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MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights continues 44-year tradition

MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights continues 44-year tradition

Alana Earle, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights originally began in the 1920's as a collection of decorations on a newly-wed's lawn, became a way to spread holiday cheer to thousands of people who visit the showcase. Dirk Welch, MSU-Burns FOL coordinator, said, "Its [Fantasy Of Lights] purpose is to provide a...

Annual research forum Thursday

Annual research forum Thursday

Jason Wilson, Reporter

November 13, 2018


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About 140 people will participate in the 11th Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum to showcase the results of a semester or more research or development of creative activities. The forum will take place on Nov. 15 in the Clark Student Center from 9 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. “It sta...

Spanish Club hosting Speed Spanglish conversation table

Shaila Botello, Reporter

November 6, 2018


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The Spanish Club will be hosting its second Conversation Table "Speed Spanglish" event on Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in Comanche inside the Clark Student Center. "The purpose of this event is for students to practice their Spanish, but we don’t want them to feel like they’re in a classroom," Norma Castro, Sp...

MY THOUGHTS: Experience the Yogurt Journey

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

October 17, 2018


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Yogurt Journey or Yojo, is a popular frozen yogurt store that provides a clean, calm atmosphere where students and others can socialize, study, and have a good time. At 49 cents an ounce, Yojo provides a more affordable price for frozen yogurt than similar vendors. "We want to provide the best experience...

Dominica, Antigua take the crown at Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant

Dominica, Antigua take the crown at Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant

Alana Earle, Reporter

October 9, 2018


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Gold, glitz and glamour coated the night in Akin Auditorium that would make Jay Gatsby envious as the annual Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant leaned into "The Great Gatsby" theme. The festivity, part of the Caribfest, allowed students in the Caribbean Student Organization to showcase the vibrant culture and unite the students from the various islands in the Caribbean in jus...

Meteorologist: Social media has changed my job

Meteorologist: Social media has changed my job

Luke Bryant, Reporter

October 5, 2018


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Ken Johnson, First Alert meteorologist for Channel 6 News, spoke about his position, responsibilities, and how social media played a role with each in the Legacy Multipurpose Room for the last session of the Social Media Day  “I got into this business because I love weather,” Johnson said. ...

Kappa Alpha and Muscular Dystrophy Association raise $25,000

Tommy Chhe, Reporter

October 2, 2018


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Kappa Alpha and the Muscular Dystrophy Association raised $25,000 for kids and adults diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscular-debilitating diseases on Sept. 12 at the Lake Center. Small and big businesses and community leaders within Wichita Falls went for the cause of donat...

‘Extremities’: an opportunity to discuss mature issues

Shaila Botello, Reporter

September 17, 2018


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After the original student director stepped down, Drew Davison, a 2017 Midwestern State graduate, led four student actors through William Mastrosimone's "Extremities." Davison said, “Someone else had chosen the play and I just kind of picked it up.” A play for mature audiences only, it touches...

Lemonade Day helps young entrepreneurs

Lemonade Day helps young entrepreneurs

Justin Marquart, Latoya Fondren, and Chloe Phillips

May 8, 2018


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More than 50 lemonade stands popped up all around Wichita Falls for Lemonade Day on May 5, a day where elementary students became young entrepreneurs. Around 300 elementary students have been preparing for the event for a month with the help of students in the entrepreneurship and management of small...

Paleontologist to give lecture April 12

Paleontologist to give lecture April 12

Taylor Robinson, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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For those interested in learning about dinosaurs and fossils, dinosaur paleontologist Scott Sampson will be hosting a lecture "Dinosaurs of the Lost Continent" in Bolin Hall Room 100 at 3:30 p.m on April 12. Sampson is a famous dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator and an advocator for nature....

Students, faculty members present at ISA

Students, faculty members present at ISA

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

April 10, 2018


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[Editor's note: In the interest of full disclosure, Herbert McCullough presented at the International Studies Association conference.] Three students and four professors presented at the International Studies Association conference in San Francisco from April 4-7. Steven Garrison, chair of the p...

Imagine graduation helps to leave seniors stress free

Imagine graduation helps to leave seniors stress free

brittni vilandre

March 6, 2018


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With spring graduation right around the corner, seniors gathered in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suite on March 6 to attend the one stop shop for all graduating seniors, Imagine Graduation. Imagine Graduation coordinator, Kayla Brixey said she feels this semesters Imagine Graduation went bet...

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