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GOP debates to continue Wednesday

The Wichitan

November 8, 2011

By David Lightman / MCT Republican presidential candidates will debate Wednesday night for the first time since Herman Cain became controversial, Rick Perry unveiled his optional flat-tax plan and Mitt Romney explained in detail how he’d reduce budget deficits. Cain, who scheduled a news conferenc...

Student arrested on trespassing charge

Student arrested on trespassing charge

Chris Collins

November 8, 2011

An MSU student was arrested by campus police Monday for criminal trespassing, after ordering a motorist to drive him to Mexico. Twenty-year-old Stanley Umoh, who lives in Pierce, entered a occupied vehicle parked in front of a residence on the 2100 block of Clarinda, according to Jeff Hughes, public...

MSU online courses gaining popularity

MSU online courses gaining popularity

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

By Rachel Helms Online courses taken by students looking to obtain a  bachelor’s or master’s degree from Midwestern have grown by 2,789 students since they started 13 years ago. “As of Spring 2011, 171 students were taking purely online courses,” James Morris, WebCT technician said....

Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

Connectives of all human beings, the spirit, and vibrant colors are portrayed in the art work by Amy Cordova. The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery is currently displaying the works of Amy Cordova and Dan Enger. Cordova’s pieces depict beauty and peace because humans deal with so much sorrow in the world....

This week in photos

(Photo by Kristina Davidson)

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

Roger Hinesh spoke to students Thursday during Alcohol Awareness Week with the presentation, “From Addiction to Redemption.” The Counseling Center, Housing and Residence Life, Student Development and Orientation and University Wellness gave various programs to give students a better understand...

Harassment charges rock Cain campaign

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The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

By Mark Barabak / MCT Herman Cain was already struggling with the leap from campaign novelty to serious presidential contender when he was hit with sexual harassment charges. The contradictory statements he made in his defense seem likely to fan rather than quell the controversy. Heightenin...

Perry’s tax plan would aid wealthy Americans

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

By Steven Thomma / MCT Rick Perry’s proposed optional flat tax would be a windfall for wealthier Americans, giving millionaires an average tax cut of $637,418, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Research Center released Monday. While the tax cuts would be greatest at the top of th...

Gay-straight alliance resurfaces on campus

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

By Icis Morton The Gay-Straight Alliance has been silent at MSU for the past two years, but is back with a  slight adjustment to the organization’s name. Now called the  P.R.O.U.D (Protecting the Right of Others, Unity and Diversity) Gay-Straight Alliance, the organization is made up of st...

Lockdown at Pierce ends after two days

(Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

Chris Collins

November 1, 2011

By Chris Collins and Elascha Davila-Hicks Pierce Hall residents were placed on lockdown Oct. 24 after some residents were caught sneaking girls into the dorm after hours. They were captured on videotape propping doors open so that the females could bypass the curfew rule. As punishment, housin...

Creature Crawl

Creature Crawl

Brittney Cottingham

November 1, 2011

Zombie Crawlers help 5K runners stay motivated through the streets of downtown Wichita Falls Shoot the brain, kill the zombie. The Wichita Falls Zombie Crawl and 5K Run was a bloodthirsty success, raising $7,450 over the weekend. More than 1,200 people, from the MSU and Wichita Falls communitie...

Kay Dillard spurs building projects

Kay Dillard spurs building projects

Chris Collins

November 1, 2011

Kay Dillard, a prominent donor who has given millions of dollars to the university, has issued a challenge to MSU administrators. She said she’ll give $2.5 million to pay off half the remaining balance the university owes on the Dillard College of Business Administration – but only if MSU can...

Happy trails

One segment of the newly finished bike trail in Wichita Falls. (Photo by Loren Eggenschwiler)

The Wichitan

October 25, 2011

Wichita Falls recently finished a bike trail running from Lucy Park to Jaci Park, a 14.9-mile route. The project has cost taxpayers about $9 million. By Caden Burros Whether it’s for fitness or a daily commute, trailblazing students are saddling up and taking their bikes out to the recently c...

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