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Freshmen find adjusting to college life a challenge

Freshmen find adjusting to college life a challenge

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

February 26, 2019

Freshmen students are met with new obstacles which require adjustment. First-time students face struggles with making grades, starting friendships, and adjusting to being away from home. GETTING USED TO CLASS Landon Parks, exercise physiology freshman, said, “It took me a couple weeks, maybe a m...

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...

Six freshman make their collegiate debut in “Dracula”

Six freshman make their collegiate debut in “Dracula”

Nicole Smalls, Reporter

October 12, 2018

Dracula, the theater department’s first mainstage show of the season, features some fresh faces to the program: six cast members and the assistant manager. Of the 14 people that are involved with the show, almost half of them are freshman. Rebekah Gardner, Emma Hart, Hannah Kelly, Callie Payne, Rachel Ship...

Police officers help to keep campus secure

Police officers help to keep campus secure

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 18, 2018

The University Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency and is staffed by both sworn and civilian professional. The 10 sworn police officers along with a telecommunication dispatch team operate all day, every day. As they prepare to move into an improved building in the next two mont...

231 prospective students attend Mustangs Rally

231 prospective students attend Mustangs Rally

Rutth Mercado

March 8, 2016

Due to enforcement of the university's color scheme, various tables received new $1,500 vinyl banners at this year's Mustangs Rally held in D.L. Ligon Coliseum on March 5. In addition, 231 prospective students attended, participating in activities such as a tour of the campus, information on intended majo...

Move-In Day 2015 Photo Gallery

Move-In Day 2015 Photo Gallery

Brianna Sheen

August 18, 2015

The incoming freshmen class moved in to Pierce, Killingsworth and McCullough-Trigg residence halls during Move-In day on August 18, 2015, the first on many Mustangs Roundup Week events. Check back soon for full story.

Location, quality of programs top reasons new students choose MWSU

Location, quality of programs top reasons new students choose MWSU

Morgan Haire

August 18, 2015

As incoming freshmen get acquainted with what will be their future home for four years, college is no longer a far off dream. It is the now. And starting this week, about 5,061 returning students will welcome 1,213 students if all the students who attended summer orientation show up for classes, ac...

Consultant looks to improve student retention

Ethan Metcalf

February 17, 2015

Consultant looks to improve student retention from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Nine years ago, university administrators created a plan to boost first-year retention rates, and last Monday administrators brought John Gardner, president of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, to show just how much of...

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

Nizhoni Terronez

September 2, 2014

For college freshmen, the beginning of each new school year marks a period of adjustment. The transition from high school and living with mom and dad to the higher expectations of higher education can be a rigorous experience for students of any background. "Lots of students coming in to college are ...

10 tips to get the most out of the semester

Jasmine Jones

August 25, 2014

  At the beginning of a new semester students tend to make grand plans for themselves and then quickly drop them after a week or two, tops. It's easy to let our goals slip by, especially if we're new to the university or college in general. They say experience is the best teacher, so he...

Housing staff gives new residents move-in help

Housing staff gives new residents move-in help

Ethan Metcalf

August 21, 2014

Resident Assistant Tiffany Uke waits from under the shade of a tent to show new dorm residents to their rooms. It's hot outside—about 99 degrees hot. But Uke, sophomore in biology and pre med, knows she is about to get a break from the heat as she introduces herself to a new resident on her f...

Freshmen, take note: Lessons from a senior

Jasmine Jones

April 29, 2014

Dear Freshman Self, As I look back on my mostly pleasant three years at Midwestern State University, I often think of things I would have done differently. Although I have no regrets, and take every experience (good or bad) as a learning experience, I do wish I had the insight then that I do now....

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