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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...

Tough times in quarantine

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

May 22, 2020

Times are tough, especially during COVID-19. We would’ve never thought that we would get to this point of being so isolated from each other. No one predicted that this would happen. Just because life has changed drastically, doesn’t mean you can give up. There is always light in any situation.  Th...

A day in the life: Lacey Grimes

Lacey Grimes

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

October 16, 2019

It’s 6 a.m. and while most students are sound asleep, her day has just begun. The sweet and tender voices of small children fill her ears forcing her eyes to partially open to a sun-filled room. She slowly takes in deep breaths as she mentally prepares for a new day full of surprises. Lacey Grimes,...

Students make plans for Thanksgiving break

Amber Hernandez, Reporter

November 20, 2018

Turkeys in the oven, families around the table and lots of laughter to go around is what Thanksgiving is usually all about but that isn't the case for all students. For the Thanksgiving holiday, students use the days off classes differently depending on where they are from and if they celebrate Than...

Faculty serve ice cream, conversation

Gupta serves ice cream

Madison Davis, Reporter

October 7, 2018

Faculty, most from the West College of Education, served ice cream and conversation to students and their families on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. in the Quad. The event was the cherry on top of a fun-filled Family Day. Computer science freshman Tayton Rose said he enjoyed the atmosphere, throwback music and chatting with teachers. “It’s a fun en...

Mustangs 4 Christ aims to help students build stronger relationship with Christ

Jadon Lane, Reporter

September 29, 2018

At first glance, things at Mustangs 4 Christ didn't seem very organized. It wasn't that the space located just off campus was disorganized, it was more like the staff just wanted students and others to feel at home - in a relaxed atmosphere. And they certainly didn't want to start throwing the Bible around as soon as you walk in ev...

International students have additional challenges

Edward Collins, psychology freshman, bends backwards in the talent portion of the the 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Caribfest in Akin Auditorium on Sept 28. Photo by Marissa Daley

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

May 18, 2018

Àlex Martínez Roca, taps his foot nervously against the airplane carpet floor as he takes his first look out the window of his new home for the next four years. After living in Barcelona, Spain his entire life he doesn’t know what to expect when coming to America to play college tennis. Howeve...

Choose a major that makes you happy

Rachael Stagner, Columnist

April 10, 2018

I came to Midwestern State University to pursue a career in radiology – then I took Intro to Radiology. I hated it. This course made me realize my disinterest in radiology. I am not saying coming to MSU was a wrong decision, it has been a great decision in my life. I also don’t regret any...

Women can be successful and have a family

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

March 20, 2018

The world that we live in today is subjected to societal gender roles that both men and women tend to follow. In a number of different ways, society has shaped women to believe that to be successful, they have to be single.  In the stereotypical "Leave It to Beaver" family, men bring home the mone...

My first year as a resident assistant

Courtney Gore

The Wichitan

March 6, 2018

I have two cousins that are resident assistants at different universities and they have always encouraged me to think about applying for the position. When the application opened up to be an RA in the spring semester of 2017, I jumped on the opportunity. After going through the selection process a...

International students make most out of their stay on campus during Thanksgiving

Richard Thomas, management information systems senior, Caleb Gabriel, MIS senior, Kevin Lord, computer science senior and Johann Redhead, computer science senior, enjoy hanging out with each other in the Clark Student Center. Photo by Tellon Smith, computer science senior.

Tyler Manning

November 29, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time to go home and have a good holiday with family. For students from out of state and international students, long distances and high travel costs inhibit that from being a reality, forcing them to stay in Wichita Falls over the school break. Despite not being able to go home, f...

Sam’s Southern Eatery new restaurant in Wichita Falls

The two appetizer plate with cheese sticks and fried mushrooms at Sam's Southern Eatery on Oct. 29. Photo by Justin Marquart

Justin Marquart

November 15, 2017

After one Pioneer of Texas restaurant closes on Sept. 25 a new restaurant, Sam’s Southern Eatery, opens at that location, off of Southwest Pkwy on Oct. 25, serving sea food, po’boys, burgers, salads and chicken. The restaurant still had that Pioneer feel to it because they still had those woode...

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