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MSU Texas to remain online for remainder of Spring semester, Summer I term, Spring 2020 commencement postponed

MSU Texas to remain online for remainder of Spring semester, Summer I term, Spring 2020 commencement postponed

Cortney Wood, Wai-Kun Editor

March 23, 2020

In a postmaster sent to students Monday afternoon, Midwestern State University officials announced the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester will be online only and have postponed Spring 2020 commencement until Aug. 1. "We remain focused on our primary goal to help our students complete the necessary...

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. “...

Women’s soccer kicks off spring season

Micah Wilson

March 9, 2020

The women’s soccer team kicked off its spring season last week with a home opener against Navarro Junior College. The game took place on Monday, March 7 and ended in a 0-0 tie. The scoreless match was the result of a back-and-forth 90-minute battle between both teams. Head coach Ryan Spence said...

More than a game

More than a game

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 16, 2020

Women's basketball broke their losing streak in a nail biter 64-60 win over the University of Texas-Tyler Patriots Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Dome.  The women’s team faced more than the Patriots this week as Head Coach Noel Johnson stepped away to continue her battle against ovarian cance...

739 students awarded at fall graduation 2019

739 students awarded at fall graduation 2019

Kristin Silva and Brendan Wynne

December 14, 2019

Through the many years of tears, stress and constant studying, 739 MSU Texas students lined up to receive their degrees in various majors. They wait, clothed in graduation caps and gowns, listening for their names to be called so they can walk across the stage, receive their diplomas and finally call th...

Letter from the editor: How student media changed my college experience

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Most freshmen come in wide-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready for new experiences. As a senior in high school, I was so ready to have the freedom to do what I wanted whenever I wanted, get away from my three younger siblings, meet new people and build lasting relationships. I had a rude awakening my first t...

Immaturity is a disease

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Immaturity is a disease that plagues people around the world and even here in our front yards. On Nov. 6 someone who has not been identified thought that it would be a good idea to throw an egg at my campus apartment door. While this may have been just for laughs and giggles for them, it made my roommates...

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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