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Kappa Sigma takes on 30th annual Box-a-Thon

Carissa Johnson

November 16, 2017

As the chilly fall wind blew through campus last weekend, members of Kappa Sigma fraternity fought the cold to receive donations. Kappa Sigma hosted its 30th annual Box-a-Thon fundraiser from Nov. 10-12 on the corner of Taft and Hampstead. The members were encouraged to build a box for shelter and...

Diwali celebration signifies victory of light

latoya fondren, Reporter

November 12, 2017

Green, blue, yellow, purple, pink, white, and black beautifully designed sarees and dhotis filled the room as attendees made their way into the Sikes Lake Center. To celebrate and share their culture with others. The Indian student organization hosted its fifth annual Diwali event on Nov.4. Gyanes...

About 200 students celebrate Diwali

About 200 students celebrate Diwali

Herbert McCullough

November 7, 2017

To honor the Hindu celebration, the Midwestern Indian Students Association organized a Diwali, the Festival of Lights, celebration for students at the Sikes Lake Center on Nov. 4. Gyaneshwar Malba, computer science graduate student, explained that MISA has had a history of organizing Dawali for st...

Five hotspots to visit in downtown Wichita Falls

Five hotspots to visit in downtown Wichita Falls

Megan Baltusis

October 31, 2017

It's hard to ignore the chatter around campus about the amenities Wichita Falls has to offer — or rather, what it doesn't offer. "This town is boring." "There's nothing here." However, Wichita Falls offers a collection of town gems that are quickly generating steam among the community. From...

Trick-or-Treat: Time to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve

Justin Marquart

October 25, 2017

Halloween, the time of year when the sun goes sets earlier and it starts to get cold. The one night every year that people can wear costumes, no matter what they are, knock door-to-door and get free candy. People around campus have their own view on Halloween. “It's the most exciting ‘holiday’ for me...

Nightmare on 10th: a fearful fundraiser

Carissa Johnson

October 11, 2017

The Kappa Sigma fraternity fundraiser, Nightmare on 10th Street, has only been open one weekend. One weekend of clowns, ghouls, ghosts and serial killers. But in that one weekend, the fraternity members raised more than $600, with 130 people visiting, for the groups scholarship fund — which was...

Alumni showcased in local art exhibit

Alumni showcased in local art exhibit

Jeri Moore

October 11, 2017

On Oct. 7, an art exhibition titled Gray Matters transformed 9th Street Studio. Organized by National Alliance of Mental Illness members, their intention was to bring awareness of mental health issues to the local community and in memory of local resident Scott Brazil. "Everybody is touched by menta...

Rolling Plains chapter meeting to be held Tuesday

Oscar Cindo

September 29, 2017

An opportunity to help make a difference in the community has been brought to campus as Texas Master Naturalist Terry McKee will be hosting the second Rolling Plains chapter meeting on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in Bolin Hall in room 209. It's free and open to the public as educational subjects related to...

Food insecurity in Wichita Falls

Connor Floyd

September 20, 2017

With the vision of "hunger-free communities," the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank is hosting a food drive in honor of National Hunger Awareness Month, Sept. 22-23. Kincaid said, "with it being hunger awareness month, it's the time we focus more on hunger and try to get the community more involved. Year...

Science Café opens to a packed crowd at Frank and Joe’s

Science Café opens to a packed crowd at Frank and Joe’s

Brittany Hill

September 18, 2017

There was not an empty seat in sight as the College of Science and Mathematics kicked off the beginning of the Science Café with a huge success at Frank and Joe’s Coffee House on Sept. 14. “This is way better than what we were expecting. We were expecting maybe a couple dozen people and w...

Science Café to be held at Frank and Joe’s Coffee House

Science Café to be held at Frank and Joe’s Coffee House

Brittany Hill

September 13, 2017

The College of Science and Mathematics will be kicking off the beginning of a series of science cafés at Frank and Joe’s Coffee House from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14. “It is a series of science conversations between MSU faculty and the broader community,” Dean of the College of Scien...

Speakers fight against hatred through rally

Speakers fight against hatred through rally

Herbert McCullough

September 5, 2017

Indivisible Wichita Falls partnered with Kalli Root, English junior, and PRIDE to host the Resist Hate rally at the Sunwatcher Plaza on Sept. 1. Root invited three speakers to the rally: Nathan Jun, associate professor of philosophy, Mel Martinez, pastor at Metropolitan Community Church, and Claudi...

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