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The Wichitan's top stories of the year.

The Wichitan’s top stories of the year

The Wichitan Staff May 24, 2021

With the 2020-2021 academic year officially in the books, let's take a look back at some of the biggest news stories covered by The Wichitan over the year. Professor clashes with Black Student Union Original...

Keith Williamson, medical director of Vinson Health Center, holds up the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, April 8.

Vaccines arrive on Campus

Abigail Jones, Reporter April 18, 2021

Continuing throughout April, Vinson Health Center, Texas Department of Emergency Management and Texas Military Department have partnered together to vaccinate the community.  Keith Williamson, Vinson...

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Damage report: MSU Texas campus caught in the cold

Abigail Jones, Reporter February 28, 2021

Sunwatcher pipe bursts A fire sprinkler pipe in Sunwatcher Village apartments burst from the cold and flooded apartments on Feb. 17, prompting students to move apartments in freezing weather. “I...

Less people = less crime: campus police report drop in campus crime for 2020

Emily Beaman, reporter February 1, 2021

Every year, the Police Department conducts a Security and Fire Safety Report comprised of data collected from January to October of that year. The newest report, released in December of 2020, includes...

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MSU Police Department welcomes Amy Van Veen to the force

Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor November 11, 2020

The faces behind the badge and pristine suits have not always represented the diverse range of society. In 1838, the city of Boston established the first American police force and 72 years later a woman...

Active Shooter Protocol

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief June 2, 2020

As MSU gets ready to welcome incoming freshmen and transfers for the Fall 2020 semester, The Wichitan would like to remind returning students and inform new Mustangs of the university's emergency policy...

Shooting at Texas A&M Commerce raises eyebrows for on campus safety

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor February 4, 2020

Two women have died and a child was treated for injuries following a shooting at Texas A&M University - Commerce. The incident took place in Pride Rock Residence Hall just before 10:20 a.m. Feb. 3....

Clowns ‘seen’ on campus

Kelsey Purcell October 12, 2016

Halloween came early this year, but instead of the usual good fun the holiday normally brings, this spooky season has had a few more tricks than treats.Across the nation, clown sightings have been reported...

New safety app makes students feel secure

The Wichitan September 8, 2016

Our view: All MSU students should add the new safety app to their toolboxes.After downloading the new MSU safety app and experimenting with its features, all students should download it if their smartphone...

Houston Pokorny, theater senior checks out the new MSU Safety app on his phone. Photo by Jeanette Perry.

New app puts safety at your fingertips

Jeanette Perry September 8, 2016

After the producers of an older version of the MSU Safety app began charging for what university officials believed were free services, police officials released a new app- one that is completely free. “...

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