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Characters from Disneys Frozen stand on a display and move to music from the film at the 2021 MSU Fantasy of Lights.

Fantasy of Lights continues 48 year long tradition

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor December 1, 2021

The Fantasy of Lights has arrived on campus, for its annual Winter presence, where students can buy hot cocoa, ride a trolley around the neighborhood’s light fixings, and peruse the attractions and sculptures,...

Stephanie’s Christmas Traditions

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor December 28, 2020

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* Santa Claus is not real. This reveal didn’t come as a shock for...

Dash & Lily: Filled with Hope We All Need

Omar Combie, Design Editor December 13, 2020

This Christmas season is like no other. Thanks to the pandemic, and all the other plagues of 2020, things seem to be missing some holly and lacking a lot of jolly. If you’re someone in need of some...

No Christmas

OPINION: Holidays during the pandemic: should we cancel?

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter November 24, 2020

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* As we get closer to the end of the year, the total number of COVID-19...

Mr. and Ms. Claus

City lights parade was full of holiday cheer

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer December 3, 2019

Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in Last Christmas (2019)

‘Last Christmas’ is sweet but forgettable

Brian Lang, Film Critic November 11, 2019

Even though it’s not yet Thanksgiving, for many people, Christmastime is already here. As the holiday season approaches, many avid Christmas fans break out their favorite cheesy rom-coms, and now they...

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MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights continues 44-year tradition

Alana Earle, Reporter November 19, 2018

The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights originally began in the 1920's as a collection of decorations on a newly-wed's lawn, became a way to spread holiday cheer to thousands of people who visit the showcase. Dirk...

Moffett Movie Madness shows the movie Scrooged for students at MSU to enoy in the Moffett Library on Dec. 5, 2017. Photo by Harlie David

Movie Madness brings relief to students for finals

brittni vilandre December 5, 2017

About 25 students gathered in the Moffett Library on Dec. 5 to relieve the stress of cramming for finals by enjoying the showing of the 1988 film "Scrooged." Students of assistant professor of history,...

Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, conducts music department students as they performed at the percussion ensemble at Akin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2017.

Percussion rings throughout Akin

Denush Vidanapathirana December 5, 2017

Captivating music from the drums, xylophones and timpani on stage filled the decorated halls of Akin Auditorium. Directed by Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music-percussion, the performance...

Suzanne Shipley, university president, addresses guests during the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights Opening Nov. 20. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Fantasy of Lights kickstarts holiday cheer

Tyler Manning November 20, 2017

As part of the celebration and to help raise funds for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights, the 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m., starting at the pavilion near Sikes...

Fantasy of Lights workday brings in community for repairs

Tre' Jones October 10, 2017

The @MidwesternState Priddy Scholars are up early on a Saturday morning, helping to prep for Fantasy of Lights. #gen1MSU pic.twitter.com/dKSRmrG9hq — M.O.R.E. at MSU (@moreMSU) October 7, 2017 About...

Theater finishes up production of A Christmas Carol

Alyssa Mitchell December 7, 2016

The theater department put on its last performance of A Christmas Carol Dec. 3.  Ellanor Collins, theater junior, said, “There were 11 performances which is more runs than we usually have.”It took...

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