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Take Back the Night to be held April 10

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 9, 2019

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Take Back the Night is coming to campus April 10. Take Back the Night, is a program dedicated to creating a safe community and respectful relationships through awareness at Sikes Lake at 8 p.m. Rachael Fornof, Title IX director said, “Take ...

Faculty lacks diversity

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 5, 2019

In a world where different cultures intertwine, students need to feel represented through the faculty on campus. Diverse faculty not only enhances opportunities for learning, but it creates an open environment for the different cultures reflected within the campus. Provost and Vice President for Academic...

Sigma Lambda Alpha sorority hosts annual women’s 5K

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 4, 2019

To celebrate Women’s History Month and to promote women’s awareness, the Sigma Lambda Alpha sorority members held their third annual Women’s Awareness 5K at Sikes Lake on March 27. Thirteen runners participated.   Estafani Vasquez, biology and chemistry freshman and vice president o...

New Title IX director charged with education enforcement

New Title IX director charged with education enforcement

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Rachael Fornof started her new job in the fall of 2018 as director and coordinator of Title IX, and she hit the ground running. After a series of incidents the previous spring drew attention to the need for her position, she began offering required educational training. She even helped staff tables outside...

Spanish professor tied to her culture

Spanish professor tied to her culture

Andrew Murray, Reporter

April 1, 2019

Born in Pueblo, Mexico Claudia Montoya associate professor of Spanish, holds her culture, life and students in high regard. “I have all the duties of a professor, which is the grading, preparing for classes, the research,” Montoya said. She is a working bee, but with that she also takes time...

Enrollment flat; focus moves to retention

Taylor Henson, Reporter

March 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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