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Freshmen beat the odds and flourish in on-campus apartments

Freshmen beat the odds and flourish in on-campus apartments

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

October 30, 2019

The process for housing application is simple: be enrolled at the university, fill out the application and pay the $250 down payment fee. A rumor exists that students have to meet a certain number of credit hours to get accepted into the on-campus apartments, but this is false. There is no policy to...

Opportunities about for freshmen to maintain healthy lifestyle

Opportunities about for freshmen to maintain healthy lifestyle

Randi Heaton, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Freshman are notorious for gaining the 'Freshman 15' but there are resources here to help avoid that. On campus there is the Bruce and Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center, commonly referred to as the wellness center. At times, the gym is filled with the hustle and bustle of students, faculty, a...

International students become collegiate athletes

International students become collegiate athletes

Daria Panferova, Reporter

March 9, 2019

More than 10 percent of students in Midwestern are outside of America, from Asia, Africa, Caribbean and Bahamas, Latin America, The Middle East, Europe, Australia. Out of the 6,102 students on campus 576 are international and 23 of them are athletes. According to international student-athletes, American universities are a fairly popular option to pursue a degree while playing sports at a good...

Question of the Week: Incoming freshman tuition raised by 2.2%

Question of the Week: Incoming freshman tuition raised by 2.2%

Alana Earle, Reporter

February 21, 2019

As we all know, college can be expensive. I went and spoke with students this week about how they feel about MSU raising the incoming freshmen tuition by 2.2 percent. How do you feel about MSU raising incoming freshman tuition by 2.2%? Bianca Delgado, early education freshman | "I don't see a point in...

Freshman express first finals worries

Andrea Hall, Reporter

November 21, 2018

With final exams only two weeks away, students are preparing for the upcoming chaos that are finals. "I feel nervous about my finals just because they are going to be the first college finals I'll experience," Dalton Drennan, pre-dental and biology freshman said. "Other than that I feel like my professors...

‘I wanna help other LGBTQ+ people [like myself].’

‘I wanna help other LGBTQ+ people [like myself].’

Allison Atherton, Reporter

November 13, 2018

Endless scrolling is how Craig likes to start their morning. After the alarm goes off at 7:15, psychology freshman Craig Gregg rolls over to hit snooze. Ten minutes later, they finally pick up their phone to check what’s happened over night. Five minutes until their first class, Craig brushes thei...

Finance freshman wins fifth annual BSU talent show

Finance freshman wins fifth annual BSU talent show

brittni vilandre

February 9, 2018

A crowd of more than 60 students gathered in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suite on Feb. 7 for the Fifth Annual Black Student Union talent show. Talents ranged from singing and dancing to reading personal poems, keeping students on their feet for each performance. Kerdell Cuffy, finance fres...

Students stress of upcoming finals ‘fly away’ during Finals Frenzy

Students stress of upcoming finals ‘fly away’ during Finals Frenzy

brittni vilandre

December 9, 2017

In tradition to giving students a break the Thursday before finals week, the University Programming Board celebrated the 29th Finals Frenzy on Dec. 7 in the Clark Student Center. With events focused around the theme 'Fly Away With MSU,' students enjoyed the break from preparing for future countless all-n...

College: the final frontier for father of two

College: the final frontier for father of two

Craig Tidmore

November 14, 2017

College: the final frontier. Well not really, but it can have an ominous feeling regardless of your classification. Freshman students feel the pressures of moving out on their own and having to juggle responsibilities. Seniors feel the pressures of "senioritis" and struggling to get to the light at...

366 prospective students attend Mustangs Rally

366 prospective students attend Mustangs Rally

Herbert McCullough

October 31, 2017

The admissions office organized the fall 2017 Mustangs Rally where prospective students were introduced to the university on Oct. 28. George Castro, admissions counselor, said the goal of Mustangs Rally is to help the prospective students understand MSU more. “We hope that students leave wit...

Students learn how to ‘college’ at First Steps to Success

Jennifer Wright

September 21, 2017

In an effort to increase retention, Syreeta Green, director of equity inclusion and student affairs, presented five students with the First Steps to Success Program on Sept. 13 in the Sunwatcher Clubhouse. According to Green, First Steps to Success is a program that is geared towards first generation...

Golden Thunder band displays new uniforms

Golden Thunder band displays new uniforms

Craig Tidmore

September 19, 2017

A warm, September Saturday night sets the tone as the Golden Thunder band marched onto the field. As they moved into position, it's easy to notice there is something different about the band this year. They are showing their true colors. There is no mistaking that the band on the field is for...

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