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Living in Our Skin kicks off 21-day Racial Equity Challenge

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Emily Beaman, reporter

October 15, 2020

Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Black Student Union held a racial awareness event called “Living in Our Skin”. The official statement released by the Black Student Union about the event says that it is their “official Call to Action following the events that have erupted across the nation and world reg...

BSU responds to professors accusation of anti-Semitism

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2020

Midwestern State University Black Student Union released a statement Tuesday, Sept. 29, after a professor left a comment on the Wichita Falls Black Lives Matter Facebook group expressing his concerns of anti-Semitism in the Black community at MSU Texas and saying the BSU "should be ashamed of itself." At...

“Black excellence, Black empowerment, Black success” exemplified by black out photograph

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Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

September 16, 2020

To help create a sense of unity in students who are part of the Black campus community, members of the Black Student Union and other Black student organizations gathered together on Sept. 10 to take a blackout photograph, wearing all black attire.  Jamilah Kangudja, a graduate student of educational leadership a...

Mechanical engineering senior wins BSU 6th annual talent show

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Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 27, 2019

As the spotlight dims, Grantley Samuels, mechanical engineering senior, approaches the stage with his steel pans. Silence falls over the crowd as everyone becomes mesmerized by his exuberant presence. As the Caribbean-Latin music fills the silence of the room, Samuels leaves the audience wanting more. With...

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 included dinner, a guest speaker, a student speaker, and awards throughout the night. Charles Frazier,...

Black Student Union holding auditions for sixth annual talent show

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 5, 2019

The Black Student Union will be holding the sixth annual talent show allowing students to showcase their abilities, including, dancing, singing, and reading poetry. Tre'Vonne Bradford, president of BSU and exercise physiology senior, said,“Talent is a creative art. Are you able to sing, dance, or just ...

Black Student Union welcomes all

Jamilah Kangudja, exercise physiology and BSU member, participates in a trash pick up Oct. 5 in Legacy.

Jeri Moore, Reporter

November 6, 2018

"We also want to be that safe place where people can come and voice their concerns," Bradford said.

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 Pageant on Feb. 22. “We already had a lot of things planned and had bought things for the pageant....

Finance freshman wins fifth annual BSU talent show

Harison Elizardo, sociology junior, read a personal poem for the 5th annual BSU Talent Show. February 7th, 2018. Photo by Elias Maki.

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February 9, 2018

A crowd of more than 60 students gathered in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suite on Feb. 7 for the Fifth Annual Black Student Union talent show. Talents ranged from singing and dancing to reading personal poems, keeping students on their feet for each performance. Kerdell Cuffy, finance fres...

EIMA gives thanks through celebrating inclusiveness

Cynthia Hubbard, marketing sophomore, and Javier Fuerte, radiology sophomore, talk about OHS and what they are thankful for during the Give Thanks Celebration held in the Clark Student Center Comanche Nov.29. Photo by Marissa Daley

Chloe Phillips

November 30, 2017

To create an inclusive event focused on gratitude, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs staff co-sponsored the Give Thanks Celebration with Black Student Union, Organization of Hispanic Students, and East Asian Student Association on Nov. 29 in Comanche. "We host holiday ev...

PRIDE organizes ‘peaceful protest’

Devin Osting, radiology feshman, Morgan Sinclair, sociology sophomore, and Cece Pasillas, sociology sophomore, create posters for the peacful protest sponsored by the PRIDE group. Nov 15. Photo by Kara McIntyre

Bridget Reilly

November 15, 2016

They didn't start drawing signs until 9 p.m. Tuesday night, a week after America's Donald Trump president-elect took 290 Electoral College votes, more than enough to win the White House.The signs will read: "Love Trumps Hate," "Trump Supporters, We Love You," and "Immigrants Make America Great Again."Mi...

Black Student Union to hold fashion and beauty expo

Dierrica Smith

April 14, 2016

The Black Student Union will be holding a fashion and beauty expo in Comanche Suites, which will provide natural hair and makeup tips to students as well as a fashion show.Maia Cook, athletic training junior and president of BSU, said, “Originally we wanted to do the expo during women’s history m...

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