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Football and volleyball required to quarantine

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Bridget Reilly, Chief Editor

October 21, 2020

Wednesday, Oct. 21, Director of Athletics Kyle Williams sent a postmaster in response to the mandatory quarantine of the MSU Texas football and volleyball teams due to at least one player from each team testing positive for COVID-19. MSU's Sports Information Director Trey Reed confirmed both the players...

Wichita Falls mayoral debate recap

Candidates

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

October 3, 2020

The three candidates for mayor of Wichita Falls: Kevin Hunter, James Huling and incumbent Stephen Santellana debated at The Wellington Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. Steve Garrison, director of the Redwine Honors Program and associate professor of political science, was a moderator of the debate. H...

Fall sports to resume 2020 season via Zoom

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

September 17, 2020

For heartbroken Mustangs fans, your anguish has come to an end as the NCAA Division II committee announced that Fall 2020 sports will be returning, albeit with a social distancing twist. Collegiate athletes will not be returning to the field or the court, instead they will be showing off their athletic...

The cancellation of football season leaves some athletes feeling lost

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Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor

September 16, 2020

Packed stadiums filled with yelling, passionate fans covered head-to-toe in body paint and team apparel were once a treasured tradition for colleges across the nation. But, as the deadly virus continues to infiltrate day-to-day living, activities like football have come to a halt, at least for NCAA Division...

Laura Hetrick takes on role of Title IX coordinator amidst big changes

Laura Hetrick

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

August 7, 2020

After operating without a Title IX coordinator since December 2019, MSU Texas has found the woman for the job in licensed counselor and longtime Mustang Laura Hetrick. Those who have visited the Counseling Center will have likely seen Hetrick before, as she has held a position in the Center since...

MSU Texas announces new face mask policy

Face Mask

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1 at 11:02 a.m., MSU Texas president Dr. Suzanne Shipley announced via Postmaster the implementation of a policy that will require students to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The email stated that face masks must be worn by students, faculty and staff...

MSU Texas to host COVID-19 testing

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June 29, 2020

Via a campus-wide postmaster, Midwestern State University announced that June 30, the state of Texas will turn the D.L. Ligon Colesium and Nocona Trail into a free COVID-19 testing site from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. “We’re a test site; the state is coming in to do testing. It’s not just for the...

Student Wellness Center reopens with restrictions

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Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

May 26, 2020

Tuesday, May 26 marked the reopening of the Student Wellness Center with limitations and adaptations set to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. "[Reopening] was kind of interesting, because the governor said May 18th was when gyms could reopen, so it pushed our timeline up a bit. When we decided...

A graduating senior’s perspective

A graduating senior’s perspective

Cortney Wood, MSU Graduate

May 24, 2020

I truly thought I was okay today. I knew I wasn’t going to walk across the stage on Saturday, May 16. I knew there weren’t going to be documentary screenings, the mass communication final capstone project, the night before even after dropping one documentary to start another midway through th...

The Wichitan apologizes for fake news

Fake News

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

The Wichitan would like to apologize sincerely and profusely for the spreading of the "fake news" in this article: UN declares 2020 over. In this article we reported that March would mark the start of 2021, but as we enter the heart of April it has become painfully obvious that 2020 is still here. ...

MSU cycling team trains while delivering

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Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 has shut down stores, restaurants, gyms and sports seasons, but it didn’t shut down Cycling Head Coach Charlie Zamastil's heart to help out the community in this time of need. Zamastil and his team decided to stay in town to continue their off-season training and incorporate a carrier ser...

OUR VIEW: Mother Nature had its best celebration in years

April 28, 2020

Because of the international crisis of COVID-19, people all over the world have been in self-isolation and/or quarantine. This has left a positive impact on the environment since there has been less pollution in the air from automobiles and factories. While many have been enamored with the pandemic...

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