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Poop – MSU is for the birds this winter

Poop – MSU is for the birds this winter

Brittney Cottingham

February 15, 2012

Birds have been wreaking havoc on sophomore Karen McClain’s campus life all week. It’s also costing her money. “I’ve gotten my car washed three times this week,” McClain said. “When I go to my car after class, it is covered in white. This isn’t like Angry Birds. It’s beginning to become a problem.” ...

MSU caps overload hours for faculty

Chris Collins

February 15, 2012

A new university edict capping teaching loads at 15 hours has some professors and students fuming. The rule was implemented by Provost Dr. Alisa White a month shy of the spring 2012 semester, sending some department chairs scrambling to implement the changes. Although the directive is campus wide,...

Hotbed

Chris Collins

February 8, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians waited with bated breath for the announcement in mid-February 2011. Hosni Mubarak, the brutal Egyptian president, announced Feb. 11 that he would step down from his 30-year post. He resigned his power to the military. It was a sign of the times. In the following...

Counselors help students kick test anxiety to the curb

Counselors help students kick test anxiety to the curb

Brittney Cottingham

February 8, 2012

Some students think college tests are too hard. Others have a habit of falling asleep while reading from a textbook. But many students at the Counseling Center’s Taming Your Test Anxiety workshop said simply going blank when the test is given out was the sole problem. “By doing workshops, we can provide this informa...

Speaker lures MSU students to the dark side

Speaker lures MSU students to the dark side

The Wichitan

February 8, 2012

By Josh Hayter Students have no idea what’s going on in the economy. Downtown distractions and diligent studies keep them from seeing what’s going on in the real world. And according to Bloomberg economist Richard Yamarone, the real world is scary. Yamarone is an economist with more than two deca...

UGROW aids students, faculty in campus-wide research projects

UGROW aids students, faculty in campus-wide research projects

Chris Collins

February 7, 2012

Zach Evett, a mechanical engineering student at MSU, is a changed man. He used to study his major in a vacuum – he had no idea that mechanical engineering could be applied other academic disciplines. But then he agreed to participate in UGROW. Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Summ...

Students give cold shoulder to CMC

Students give cold shoulder to CMC

Brittney Cottingham

February 7, 2012

MSU students are missing out when it comes to planning for their future. That’s the consensus of the Career Management Center staff, who host four major career-related events each year. The staff also conducts resume workshops and preps seniors for life after graduation. Students, however, aren’t ...

Three-alarm fire damages French Quarter

Three-alarm fire damages French Quarter

Brittney Cottingham

February 7, 2012

Senior Moody Ihmedian came close to losing everything he owned when a fire broke out at French Quarter Apartments Sunday. “It could have been worse,” Ihmedian said. “The firemen did their job and ensured no one got hurt. It was scary.” Eight other MSU students weren’t so lucky. The...

Part of a new era

Part of a new era

The Wichitan

February 1, 2012

Story by Rachel Freeze In late October, the people of Tunisia were able to publicly vote their concerns and disagreements with the government without fear of persecution for the very first time. This meant a lot to Dr. Salim Azzouz, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at MSU. Azzouz ...

Students sign up for alternative Spring Break

Students sign up for alternative Spring Break

Stefan Atanassov

February 1, 2012

Most students will spend their Spring Breaks drinking, partying and hanging out with friends. This isn’t the case, however, for 20 MSU students who will spend the holiday cleaning up the Gulf Coast area in Biloxi, Miss. The students will participate in the event, which is sponsored by the United Way Worldwide, from Mar...

MSU senior writes book, restores faith

MSU senior writes book, restores faith

Brittney Cottingham

February 1, 2012

Student author learns about love and faith the hard way after being thrown in jail  Four years ago, MSU senior Hermion Chiddick, 32, was locked in a jail in Orlando, Fla. She still remembers the foul smell of her cell, the coldness of the concrete floors and the hardness of her bed. Crack addict...

Psychology clinic seeks new student clientele

Brittney Cottingham

January 31, 2012

Midwestern’s psychology clinic is seeking new clients. There is no charge for students, staff, faculty and immediate family. Services available vary from stress management to anxiety disorders and mild depression. This program is not only beneficial to students and the community, but also...

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