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Behind the set of “Little Shop of Horrors”

Little Shop of Horrors

Emily Beaman, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Rehearsals for MSU’s 2020 spring musical Little Shop of Horrors have been in full swing since the first week of the semester, and there will still be many more before the opening night.  For this musical, rehearsals are split into three parts. Acting and blocking led by Sally Story, choreography led by Morgan Mallo...

Board of Regents members discuss 20-21 changes

Enrollment management vice president Fred Dietz compares yield rate between MSU and other Texas institutions. Feb. 13.

Kristin Silva and Amos Perkins

February 18, 2020

After hours of discussion of the potential changes for this institution, members of the Board of Regents introduced what will be implemented into the 2020-2021 academic school year. Tuition Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced the request to move the initial increased tuition rates do...

Men’s basketball turns things around versus UT Tyler

Guard Elijah Lee

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

February 17, 2020

Men’s basketball faced its second and last test of the season against UT Tyler on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the DL Ligon Coliseum for Military Appreciation Day. UT Tyler looked to avenge its loss and put a dagger into the hearts of the enemy, as MSU came away with the 59-44 victory on Jan. 2 at UT Tyl...

MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

Breaking news

Cortney Wood and Kristin Silva

February 14, 2020

President Suzanne Shipley met with Student Government Association administration members to discuss student reaction and involvement after Midwestern State University officials announced an invitation to be in alliance with the Texas Tech University on Friday, Feb. 14. According to Shipley, she felt...

Softball takes an optimistic outlook on upcoming invitational

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

February 13, 2020

The softball team started the season with some hard hits. After a 0-7 losing streak, the Stangs will be facing four universities Friday and Saturday on home grounds at Mustangs Park. “Just because we lost, that doesn’t predict our future,” Jacey Henry, pitcher and elementary education junior,...

What you need to know from the Iowa Caucus

Iowa

Emily Beaman, Reporter

February 11, 2020

The results for the Iowa Caucus have been made official six days after the official voting day. The 2020 Iowa Caucus was scheduled for Feb. 3. This was the first year that Iowa citizens who couldn’t make it to their counties’ scheduled caucus would be able to vote by a "satellite caucus." Iowans...

Dillard International Week: crossing borders and sharing cultures promotes cultural diversity

Omar Combie, Graphic Designer

February 11, 2020

To promote cultural diversity and international business to students on campus, the Dillard College of Business Administration will be hosting Dillard International Week from Feb. 11-13.  “It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate the culture heritages and the international education that we have her...

Winter wonderland in the Falls

Hardin Building

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

Wichita Falls endured a snowstorm that left many students relieved on the much-needed break. Classes and surrounding districts closed down Wednesday and Thursday due to the intense amount of ice and snow. However, this didn’t stop students from enjoying their day off. Steven Posey, marketing so...

Sex facts most students don’t know about

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

February 5, 2020

Sexually Transmitted Infection Stats: One in two sexually active persons will contract an STI by age 25. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year in this country, half of those among young people aged 15–24. Even thoug...

Shooting at Texas A&M Commerce raises eyebrows for on campus safety

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

February 4, 2020

Two women have died and a child was treated for injuries following a shooting at Texas A&M University - Commerce. The incident took place in Pride Rock Residence Hall just before 10:20 a.m. Feb. 3. According to the Commerce University Police Department, the shooting appeared to be a targeted, isolated...

A day in the life- Jaylon Williams

Jaylon Williams

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Life after graduation, though it’s meant to be a time filled with excitement as students finally acquire the chance to create an entirely new identity outside of being a student, it can also be, for many students, a time of apprehension or fear. Life is unpredictable and, for many graduates, facing...

Sexual education benefits everyone

Gabriella Solis, Reporter

February 3, 2020

MSU Texas has over 5,000 undergraduate students from 44 states and 54 countries; the diversity is incredible. With this diversity in demographics comes diversity in sex education, or in some cases, lack thereof. It is valuable to engage in the discourse surrounding “taboo” topics such as LGBTQ+ sexual be...

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