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Immaturity is a disease

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Immaturity is a disease that plagues people around the world and even here in our front yards. On Nov. 6 someone who has not been identified thought that it would be a good idea to throw an egg at my campus apartment door. While this may have been just for laughs and giggles for them, it made my roommates...

ComplicitMSU is back

ComplicitMSU

November 23, 2019

Midwestern State University has not done enough to address its deeply rooted history and culture of sexism, sexual assault, harassment and racism. During my time as a student, I have concluded from the total lack of action on the university’s part that the hostile climate is reinforced through administrators...

Registration presents problems for student-athletes

Micah Wilson, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Registering for classes is stressful for all students. However, athletes are faced with an additional set of barriers. Despite being "student" athletes, class schedules must work around their practice and game times. Exam schedules must factor in missing dates for traveling out of town and other...

Food for thought: students question on-campus dining’s historic anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

Marissa Salinas, Columnist

November 13, 2019

It has been four years since the school installed a Chick-fil-A here on campus, and while some students may be excited to have the food chain, other students have found themselves detesting it. Over the past seven years, Chick-fil-A owners have been open about their views – specifically those relating...

You made it to college, now what?

Todd Giles, Associate Professor of English

October 1, 2019

What does it mean to get a degree from a small, public, liberal arts university like MSU? What are you going to make of your time here? What’s your legacy going to be both here and in the larger world? Are you simply here to get a piece of paper to help you land your first job? Or are you here to learn...

My First Time in Canada

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

April 22, 2019

From March 27-30, I attended the 60th Annual International Studies Association Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Sheraton Center and the Hilton near Nathan Phillip Square. Only one professor and one student attended this year’s ISA Convention. This included myself and Linda Veazey, associate...

Campus needs to be more than ADA compliant

April 11, 2019

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III prohibits places of business and public areas from discriminating against people with disabilities. Because of this law, accessible routes are mandatory in and outside any building for individuals with a physical disability. While the university...

Chartwells uses Rockbot’s music filter

Justin Garner, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Censorship sucks, especially when there’s not much justification for it.  In Maverick’s Corner and Starbucks, the Chartwells staff uses an app called Rockbot, with which you can request a song to be played. Here, many songs and artists have been labeled as “explicit content."  There are two...

The environment should be a priority on campus

Todd Giles, Guest Columnist

February 12, 2019

Back in 2014 I had the privilege of hosting a Philosophy Club panel discussion with professors Rebecca Dodge (Environmental Science) and Lucy Schultz (Philosophy) on environmental science and ethics. It was, one longtime faculty member told us during the Q&A, the first public discussion about environmental...

International students disadvantaged

Jason Wilson, Reporter

December 8, 2018

Walking across campus in the cold air and icy wind, met by locked doors on most of the buildings; no car or bus to leave campus, and little to do on campus, the holidays are far less fun than most students imagine them to be. This is the unfortunate reality that international students must confront w...

Religion doesn’t matter

Samuel Mitchell, Reporter

November 28, 2018

I want to preface this article by saying that by no means am I bashing those who practice religion.  That is not the purpose of this article, instead it is to tell how we shouldn't be blind followers in the name of religion.  A majority of my examples will come from the Christian faith, as that is...

A contrast of conveying a political campaign.

Tommy Chhe, Columnist

November 7, 2018

The week before election night, Wichita Falls hosted U.S. Congressman and Democratic candidate, Beto O’Rourke, and U.S. Senator and Republican candidate, Ted Cruz. I had the privilege to do cover and interview the two biggest individuals in Texas with the whole nation seeing Wichita Falls at the epicenter. As...

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