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‘Extremities’: an opportunity to discuss mature issues

Shaila Botello, Reporter

September 17, 2018

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

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

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

[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

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...

Free speech defends all views

Markell Braxton-Johnson

February 27, 2018

A major function of college is to train us for our chosen careers and prepare us for the tough trials adult life will throw our way. In general, universities do a worthwhile job of giving students academic and professional tools to develop into productive, contributing members of society. However, on...

Decision of school colors

Taylor Robinson

December 13, 2017

Students, faculty, staff and fans proudly supported maroon and gold for 90 years but one of those colors can be seen to change over a period of time. In 1922, the university was founded the school colors were maroon and white.The sports teams around that time including golf, tennis and unofficially...

PRIDE hosts movie night that challenges gender stereotypes

Herbert McCullough

December 13, 2017

To discuss stereotypes and challenge gender role, People Respecting Identity and Diversity for Everyone members organized a Mulan movie night in Apache area in the Clark Student Center on Nov. 9. According to Lia Wiley, senator of PRIDE and radiology sophomore, this screening had lower attendance ...

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Mia Heck

December 6, 2017

Until Friday Dec 8, Sigma Nu will be selling hot coffee and hot chocolate in the Clark Student Center to help raise money bring more positivity to their fraternity. “We are planning on hosting a philanthropy event where we bring bubble soccer to campus and the money raised today will help with that cost,” Leland Creel, business manag...

Las Posada brings inclusivity, culture to campus

Herbert McCullough

December 3, 2017

The Bilingual Education Student Organization members and Omega Delta Phi, Inc. members organized Las Posada at MSU for the community in Wichita Falls at 6 p.m. in the Clark Student Center Atrium. Patricia Ramirez, bilingual education senior and BESO president, explained the religious importance of Las...

The future is not set in stone

Brittany Hill, Reporter

November 29, 2017

Before every student graduates from a college or university, they must do one thing - declare a major. While it is possible for a student to attend college with their entire future planned out and knowing exactly what they're going to do with their degree and career, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 80 percent of students in the United States change their majors at least once. ...

Wellness center offers personal training for everyone

Wellness center offers personal training for everyone

Taylor Robinson, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Recreational Sports and Wellness Center is now providing one-on-one sessions to work with a personal trainer including a paid service. The personal training has different packages offered, varying in prices. Package one starts off with $20 flat fee and one assessment. Package two is $25 per session...

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