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Coliseum parking causes conflict on campus

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 17, 2019

In and out. Faculty, staff and students. Residents and commuters. In and out. Everyday the parking spaces on campus wait to be filled. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, said his officers use a formula of decided ratios to make sure all people have a place to park. Each year the police officers go...

Alumni removed from athletic fields on campus

Micah Wilson, Reporter

April 17, 2019

On a sunny afternoon in March, a group of friends decided to head to the athletic fields on campus for a friendly game of Ultimate. These friends consisted of both current students and recent graduates. The players began their casual game, just like they did during their college years, only to have t...

The Last Lecture: Dr. Richard Simpson

The Last Lecture: Dr. Richard Simpson

Alana Earle, Reporter

April 16, 2019

In September 2007 Randy Pausch, former computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University gave a speech affectionately titled, "The Last Lecture". In which, he spoke about his time as a professor and reflected on life lessons after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Since then, campuses...

Theater students produce one-act plays

Theater students produce one-act plays

Joseph Rader, Reporter

April 16, 2019

At the Bea Wood Studio Theater on April 13, at 7:30 p.m. students from theater were performing six different plays. Tickets for the showing were $5. Once you bought a ticket a program of the night was handed out. Then you seated yourself and wait for the show to begin. Fifty-four Students, faculty a...

Students awarded more than $50 million in financial aid last year

Students awarded more than $50 million in financial aid last year

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

April 16, 2019

College isn't cheap and costs aren't going down. To help from going into debt, students depend on financial aid. This year, about 76 percent of the student population received some form of financial aid, $59.4 million in total. "There’s always been a saying that every year millions of dollars go...

Philosophy Club members discuss a modern day villain

Philosophy Club members discuss a modern day villain

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Students slowly filled 30 seats in Prothro-Yeager Hall on April 11, anticipating the philosophy forum about Thanos, the main antagonist for the Avengers movie, Avengers: Infinity War and continues to be in the upcoming, Avengers: Endgame. Three overarching questions divided the forum for students to analyze and openly discuss. Nathan Conard, Engl...

Lone Star Conference changes cause budget troubles for softball

Andrew Murray, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Seven new teams will be joining the Lone Star Conference this fall which spells trouble for some teams. With the new schools coming into the conference, only six of them have softball teams. This change only causes more expenses, than new competition though. This is because the softball team usu...

Riker’s Game coming to MSU

Monique Fields, Reporter

April 12, 2019

For only $5 student will be able to experience Riker's Game on April 11, 12 and 13 from 5-10 p.m. in Wichita I&II, brought by the National Society of Black Engineers. Riker's Game is an escape room inspired game created by a 2014 graduate of Computer Science and Math who said he wishes to be referred to as "Rellety R...

Playing volleyball helps Greeks bond

Kyla Budgewater, Reporter

April 12, 2019

Bump. Set. Spike. As Greek Week progressed, the three Greek councils hosted a volleyball tournament April 8 at 7.pm. in the Wellness Center. "I didn't expect to have as much fun at the volleyball tournaments I did. Since we are a part of the Cultural Greek Council we don't interact with the ...

PRIDE hosts third annual drag show

PRIDE hosts third annual drag show

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

April 11, 2019

People Respecting Identity Diversity for Everyone  hosted a drag show on April 9 as part of Inclusion Now! for about 60 audience members and 12 performers. The pre-sale price was $5 and it was $7 at the door. Teneshia Gold, exercise physiology freshman and PRIDE member, said, "I've never been to o...

Bilingual Education Student Organization hosts ‘Which Way Home’ screening

Sky Barron, Reporter

April 11, 2019

As a part of Inclusion Now! week, the Bilingual Education Student Organization screened the “Which Way Home” documentary which shows the personal side of migration to the United States through the eyes of children. The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they travel t...

First Christian Church hosts Mustangs Meal for student-athletes

First Christian Church hosts Mustangs Meal for student-athletes

Micah Wilson, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Nothing gets the attention of a student-athlete like the words “free” and “food” and First Christian Church is providing both of them. Knowing college athletes struggle to balance time and finances, the church found a practical way to help students out. On April 3, leaders of the church gathere...

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