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The girl behind the fire

The girl behind the fire

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

November 13, 2019

As her sparkling outfit catches the light from the sun and shines across the field, she slowly steps out onto her stage with her head held high and her body completely still. The music played by the band fills the stadium with vibrations, and the audience gradually gazes toward her direction. She gracefully...

A day in the life: Raven Presley

A day in the life: Raven Presley

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

October 30, 2019

It’s the second set against Southern Nazarene and as the gym fills with excitement and overwhelming sounds, Raven Presley, marketing junior, extends high above the net to land a powerful hit to the opposing side of the net. As the ball slams to the ground, Presley abruptly lands on the court forcing...

A Day in the Life: Tre’Vonne Bradford

A Day in the Life: Tre’Vonne Bradford

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

October 2, 2019

      Tre’Vonne Bradford, exercise physiology senior, has made it her mission to become involved on campus by networking with her peers and creating positive relationships that will last long after college. Over the course of three years, Bradford has been the president of th...

A day in the life of Issac Nunez

A day in the life of Issac Nunez

Monique Fields, Reporter

May 1, 2019

Balancing school, work and a prosperous social life can be a difficult task for many, but Issac Nunez has got it down pact. Students on campus may know Issac from being one-third of the party promoting team "III Kings," but he is much more than a party thrower. Nunez is a first-generation student...

A day in the life of Alonzo Burris:

A day in the life of Alonzo Burris:

Kyla Budgewater, Reporter

April 16, 2019

With graduation slowly approaching Uncle Zo has a jam-packed schedule as his days in Wichita Falls are coming to an end. Alonzo Burris, exercise physiology senior has a lot on his plate as he is finishing off his final semester. "After I graduate it's going to be weird because my schedule won't be...

A day in the life of Christopher Hawkins: the life of a student-athlete

A day in the life of Christopher Hawkins: the life of a student-athlete

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 10, 2019

It’s 5 a.m. and while most students are sound asleep, his day has just begun. The ringing sounds of whistle blowing consume his ears, as he practices each play repeatedly like clock-work. Christopher Hawkins, criminal justice sophomore, has dedicated his life to football. “Football is my life....

A Day in the Life of Josiah Beshear

A Day in the Life of Josiah Beshear

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse

February 19, 2019

The oldest of four children and a Wichita Falls native, Josiah Beshear is an education sophomore. Beshear is juggling 16 credit hours this semester in addition to his off campus activities. "I am taking four in class [courses] and one online," Beshear said. "I wake up early and have 8 a.m. [classes]...

A day in the life of Mamgoree Sock

A day in the life of Mamgoree Sock

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter, Photographer

February 5, 2019

Gambian born, MamGoree Sock is a mechanical engineering senior and computational science and math minor. With only one semester left Sock is balancing one of his busiest schedule yet. "I use my weekends to catch up on homework and I use Sunday to plan my week," he said. "Mondays and Wednesdays...

Campus service a priority for senior

Campus service a priority for senior

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter

January 31, 2019

Preston Busby, criminal justice senior and music minor, is in his final semester. "I'm taking 15 hours this semester but two of those are online," Busby said. "I have my alarm set for five o'clock in the morning to wake up. I do not usually wake up until six [or] seven.  I would then get ready to...

A day in the Life of Chioma Onyekere

A day in the Life of Chioma Onyekere

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter/Photographer

January 25, 2019

The eldest of six children, Nigerian born Chioma Onyekere began her college career at Midwestern State in the fall of 2014. She is a third semester senior pursuing a degree in physical therapy after changing her major from biology last year. She normally starts her days off early and prefers the comfort...

‘I wanna help other LGBTQ+ people [like myself].’

‘I wanna help other LGBTQ+ people [like myself].’

Allison Atherton, Reporter

November 13, 2018

Endless scrolling is how Craig likes to start their morning. After the alarm goes off at 7:15, psychology freshman Craig Gregg rolls over to hit snooze. Ten minutes later, they finally pick up their phone to check what’s happened over night. Five minutes until their first class, Craig brushes thei...

‘[Cathcart] has an infectious spirit of joy’

‘[Cathcart] has an infectious spirit of joy’

Madison Davis, Reporter

November 6, 2018

Marketing senior and member of the basketball team Elizabeth Cathcart wakes up at 5:50 a.m. to the smell of spoiled milk that she left in her trash. Rolling out of bed, she snags half of a mini bagel and bikes over to the gym where she starts her morning grind at 6:15 a.m. Headphones in, Elizabeth...

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