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A day in the life: Lacey Grimes

A day in the life: Lacey Grimes

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

October 16, 2019

It’s 6 a.m. and while most students are sound asleep, her day has just begun. The sweet and tender voices of small children fill her ears forcing her eyes to partially open to a sun-filled room. She slowly takes in deep breaths as she mentally prepares for a new day full of surprises. Lacey Grimes,...

You made it to college, now what?

Todd Giles, Associate Professor of English

October 1, 2019

What does it mean to get a degree from a small, public, liberal arts university like MSU? What are you going to make of your time here? What’s your legacy going to be both here and in the larger world? Are you simply here to get a piece of paper to help you land your first job? Or are you here to learn...

Adjusting to college is hard but not impossible

The Wichitan

February 26, 2019

Our view: The Wichitan staff believes that getting involved with activities on campus can help freshmen adjust to their new environment. For incoming freshmen, adjusting to college life can be hard and a little overwhelming. You no longer have nine months to learn a subject; only 16 weeks. Wit...

Stress, finals, and the college student psyche

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

November 28, 2018

Finals week can be a stressful time of the year for college students. Not only do they have to study for the most important tests of the semester, but they also have to deal with the everyday struggles of life. Procrastination, deadlines, money, and other factors are large contributors to stress, but...

Sophomore has busy days while involved in church, work

Sophomore has busy days while involved in church, work

Amber Hernandez, Reporter

October 22, 2018

Devon Hagy, sophomore nursing, full-time student, part-time Old Navy employee, youth leader at Colonial Church, and  student leader at Baptist Student Ministry has busy days, but was able to make time for an interview of what a typical day looks like for her and why she chooses to be involved in everything she is involved in. ...

iLead Conference building better Leaders

Amber Hernandez, Reporter

September 18, 2018

To equip students with better leadership skills, the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement will host the iLead conference Tuesday Sept. 18, beginning at 4:15 p.m. in the Comanche Room of Clark Student Center. “Leadership is necessary for a lot of our students, it’s a tool they can use...

Mustangs Pantry give food insecure students more resources

Amber Hernandez, Reporter

September 13, 2018

Students who are food insecure now have access to canned goods and other foods that don't expire in Room 173 of the Clark Student Center. The Mustangs Pantry had just been an idea until it finally came into action this past Wednesday. “It was initially designed to help those who are food insecure...

Senior Walk first steps on May 10

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 9, 2018

To enrich campus traditions through celebrating graduates, James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Tony Vidmar, vice president for university advancement and public affairs, have coordinated the first Senior Walk on campus for Thursday, May 10 starting beginning at Bolin...

Community leaders stress importance of city bonds

Community leaders stress importance of city bonds

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 24, 2018

In a matter of a few short weeks, there is an opportunity to completely reshape tone, environment and infrastructure of Wichita Falls. Those eligible to vote in the city of Wichita Falls will have the chance to vote on seven proposed bonds with significant consequences for key areas in town. Members from ...

Adjusting culture from Zimbabwe to America

Marc Zographos, Columnist

April 23, 2018

Coming from my home in Zimbabwe and having travelled a fair amount around the world in my life, culture shock has become somewhat of a normal thing for me. Though even with all the stories of what to expect, I could not have quite prepared myself for what I would experience here in America. Being...

Choose a major that makes you happy

Rachael Stagner, Columnist

April 10, 2018

I came to Midwestern State University to pursue a career in radiology – then I took Intro to Radiology. I hated it. This course made me realize my disinterest in radiology. I am not saying coming to MSU was a wrong decision, it has been a great decision in my life. I also don’t regret any...

Community improvement requires student engagement

The Wichitan

March 29, 2018

OUR VIEW: City and campus officials have a vision for MSU to grow in retention and activity, and this will only work if students interact with the opportunities by engaging with the community through events and utilizing college-student targeted apartments. To emphasize college prevalence in to...

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