The Wichitan

A speedy new way to make friends

Speed friending

Kristin Silva and Amos Perkins

February 3, 2020

The room buzzed with the sounds of 24 students asking each other questions regarding their personal interests. Pre-formatted questions laid spread across the square of tables in the Legacy Multipurpose Room for those participating in campus's first-ever "speed friending" event put on by the E.P.I.C....

The dog in the window

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 3, 2020

Some students look to counseling and medication to help cope with the struggles of college life, but these students found comfort in their four-legged friends. Sarah Eakin, nursing senior, found hope in her furry friend, Layla Mae. The Blue Heeler, Australian Shepherd and Catahoula mix was given to...

The Counseling Center is the place to go

Counseling Center

Jordan Breedlove, Photographer

February 3, 2020

When you first come to college are you scared? A more broadened question would be, "Are you afraid to bear the new comings that college brings to you?" If the answer is yes, the counseling center is a place that many students fail to take advantage of while in college. The counseling center provides m...

Sexual assault on campus

Cari Johnson, Investigative Reporter

February 3, 2020

MSU Texas Police Department is investigating a sexual assault on campus. On the afternoon of Jan. 20, the MSU Texas Police were notified of a sexual assault on campus. The incident occurred early Monday morning in one of the residence halls. Following the occurrence, timely warning notices were...

Thursday night lights

Jump shot

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

January 31, 2020

It was a disappointing night in the Dome, with both women and men's basketball losing to Texas A&M Kingsville Thursday, Jan. 30.   The women’s team started the night off strong, ending the first quarter ahead by five. Elizabeth Cathcart (No. 43), forward and marketing senior, led the team in ...

Play involves students in social discussion

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

The Defamation Experience, a play by Todd Logan, instigated discussion among the 76 students in attendance at the Akin Auditorium Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. The play, presented by the MOSIAC Cross Cultural Center, told the story of the fictional court case, Wade v. Golden. Regina Wade (Krystel...

739 students awarded at fall graduation 2019

Wide shot of graduates

Kristin Silva and Brendan Wynne

December 14, 2019

Through the many years of tears, stress and constant studying, 739 MSU Texas students lined up to receive their degrees in various majors. They wait, clothed in graduation caps and gowns, listening for their names to be called so they can walk across the stage, receive their diplomas and finally call th...

Life behind entrepreneurship: Takaylan Smith

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Takaylan Tyray Smith, psychology senior, is not your average college student. He has dedicated his life to being both a full-time student and an entrepreneur. After more than a year of preparation and creative thinking, Smith has produced an original business called the Counterculture, built upon the...

Campus lacks vegan options

vegan options

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Midwestern State University, like most universities, requires its on-campus residents to buy a meal plan to ensure that all students eat and stay healthy. Students are given a variety of meal options that caters to all the different diets, but there has been several students that feel that MSU does not pro...

Students continuously leave scholarship money on the table

Elijah Lee, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Depending on the institution and any given student’s situation, college tuition can require a serious financial sacrifice. Proactive students find ways of retrieving money to help lessen the magnitude of their sacrifice, which usually come in the form of grants and scholarships. However, others struggle...

The other cheerleaders


Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

December 3, 2019

What the pep band lacks in pom-poms and megaphones, they make up for with cheers, jeers and energy. When fans enter the Colosseum for a maroon and gold basketball game, they know the players on the court won't be the only ones putting on a show for them. The band is active throughout the entire contest,...

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