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MSU Texas administration plans in-person classes for Fall 2020

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April 27, 2020

Midwestern State University administration members announce in-person classes for Fall 2020 following an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott, R–Texas, Monday afternoon that initiated the first phase of reopening the Texas economy. In a post on social media from MSU Texas officials sent Monday...

Pho Corner provides groceries for MSU students still on campus

Pho Corner

Omar Combie, Graphic Designer

April 25, 2020

To provide free breakfast items to students still on campus, the restaurant Pho Corner held a free grocery giveaway at the Clark Student Center on April 18. “It was commendable [of them] to bring the breakfast items to students who were experiencing a need,” Syarra Tonge, accounting senior, said. Pho Co...

Respiratory care students to receive an emergency license to work on frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic

Respiratory care students to receive an emergency license to work on frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

April 21, 2020

Governor of Texas Greg Abbott announced Sunday, April 5 that physician assistants, medical physicists, perfusionists and respiratory care candidates for licensure "who have completed all other requirements may enter the workforce under an emergency license working under supervision prior to taking the...

MSU Texas to receive $4.4 million from CARES Act grant

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

April 21, 2020

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, supported by the CARES Act, will grant MSU Texas $4,413,874 million in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At least half of this sum must go towards "providing students with emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus...

Texas Roadhouse provides different food options amid the pandemic

Texas Roadhouse

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

April 1, 2020

Texas Roadhouse has initiated a new form of food selling to its market as a means of contributing to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Natalie Fruend, Texas Roadhouse server and criminal justice junior, said the company has changed to a technical grocer. "We're selling raw meat and we als...

Nursing students’ course requirements change amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

March 30, 2020

With the increased caution amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order to waive to allow students in their final year of nursing school to meet their clinical objectives by exceeding the 50% limit on simulated experiences. Following this order, Midwestern State University P...

CARES Act provides economic relief amidst COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package bill as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Vice President Mike Pence and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) stand by in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2020.

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27 President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus economic relief bill that sends direct payments to Americans and hopes to curb the economic downturn. “I signed the single biggest economic relief package in American history. This will deliver urgently needed relief...

The City of Wichita Falls announces shelter in place for Wichita Falls

Mayor of Wichita Falls

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 27, 2020

In an emergency meeting Friday morning, Wichita Falls City Council announced a shelter-in-place ordinance for Wichita Falls that will take effect March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and will last until April 8 at 1 p.m. "unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order." Non-compliance will result in a Class...

Vinson Health Center Medical Director gives information on COVID-19

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

March 12, 2020

As of March 11, America has confirmed an upwards of 1,300 cases of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. Some 70 of these cases were respirated from overseas while the other cases were detected and confirmed on U.S. soil. The Vinson Health Center Medical Director and Incident Commander of the Incident...

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