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Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

March 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

A Day in the Life of Josiah Beshear

A Day in the Life of Josiah Beshear

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse

February 19, 2019

The oldest of four children and a Wichita Falls native, Josiah Beshear is an education sophomore. Beshear is juggling 16 credit hours this semester in addition to his off campus activities. "I am taking four in class [courses] and one online," Beshear said. "I wake up early and have 8 a.m. [classes]...

Students volunteer at the Humane Society to relieve stress

Students volunteer at the Humane Society to relieve stress

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

February 7, 2019

It's two weeks into the semester and students are feeling the stress. To break away from campus, students head to the Humane Society of Wichita County to volunteer. Students including Camille Blanton, special education sophomore, find comfort in volunteering and getting to play with the animals, often ...

Black Student Union holding auditions for sixth annual talent show

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 5, 2019

The Black Student Union will be holding the sixth annual talent show allowing students to showcase their abilities, including, dancing, singing, and reading poetry. Tre'Vonne Bradford, president of BSU and exercise physiology senior, said,“Talent is a creative art. Are you able to sing, dance, or just ...

12 students gather at Hamilton Park for Adopt-A-Trail

12 students gather at Hamilton Park for Adopt-A-Trail

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

February 4, 2019

To pick up trash for Adopt-A-Trail, 12 students met at Hamilton Park Saturday. Alex Nelson, environmental science senior, said she was surprised with the turnout of students at this clean-up, “Compared to the two we have already had, this is a pretty big turnout for us.” For three studen...

Greek life organizations respond to Harvard ruling

Nick Lanier, Reporter

December 5, 2018

This week, Harvard University officials announced sanctions for undergraduates in same-sex organizations. According to newly published standuptoharvard.org, students would be "stripped of opportunities to hold leadership roles in Harvard organizations and athletic teams, and to obtain post-graduate...

Students ponder studying yonder

Greta Gottschalk, Reporter

December 1, 2018

Do not be a student that dismisses the exhilarating idea of studying abroad because of the false assumption that the cost is too expensive. Studying abroad, as a college student, is a once in a lifetime experience. Michael Mills, international education director, said, “No MSU student is paying...

Religion doesn’t matter

Samuel Mitchell, Reporter

November 28, 2018

I want to preface this article by saying that by no means am I bashing those who practice religion.  That is not the purpose of this article, instead it is to tell how we shouldn't be blind followers in the name of religion.  A majority of my examples will come from the Christian faith, as that is...

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