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9/11 remembrance

The Sheppard Air Force Base Honor Guard presenting the colors Sunday evening. (Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

The Wichitan

September 14, 2011

 Story by Josh Hayter Over one hundred MSU students, faculty and staff gathered at a candlelight vigil in Sunwatcher Plaza on Sunday evening in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors by Sheppard Air Force Base Honor Guard. The pledge of al...

Former NYPD captain revisits 9/11 experience

A PowerPoint slide shown Monday evening during Capt. James Albrecht's presentation. (Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

The Wichitan

September 13, 2011

Story by Josh Hayter Capt. Jimmy Albrecht of the New York Police Department remembers growing up in Queens and taking trips to Manhattan with his father, where they watched as the World Trade Center was being built. He never dreamed he would watch it fall. On that day ten years ago, Albrecht was a New York City Police officer in command of 30...

Squeaky Clean

MSU community members help clean up trash from Sikes Lake. (Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

Brittney Cottingham

September 13, 2011

Everyone from elementary students to MSU students to senior citizens pitched in Saturday morning to beautify Sikes Lake after a blistering summer drought. The sixth annual clean up broke records this year with over 200 volunteers who collected over 4,000 pounds of trash – 2 tons of refuge. Last...

Married duo unearths Texas trading history

The Wichitan

September 13, 2011

Story by Donace Wilkinson The husband-and-wife team Walt and Isabel Davis, who helped to unearth a buried city and wrote a book about their meanderings across Texas, will kick off MSU’s 11th annual Speakers and Issues Series on Sept. 22. This is the Davis’ second formal discussion of their book, ...

Outed ex-spy to tell story of betrayal

Former U.S. CIA operative Valerie Plame pictured in France last fall. Photo courtesy

Chris Collins

September 13, 2011

Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA agent who specialized in recruiting spies, was put in jeopardy by the nation she served for many years. She was publicly exposed, betrayed by her own government. The times and dates of her service, along with the specific locations, are classified. Most of the information on the 48-year-old’s work in Europe, Asia and Afr...

Paradiso

Members of the CSO displayed the fashion elements of the Carribean culture at Saturdays launch, Paradiso.

Brittney Cottingham

September 13, 2011

Almost 200 students got a sneak peek of what’s in store for this years Caribfest with a launch event entitled Paradiso on Saturday night. “Caribbean culture is foreign to the Wichita Falls community, so the launch is important for them to learn about it before Caribfest takes place,” Caribfest Committee Chair Aziza Lake said. Paradiso f...

Artist to share unique take on terror attacks

'Mama, Mama, Look at the Plane' by Restituto Paris, Jr.

Chris Collins

September 7, 2011

  When he watched an airplane loaded with passengers smash into the South Tower of the World Trade Center building from his modest apartment in the Bronx, Restituto Paris, Jr. didn’t quite believe it had happened. “It was pretty surreal,” he said. “It was almost like someone was...

Jazz-ercise

Jasmine Ellis at 92.9 NIN. Photo by Kaja Banas-Salsman

Tolu Agunbiade

September 7, 2011

"Where’s Jazz?” Jasmine Ellis could be anywhere. At the moment, it’s 9 p.m. The only sustenance the mass communication major has had all day is Chex Mix and a burrito she washed down with a Red Bull in the 92.9 NIN parking lot. 92.9 is the radio station where she’s been DJing three days a week. It’s her second time ...

Campus safety a priority, chief says

Campus safety a priority, chief says

Brittney Cottingham

September 7, 2011

MSU Chief of Police Dan Williams wants to improve campus safety. For starters, seven light poles and fixtures were added over the summer, costing $58,000. They were placed to light up high traffic areas from Clark Student Center and Redwine to the dorms and apartments along Louis J. Rodriguez. “It was just so dark (in that area) that we’ve had...

Campus to commemorate 9/11 Sunday

Two men walking toward the sun at the 9/11 memorial at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Photo by Kevin Wexler/MCT

The Wichitan

September 7, 2011

By Josh Hayter An airplane crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Black smoke billows into the blue, New York City skyline. Chaos. Confusion. Another airplane bombards the South Tower of the trading complex. Shock. Fear. Anger.  Both towers crumble to the ground in a cloud ...

English profs say no more D’s in classes

The Wichitan

September 2, 2011

Story by Donace Wilkinson As part of a new policy adopted by MSU this semester, a ‘D’ will no longer be accepted as a passing grade for students who take freshman English. The policy was approved last spring after the Academic Council voted unanimously to hold students to a higher standard....

Possum Kingdom Lake fire 50 percent contained

A golf course is surrounded by burned-out homes and scorched grass and trees in this aerial photograph taken near Possum Kingdom Lake, Palo Pinto County, Texas on Thursday, September 1, 2011. (Ian McVea/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

The Wichitan

September 1, 2011

  By Terry Evans Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas (MCT) Sept. 01--The Possum Kingdom fire is less aggressive Thursday, but still only about 50 percent contained, officials said. Firefighting experts were optimistic that the worst may be over, but weren't able to speculate how much...

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