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With fall sports gone, cheer turns their attention to nationals

Cheerleaders

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

October 9, 2020

When the Lone Star Conference announced there would be no contact sports for Fall 2020 due to COVID-19, it wasn't just those teams that were affected. The Midwestern State cheer team will miss an important aspect of their fall activities but will use this extra time to perfect their craft for the 2021...

The other cheerleaders

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Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

December 3, 2019

What the pep band lacks in pom-poms and megaphones, they make up for with cheers, jeers and energy. When fans enter the Colosseum for a maroon and gold basketball game, they know the players on the court won't be the only ones putting on a show for them. The band is active throughout the entire contest,...

Priority registration proposal for athletes causes controversy

Priority registration proposal for athletes causes controversy

Shari Smith

October 24, 2017

To reduce scheduling conflicts, Greg Giddings, assistant professor of English, proposed that student athletes to get priority registration to the Faculty Senate on Oct. 17. Student athletes would be able to register at the same time as seniors and honors students. "I am obviously an advocate for...

Cheer sponsor resigns after 15 years

Mandy Saal

April 15, 2015

Sue Witherspoon has been the cheer sponsor and administrative assistant for student development and for the past 15 years. She will resign as cheer sponsor at the end of this school year. “I have let cheer take over my life the last 15 years. It’s time for me to focus on my family,” Witherspoon...

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