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Minor league football comes to Falls

Minor league football comes to Falls

Skye Hera

February 19, 2013


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Football players continue career with local team Three former MSU football players are playing for the Wichita Falls Nighthawks, a minor league football team that beat the North Texas Stampede Feb. 17 in their first home game. All three said they have different reasons for playing. Danny Jackson left MSU in 2009...

City drought restrictions impact university water use

Ethan Metcalf

February 12, 2013


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Stage 3 water regulations adjust campus life Measures to conserve water in Wichita Falls have been in effect ever since the area drought began, but those measures may become even more restrictive as conditions continue to worsen. City council officially declared a stage 3 drought emergency last Wednesday as...

Blood drive stirs debate; screening excludes gays

Blood drive stirs debate; screening excludes gays

Brittney Cottingham

February 12, 2013


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Openly gay student turned away from donating blood Last Tuesday, a member of the Texas Blood Institute approached senior Daryl Smith to participate in a blood drive held on campus. After reading the blood donor education material, one question stopped Smith from saving a life. “Do not donate if y...

Student finds financial assistance, academic guidance

Student finds financial assistance, academic guidance

Brittney Cottingham

February 5, 2013


Filed under Campus, Local, News

After battling depression, senior finds her way back A student is giving back to the university after Midwestern assisted her when she needed it the most. After the death of her stepson last August, senior Janna Dalton was on thin ice. "Over the summer break, I had a very traumatic event in my life,...

Creager rocks D&D

Creager rocks D&D

Courtney Betts

February 5, 2013


Filed under A&E, Local

Texas Country favorite stops by Wichita Falls club Every Thursday, Denim and Diamonds features a country artist to perform for the Wichita Falls community. “The specific country band is chosen by corporate, and we just open our venue for them to play every week,” club Manager Jamie Lavery said. ...

University pushing social media links

University pushing social media links

Courtney Betts

February 5, 2013


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Officials encouraging students to engage with MSU through Twitter, other outlets. College students are seeking social web sites for their primary source of news and communication now more than ever. Social Stampede is a way for Midwestern State to engage with the students through social media. "We want to encourage more students to get involve...

College graduates see an increase in job market

Rhea Spencer

January 30, 2013


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Career Management Center prepares students for jobs post graduation While the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent last month, in Wichita Falls the percentage went up to 5.5 percent, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Students like Orisia Browne, a freshman in finance, find th...

Prices differ among Starbucks brewers

Prices differ among Starbucks brewers

The Wichitan

January 29, 2013


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Costs vary from Dillard College of Business Adminstration and local licensed Starbucks Siren, the infamous twin-tailed mermaid logo commonly seen on coffee cups and other gourmet beverages, came in to play when Starbucks was established in 1971. Now on a college campus, it’s rare to find a studen...

Young artist honored with scholarship

Young artist honored with scholarship

Courtney Betts

January 22, 2013


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Donor remembers daughter’s art with $500 scholarship Beginning this semester, Andrew Panter will be funding the Megan Panter Scholarship every fall and spring semester in memory of his daughter who died in a car accident Dec. 5. This scholarship allows the university to award $500 to one student from the art department during the spring semester ...

Texas petition to secede rises to 117,934 signatures

The Wichitan

December 4, 2012


Filed under Local, News

Texas attempted to secede from the United States in 1869 but lost to the Supreme Court decision of Texas v. White. Now, 143 years later, Texas is attempting again with an online petition. “There is a misnomer that the original treaty with the United States would allow Texas to secede, but this was...

Estes promises to improve colleges

The Wichitan

November 7, 2012


Filed under Local, News

Ruby Arriaga Staff writer Texas Sen. Craig Estes (R-Dist. 30) won his election Tuesday night, promising to secure the goals of college students and those seeking a higher education. Elizabeth White, legislative director for Estes, said during the 82nd legislative session that Estes voted in favo...

Frank plans to maintain job growth

The Wichitan

November 7, 2012


Filed under Local, News

Makayla Kinney Staff writer The de facto state representative for district 69, James Frank, a longtime Republican resident of Wichita Falls and a Rider High School graduate, disagrees with the amount of Texas funds spent on Medicaid. Frank hopes to improve regulations in Texas, which impacts the amou...

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