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The Wellness Center is ‘good to go’ amid extension of spring break due to COVID-19

The Wellness Center is ‘good to go’ amid extension of spring break due to COVID-19

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 12, 2020

Recreational Sports and Wellness Center Director Angie Reay sent an email to her employees Thursday, March 12, in regards to the extension of spring break due to COVID-19. “Beginning on Monday, March 23, all group fitness classes and recreational sports are postponed until further notice. Our Directors...

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...

Successful weekend for the cycling team

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 11, 2020

The MSU Cycling team hit the road to Norman, OK to compete in the University of Oklahoma Land Ronde Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8.  The Mustangs are led by Director and Head Coach Charlie Zamastil. He said even with adversity hitting the team, he was pleased with everyone’s performance. “...

Inmates assist with the demolition of acquired property

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

March 5, 2020

After its approximately $3 million purchase, construction on the property at 2733 Midwestern Pkwy has begun with the help of local inmates. They are performing demolition in collaboration with Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. Originally a Bank of America business, the building is having walls removed to allow for warehouse storage in two-th...

Search set to begin for new MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center Director

Search set to begin for new MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center Director

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

Midwestern State is still searching for a new Director of the MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center (formerly the Director of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs) after Dr. Syreeta Greene's departure. Dr. Greene moved on to become the Dean of Students at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and...

Behind the set of “Little Shop of Horrors”

Behind the set of “Little Shop of Horrors”

Emily Beaman, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Rehearsals for MSU’s 2020 spring musical Little Shop of Horrors have been in full swing since the first week of the semester, and there will still be many more before the opening night.  For this musical, rehearsals are split into three parts. Acting and blocking led by Sally Story, choreography led by Morgan Mallo...

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...

Softball takes an optimistic outlook on upcoming invitational

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

February 13, 2020

The softball team started the season with some hard hits. After a 0-7 losing streak, the Stangs will be facing four universities Friday and Saturday on home grounds at Mustangs Park. “Just because we lost, that doesn’t predict our future,” Jacey Henry, pitcher and elementary education junior,...

Administration offers follow-up statements regarding the fascist on campus

Administration offers follow-up statements regarding the fascist on campus

Brendan Wynne, Reporter and Wai-Kun co-editor

December 2, 2019

In the wake of an ill-received statement addressing tweets that identified a fascist sympathizer on campus, the MSU Texas administration has collaborated with student leaders to issue another statement that’s “more transparent, and less formulaic.” “By Friday, we were aware that [the tweets...

Issues transgender students face on campus

Reese Beasley, Reporter

November 21, 2019

For transgender and non-binary students, life on campus and almost anywhere can be difficult. “I feel kind of safe, but it makes me nervous that there are people that would rather eradicate me and other trans people from this campus. Even when I’m minding my own business, I notice how people look...

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

November 13, 2019

Fall 2019 enrollment has gone down despite the university's efforts to increase it. However, the new recruitment practices seem to be working, according to President Suzanne Shipley, who said the fall 2019 incoming-freshmen class was the second-largest enrolling class. Shipley said, "The new students...

New vice president of administration and finance: Q & A

New vice president of administration and finance: Q & A

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

November 13, 2019

The university welcomed the new Vice President of Administration and Finance Beth Reissenweber this fall 2019 semester. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Reissenweber said she has always been interested in helping others and is excited to bring her expertise to campus. In the past, she worked for non...

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