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Sex facts most students don’t know about

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

February 5, 2020

Sexually Transmitted Infection Stats: One in two sexually active persons will contract an STI by age 25. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year in this country, half of those among young people aged 15–24. Even thoug...

Shooting at Texas A&M Commerce raises eyebrows for on campus safety

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

February 4, 2020

Two women have died and a child was treated for injuries following a shooting at Texas A&M University - Commerce. The incident took place in Pride Rock Residence Hall just before 10:20 a.m. Feb. 3. According to the Commerce University Police Department, the shooting appeared to be a targeted, isolated...

A day in the life- Jaylon Williams

Jaylon Williams

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Life after graduation, though it’s meant to be a time filled with excitement as students finally acquire the chance to create an entirely new identity outside of being a student, it can also be, for many students, a time of apprehension or fear. Life is unpredictable and, for many graduates, facing...

Sexual education benefits everyone

Gabriella Solis, Reporter

February 3, 2020

MSU Texas has over 5,000 undergraduate students from 44 states and 54 countries; the diversity is incredible. With this diversity in demographics comes diversity in sex education, or in some cases, lack thereof. It is valuable to engage in the discourse surrounding “taboo” topics such as LGBTQ+ sexual be...

A speedy new way to make friends

Speed friending

Kristin Silva and Amos Perkins

February 3, 2020

The room buzzed with the sounds of 24 students asking each other questions regarding their personal interests. Pre-formatted questions laid spread across the square of tables in the Legacy Multipurpose Room for those participating in campus's first-ever "speed friending" event put on by the E.P.I.C....

Fazmoz: A taste of the Caribbean in the south

Fazmoz: A taste of the Caribbean in the south

Jeri Moore, Business Manager

February 3, 2020

Fazmoz is a new addition to the Wichita Falls international food scene. Located at 2611 Plaza Pkwy, this new Carribean fare is a great way to think of warm and balmy places while the Texas weather toys with our seasonal sensibilities. The Lyn's Jerk Chicken Burger is a marinated and grilled chicken...

The dog in the window

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 3, 2020

Some students look to counseling and medication to help cope with the struggles of college life, but these students found comfort in their four-legged friends. Sarah Eakin, nursing senior, found hope in her furry friend, Layla Mae. The Blue Heeler, Australian Shepherd and Catahoula mix was given to...

The Counseling Center is the place to go

Counseling Center

Jordan Breedlove, Photographer

February 3, 2020

When you first come to college are you scared? A more broadened question would be, "Are you afraid to bear the new comings that college brings to you?" If the answer is yes, the counseling center is a place that many students fail to take advantage of while in college. The counseling center provides m...

Sexual assault on campus

Cari Johnson, Investigative Reporter

February 3, 2020

MSU Texas Police Department is investigating a sexual assault on campus. On the afternoon of Jan. 20, the MSU Texas Police were notified of a sexual assault on campus. The incident occurred early Monday morning in one of the residence halls. Following the occurrence, timely warning notices were...

Thursday night lights

Jump shot

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

January 31, 2020

It was a disappointing night in the Dome, with both women and men's basketball losing to Texas A&M Kingsville Thursday, Jan. 30.   The women’s team started the night off strong, ending the first quarter ahead by five. Elizabeth Cathcart (No. 43), forward and marketing senior, led the team in ...

Play involves students in social discussion

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

The Defamation Experience, a play by Todd Logan, instigated discussion among the 76 students in attendance at the Akin Auditorium Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. The play, presented by the MOSIAC Cross Cultural Center, told the story of the fictional court case, Wade v. Golden. Regina Wade (Krystel...

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