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Students dance along to music at the Open Mic Night, Feb. 3.

Black Resistance: The experience of being black at Midwestern State University

Joey Arthur, Reporter February 12, 2023

In February 1926, American author and journalist Carter G. Woodson created the first iteration of Black History Month called Negro History Week. He created it as a way to pay tribute to the African American...

Brown Skin Girl contains lyrics confronting racism against darker-skinned women, and its music video works to accompany them, 2020. Photo courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records.

The Wichitan’s Song of the Week: “Brown Skin Girl”

Joey Arthur, Entertainment Editor February 10, 2023

Welcome back to the Wichitan’s Song of the Week. In celebration of Black History Month, this week’s pick is “Brown Skin Girl” by Texas-born singer-songwriter Beyoncé, Guyanese American rapper...

Students sit together and enjoy the food and music of the Soul Food Social, Feb. 17.

“I am the Black Print” a Black History Month Celebration

Stephanie Robledo, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2022

The Black Print is this year’s theme for Black History Month at MSU. The Black Print is defined by the Black History Month Committee as ‘the first to influence all aspects of life; past, present, and...

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Cultural Greek Council hosts first wave check on campus

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter March 6, 2019

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...

Black Excellence Gala held Feb. 23

Taylor Henson, Reporter February 27, 2019

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...

Black Student Union holds talent show auditions

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter February 20, 2019

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...

Students gathering in the Clark Student Center in preparation for the Greek life stroll

Black History Month begins with Greek life stroll

Randi Heaton, Reporter February 5, 2019

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...

Black Excellence Pageant postponed to April

Tasia Floissac March 6, 2018

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...

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Janeshia Adams-Ginyard in Black Panther (2018)

‘Black Panther’ changes the superhero genre

Brian Lang February 19, 2018

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...

Campus needs black intellectualism

Markell Braxton-Johnson February 13, 2018

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,...

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

Tasia Floissac February 7, 2018

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...

Logan Cope, psychology senior, plays Jenga while waiting for the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social to begin on Feb. 1. Photo by Mia Heck

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

Mia Heck February 1, 2018

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...

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