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A graduating senior’s perspective

A graduating senior’s perspective

Cortney Wood, MSU Graduate

May 24, 2020

I truly thought I was okay today. I knew I wasn’t going to walk across the stage on Saturday, May 16. I knew there weren’t going to be documentary screenings, the mass communication final capstone project, the night before even after dropping one documentary to start another midway through th...

Locker room talk: Emilija Segetlija

Women's tennis

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2020

Emilija “Emma” Segetlija, finance senior, was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. Segetlija started playing tennis when she was nine-years-old and officially decided in high school that she wanted to continue her career at the collegiate level.  “I started to take it more seriously and ...

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...

A day in the life: President Suzanne Shipley

Dr. Shipley

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

March 4, 2020

It’s 6 a.m. and as the sun slowly inches across the sky, her eyes gently open. The faint noises from her dogs crack through the morning silence as they hear their food clang against the metal bowls. President Suzanne Shipley’s day has just begun. After she spends time with her dogs, she challenges...

The Mustangs berth another nail biter

Jump shot

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Tension rose in the house of the Mustangs as they went against Arkansas Fort Smith Lions, winning 75-70, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Adversity continues to hit the team as their Head Coach Noel Johnson stepped away last week to fight against ovarian cancer and the constant battle to keep their ...

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

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

Midwestern Singers and Conductor Dale Heidebrecht close the concert with “Cells Planet by Erika Lloyd

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

Women's basketball coach

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...

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