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Criminal justice sophomore arrested on campus for unlawful open carry

Criminal justice sophomore arrested on campus for unlawful open carry

Alyssa Mitchell and Chloe Phillips

March 6, 2019

Updated March 6 Tyler George, 22, criminal justice sophomore, was arrested on campus March 4 in Mavericks Corner located in the Clark Student Center. Campus police responded to a call about George shortly after 11 a.m. They were given his description and were told that he was in possession of a handgun. George took...

Mental health should be priority, not backseat to other means

The Wichitan

November 7, 2017

OUR VIEW: To more effectively serve students and dismantle the stigma that surround mental illness, the counseling center needs a larger budget. Just this week, this nation saw the devastating affects of mental health issues left untreated: the Sutherland Spring, Texas. The gunman with an extensiv...

Students: campus carry goes unnoticed

Students: campus carry goes unnoticed

Caleb Martin

May 11, 2017

The gun totin', gun slingin', rootin' tootin' state of Texas is often associated with "the old west" and middle-of-the-street-high-noon shoot outs. Guns are as much a part of Texas culture as brisket, longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys. But when the Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 11, allowing ...

Students divided by Campus Carry legislation

Students divided by Campus Carry legislation

conner wolf

May 4, 2016

Students divided over Campus Carry legislation from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo.“It was kind of inevitable because this is Texas. I grew up around guns, so it doesn’t really bother me or concern me. My dad told me pretty much as soon as I turned 12 and got my first gun that I was going to have a conceale...

Guns should be allowed everywhere on campus

The Wichitan

November 4, 2015

OUR OPINION: With the implementation of Senate Bill 11, campus wide access to guns is important and necessary.   As the Constitution states in the Second Amendment: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Starting in August of 2016, all Texas universities will begi...

15 students discuss guns on campus at forum

15 students discuss guns on campus at forum

Jacob Smith

November 3, 2015

The Campus Carry Task Force held its first, and only, public forum Nov. 2 to discuss plans for the Campus Carry Law passed in the last Texas legislative session. Laura Fidelie, chair of the task force, led the forum presenting an informative case about the task force’s plans for enforcing t...

Proposed open carry legislation raises concerns

Naomi Skinner

March 26, 2015

Openly Carrying Guns on College Campuses from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. From Columbine to Virginia Tech to Florida State University, school shootings are more frequent. Last spring, MSU fell victim to a shooting scare which has brought forth mixed feelings from students and staff about the discretion of guns on camp...

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