The Wichitan

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...

Day in the life of Julia Orozco

Day in the life of Julia Orozco

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 23, 2019

From 6:45 a.m. weights to 6 p.m. practice with a day full of classes in between, Julia Orozco, nursing sophomore, has minimal free time. Being a part of the women's soccer team and preparing to enter the nursing program makes for a busy day. Orozco came all the way from McKinney, Texas where her family...

Coliseum parking causes conflict on campus

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 17, 2019

In and out. Faculty, staff and students. Residents and commuters. In and out. Everyday the parking spaces on campus wait to be filled. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, said his officers use a formula of decided ratios to make sure all people have a place to park. Each year the police officers go...

I Prevail nails it with ‘Trauma’

Justin Garner, Reporter

April 9, 2019

The development of I Prevail is incredible.  Going from a really good metalcore album to a potential game changer, they just won't stop getting better.  I remember telling a friend right after we heard the Heart vs. Mind EP, "These guys are going to be one of the biggest bands on the planet by their third album."  This did nothing but make m...

Conductor builds confidence through Heaven’s music

Conductor builds confidence through Heaven’s music

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

April 8, 2019

Parents and friends gathered in the Burns Chapel, April 4 to listen to the sweet melodies of the Midwestern Singers. Preparing for two months and meeting three days-a-week, the audience was serenaded at no cost with Stevie Wonder's top hits, "Superstition" and "Don't Worry ‘Bout a Thing." Con...

Coaches are real people too

Coaches are real people too

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The wins. The losses. The expectations and the pressures. The coaches are the quiet ones, the ones that no one thinks about. They spend hours preparing the team, as well as themselves. But most of all they handle success and adversity differently with simplicity, family and consistency. SIMPLICITY ...

Students plan to spend break working, doing homework

March 14, 2019

Students around campus all had plans for spring break. It may be staying here to catch up on sleep or going home to spend time with their families but students are ready for the break. Austin Masterson, history freshman|“I’m going to chill here on campus for the spring break. I’m from Wichit...

Men’s basketball coach resigns

Men’s basketball coach resigns

March 13, 2019

Midwestern State's Nelson Haggerty resigned as men's basketball coach March 13 according to a press release issued by the athletic department. The announcement ends a 10-year association with MSU Texas which produced 209 wins, seven NCAA Division II tournament appearances, five Lone Star Conferenc...

Cultural Greek Council members want participation at Wild’N Out event

Micah Wilson, Reporter

March 10, 2019

The Cultural Greek Council sororities and fraternities are teaming up to plan an event centered around singing, dancing and roasting, Wild'N Out, March 13. What is Wild’N Out? Based on an MTV show hosted by Nick Cannon that premiered more than a decade ago, the show has continuously been centered ar...

Freshmen find adjusting to college life a challenge

Freshmen find adjusting to college life a challenge

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

February 26, 2019

Freshmen students are met with new obstacles which require adjustment. First-time students face struggles with making grades, starting friendships, and adjusting to being away from home. GETTING USED TO CLASS Landon Parks, exercise physiology freshman, said, “It took me a couple weeks, maybe a m...

Question of the Week: What is your passion and why?

Yerasly Duran and Alana Earle

January 29, 2019

The word passion is defined as an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. Whether it be helping the community, learning languages or exploring their major students share what their passions are. WHAT IS YOUR PASSION AND WHY? "I am passionate about education, most importantly, about English la...

Percussion ensemble takes over Frank & Joe’s

Percussion ensemble takes over Frank & Joe’s

Demian Ponce, Reporter

December 5, 2018

As customers of Frank and Joe's sipped on their mochas, the music department and seven of its students played the marimba for an hour on Dec. 4. “It was fun to play for the community and get ready for our juries at the end of the semester,” said Micayla Kelsey, music education freshman. The...

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