The Wichitan

The history of Midwestern will always include the Indians

MSU Indian Mascot, 1988

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

May 2, 2019

For more than 12 years, Midwestern State University has been the Mustangs. Students hold great pride in wearing maroon and gold and supporting the mascot, Maverick. “I can’t imagine wearing anything other than maroon and gold, while cheering on the Mustangs,” Brenna Lambert, radiology sophomore,...

Traditions contribute to university life

Lucia Ramirez, radiologic technology, shows off her diploma packet. Photo by Kayla White

The Wichitan

May 16, 2015

From its beginnings in 1922 as a municipal junior college housed within a high school building, Midwestern State University has become a campus of 255 acres and 70 buildings offering a variety of academic programs in liberal and fine arts, mathematics, sciences, business and applied sciences. Whether alu...

Rogers retires under new mascot

University President Jesse Rogers holds up the Indian sign with the football players as they hold up the Mustang during the playing of the school song after the Midwestern State University v. Eastern New Mexico game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Sept. 20, 2014. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Morgan Haire

April 27, 2015

Out of 48 years at the university, the university president, Jesse Rogers, was an Indian for 39 of them. “Traditions are very hard to change,” Rogers said. “That’s a little piece of tradition that will always be a part of me.” Supporters of the school did not view the Indian mascot ...

Episode 10: Changing of the Guard, part 3

Maverick turned 7 on Oct. 16, 2013. Photo by Lauren Roberts.

Ethan Metcalf

February 4, 2015

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Episode 9: Changing of the Guard, part 2

Ethan Metcalf

January 28, 2015

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Episode 8: Changing of the Guard, part 1

Ethan Metcalf

January 28, 2015

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