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Homecoming Sports Recap

Imani Morlock Defense

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

October 23, 2019

Football The football team blew out Texas A&M-Kingsfield 70-35 Homecoming night Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Triston Williams (No.19), quarterback and agricultural business sophomore, led the way with a career-high 354 passing yards and tied the school record with six passing touchdowns. This ...

Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

Corbriyana Wingfield

Amos Perkins, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Lights. Cameras. Madness! Ligon Coliseum was packed full of energetic students ready to dance, sing, compete and let loose. Some entertained with their athletic talents. Others showed off their creativity. More still, danced and sang from the stands and the gym floor. Homecoming festivities kick...

World stop…carry on


Aquila Freeney, Business manager

April 23, 2019

  The world stopped once again for "Queen Bey" (aka Beyoncé) when she released Homecoming: The Live Album, which is an album composed of live recordings from her Coachella performance in 2018. In total, the album is 40 songs long, so as much as I would love to dive into almost each and ever...

Traditions provide a sense of campus unity

sikes lake

Sky Barron, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Whether students are walking from class to class, future Mustangs are touring the campus or visitors are just driving by, the history and traditions of Midwestern State University are shown through the statues, street names, and the bricks on the buildings. The campus was founded in 1922 as a local...

Homecoming parade brings alumni back to campus

Taylor McCreary management senior and Jose Zambrano Graphic Design sophomore hold the Homecoming Parade banner on October 27, 2018. Phone Photo by Stephen Gomez

Jake Clancy, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Some 50 people attended the homecoming parade Oct. 27. but the annual event that allows campus organizations to create a float and try to beat the others in a creativity competition was mostly attended by alumni. "It's a student competition," Ruby Arriaga, student involvement activities coordinator said, "s...

Mass comm students named king and queen

Tommy Chhe, Reporter

October 29, 2018

At the start of halftime, the homecoming court was introduced to the crowd. There were chatters around Memorial Stadium as the crowd waited to see who the next homecoming king and queen would be. "And the homecoming king and queen are..." Mass communication seniors Treston Lacy and Morgan Ha...

Homecoming tradition goes up in flames

TSU sign burning during the Bonfire.

Luke Bryant, reporter

October 28, 2018

Ten gallons of gasoline, well over 500 people and around 90 shirts burned. Nocona Trail south parking lot went up in flames once again for the homecoming bonfire. Whether they were there for the atmosphere, the people, or the fire, everyone experienced the tradition that has taken place as far ba...

Football falls to conference rival Tarleton State 34-35

After a call against MSU's offense, head coach Bill Maskill disagrees with the sideline referee in game against Tarleton State University, Oct 27. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Tommy Chhe, Sports Reporter

October 28, 2018

Against rival Tarleton State University, the Mustangs lost 34-35 at the homecoming game in front of a crowd of 9,247 people. At the 10:48 mark of the first quarter, running back and criminal justice freshman Tyrique Edwards scored the first points with a ten yard rushing touchdown after a drive of...

Cardboard boat race goes swimmingly

Engineering students in their cardboard boat

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter

October 27, 2018

This year's homecoming cardboard boat race had nearly 25 student organizations and attracted over 200 students, family members, and MSU alumni to Sikes Lake, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. First place went to the team paddling for Kappa Alpha and Chi Omega, the Engineers for a Sustainable World came in second...

Lipsync Competition kicks homecoming week into full swing

Clara Ukwitegyetse

October 23, 2018

D.L. Coliseum roared with cheers for the bravest dancers as students showed off their best moves Oct. 22 at the annual Lipsync Competition. The event, hosted by the University Programming Board, has always been a huge success as homecoming week's opening event, and this was no exception. "It's tradition,"...

_exas-sized homecoming sparks controversy

MSU welcome sign

Nick Lanier, Reporter

October 23, 2018

The “T’s” around campus have been crossed out. They're gone. Well, for the next week at least. Student Government Association officials said on their Twitter feed, "To anticipate our victory against Tarleton State for homecoming, all "T's" on campus will be crossed out." Given that the theme...

Even the homecoming bonfire impacts the environment


Shannon Doss, Reporter

October 25, 2017

It's a chilly night in late October. A crowd gathers around a huge pile of wood with T-shirts from other schools pinned up on the stack. As the crowd grows, soft whispers can be heard about how big and hot the bonfire will be this year. Then, finally, a line of eight flaming torches can be seen in the...

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