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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...

Question of the Week: What organizations are you in?

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Alana Earle, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Finding your place on campus can be tricky, especially if you're new on campus. We asked students what organizations they are apart of and why those organizations are important to them. What organizations are you apart of and why? Micheal Gonzales, criminal justice junior | "Omega Delta Phi, [I] jo...

Adjusting to college is hard but not impossible

The Wichitan

February 26, 2019

Our view: The Wichitan staff believes that getting involved with activities on campus can help freshmen adjust to their new environment. For incoming freshmen, adjusting to college life can be hard and a little overwhelming. You no longer have nine months to learn a subject; only 16 weeks. Wit...

Sikes Lake gets colorful makeover for 5Kolor Run

Madelyn Williams, sports and leisure sophomroe, Alex Blake, finance senior, and Zach Alvarez, excercise physiology runs through the colored chalk during the 5Kolor Run at Sike's Lake Trail on April 18, 2018. Photo by Sarah Graves

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 20, 2018

"3... 2... 1... Let's go! Takeoff. Good luck be safe," Angie Reay, director of the wellness center, said over the mic to commence the race. To raise funds for the Famine Faith Refuge, staff from the wellness center and the Office of Residence Life hosted the 5Kolor run event April 20. “It...

Ehlert will strengthen students power on campus

The Wichitan

March 28, 2018

OUR VIEW: Because of his continued efforts to support and endorse student organizations, we feel Steven Ehlert would make the most efficient Student Government Association president for the 2018 — 2019 school year. For his two years at Midwestern, Ehlert has studied the SGA administrations to buil...

More than 700 students attend Mustangs Rally

Department signs are held up during tours to seperate prospective students to their majors for Mustangs Rally, an event for prospective students, parents, and guest to vist college life at Midwestern State University, on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

March 24, 2018

Chatter and excitement from eager faces filled D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Hosted once a semester, Mustangs Rally is a large open house for prospective students to explore campus and connect with students to feel comfortable in the community. "We invite any and everybody that wants to attend that's considering...

Get educated, talk about serious topics

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

OUR VIEW: Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections and diseases should be second nature to sexually active people. We're all adults here. We talk politics, gender, race and sex, but mere mentions are not going to stop the endless ambiguity surrounding such topics unless students stop pa...

20 organizations look to recruit students at fair

latoya fondren

January 25, 2018

Students filled the Clark Student Center Atrium as they walked around to each table to gather information regarding the about 20 organizations at the Student Organization Fair, put on by the Office of Student Involvement. Stefan Laplace, geosciences senior and secretary of the Environmental Student...

Campus officials: Torchlight parade on schedule

Twitter poll posted on Oct. 13.

Devin Field

October 17, 2017

After the events in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, officials at University of Texas at Austin cancelled the torchlight parade on their campus. After both of these events, MSU officials debated whether to keep the MSU homecoming tradition. “One of the main responses on why we are doing...

Homecoming parade to be held Friday

Residence Hall Association members on the Haunted Housing float during  the homecoming parade competition on Oct. 31, 2015. File photo by Kayla White

Tyler Manning

October 17, 2017

Loud music roars through campus. The mighty stomps of marching band members boom throughout the halls. Community members, students and families stand on the floats they spent hours making. The cavalry is here. This is what is to come Oct. 20 when the Student Involvement Office hosts this yea...

College is more than going to class

Mechanical engineering seniors Israel Ezeodum and Chenai Sukume share a laugh just before getting started on their graduation cap designs at Finals Frenzy on May 4, 2017. File photo by Timothy Jones

Sarah Graves

May 12, 2017

Whether it's joining the Student Government Association or writing for The Wichitan, students can get involved in one or more of the 95 registered groups on OrgSync available on campus. The organizations allow students to get involved and interact within the campus to enhance their college experie...

Honors Banquet draws crowd to recognize students accomplishments

Students, sponsers, and guests sit at decorated and reserved tables at the Honors Recognition Banquet in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum on April 22. Photo by Kayla White.

Lane Riggs

April 27, 2016

More than 200 students received recognition, including two who received the university's highest awards, at the Honors Banquet on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in D. L. Ligon Coliseum. These academic awards included outstanding student awards, academic honors by the colleges, and the Clark and Hardin Schola...

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