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Professors and students gather around to discuss new ways to work with the recent legislation, Sep. 12.

Faculty, students address DEI concerns

George Svoboda, Reporter September 15, 2023

Professors and students gather around to discuss new ways to work with the recent legislation, Sep. 12. (Stephanie Garcia) The Texas Senate signed Senate Bill 17 (SB-17) into law in June 2023, banning...

Students dance along to music at the Open Mic Night, Feb. 3.

Black Resistance: The experience of being black at Midwestern State University

Joey Arthur, Reporter February 12, 2023

In February 1926, American author and journalist Carter G. Woodson created the first iteration of Black History Month called Negro History Week. He created it as a way to pay tribute to the African American...

Genevieve Addams walks back and forth between the pews during her performance, collecting tips along the way, April 8.

MSU celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

Anne Akpabio, Managing Editor October 21, 2022

October commemorates the history of the LGBTQ+ community. This month is observed to prevent the suppression of the history of the LGBTQ+ community and is centered around educating people about that history...

Spanish and criminal justice senior Marlem Martinez is a first generation student at MSU, 2022. Photo courtesy of Marlem Martinez.

Growing up Latino in Wichita Falls: Marlem Martinez

Thalia Doe, Feature Editor October 7, 2022

After immigrating to the U.S. in order to keep a family together. Jose Martinez from Zacatecas, Mexico, then 18-years-old, along with his wife; Monica Martinez from Guanajuato, Mexico awaiting their first...

Latino graduates fill the stage during the ceremony, April 30.

Unidos Commencement celebrates spring 2022 Hispanic graduates

Stephanie Robledo, Editor in Chief May 20, 2022

April 30, 2022, marked the fourth biannual Unidos Commencement. A pre-commencement cultural graduation that celebrates and honors Hispanic students who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree...

Students sit together and enjoy the food and music of the Soul Food Social, Feb. 17.

“I am the Black Print” a Black History Month Celebration

Stephanie Robledo, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2022

The Black Print is this year’s theme for Black History Month at MSU. The Black Print is defined by the Black History Month Committee as ‘the first to influence all aspects of life; past, present, and...

MSU celebra el Día de los Muertos.

Stephanie Robledo and Nicole Vacio February 11, 2022

El Día de los Muertos es un día de fiesta que honra a los que han fallecido. El festejo se originó en México y es celebrado el primero y el segundo de noviembre. El primero de noviembre es conocido...

¡Viva MSU! Empieza el Mes de Herencia Hispana en la Plaza Sunwatcher

Jaime Alemán and Marielena Castro February 11, 2022

¡Viva MSU! septiembre 15 empezó el Mes de Herencia Hispana con la coordinación de MOSAIC en la Plaza Sunwatcher con muchos premios, música en vivo, comida gratis y un concurso de comer jalapeños. “Una...

Students socialize while cleaning up at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Human Rights Week Encourages Mustangs to Take Action

Samuel Koone, Managing Editor January 28, 2022

MSU’s MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center celebrated Human Rights Week from the 17 to the 21 of this month with a series of events designed to bring awareness to social justice issues. Human Rights Week events...

Theatre and english major Rachel Shipley is the Women’s Stand Council Coordinator for MOSAIC.

A woman of many organizations: Rachel Shipley

Thalia Doe, Feature Editor January 28, 2022

Rachel Shipley from Rowlett, Texas said she had a few options when deciding which college she would attend. Wanting to study theatre, Shipley was able to perform her caracal in front of over 200 college...

MSU celebrates Día de los Muertos

Stephanie Robledo, Managing Editor November 4, 2021

Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a holiday that honors those who have died. The holiday originated in Mexico and is celebrated on Nov. 1st and 2nd. Nov. 1 is el día de los innocentes or day of...

Drag queen Tiffany gives a lap dance to counseling center assistant director Zachary Zoet during the formers performance to Meredith Brooks Bitch.

MSU celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

Stephanie Robledo, Managing Editor November 3, 2021

LGBTQ+ History Month is a month-long celebration in October that honors the history of the LGBTQ+ community. MSU MOSAIC and PRIDE teamed together by hosting events throughout October to bring awareness...

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