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Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year old Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control

Suicidal Thoughts: the silent struggle of our classmates

Lauren Colpitts, Reporter September 15, 2021

Talking about emotions and vulnerabilities for generations has been classified, as a society, as taboo, something to shame people for. As a result, according to the American College Health Association,...

Moffett Library’s 9/11 exhibit informs students 20 years after tragedy

Jaime Alemán September 11, 2021

In remembrance of the September 11th terror attacks on the World Trade Center two decades ago, Moffett Library is hosting a visual exhibition of posters and memorabilia on the second floor titled, “September...

MSU students and faculty celebrate the university's joining with the TTU system

Board of Regents meeting brings big changes to the university

Emily Beaman, News Editor September 4, 2021

Texas Tech On Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents met on Midwestern State University's campus to hold a ceremonial special meeting to officially welcome MSU as...

Maverick considers a jump into Bolin Fountain, but decides to pose instead

MSU Texas celebrates joining Texas Tech with snow cones and jazz

Fisher Seigler, Reporter September 3, 2021

Effective midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 1, by legislative order and signature of Gov. Greg Abbot, Midwestern State University officially joined the Texas Tech University System. The union began with a...

The Daniel building is receiving renovations to become the Bridwell Activities Center

Catching up on campus renovations

Stephanie Robledo, Managing Editor September 1, 2021

MSU Texas underwent renovation around campus to bring a modern and updated look. Renovations have been going on since last fall when the initial stages for the Bridwell Activities Center began.  “[The...

Computer science senior David Hawkins places a crate on a dolly to be taken up to a student's dorm

Mustangs Move-In

Emily Beaman, News Editor September 1, 2021

The MSU Texas campus sprung to life during the Fall 2021 move-in weekend and the ensuing Mustangs Roundup. This year's move-in continued the more structured process that the university adopted last...

Competitors practice before the Smashpede tournament begins

Game on Mustangs: Esports and Gaming Club arrive on campus

Colin Stevenson, Photography Editor September 1, 2021

With their official launch on Aug. 23, MSU Texas Esports and Stangs Gaming Club are looking to provide for students in a new way on career and social levels. While they have heavy overlap, these two organizations...

Saul Squirrel eats berries he found so he can conserve what is left of his ambushed acorn stash

SATIRE: First Day Critters

Emily Beaman, News Editor September 1, 2021

The first day coming back to school is never easy. Whether you have an 8 a.m. or it is your first day in college, it can be difficult to shake off the summer and get back into the groove of school. However,...

Tech's campus

BREAKING: MSU to officially join the Texas Tech University System in the fall

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief June 8, 2021

Starting Sept. 1, MSU Texas will be designated the fifth member institution of the Texas Tech University System following Governor Greg Abbott's signing of House Bill 1522 Tuesday, June 8. Abbott's...

President Suzanne Shipley discusses with media reporters after the press conference about thier favorite local places to go out to eat. Photo by Rachel Johnson

President Shipley to retire in August as university looks to the future

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

Suzanne Shipley, MSU Texas president, announced via postmaster Wednesday, June 2 that her intended retirement date is August 31, 2021, after holding the position since August of 2015. She informed the...

Mark Ryal and Mustangs' softball have parted ways

Mark Ryal and Mustangs’ softball have parted ways

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

Kyle Williams, MSU Texas athletic director, announced Tuesday, June 1 that MSU has parted ways with head softball coach  Mark Ryal after five seasons in which he posted a record of 74-115. After...

The entrance to Dwellings, May 24.

Dwellings: Experiences of Shelter

Stephanie Robledo, News editor May 24, 2021

During the beginning of the pandemic, a shelter in place was set and many stayed at home for weeks. The “Dwellings: Experiences of Shelter” exhibit, which will be displayed at the Wichita Falls Museum...

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