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Red River Photography Club seeks to improve its skills and community

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

March 6, 2020

On the second Tuesday of every month at the Kemp Center for the Arts, the Red River Photography Club gathers to present its recent photoshoot, learn new skills through member-to-member interaction, or from a guest speaker. RRPC provides service to the community as a local organization of photographers...

Annual ‘Safe Spring Break’ event brings party education

Omar Combie, Graphic Designer

March 6, 2020

To educate students on health and safety practices for the spring break, Residence Life and Housing will be hosting a “Safe Spring Break” event on March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Legacy courtyard. “Sometimes spring break can have a negative connotation, where you go out and party and do all sorts...

Inmates assist with the demolition of acquired property

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

March 5, 2020

After its approximately $3 million purchase, construction on the property at 2733 Midwestern Pkwy has begun with the help of local inmates. They are performing demolition in collaboration with Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. Originally a Bank of America business, the building is having walls removed to allow for warehouse storage in two-th...

A day in the life: President Suzanne Shipley

Dr. Shipley

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

March 4, 2020

It’s 6 a.m. and as the sun slowly inches across the sky, her eyes gently open. The faint noises from her dogs crack through the morning silence as they hear their food clang against the metal bowls. President Suzanne Shipley’s day has just begun. After she spends time with her dogs, she challenges...

Title IX Coordinator search: an update of where we are now

Keith Lamb

Christian Evans, Reporter

March 4, 2020

Midwestern State University has been operating without an effective Title IX Coordinator for the last two months. The former Title IX Coordinator, Rachael Fornof, was at MSU for about a year and a half and left the campus in early December of last year due to the relocation of her husband to a different...

Search set to begin for new MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center Director

Syreeta Green

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

Midwestern State is still searching for a new Director of the MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center (formerly the Director of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs) after Dr. Syreeta Greene's departure. Dr. Greene moved on to become the Dean of Students at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and...

Amnesty International spreads awareness of human rights and social justice

Amnesty International

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

March 3, 2020

The Amnesty International campus chapter focuses on spreading awareness of human rights and social justice throughout campus.  “Amnesty International is the largest human rights organization in the entire world; it is an international non-governmental organization. It has offices from more than 50 countr...

Parcel lockers back in service

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Due to technical issues, the parcel lockers in the Clark Student Center have been out of service but have been repaired and are back in service as of March 2.  “For like a month [it's been out of service]. It happens when the Wi-Fi goes out, but when [the lockers] work they're great,” Kelli Ba...

UN declares 2020 ‘over’ after just two months

UN Secretary of Panic

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

Due to the incredibly long and horrific nature of the first two months of the year 2020, scientists and politicians at a recent United Nations summit have declared the year is over and 2021 will arrive shortly. "We were all sitting around, talking about all the horrible things that have happened in...

Candidates for the 2020 Presidential election

@020 Presidential candidates

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

February 26, 2020

Democratic Candidates:   Joseph Biden Jr. Joe Biden registered as an independent in 1968 but changed to the Democratic party when he ran for and won the New Castle County Council. Biden had a long political career before accepting President Obama’s invitation to run on his ticket in the 2008 Presidential elections. Being Biden’s third...

How, where and when to vote in Texas

VOTE

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

February 26, 2020

How to vote When you arrive at the polling place, you will be asked to present one of the seven acceptable forms of photo identification, unless you are a voter with a permanent exemption on your voter registration certificate. If you do not possess a form of acceptable photo identification and you cannot reasonably obtain one, show a supp...

PRIDE proposes bill for greater access to condoms

Condom

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

February 24, 2020

PRIDE presented a bill to make condoms more accessible to students at the Student Government Association meeting on Feb. 18. “I think giving students accessible access to [condoms] can reduce the negatives that might come with unprotective sex,” Adrienne Hill, sociology senior, said. The bil...

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