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Letter from the editor: How student media changed my college experience

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Most freshmen come in wide-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready for new experiences. As a senior in high school, I was so ready to have the freedom to do what I wanted whenever I wanted, get away from my three younger siblings, meet new people and build lasting relationships. I had a rude awakening my first t...

Immaturity is a disease

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Immaturity is a disease that plagues people around the world and even here in our front yards. On Nov. 6 someone who has not been identified thought that it would be a good idea to throw an egg at my campus apartment door. While this may have been just for laughs and giggles for them, it made my roommates...

Administration offers follow-up statements regarding the fascist on campus

Administration offers follow-up statements regarding the fascist on campus

Brendan Wynne, Reporter and Wai-Kun co-editor

December 2, 2019

In the wake of an ill-received statement addressing tweets that identified a fascist sympathizer on campus, the MSU Texas administration has collaborated with student leaders to issue another statement that’s “more transparent, and less formulaic.” “By Friday, we were aware that [the tweets...

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

November 13, 2019

Fall 2019 enrollment has gone down despite the university's efforts to increase it. However, the new recruitment practices seem to be working, according to President Suzanne Shipley, who said the fall 2019 incoming-freshmen class was the second-largest enrolling class. Shipley said, "The new students...

Men’s soccer snaps losing streak

Men’s soccer snaps losing streak

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 8, 2019

Men's soccer snapped its three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over St. Edward's University on senior night Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Taylor Lampe (No. 1), goalkeeper and exercise physiology junior, starred for the team on the defensive side of the ball. Lampe didn't cede a single goal despite...

Torchlight Parade and Bonfire tradition continues

Torchlight Parade and Bonfire tradition continues

Dariana Garza and Alyssa Mitchell

October 19, 2019

Heat. Fire. Music and over 400 hundred torch-wielding students attended the annual Torchlight Parade and Bonfire Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. With spirits high and plenty of rival school t-shirts to burn Nacona Trail south parking lot was fully lit by the burning shirts and crumbling pallets. According to Ruby...

Would a Gate at Sunwatcher Village benefit us?

Dariana Garza, Reporter

October 2, 2019

As a resident that lives in Sunwatcher Village, I sometimes find it difficult to find a parking space in the lot that is built into the apartment complexes. You might be wondering why. The answer is simple; that lot no longer has a gate like it did back in 2007 and students that have a resident parking...

$50 million campaign benefits all students

$50 million campaign benefits all students

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

October 2, 2019

The university's comprehensive campaign met its goal of $50 million in the third year of a seven-year campaign. This campaign began Sept. 1, 2016, and will continue until the university's centennial celebration in. The three pillars are enriching lives, enhancing teaching and learning, as well as investing in ...

Letter from the Editor: The Wichitan is back

The Wichitan

October 2, 2019

The Wichitan is back with a fresh, new look! You might have noticed our presence was absent these first two months of school. We have taken this time to redesign, rebrand and redefine your student newspaper. Throughout this process, we have created a new logo, changed our color schematic, added new,...

You made it to college, now what?

Todd Giles, Associate Professor of English

October 1, 2019

What does it mean to get a degree from a small, public, liberal arts university like MSU? What are you going to make of your time here? What’s your legacy going to be both here and in the larger world? Are you simply here to get a piece of paper to help you land your first job? Or are you here to learn...

754 awarded at spring graduation

754 awarded at spring graduation

Alyssa Mitchell, Mica Victorian, and Jared

May 11, 2019

A lively buzz filled the air as 754 graduates walked across the stage and into their futures May 11 in Kay Yeager Coliseum. Graduates were accompanied by faculty, staff, family and friends for their big day. DATE | May 11, 2019 LOCATION | Kay Yeager Coliseum SPEAKER | Tarkan Maner, M...

Over 100 students attend the senior Campus Walk

Over 100 students attend the senior Campus Walk

Alyssa Mitchell and Taylor Anderson

May 3, 2019

With over 100 graduating seniors in attendance, the Clark Student Center Atrium was packed May 3 from 3-5 p.m. The Campus Walk that usually takes place outdoors was moved inside the due to the rainy weather. This fairly new tradition was started in May 2018 allows students to remember their time on...

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