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Cultural Greek Council hosts first wave check on campus

Cultural Greek Council hosts first wave check on campus

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A phenomenon that has been swarming across college campuses and universities has now made its way to Wichita Falls. The Cultural Greek Council hosted the first wave check on Feb. 28 in the Clark Student Center. The wave check is a unifying ceremony that slowly unveils the fresh waves from under a du...

Black Excellence Gala held Feb. 23

Taylor Henson, Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

To wrap up the celebration of Black History Month, the fourth annual Black Excellence Gala was held in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suites Feb. 23. More than 70 people attended the event which included dinner, a guest speaker, a student speaker, and awards throughout the night. Charles Frazier,...

Black Student Union holds talent show auditions

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Five talents. Five brave individuals. Five minutes. In a small, dim room, the celebration of Black History Month continued as the Black Student Union members honored their ancestors through the talents upheld by students. Over the course of five minutes or less, students showcased their talents for the five judges. Acts that were appea...

Black History Month begins with Greek life stroll

Black History Month begins with Greek life stroll

Randi Heaton, Reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Culturally based Greek organizations officially kicked off recruitment week and Black History Month with the jam-boree and stroll event of Feb. 1 in the Clark Student Center Atrium. Ruby Arriaga, coordinator of student activities, was planning events for Black History Month that happened to overlap...

Black Excellence Pageant postponed to April

Tasia Floissac

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

While students rejoiced at the two extra days of holiday due to recent inclement weather, the storm put a damper on the Black Student Union’s plans for the staging of the Mr. and Ms. Black Excellence Pageant on Feb. 22. “We already had a lot of things planned and had bought things for the pageant....

‘Black Panther’ changes the superhero genre

‘Black Panther’ changes the superhero genre

Brian Lang

February 19, 2018


Filed under A&E

It’s no secret that Marvel’s newest superhero flick “Black Panther” has roared into theaters. Although I was sure that it could not possibly live up to all of the hype, thankfully, I was badly mistaken. With its fresh feel and amazing cast, “Black Panther” is one of the best Marvel movies to ...

Campus needs black intellectualism

Markell Braxton-Johnson

February 13, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

We are entrenched in a post-truth, “alternative facts” reality. The evidence is most clear in American politics, but it can be seen in all avenues of life. Not only do we face malicious disinformation, we also encounter the continuing scourge of wealth inequality, a poisonous reintroduction ...

Second annual ‘Cookies and Condoms’ event raises sexual awareness today

Tasia Floissac

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To raise awareness and emphasize the importance of strong sexual health, members of the organization People Respecting the Identity and Diversity of Everyone will host the second annual "Free HIV testing with Cookies and Condoms," event on Feb. 7 in the Clark Student Center as a part of activities to...

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

Mia Heck

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Black History Month celebrations kicked off with conversations, games and finger foods during the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social hosted by the office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs members in the Comanche Suites on Feb. 1. “It is an opportunity for...

UPB meeting discusses fun, future events

UPB meeting discusses fun, future events

Chloe Phillips

January 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To discuss upcoming events in February, the University Programming Board held its bi-monthly meeting on Jan. 30. From hosting a Super Bowl party with the Residence Hall Association, to screening critically acclaimed film "Get Out" with the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Affairs, the...

‘Ordinary people with extraordinary dreams’ change the world

Leah Bryce

February 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Feature, Local, News

Anxiety and excitement flooded through her as she picked up the envelope with the MSU insignia stamp. After years of homework and hard work, Wichita Falls’ Booker T. Washington High School valedictorian Willie Faye Battle was grasping her acceptance letter. However, in 1950, MSU would not only redact...

Small audience attends Black Student Union’s showing of ‘They Are We’

Zoie Flores

February 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The documentary They Are We, was shown in honor of Black History Month in Legacy's Multipurpose Room on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. There were only six people in the room and a few came and went throughout the film.Syreeta Greene, director of equity, inclusion, and multicultural affairs, discussed the attendance of ...

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