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For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

Lane Riggs

February 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha Psi Omega as a fundraiser for First Step, Inc., Ms. Foundation, and INCITE! The reception at 7 p.m. ...

Couple’s galleries incorporate nature into pieces

Couple’s galleries incorporate nature into pieces

Lane Riggs

February 8, 2017


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The opening reception held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art on Feb. 3 at 6-8 p.m. featured the works of Sherry Giryotas and Phillip Shore, whose work looks to focus on the natural world. As her paintings looked at observations of the environment, his sculptures tried to describe the relationship be...

Financial aid informs incoming students, parents

Financial aid informs incoming students, parents

Leonardo Gonzalez

February 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News, Uncategorized

About 50 students and parents gathered in the Comanche Suites Feb. 7 to learn about the availability of financial aid and the admission requirements for incoming students.The Financial Aid Night’s main speaker, Kathy Pennartz-Browning, director of financial aid, made her presentation visible to the audie...

Student turns lifestyle into career

Student turns lifestyle into career

Leonardo Gonzalez

February 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News, Sports

From bodybuilding to school work to making YouTube videos for the world to see, Avery Whaite, mass communication senior, said he sees his lifestyle as a passion that will help build his future. With "stress" up to his shoulders, Whaite goes to the gym to escape that mentality. He said he enjoys getting stories, gathe...

WFISD and MSU collaborate to hold MacGyver Fair

WFISD and MSU collaborate to hold MacGyver Fair

Caleb Martin

January 27, 2017


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The Wichita Falls Independent School District and MSU came together on Jan. 26 for the MacGyver Fair at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art to promote the school district’s integration of Science Technology Engineering Art and Technology program, or STEAM. More than 300 people showed up to witness ...

Gallery brings awareness to city and Native American history

Lane Riggs

January 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

The opening reception for "Secrets in Life and Death," by Cheyenne and Arapaho artist Hock Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds, will be on Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. During the reception, Heap of Birds will host an informal talk after which the floor will be open to questions. Heap of Birds is a multi-disciplinary ar...

202 attend Women’s March on The Falls

202 attend Women’s March on The Falls

Caleb Martin

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Feature, Local, News

A group of 202 women, men and children of the Texoma area gathered in Wichita Falls the morning of  Jan. 24 to take place in the Women's March on The Falls, a sister march to the women's march on Washington, D.C. The women's march in the District of Columbia and its sister marches would be rega...

Jesse Brown wins uncontested bid for city council

Jesse Brown wins uncontested bid for city council

Michelle Dickey

November 9, 2016


Filed under Local, News

It can seem like Wichita Falls City Council position is just being handed to unopposed candidate Jesse Brown, but this isn't something he is taking lightly.Brown graduated in 2016 with a degree in criminal justice, is working on his master's degree and works on campus as coordinator of student organizat...

International view: America overlooks choice

International view: America overlooks choice

Jeanette Perry

November 8, 2016


Filed under Local, News

From the Caribbean Islands to Sri Lanka. From India to Zimbabwe. International students at Midwestern represent 54 countries, and many come from countries with different backgrounds but the common opinion that they share is that we should be happy that we have choice, even if we do not like the choices ...

MSU alum Santellana wins mayoral seat

MSU alum Santellana wins mayoral seat

Dewey Cooper

November 8, 2016


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Stephen Santellana was accompanied by more than 60 people at the Wichita Falls Country Club Tuesday night while they waited for the election results to be announced. Hopeful spirits — accompanied by spirits — filled the air in anticipation, and at 10:06 p.m. the hopeful thoughts became reality."I...

Jesse Brown: the man behind the city council candidate

Jesse Brown: the man behind the city council candidate

Michelle Dickey

November 2, 2016


Filed under Local, News

Jesse Brown, 22, is running unopposed for City Council in Wichita Falls. If elections go as planned, Brown may be the youngest city councilman Wichita Falls has had.Brown graduated last spring with a degree in criminal justice and now works at the university as Coordinator of Student Organizations and Leadership Programming.“I even have this fax number; I mean how many people ...

Empty Bowls are full of hope

Empty Bowls are full of hope

Jeromy Stacy

October 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Local, News

The fifth annual Empty Bowls event, held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, does more than just raise money for the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.Bob Barrow, artist and volunteer at the event, said, "It's a great city event and it is going to help people."Forty  students and non students made clay ...

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