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Enrollment flat; focus moves to retention

Taylor Henson, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Despite spending thousands of dollars on recruitment, university enrollment has remained flat. Fred Dietz, vice president of enrollment, said the next phase is to make an effort to focus recruiting in larger populated areas, since the university has the capacity to grow. “Several years ago, the...

Criminal justice sophomore arrested on campus for unlawful open carry

Criminal justice sophomore arrested on campus for unlawful open carry

Alyssa Mitchell and Chloe Phillips

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Updated March 6 Tyler George, 22, criminal justice sophomore, was arrested on campus March 4 in Mavericks Corner located in the Clark Student Center. Campus police responded to a call about George shortly after 11 a.m. They were given his description and were told that he was in possession of a handgun. George took...

‘Say Cheese’: RHA members raise money for Mustang Pantry

Kyla Budgewater, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

It's cheap. It's delivery. It's cheese. To raise money for Mustang's Pantry, the Resident Hall Association members put on the second annual 'Say Cheese' March 2 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m in Legacy Multipurpose Room. Brenda Morales, Spanish junior and RHA president, said, "The food pantry is open to any s...

Cultural Greek Council hosts first wave check on campus

Cultural Greek Council hosts first wave check on campus

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A phenomenon that has been swarming across college campuses and universities has now made its way to Wichita Falls. The Cultural Greek Council hosted the first wave check on Feb. 28 in the Clark Student Center. The wave check is a unifying ceremony that slowly unveils the fresh waves from under a du...

MSU Police needs to do better

Christian Evans, Columnist

March 6, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed

Imagine that you are on campus walking to the student center to meet up with some friends before going to class. On your way to the student center, you witness cops putting a student in handcuffs in the back of a squad car. You are confused and wondering what exactly could have caused this predicament...

A Day in the Life of Lia Wiley: the New and Kind Criminal Justice Junior

A Day in the Life of Lia Wiley: the New and Kind Criminal Justice Junior

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Lia Wiley, criminal justice senior, is a senator of PRIDE and a Panamanian-American who is the daughter of a Panamanian immigrant. “I’m Panamanian, that’s it,” Wiley said. “That’s my whole background.” As a Latina, Wiley said that she and her family have been subjected to xenophobic...

Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better campus

The Wichitan

March 5, 2019


Filed under Staff Editorial

The Wichitan believes that becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better our students, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Over recent years, the university has had an increase of Hispanic students, all in attempts to become an HSI. Twenty-five percent of our school's population (roughly over 1,300...

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under A&E

On a whim, my boyfriend and I went to dinner at El Tapatio March 4. We arrived at about 6 p.m. and were sat almost immediately. Our waiter came to get our drink orders and within ten minutes of being sat and getting my drink, I was able to order my dinner and have it placed in front of me. The feel...

‘Greta’ a silly after-school special

‘Greta’ a silly after-school special

Brian Lang, Film Critic

March 5, 2019


Filed under A&E, Featured

Picture this: you’re riding the subway in New York City when you spot a handbag that must have been left behind on one of the seats. Most passengers would ignore the bag, a few might heed the warnings given by the MTA and call the authorities, but Francis, the protagonist in Neil Jordan’s new psycholo...

Mechanical engineering senior wins BSU 6th annual talent show

Mechanical engineering senior wins BSU 6th annual talent show

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

As the spotlight dims, Grantley Samuels, mechanical engineering senior, approaches the stage with his steel pans. Silence falls over the crowd as everyone becomes mesmerized by his exuberant presence. As the Caribbean-Latin music fills the silence of the room, Samuels leaves the audience wanting more. With...

Black Student Union holds talent show auditions

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Five talents. Five brave individuals. Five minutes. In a small, dim room, the celebration of Black History Month continued as the Black Student Union members honored their ancestors through the talents upheld by students. Over the course of five minutes or less, students showcased their talents for the five judges. Acts that were appea...

Campus marijuana use increasing

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Texas is coming late to the game. Both Colorado and Oklahoma have legalized marijuana to some degree. And with more than 20 states who have done the same, college campuses have been put in a position that will require them to revisit how they promote drug-abuse prevention. The campus police work together...

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