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Freshman: ‘This is my first bonfire and I expect it to be lit’

Addison Semer, mass communication senior, and Leah Lychock, exercise physiology senior, light the homecoming bonfire Oct. 19, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Herbert McCullough

October 20, 2017

The Office of Student Development and Orientation faculty members organized the bonfire on Oct. 19 as part of homecoming week. Under this, students donated a shirt of another college that was burned. Mario Ramirez, interim director of student involvement, said not all the shirts donated were burne...

Field Day competitions photo gallery

David Bellot, accounting senior, attempts to outrace his friend Tarrah Miller, biology senior, on the quad at the homecoming field day competitions on Oct. 18, 2017. Photo by Sara Keeling

Kara McIntyre

October 19, 2017

Jacob Warren, economics junior, organized the first Field Day competitions as part of homecoming week. Students headed to the quad at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 for non-competitive events and 6 p.m. for the actual competitions. RELATED STORIES Football takes down West Texas A&M ...

Students let loose at homecoming dance Oct. 18

Participants in their 90's attire and glow sticks dance under the neon lights for the 2017 Homecoming Dance held in the Legacy multipurpose room on oct. 18. Photo by Marissa Daley

Sarah Graves

October 19, 2017

"Return of the Mack" by Mark Morrison blared over the speakers as a few brave students stepped out onto the dance floor to dance the night away, while other students lingered around the snack table before mustering up the courage to join. Students filled the Legacy Multipurpose Room for the thir...

100 people indulge in bubble soccer madness

David Aragon, mass comunication sophmore, gets hit by Taylor Kelley, business managment junior, and rolls over onto his head playing bubble soccer on the free play fields Oct. 25. Photo by Garrett Hutchinson

Garrett Hutchinson

November 8, 2016

Bubble soccer brought lots of chatter to campus this semester.About 100 people participated in the bubble soccer event Oct. 25, which took place on the free play fields, by the University Programming Board from 12-6 p.m. Each year, UPB puts on activities for students to come out and have fun whil...

Mustangs trample Falcons

Nicholas Gabriel running for a down at the Homecoming football game against UTPB. Photo by Izziel Latour

Savannah Rangel

November 8, 2016

Fans were treated to a dominating performance at this year’s Homecoming game. The Mustangs routed the UT Permian Basin Falcons 76-21.After a disappointing loss to West Texas A&M last week, the Mustangs efforts were geared towards improving on all sides of the ball.“We had a tough last game, so thi...

Homecoming parade marches through campus

Members of Gamma Phi Beta and Tau Kappa Epsilon participate in the Homecoming float competition on Oct. 28. Photo by Makayla Burnham

Brendan Wynne

November 8, 2016

As the sounds of drums and horns echoed across campus, followed by the sight of brass instruments glistening in the sun, the Golden Thunder Marching Band lead the charge for the small army of floats, signaling the beginning of the homecoming parade Oct. 28."I love how homecoming is about tradition no ...

Mustangs beat UT Permian Basin in Homecoming game

Jerryl Yarbourgh, acounting/finance junior, Quinton Childs, criminal justice sophmore, at the Homecoming football game against UTPB. Photo by Izziel Latour

Mallory Evangelista

November 8, 2016

MSU’s Homecoming game against UT Permian Basin on Oct. 29 proved to be a chance of redemption for many of the players following the 35-27 loss to West Texas A&M on Oct. 22,the team’s first and only loss of the season.“It’s a lot better feeling than last week. We really came focused and ready...

Freedom of speech vs. mockery

The Wichitan

November 2, 2016

OUR VIEW: Standing for the national anthem is freedom of speech, not mockery of our country. Last Monday, the annual lip sync competition took place in Akin Auditorium, where 14 organizations competed to win 25 possible Homecoming points and earn bragging rights across campus. During their performance, ...

‘Biggest turnout’ expected at bonfire

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Kara McIntyre

October 28, 2015

As tradition goes, the annual homecoming bonfire will commence on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 9:15 p.m. in the parking lots by D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Each year, MSU students are asked to donate their college T-shirts from other schools to be burned in the bonfire in exchange for an exclusive MSU bonfire T-sh...

225 people turnout to $2,000 event

Salman Shuqairy, Intensive English Language Institute program freshman, kicks the ball across to Khalid Qadiri, IELI sophomore, during a game of Bubble Soccer that the University Programming Board put on in the Quad near the Bolin Fountain Oct, 27. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Taylor Warren

October 27, 2015

Two hundred and twenty-five students participated in Bumper Balls at the quad on Oct. 27 from noon to 6 p.m., hosted by the University Programming Board, who paid Kramer Entertainment $2,000 to run the event. "The company was going to other universities in the area and we were able to joi...

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