Speakers and Issues Series on Sept. 22. This is the Davis’ second formal discussion of their book, ...

Outed ex-spy to tell story of betrayal

Outed ex-spy to tell story of betrayal

Chris Collins

September 13, 2011

Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA agent who specialized in recruiting spies, was put in jeopardy by the nation she served for many years. She was publicly exposed, betrayed by her own government. The times and dates of her service, along with the specific locations, are classified. Most of the information on the 48-year-old’s work in Europe, Asia and Afr...

Paradiso

Paradiso

Brittney Cottingham

September 13, 2011

Almost 200 students got a sneak peek of what’s in store for this years Caribfest with a launch event entitled Paradiso on Saturday night. “Caribbean culture is foreign to the Wichita Falls community, so the launch is important for them to learn about it before Caribfest takes place,” Caribfest Committee Chair Aziza Lake said. Paradiso f...

Artist to share unique take on terror attacks

Artist to share unique take on terror attacks

Chris Collins

September 7, 2011

  When he watched an airplane loaded with passengers smash into the South Tower of the World Trade Center building from his modest apartment in the Bronx, Restituto Paris, Jr. didn’t quite believe it had happened. “It was pretty surreal,” he said. “It was almost like someone was...

Jazz-ercise

Jazz-ercise

Tolu Agunbiade

September 7, 2011

"Where’s Jazz?” Jasmine Ellis could be anywhere. At the moment, it’s 9 p.m. The only sustenance the mass communication major has had all day is Chex Mix and a burrito she washed down with a Red Bull in the 92.9 NIN parking lot. 92.9 is the radio station where she’s been DJing three days a week. It’s her second time ...

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