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Current MSU students offer advice to incoming freshmen

Stephanie Robledo, News editor November 17, 2020

As 2020's freshmen begin their journey at MSU, current upperclassmen reflect on their first day and offer advice on surviving freshman year of college. “My first day was kinda crazy, because I didn’t...


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...

Freshmen students eating lunch.

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...

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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...

at rehearsal for Dracula, Sept. 28, 2018. Photo by Bradley Wilson

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...

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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...

Mustang 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...

Ashley Burkhart, intern at the Baptist Student Ministry, introduces herself to Tyre Browning, nursing freshman, at the free snowcone stand provided by the BSM on Move-In Day August 18, 2015. Photo by Rachel Johnson

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...

A group of students takes a selfie at the homecoming bonfire, Oct. 23, 2014.

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...

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...

Hearing about the fun activities there were going to be and the delicious food, Camillle Robertson, pre med sophomore, says she had to be there. Especially to play some volleyball, free food, and to meet new people. Photo by Rachel Johnson

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...

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...

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