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BREAKING: MSU to officially join the Texas Tech University System in the fall

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief June 8, 2021

Starting Sept. 1, MSU Texas will be designated the fifth member institution of the Texas Tech University System following Governor Greg Abbott's signing of House Bill 1522 Tuesday, June 8. Abbott's...

President Suzanne Shipley discusses with media reporters after the press conference about thier favorite local places to go out to eat. Photo by Rachel Johnson

President Shipley to retire in August as university looks to the future

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

Suzanne Shipley, MSU Texas president, announced via postmaster Wednesday, June 2 that her intended retirement date is August 31, 2021, after holding the position since August of 2015. She informed the...

Mark Ryal and Mustangs' softball have parted ways

Mark Ryal and Mustangs’ softball have parted ways

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

Kyle Williams, MSU Texas athletic director, announced Tuesday, June 1 that MSU has parted ways with head softball coach  Mark Ryal after five seasons in which he posted a record of 74-115. After...

The Wichitan's top stories of the year.

The Wichitan’s top stories of the year

The Wichitan Staff May 24, 2021

With the 2020-2021 academic year officially in the books, let's take a look back at some of the biggest news stories covered by The Wichitan over the year. Professor clashes with Black Student Union Original...

The entrance to Dwellings, May 24.

Dwellings: Experiences of Shelter

Stephanie Robledo, News editor May 24, 2021

During the beginning of the pandemic, a shelter in place was set and many stayed at home for weeks. The “Dwellings: Experiences of Shelter” exhibit, which will be displayed at the Wichita Falls Museum...

MSU Texas mourns the passing of student, Anna Calhoun

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief May 5, 2021

MSU Texas student Anna Calhoun, biology junior, was among those pronounced dead after a civilian plane she was riding in crashed into a home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi Tuesday, May 4. Authorities have...

Meet the new senior staff of The Wichitan!

The Wichitan Staff April 18, 2021

Amos Perkins - Editor in Chief Hi there! My name is Amos Perkins, and starting next fall I will be the editor in chief of The Wichitan. I am a 4-8 grade social studies education junior hoping to...

Graduation draws near for some mustangs.

Graduating Mustangs open up about what led them to MSU, and if it was worth it

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor April 18, 2021

There are a number of reasons students choose to attend Midwestern State University. A few graduating seniors shared their reasons for coming to MSU, and whether those reasons ended up being a good enough...

Keith Williamson, medical director of Vinson Health Center, holds up the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, April 8.

Vaccines arrive on Campus

Abigail Jones, Reporter April 18, 2021

Continuing throughout April, Vinson Health Center, Texas Department of Emergency Management and Texas Military Department have partnered together to vaccinate the community.  Keith Williamson, Vinson...

Mustangs athletes throughout the season.

Mustangs share their thoughts on the 2020-2021 season

Thalia Doe, Reporter April 18, 2021

As the spring semester comes to an end, some of MSU Texas' star players reflect on the highs and lows of a unique Mustangs season. Football: Caleb Brown (No. 63), offensive line criminal justice...

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Nelson Haggerty, former MSU basketball coach, passes away in car crash

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor April 16, 2021

Nelson Haggerty, the MSU Texas men's head basketball coach from 2011 to 2019, passed away at 2:30 a.m. in a single car crash near Decatur on Highway 380 according to Department of Public Safety officials. Haggerty...

Monuments for deceased women of color on display in Sunwatcher Plaza, March 29

MOSAIC hosts Say Her Name vigil on campus

Thalia Doe, Reporter March 31, 2021

In the midst of Women's History Month, on Monday, March 29, The MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center hosted a “Say Her Name Vigil” at 8 p.m. in the Sunwatcher plaza, honoring Black women and other women of...

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