The Wichitan

CSO Glow Fete brings lit end to Caribfest

CSO Glow Fete brings lit end to Caribfest

Rebecca Whiting, Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The rain that sent people running for cover could not put out the light of the Glow Fete that closed out the Caribbean Student Organizations 2018 Caribfest Saturday, Oct. 6 and ran through 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. “Actually it is good that this event happens because it brings diversity around her...

Senior Walk first steps on May 10

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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...

Course evaluations have no influence over faculty salaries

Samuel Frederick, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

While faculty are required to hand out course evaluations to students to review the class and the instructor at the end of each semester, the have little to no affect on the professor's payroll. Sometimes they are never even read and end up in a waste basket. According to Rico Quintero, sports leisure...

The chaos that is K. Aus- the story of cancer survivor Kylie Austin

The chaos that is K. Aus- the story of cancer survivor Kylie Austin

Tasia Floissac, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

For the average 18-year-old, it would seem that college life is about enjoying new-found freedom, homecoming and bonfires, cringing at cafeteria food and struggling to make that 4.0 GPA or not sleeping through class. But it definitely wasn’t the story of the vibrant history senior, Kylie Austin. Instead,...

Students keep accountability through correction, transparency

The Wichitan

May 1, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Instead of being frustrated at journalists for exposing controversial issues on campus, students should feel angry that organizations aren't transparent enough to communicate situations that occur and aren't met with active correction or reprimand. Transparency reduces corruption and a...

Fain dean discusses connecting creativity through updates, renovations

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

From flying to New York a new piano for Akin Auditorium and others for the music department to helping raise funds for the new mass communication building that debuted in Fall 2017, Martin Camacho finishes his fourth year as dean of Fain Fine Arts college with his determination to continue to improve the environment for students and...

Alleged sexual misconduct causes controversy for Kappa Sigma

Cortney Wood

April 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

[Editor's note: During a recorded interview, Jessica Wollenberger received a call from Janet Hallum, Sigma Kappa Gamma Tau chapter adviser, which she answered while the recording was still on. Cortney Wood, managing editor and reporter, attempted to contact Hallum to notify her she had been recorded, but...

Softball falls to San Angelo despite no in-game errors

Softball falls to San Angelo despite no in-game errors

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

The softball team faced San Angelo State University on April 7 at Mustangs Park. The team lost both games of the series on April 6, the final scores were 3-8 and 7-3. The team lost the final game of the series 1-3 in eight innings. Carli Woosley, utility player and mass communication junior, made ...

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Laughter, screams and paint splatters from about 20 attendees filled the air surrounding Sikes Lake. The Inclusion Now! Festival came to a close with a paint fight in an "active and fun" way on April 6 at Sikes Lake. According to Jonathon Quam, associate professor of mass communication, the idea...

Student government executives promote presence for incoming administration

Student government executives promote presence for incoming administration

Cortney Wood and Tyler Manning

April 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

President's Response With 6.6 percent of the student population voting in the Student Government Association election, Maria Peña, president, said she is "disappointed" in the turn out. "I am disappointed in the turn out of students who voted, and I think that has to do with our climate on campus....

Community improvement requires student engagement

The Wichitan

March 29, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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...

More than 700 students attend Mustangs Rally

More than 700 students attend Mustangs Rally

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

March 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Chatter and excitement from eager faces filled D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Hosted once a semester, Mustangs Rally is a large open house for prospective students to explore campus and connect with students to feel comfortable in the community. "We invite any and everybody that wants to attend that's considering...

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