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‘Because together, we are strong’

‘Because together, we are strong’

Chloe Phillips

September 4, 2017

Peaceful protesting, powerful speeches on resisting hate and the apparent subjectivity of hate speech. The Resist Hate Rally, sponsored by Indivisible Wichita Falls and PRIDE, was spearheaded by Kalli Root, English junior. The rally, entitled "Resist Hate" due to Root's peaceful intentions, was i...

Behind the scenes at Hotter ‘N Hell

Behind the scenes at Hotter ‘N Hell

Sarah Graves

August 30, 2017

The annual Hotter 'N Hell 100 is a three day event with bike races and a trade show that attracts people to the city over Aug. 25-27. With over 10,000 riders participating in the event, planning and coordinating the event is no menial task. There are more than 100 committee members that put on t...

Resist Hate rally to be held Friday

Resist Hate rally to be held Friday

Kara McIntyre

August 29, 2017

In response to the events of Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, English junior Kalli Root has planned a Resist Hate rally for Friday, Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Sunwatcher Plaza. She wanted this to be a peaceful rally against hatred and bigotry. "I just thought it was ridiculous, seeing the u...

Alumni return to race through Hotter ‘N Hell

Alumni return to race through Hotter ‘N Hell

Tyler Manning

August 29, 2017

Four hours, extreme heat and an open road. That is what a day cycling in Hotter'N Hell entails for those who choose to ride in the 100 mile race. This race is also an opportunity for many in the Wichita Falls community to come together and race including MSU students and faculty. This year three MSU...

Rest stops provide break for cyclists

Rest stops provide break for cyclists

Herbert McCullough

August 29, 2017

There were 21 rest stops available for the cyclists racing in Hotter 'N Hell 100 on Aug. 25-27, aided by more than 2,000 volunteers. Dail Neely, rest stop coordinator, said the goal of the rest stops is to keep the cyclists hydrated and safe. "One [goal] is to make sure they are hydrated an...

Hotter ‘N Hell off to rainy start

Kara McIntyre

August 25, 2017

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Which foreign language should you study?

Which foreign language should you study?

Abby Jetton

May 12, 2017

When studying a foreign language, students don't just learn the language. Students will learn about the culture and the geography of the area as well. It's a whole package and larger than just words. MSU currently offers three different foreign languages for students to study: French, Spanish, and German. ...

Birds in Art exhibition to open May 4

Birds in Art exhibition to open May 4

Natasha Chipangura

May 4, 2017

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art will present Birds in Art, a touring exhibition organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wasau, Wisconsin. The exhibition will be on view from May 4 through June 24, and will feature 60 artworks in a variety of media and stylistic approaches. Danny B...

Wichita Falls battles human, sex trafficking

Wichita Falls battles human, sex trafficking

Cortney Wood

May 2, 2017

If she doesn’t earn him $1,000 tonight, she won’t get dinner. She has to turn at least two more “tricks,” or “daddy” won’t let her go to bed. She’s serviced three “Johns” already, but it’s still not enough to earn her time to sleep before she has to get back on the circuit  in ...

Pat’s wins in the hunt for the best burger around

Pat’s wins in the hunt for the best burger around

Taylor Morrison

April 11, 2017

Many questions have plagued mankind throughout its existence. Always at the forefront of philosophy, we ask questions like, "Why are we here?," "Where did we come from?" and "What is the purpose of life?" Cursed with curiosity, mankind has searched for countless answers to countless questions. Finally,...

Dillard gets a new dean

Dillard gets a new dean

Natasha Chipangura

April 10, 2017

Jeff Stambaugh, associate professor of management, believes that there are two sides to the coin of taking on a new responsibility. Stambaugh will be the new dean for the Dillard College of Business Administration as of fall 2017, following former dean Terry Patton's retirement. ''Anybody who follows Te...

Eli Young Band helps close out D&D concerts

Eli Young Band helps close out D&D concerts

Kara McIntyre

April 5, 2017

Answering the phone with a raspy, tired voice, Mike Eli of Eli Young Band admitted he partied a little too hard the night before. "I'm a little hungover, if we're being honest," Eli said in between laughs. Eli Young Band, American contemporary country music band, has been performing in Wichita Falls ...

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