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How local haunted houses are functioning in the pandemic

Haunted House

Dallas Wabbington

October 16, 2020

October has always been viewed as the time of year when people can dress up as scary creatures and have Halloween parties with treats and scary movies, but Oct. 2020 has different plans as the pandemic remains dominant nearly seven months after the country shut down and many businesses have had to close...

MSU Texas Democrats host local candidates

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

October 15, 2020

MSU Texas Democrats hosted democratic candidates Mel Martinez, Gus Trujillo and Jason Hester at Dillard Room 101 Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. The organization was hosted, moderated and organized by Luis Serna of MSU Democrats. Turnout was low with roughly a seventh of the available seats occupied...

Wichita Falls mayoral debate recap

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Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

October 3, 2020

The three candidates for mayor of Wichita Falls: Kevin Hunter, James Huling and incumbent Stephen Santellana debated at The Wellington Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. Steve Garrison, director of the Redwine Honors Program and associate professor of political science, was a moderator of the debate. H...

The new sports on the block

Taylor Anderson

June 3, 2020

The Wellness Center administration hired a new team member, Cody Ford, as the Assistant Director. Ford started his journey at MSU in 2014 where he received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice and master’s degree in sports administration. Starting as a rec sports player in his freshman year, th...

Graduates sum up their MSU experience in one word

Dallas Wabbington, Bridget Reilly, and Omar Combie

June 3, 2020

Ashma Henry | Computer science graduate One word: fulfilling. "I use this word as in most cases individuals don't know their own strength until strength is the only thing you can rely on to get through the semester. These past years have definitely pushed me past what I thought was my limit, allowing me to develop the abilities and characteri...

Active Shooter Protocol

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2020

As MSU gets ready to welcome incoming freshmen and transfers for the Fall 2020 semester, The Wichitan would like to remind returning students and inform new Mustangs of the university's emergency policy in case of a threat on campus. Patrick Coggins, chief of Police, explained a number of actio...

International student drowns at Turner Falls

International student drowns at Turner Falls

Wichitan Staff

May 11, 2020

The sister of a Midwestern State University graduate student who drowned Sunday at Turner Falls, OK, is asking for help to raise funds to send her brother's body home to be buried in India. Naga Subhash Moturu, 26, died Sunday, May 10 when he was in a deep water area with friends at Turner Falls and...

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...

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

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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...

Respiratory care program loans out ventilators as students are eager to join the battle against COVID-19

Respiratory Therapy

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 26, 2020

The MSU Texas Respiratory program had the privilege of receiving new equipment when Centennial Hall finished construction in Fall 2019. Concerned that this new equipment, including two new ventilators, was "sitting idle" in its department, Provost James Johnston and Respiratory Program Chair Jennifer...

MSU Texas to remain online for remainder of Spring semester, Summer I term, Spring 2020 commencement postponed

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Cortney Wood, Wai-Kun Editor

March 23, 2020

In a postmaster sent to students Monday afternoon, Midwestern State University officials announced the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester will be online only and have postponed Spring 2020 commencement until Aug. 1. "We remain focused on our primary goal to help our students complete the necessary...

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