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Let’s Chat: coming to a dorm near you


Emily Beaman, Reporter

October 9, 2020

Sept. 12 through Oct. 3, Midwestern State University’s Counseling Center is partnering up with Residence Life and Housing to trial a new wellness program called Let’s Chat. Let’s Chat brings counselors directly to the lobbies of the dormitories on campus. It attempts to reduce geographic barrier...

The Counseling Center is the place to go

Counseling Center

Jordan Breedlove, Photographer

February 3, 2020

When you first come to college are you scared? A more broadened question would be, "Are you afraid to bear the new comings that college brings to you?" If the answer is yes, the counseling center is a place that many students fail to take advantage of while in college. The counseling center provides m...

The stress of being an athlete

Education junior, Sarah Glawe sets against Tarleton State University. Sep. 29.

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse

October 20, 2018

Early education major and junior Sarah Glawe joined the volleyball team as a freshman from Allen High School.   Playing in her third season as a Mustang this fall, the setter talks about how her team has grown and changed since she joined. "I think my third year is definitely my favorite year,...

Tell Your Story to Break the Stigma

Suicide speaker, Josh Rivedal, speaks to 76 students on Sept. 25 in Commanche to give them support.

William Schultz and Demian Ponce

September 25, 2018

Josh Rivedal shares his experience of suicide and urges others to tell their story to break the stigma of suicide Sept. 25 in the Comanche Suites at the Student Center. "Storytelling for me is this new suicide prevention 2.0 because rates are rising. Suicide is the second cause of death in [the college]...

Counseling Center holds card creating party – for six

Yerasly Duran, Reporter

September 19, 2018

As a way for students to have fun, the Counseling Center staff hosted a card creating party in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on Sept. 14. "People like to have fun on the weekends and they’ve worked really hard in their classes during the week and have done studying and need a way to just relax and...

Mental health should be priority, not backseat to other means

The Wichitan

November 7, 2017

OUR VIEW: To more effectively serve students and dismantle the stigma that surround mental illness, the counseling center needs a larger budget. Just this week, this nation saw the devastating affects of mental health issues left untreated: the Sutherland Spring, Texas. The gunman with an extensiv...

Counselors offer tips for testing anxiety

Reagan Foster, liscensed therapist and counselor, leads the third Academic Counseling series of the semester by giving students tips on how to overcome testing anxiety. Feb. 17. Photo by Arianna Davis

Arianna Davis

February 22, 2017

For the past month, academic counseling meetings have been available for students to attend. On Feb. 16, Reagan Foster, licensed therapist, offered a PowerPoint-style counseling presentation on different ways to overcome testing anxiety.  She presented to a crowd of seven, made up entirely of females.“Yo...

Counseling Center sponsors 5K race for suicide prevention awareness

Mackenzie Trammell, business management freshmen, and Rebekah Barrett, respiratory care freshman run during the Counseling Center's 5K Run for Suicide Prevention Awareness at Sikes Lake, Sept. 13. They tied for first place. Photo by Herbert McCullough

Garrett Hutchinson

September 13, 2016

To raise awareness of suicide prevention, 47 people ran at least part of a 5K race at Sikes Lake Sept. 13.“I had friends that committed suicide before, so I did it for them,” said Mackenzie Trammell, business management freshman, who tied for first place in the race.In previous years, the Counse...

Counselors: Nothing is off limits

Pam Midgett, director of Counseling Center, is staged at her desk working on her computer, April 4, in her office in the Counseling Center. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Allison Ashcraft

April 20, 2016

Tucked away at the corner of Hampstead and Louis J. Rodriguez Drive is the Counseling Center, director Pam Midgett, and certified counselors to help students with a variety of issues.“We like to say that there is really nothing that a person would want to talk about that impacts their personal li...

Under Pressure: Anxiety is more common than you think

Pam Midgett, director of Counseling Center, is staged at her desk working on her computer, April 4, in her office in the Counseling Center. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Brianna Sheen

April 13, 2016

“It’s like when you get really hungry – you can’t ignore your stomach constantly growling. It’s always there.” That’s how Catherine Stepniak, psychology and sociology junior, describes her anxiety.“Most of the time I feel like I’m about to die. I get a pounding heart, shortness of ...

It’s not all in your head

Kara McIntyre

November 11, 2015

I've had depression since I was in middle school, so I've become almost a professional at dealing with the waves of emotion it brings (kind of morbid, I know). But this semester, it got to the point where I didn't know how to handle it by myself anymore - I wasn't eating regularly, I was staying up until...

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

Hearing about the fun activities there were going to be and the delicious food, Camillle Robertson, pre med sophomore, says she had to be there. Especially to play some volleyball, free food, and to meet new people. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Nizhoni Terronez

September 2, 2014

For college freshmen, the beginning of each new school year marks a period of adjustment. The transition from high school and living with mom and dad to the higher expectations of higher education can be a rigorous experience for students of any background. "Lots of students coming in to college are ...

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