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Nursing students turn a pregnant simulation dummy onto her side to counteract the onset of a seizure, Mar. 10.

Nursing students face challenge in entering medical field during pandemic

Cecil Witherspoon, Reporter March 11, 2022

As mask mandates and COVID-19-related restrictions lift across much of the country, the pandemic remains as a source of both planning and concern for the nursing school. Since being disrupted alongside...

Vinson Health Center located in the Bruce and Graciela Redwin Student Wellness Center.

COVID-19 safety protocol for spring 2022

Javier Contreras, Reporter January 28, 2022

MSU students will be following the same COVID-19 safety protocols for the spring semester as they did for the fall semester. Wearing a mask, washing hands, social distancing and getting vaccinated are...

Athletic training sophomores Felicia Flores and Kristen Carraway enjoy dinner and discuss content from an earlier class.

Sophomores get their first real taste of campus life

Stephanie Robledo, Managing Editor October 13, 2021

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic called for a change in daily lives, and academia was no exception.  Classes became virtual and students had to learn through a screen at home. Many students who were...

The Bruce and Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center and the Cinson Health Center are located on the water front of Sikes Lake, on the other side of campus, across Midwestern Parkway. Photo by Rachel Johnson

COVID-19 Reporting at MSU: How accurate are the numbers?

Emily Beaman, News Editor September 29, 2021

Midwestern State University releases an updated count of reported COVID-19 cases on campus every weekday. These reports provide an idea of what the COVID-19 situation is like for the whole of the campus...

Family Weekend: is it too soon to bring back?

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter September 23, 2021

Family Weekend has been a tradition at MSU Texas for many years and never fails to bring together the students, their families and the community. Taking place Friday to Sunday, parents, siblings and other...

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MSU Texas announces changes in COVID-19 protocol

Stephanie Robledo, Managing Editor August 19, 2021

MSU Texas sent a postmaster Thursday, Aug. 18 announcing changes in the university’s COVID-19 policies and procedures. MSU previously announced its return to normalcy this fall by going into Phase...

The Wichitans top stories of the year.

The Wichitan’s top stories of the year

The Wichitan Staff May 24, 2021

With the 2020-2021 academic year officially in the books, let's take a look back at some of the biggest news stories covered by The Wichitan over the year. Professor clashes with Black Student Union Original...

The entrance to Dwellings, May 24.

Dwellings: Experiences of Shelter

Stephanie Robledo, News editor May 24, 2021

During the beginning of the pandemic, a shelter in place was set and many stayed at home for weeks. The “Dwellings: Experiences of Shelter” exhibit, which will be displayed at the Wichita Falls Museum...

Our view: Take this summer to recharge

Our view: Take this summer to recharge

May 24, 2021

With a reported 60% of adults in the US have received at least one vaccine shot, the media has been quick to remind the nation that this isn't time to let up. While that is certainly true and CDC guidelines...

MSU Texas to return to normalcy for Fall 2021

MSU Texas to return to normalcy for Fall 2021

Amos Perkins, Editor In Chief May 24, 2021

Return to Phase IV MSU Texas will be returning to Phase IV for the Fall 2020 semester, which means the campus will largely operate as it did prior to the COVID-19 outbreak starting Monday, Aug. 9. "The...

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Masks no longer required on campus effective immediately

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief May 18, 2021

Tuesday, May 18, Midwestern State University President Suzanne Shipley announced via Postmaster that masks would no longer be required on campus effective immediately due to an executive order by Texas...

Keith Williamson, medical director of Vinson Health Center, holds up the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, April 8.

Vaccines arrive on Campus

Abigail Jones, Reporter April 18, 2021

Continuing throughout April, Vinson Health Center, Texas Department of Emergency Management and Texas Military Department have partnered together to vaccinate the community.  Keith Williamson, Vinson...

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