The Wichitan

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...

Freshmen beat the odds and flourish in on-campus apartments

Freshmen beat the odds and flourish in on-campus apartments

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

October 30, 2019

The process for housing application is simple: be enrolled at the university, fill out the application and pay the $250 down payment fee. A rumor exists that students have to meet a certain number of credit hours to get accepted into the on-campus apartments, but this is false. There is no policy to...

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...

Students, athletes participate in ongoing unified basketball league

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

March 14, 2019

The Wellness Center began partnering with the local Special Olympics in fall of 2016, creating the unified sports league for students and athletes. This is the first semester that the unified basketball league is offered. Mike Richardson, assistant director of the wellness center, said, "It's impo...

Special Olympics brings inclusion to campus

Madison Davis, Reporter

October 18, 2018

The North Texas Special Olympics, an official club on campus, is looking to offer opportunities designed to include the athletes in and out of the classroom. Area Director Mike Strickland said he is excited for what the future looks like for special olympics on campus and his athletes are excited...

Student-athletes have disadvantage with registration

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

October 11, 2018

The wind became chilly, the days became shorter, and the students became anxious. The month of October brings registration and stress to campus each year. Registration causes confusion and frustration for students across all departments at MSU. Registration can also be particularly hard when advisers...

Women’s basketball team wins pre-season exhibition

Women’s basketball team wins pre-season exhibition

Makayla Scheck

November 3, 2017

With the basketball goal fixed and ready to be used, the women's basketball team played in an on campus exhibition against Hardin-Simmons University as an opening to the preseason and ended with a score of 61-42. With a slow start, the first basket wasn't made until half way through the first qu...

Gold team wins annual Maroon vs. Gold game

Gold team wins annual Maroon vs. Gold game

Kara McIntyre

April 10, 2017

On Saturday, April 8, the 29th Annual Maroon vs. Gold spring football game gave students, faculty, staff and community members a chance to see what the football team has in store for the fall season. "The Maroon vs. Gold game gives the team a chance to play in a real game atmosphere and a chance...

Athletes should not be forced to stand for the national anthem

The Wichitan

October 5, 2016

OUR VIEW: While we recognize the shared loyalty to our country, athletes should not be forced to stand for the national anthem.San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made a public stand by sitting during a time the country stands together to honor the country's flag. His action has spar...

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