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A day in the life: Kayla Khan and her battle with cancer

Hardin building. April 21.

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

June 3, 2020

On Nov. 27, 2019 her life changed. She walked into UT Southwestern Dallas hopeful, and walked out uncertain of her destiny. A life that was once centered around freedom, invincibility and youth drastically transitioned into a life tied to constant doctor’s visits, fear and depression. Kayla Khan, psychology...

Graduates sum up their MSU experience in one word

Dallas Wabbington, Bridget Reilly, and Omar Combie

June 3, 2020

Ashma Henry | Computer science graduate One word: fulfilling. "I use this word as in most cases individuals don't know their own strength until strength is the only thing you can rely on to get through the semester. These past years have definitely pushed me past what I thought was my limit, allowing me to develop the abilities and characteri...

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...

739 students awarded at fall graduation 2019

Wide shot of graduates

Kristin Silva and Brendan Wynne

December 14, 2019

Through the many years of tears, stress and constant studying, 739 MSU Texas students lined up to receive their degrees in various majors. They wait, clothed in graduation caps and gowns, listening for their names to be called so they can walk across the stage, receive their diplomas and finally call th...

A day in the life: Chelcie Kizart

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Ever since many of us were little, we have imagined and dreamed about the day we would graduate from our dream school pursuing our dream occupation. The overwhelming emotions fill our bodies as we proudly walk across the stage and hold the diploma closely to our bodies. The smile on our faces couldn’t...

December graduates reflect on college experiences

Micah Wilson, Reporter

December 3, 2019

December is here! For some students that means cold weather, Christmas lights and hot cocoa. For seniors, December means graduation, an exciting time filled with bittersweet endings and exciting beginnings. With a total of 512 December graduates this semester, seniors will be ceremoniously completing...

Imagine Graduation helps seniors plan for commencement

Imagine Graduation

Brittni Vilandre, Reporter

March 12, 2019

At the imagine graduation fair you can: Order caps, gowns, announcements, class rings, and more Check your graduation status with the Registrar’s Office Clear any financial holds Receive assistance with job-related questions, resumés, and other career inquiries Get inform...

762 degrees awarded at fall graduation

Nolita Isbelle

December 15, 2018

With excitement pumping and futures to look forward to, 762 students walked across the stage Dec. 15 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Eleven graduates received President's Medals, and all but one had perfect 4.0 GPAs. DATE | Dec. 15, 2018 LOCATION | Kay Yeager Coliseum SPEAKER | Valarie McCu...

150 students attend Senior Walk

Finance, economics, and biology seniors; Ben, Ron and Jacob Pierce discuss their next moves at the 2018 Senior Walk gathering.

Chloe Phillips, Co-Editor

December 12, 2018

Chatter and anticipation from future graduates filled the Clark Student Center Atrium. About 150 graduates along side faculty and staff members attended Senior Walk on November 7, 2018. This is a new tradition, which started in the spring 2018 semester to give a brief congratulations to graduates and...

Valarie McCubbins hopes to inspire at graduation

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Valarie McCubbins, a 2004 graduate in mass communication, will be delivering the commencement address on Dec. 15 at Kay Yeager Coliseum to approximately 512 students starting at 10 a.m. McCubbins said, "When I opened the email I was shocked. I wasn't quite sure what the email was saying or wan...

Largest class of graduating students recognized May 12

graduation group

Tyler Manning, Reporter

May 12, 2018

At the spring graduation ceremony, 741 students were recognized in the Kay Yeager Coliseum on May 12. According to Darla Inglish, university registrar, "[The graduating class] is just the largest class that we have had in May. That is the largest number we recall seating ever." Faculty responsible...

About 200 students attend first Senior Walk

About 200 students attend first Senior Walk

Justin Marquart, Editor

May 10, 2018

About 200 students marched around campus May 10 for the first Senior Walk, visiting cheering faculty and staff from each college. "It gives us a chance for the faculty and staff who have worked with these students over the course of their time here to celebrate," Johnston said. "A good time for the...

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