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Would a Gate at Sunwatcher Village benefit us?

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;...

Coliseum parking causes conflict on campus

April 17, 2019

In and out. Faculty, staff and students. Residents and commuters. In and out. Everyday the parking spaces on campus wait to be filled. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, said his officers use a formula...

New security fee may replace current parking fees

February 18, 2019

Beginning the next fall semester, students may find a new security fee replacing the current parking decals on campus. Student Government Association President Ellie Gunderson proposed the fee and presented...

SGA officials agree to fund recycling efforts

Tuition going up; fees changing
February 7, 2019

At the Student Government Association meeting Feb. 4, university officials discussed three topics that will impact all students on campus: parking fees, recycling and tuition. New "Security Fee" Keith...

SGA meeting presents benefits of raising student tuition

VP Fowle
January 16, 2018

Suzanne Shipley, university president, and Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, attended the Student Government Association meeting on Jan. 16 in the Clark Student Center. The two  presented...

Hopes for the Hampstead parking lot

Parking lot located on Louis J. Rodriguez Drive and Hampstead Lane nears completion. Once the police station is torn down to make more space for this lot, construction will begin on the new police station which will be located where Marchman Hall stands now.
Photo by Lauren Roberts
November 20, 2017

Four homes along with their tree-filled lots were demolished over the summer to begin the construction for the new health science building. Three of these lots are now known as the new parking lot off...

Board of Regents members raise parking fees, change housing plans

Samuel Sanchez, board of regents chair, listens to discussion during the Aug. 4, 2016. Sanchez will continue on the board until 2018. He is an attorney with Cordell & Cordell, and lives in Fort Worth. Photo by Dewey Cooper.
May 11, 2017

The Board of Regents members met in the J.S. Bridwell Board Room in Hardin Hall as part of their regular, two-day, spring meeting. VIEW LIVE STREAM HERE. Football Stadium — Kyle Williams, interim...

Appreciation goes a long way

May 5, 2016

As an avid reader of our amazing campus newspaper, I was slightly upset when reading the staff editorial, “Changes should help, not harm.” The main issue I have towards the article is the same problem...

Construction should help, not harm

May 4, 2016

With the construction of the new dorm, mass communication building and turf fields, the rise in construction workers and their equipment is inevitable. Sections of parking lots have been closed or blocked...

Researchers develop parking app

Enaho Atamenwan, mechanical engineering junior, sets up his poster on the MSU Smart Parking System. Photo by Topher McGehee
April 29, 2016

In the corner of the atrium, five mechanical engineering students stood by their EURECA poster presentation: MSU Smart Parking System. As students and faculty stopped to learn about poster number 23,...

Campus parking trouble: fact or fiction?

Officers Mark Gilbow and Chris Aten move traffic cones in what used to be a residential parking lot between McCullough-Trigg Residence Hall and Fain Fine Arts building. The space is now home to the construction of the newest residence hall. 2014 file photo by Ethan Metcalf
February 10, 2016

Student parking on campus is a controversial topic between residents and commuters alike.“Parking anywhere on campus is pretty terrible,” said Alec Riding-In, geosciences junior. “As far as the commuter...

Student government reps discuss proposed fee increases

Guest speaker, Suzanne Shipley, University President, spoke about future plans for Midwestern State University at the Student Government Association in CSC Comanche Nov. 17, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez
February 3, 2016

At the first student government meeting of the semester, university officials unveiled increased student fees to begin next year."It's only a 2.5 percent increase and it's a package deal. They are bringing...

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