The Wichitan

Coaches are real people

Coaches are real people

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, Featured, News

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


Filed under Featured, Sports

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under A&E, Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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...

Valarie McCubbins hopes to inspire at graduation

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Valarie McCubbins, a 2004 graduate in mass communication, will be delivering the commencement address on Dec. 15 at Kay Yeager Coliseum to approximately 512 students starting at 10 a.m. McCubbins said, "When I opened the email I was shocked. I wasn't quite sure what the email was saying or wan...

Ratings site provides students with anonymous information on instructors

Shaila Botello, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local

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...

Sikes Lake needs dredging

Sikes Lake needs dredging

Jake Clancy, Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The water glows with a golden hue as the Texas sun sets on Sikes Lake. The soft wind pushes the water along, the waves creating an image that looks like a painting. The wildlife goes to rest while the stars begin to shine. Moonlight is the only light allowing the joggers to see. MSU established Sikes...

UPB craft brings holiday spirit to campus

UPB craft brings holiday spirit to campus

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

November 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To kick off the holiday season, members of the University Programming Board held an event to make snow globes that brought more than 60 students out of their rooms and into Clark Student Center Atrium. Angelica Symonette, UPB low-budget, no-budget co-chair, said, "The University Programming Board does a lot ...

Alpha Phi to raise awareness of women’s heart health with gala

Nick Lanier, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

"I remember sitting in class when my phone rang, and it was my step dad," Courtney Hoover recalled. "I already knew something was wrong at this point but I never expected for him to tell me my mom was in the hospital for a heart attack. I was in shock and confused and quite literally had no idea what...

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