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World stop…carry on

World stop…carry on

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

April 23, 2019


Filed under A&E

  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

Traditions provide a sense of campus unity

Sky Barron, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Featured, News

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

Homecoming parade brings alumni back to campus

Jake Clancy, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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

Homecoming tradition goes up in flames

Luke Bryant, reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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

Football falls to conference rival Tarleton State 34-35

Tommy Chhe, Sports Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

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

Cardboard boat race goes swimmingly

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter

October 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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

_exas-sized homecoming sparks controversy

Nick Lanier, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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

Even the homecoming bonfire impacts the environment

Shannon Doss, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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...

Mercado, Williams named top homecoming royalty

Mercado, Williams named top homecoming royalty

Chloe Phillips

October 25, 2017


Filed under News

Mild chatter filled the stands as the crowd — and the nominees — waited for the announcer to crown the homecoming king and queen during halftime of the homecoming football game on Oct. 21. "And homecoming king and queen are..." Sociology seniors Jaylon Williams and Juan Mercado were anno...

Engineering students sail to first in cardboard boat race Oct. 20

Engineering students sail to first in cardboard boat race Oct. 20

Cortney Wood

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

After 84.5 man hours of work, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers members Kendall Diehm, mechanical engineering sophomore, and Clayton Masters, engineering junior, won the cardboard box race Oct. 20 within 15 minutes. American Society of Mechanical Engineering members came in first, followi...

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