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Dominica, Antigua take the crown at Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant

Dominica, Antigua take the crown at Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant

Alana Earle, Reporter

October 9, 2018

Gold, glitz and glamour coated the night in Akin Auditorium that would make Jay Gatsby envious as the annual Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant leaned into "The Great Gatsby" theme. The festivity, part of the Caribfest, allowed students in the Caribbean Student Organization to showcase the vibrant culture and unite the students from the various islands in the Caribbean in jus...

CSO Glow Fete brings lit end to Caribfest

CSO Glow Fete brings lit end to Caribfest

Rebecca Whiting, Reporter

October 8, 2018

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...

CSO members hope to engage more students

CSO members hope to engage more students

Greta Gottschalk, Reporter

October 1, 2018

While the Caribbean Student Organization has been around for 24 years, the organization executives said that awareness of the group is still left unknown to most of the student body. There are anywhere between 300-500 students involved in the culturally based organization. With that, Anja N. Tous...

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...

Greeks host Olympic event

Greeks host Olympic event

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 17, 2018

Anticipation filled the air. Months after the international event concluded, the campus  olympics started on the warm Friday afternoon. Drawing toward the end of Greek Week, staff from the Office of Student Involvement hosted Greek Olympics in the quad on April 13. The event was categorized into three diff...

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 8, 2018

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...

Model UN wins big in the Big Apple

Kelsey Purcell, Columnist

April 2, 2018

While most people were enjoying their last two days of spring break and preparing for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations two weeks ago, I was packing my bags and flying to New York City with the rest of the Model United Nations team. This was my second year on the team and my expectations were high for...

More than 700 students attend Mustangs Rally

More than 700 students attend Mustangs Rally

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

March 24, 2018

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...

“Urinetown” opening night rescheduled due to inclement weather

The Wichitan

February 22, 2018

To ensure safety of cast, crew and audiences following the inclement weather Feb. 21 and class cancelation for Feb. 22, the "Urinetown" opening night has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 after months of rehearsals, costume design and make-up preparations. According to Elizabeth Lewandowski, theater...

Critical conversation discusses power of free speech

Critical conversation discusses power of free speech

Chloe Phillips

February 20, 2018

To discuss the legal and conceptual aspects of freedom of speech, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs personnel brought a panel of faculty members to the critical conversations series program on Feb. 19 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room. The panel included Donovan Irven, phil...

Students rush to see ‘Black Panther’

Brian Lang

February 20, 2018

The smell of popcorn and hum of a crowd filled the Wichita Falls Cinemark Friday, Feb. 16 as the community congregated to see Marvel’s newest superhero movie, "Black Panther." While people waited in line, many wore African style clothing along with Marvel attire and discussed their excitement for the film. The anticipation was electrify...

Former MWSU student featured in Super Bowl commercial

Former MWSU student featured in Super Bowl commercial

Cortney Wood

February 2, 2018

He said he got his practice singing karaoke for hours on end at Toby’s Bar, now Mustangs Bar, on Midwestern Parkway in Wichita Falls back in the 1990s and early 2000s. From Creep by Radiohead to New York New York by Frank Sinatra, he cut loose and sang the songs loud for the 50 or so people in th...

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