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MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

Cortney Wood, Amos Perkins, and Kristin Silva

March 12, 2020

Midwestern State University officials have extended Spring Breakthrough Tuesday, March 24 amid COVID-19 preparations. The scheduled break for Midwestern was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, March 21. According to officials, MSU Texas offices will remain open during scheduled...

Red River Photography Club seeks to improve its skills and community

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

March 6, 2020

On the second Tuesday of every month at the Kemp Center for the Arts, the Red River Photography Club gathers to present its recent photoshoot, learn new skills through member-to-member interaction, or from a guest speaker. RRPC provides service to the community as a local organization of photographers...

The story behind alumni’s Caribbean restaurant: Fazmoz

The story behind alumni’s Caribbean restaurant: Fazmoz

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Fatisha Evans, University alumni and former Caribbean Student Organization member, opened a Caribbean restaurant in August of last year called Fazmoz to provide the community with Caribbean-style food and culture. After graduating in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in marketing, Evans stayed in Wichita...

MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

Cortney Wood and Kristin Silva

February 14, 2020

President Suzanne Shipley met with Student Government Association administration members to discuss student reaction and involvement after Midwestern State University officials announced an invitation to be in alliance with the Texas Tech University on Friday, Feb. 14. According to Shipley, she felt...

Don’t complain if you’re not going to vote

February 4, 2020

As politics become increasingly divided, it's vital college students turn out to the polls so politicians listen to the concerns of a large portion of the population, but that's only an option if young adults take the proper steps to enforce our legitimacy. The number of times people complain about...

Local art teacher’s artwork on display at The Kemp Center for the Arts

Local art teacher’s artwork on display at The Kemp Center for the Arts

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 29, 2019

When walking through the halls of The Kemp Center for the Arts attendees now will find the artwork of Wichita Falls High School teacher, Chris Mayfield hung up along on the walls. Mayfield said, he is doing is what he expects out of his students, and having his work on display gives him and w...

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

March 5, 2019

On a whim, my boyfriend and I went to dinner at El Tapatio March 4. We arrived at about 6 p.m. and were sat almost immediately. Our waiter came to get our drink orders and within ten minutes of being sat and getting my drink, I was able to order my dinner and have it placed in front of me. The feel...

Peace, love and Namaste

Peace, love and Namaste

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

February 26, 2019

I decided to branch out of my comfort zone and try a restaurant someone suggested, Namaste. As always, I did my research before heading to the restaurant. I looked online to find out where it was located and what kind of food they serve. I saw it was just around the corner, close by the MSU police station. Never in...

‘Newsies’ runs until March 2 at Wichita Theatre

‘Newsies’ runs until March 2 at Wichita Theatre

Peyton Alonzo, Repoter

February 18, 2019

The Wichita Theatre musical production of 'Newsies' on Jan 8 was recorded-breaking, drawing in 300 people on opening night. The audience was filled with families and couples from all around the area. The emotions expressed on the audience's faces express just how engaged they were with the musical...

REVIEW: Broadway’s ‘Newsies’ brings New York City to town

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

February 18, 2019

Whether you enjoy musical theater or not, Wichita Falls’ production of Disney's Newsies the Broadway musical is a must see. 'Newsies' the musical follows the inspiring story of the newsboys' hawkers of New York in 1899. The newsboys begin helping each other to lead a strike against the Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of ...

Big surprise with even bigger chicken-fried chicken

Big surprise with even bigger chicken-fried chicken

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

January 31, 2019

On a whim, I decided to drive to Sikes Senter Mall to do a little shopping and I worked up an appetite. I had tried my luck with Red Robin once before —which was an epic fail— and I wasn’t in the mood for On the Border. So, I decided to try Bricktown Tap House. Initially I figured it was a laid-back, ca...

Ratings site provides students with anonymous information on instructors

Shaila Botello, Reporter

November 27, 2018

The first semester of college can bring an abundance of different emotions to first-time students. They can experience fear, happiness, relief, and stress. The stress a student may experience can also be heightened when choosing what courses to take and which professors to teach them. That's where rating...

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