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Cycling experts urge riders to protect themselves

Cycling experts urge riders to protect themselves

Elijah Lee, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Whether cycling competitively or recreationally, safety comes first. Multiple reasons can be given for not wearing a helmet, but all of them go out of the window when a cyclist takes a tumble. Representatives of the cycling department share the importance of protection and taking proper precautions w...

Tuition costs continue to increase

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Going off to college is more than embarking on new adventures, learning how to be an adult or understanding oneself. College is essentially the golden staircase to further expand on the basic knowledge learned in high school and land  a successful career. While the list of concerns for both parents...

Celebration of Graham B. Purcell’s 100th birthday to be held May 3

Taylor Henson, Reporter

May 1, 2019

The legacy of Graham B. Purcell Jr. will be celebrated in Moffett Library at 4 p.m. on May 3, where family, friends and other members of the community will come together to share stories and memories of Purcell. The event will also include food, and for those over 21, wine. Cortny Bates, a...

‘Love Is in the Air’ musical revue to be held April 26

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 25, 2019

The theater department is producing a musical revue to preview the new musical theater minor on Friday April 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and revenue from the show will be split between The Arts Alliance and the theater department. The theme of the revue is love and will consist of 13 st...

Sister 2 Sister concludes last meeting of the semester

Sister 2 Sister concludes last meeting of the semester

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Sister 2 Sister had its last activity session of the semester on April 22, an activity focused on "road mapping," or planning goals, for the summer and making a game plan to achieve these goals. Syreeta Greene, director for the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Multicural Affairs, said that the purpose...

Empowerment spring tea April 27

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Pinkies Up. As flowers begin to bloom and warm weather rises within the air, the smell of spring again appears creating opportunities for unity and growth. The office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs will be hosting the first annual traditional spring tea on April 27 from 11 a.m. to ...

MSU Texas holds first Field Day

MSU Texas holds first Field Day

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

April 17, 2019

More than 100 people gathered on the athletic turf fields for MSU Texas' Field Day April 16. Reagan Foster, assistant director in athletics for student athlete and community outreach, said, they contacted different organizations in town to spread the word. Unsure of how successful they were with...

Conference changes may cause problems

The Wichitan

April 17, 2019

Our View: The Wichitan staff believe that conference changes may cause trouble for student athletes. President Suzanne Shipley said, "The athletic changes are that our Lone Star Conference is doubling in size." With the Lone Star Conference adding seven teams for next years line-up, student athletes...

New security fee to replace current parking fee

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 17, 2019

The Student Government Association president Ellie Gunderson proposed a new security fee that will take away the cost of purchasing a parking permit sticker from out of pocket, and will include the fee in student tuition. The security fee proposed is a general fee that will help in funding the police...

A day in the life of Alonzo Burris:

A day in the life of Alonzo Burris:

Kyla Budgewater, Reporter

April 16, 2019

With graduation slowly approaching Uncle Zo has a jam-packed schedule as his days in Wichita Falls are coming to an end. Alonzo Burris, exercise physiology senior has a lot on his plate as he is finishing off his final semester. "After I graduate it's going to be weird because my schedule won't be...

Playing volleyball helps Greeks bond

Kyla Budgewater, Reporter

April 12, 2019

Bump. Set. Spike. As Greek Week progressed, the three Greek councils hosted a volleyball tournament April 8 at 7.pm. in the Wellness Center. "I didn't expect to have as much fun at the volleyball tournaments I did. Since we are a part of the Cultural Greek Council we don't interact with the ...

A day in the life of Christopher Hawkins: the life of a student-athlete

A day in the life of Christopher Hawkins: the life of a student-athlete

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 10, 2019

It’s 5 a.m. and while most students are sound asleep, his day has just begun. The ringing sounds of whistle blowing consume his ears, as he practices each play repeatedly like clock-work. Christopher Hawkins, criminal justice sophomore, has dedicated his life to football. “Football is my life....

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