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The City of Wichita Falls announces shelter in place for Wichita Falls

The City of Wichita Falls announces shelter in place for Wichita Falls

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 27, 2020

In an emergency meeting Friday morning, Wichita Falls City Council announced a shelter-in-place ordinance for Wichita Falls that will take effect March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and will last until April 8 at 1 p.m. "unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order." Non-compliance will result in a Class...

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

Cortney Wood, Amos Perkins, and Kristin Silva

March 12, 2020

Midwestern State University officials have extended Spring Breakthrough Tuesday, March 24 amid COVID-19 preparations. The scheduled break for Midwestern was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, March 21. According to officials, MSU Texas offices will remain open during scheduled...

MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

Cortney Wood and Kristin Silva

February 14, 2020

President Suzanne Shipley met with Student Government Association administration members to discuss student reaction and involvement after Midwestern State University officials announced an invitation to be in alliance with the Texas Tech University on Friday, Feb. 14. According to Shipley, she felt...

Don’t complain if you’re not going to vote

February 4, 2020

As politics become increasingly divided, it's vital college students turn out to the polls so politicians listen to the concerns of a large portion of the population, but that's only an option if young adults take the proper steps to enforce our legitimacy. The number of times people complain about...

Students’ health remains top priority for Wellness Center

Students’ health remains top priority for Wellness Center

Cortney Wood, Reporter

September 4, 2018

To promote a healthy well-balanced life for students the Wellness Center administration members offer various events, services and classes to help students increase fitness while enjoying the facility they pay for. About 850 people visit the Wellness Center facility each day throughout the fall and...

Student government executives promote presence for incoming administration

Student government executives promote presence for incoming administration

Cortney Wood and Tyler Manning

April 3, 2018

President's Response With 6.6 percent of the student population voting in the Student Government Association election, Maria Peña, president, said she is "disappointed" in the turn out. "I am disappointed in the turn out of students who voted, and I think that has to do with our climate on campus....

Residents assistant serve late-night breakfast

Residents assistant serve late-night breakfast

Brian Lang

March 7, 2018

To give students a break from their studies and enjoy a late-night breakfast, the Sundance resident assistants hosted Late Night Breakfast in the Sundance community kitchen, in which they handed out cinnamon rolls, pigs in a blankets and fruit on March 6. The room was filled with conversations and l...

Campus closed Wednesday, anticipation for icy weather

Campus closed Wednesday, anticipation for icy weather

Cortney Wood

February 21, 2018

At 5:22 a.m. Wednesday, administration sent emails, texts and social media messages to alert students of delayed start time. Almost three hours later at 8:15 a.m., administration sent another message: "Due to anticipated weather conditions, MSU main campus will be closed today." According to Keit...

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Mia Heck

December 6, 2017

Until Friday Dec 8, Sigma Nu will be selling hot coffee and hot chocolate in the Clark Student Center to help raise money bring more positivity to their fraternity. “We are planning on hosting a philanthropy event where we bring bubble soccer to campus and the money raised today will help with that cost,” Leland Creel, business manag...

Health sciences building cost raises concern

Health sciences building cost raises concern

Kara McIntyre

November 10, 2017

Kyle Owen, associate vice president for facilities services, presented his report to the Board of Regents on the status of the new health sciences and human services building — and the cost was a bit more than he expected. On Nov. 9, Owen announced that the October bids for the new building were ab...

Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant celebrate Caribbean culture

Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant celebrate Caribbean culture

Chloe Phillips

October 3, 2017

Laughter, chatter and loud, upbeat music filled Akin Auditorium on the evening of Sept. 28. About 250 attendees came to support eight students who participated in the 2017 Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant, the first of four events spanning from Sept. 28-30. Hosted by Caribbean Students Organiz...

Furry friend comforts in time of need

Furry friend comforts in time of need

Yareli Lora

September 26, 2017

Elijah isn't an ordinary golden retriever. And he doesn't have an ordinary job — for a dog. Elijah is an 18-month-old golden retriever that is part of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He is a professional comfort dog in the community that comforts anyone that needs love and support. ...

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