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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. According to the Commerce University Police Department, the shooting appeared to be a targeted, isolated...

Alumni removed from athletic fields on campus

Micah Wilson, Reporter

April 17, 2019

On a sunny afternoon in March, a group of friends decided to head to the athletic fields on campus for a friendly game of Ultimate. These friends consisted of both current students and recent graduates. The players began their casual game, just like they did during their college years, only to have t...

MSU Police needs to do better

Christian Evans, Columnist

March 6, 2019

Imagine that you are on campus walking to the student center to meet up with some friends before going to class. On your way to the student center, you witness cops putting a student in handcuffs in the back of a squad car. You are confused and wondering what exactly could have caused this predicament...

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 starting in late August in South Carolina, and spreading to at least 39 other states, including Texas. Michael Vandehey, psychology professor, said he belie...

New app puts safety at your fingertips

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

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. “ The one that we had in place at the time may have been a pretty good app at the time, but it h...

Ladd ‘off to the mountains’ for retirement

Chief Patrick Coggins presents Elwyn Ladd, police officer, with a plaque honoring his service with both MSU and the Wichita Falls Police Department. Photo by Jeanette Perry.

Jeanette Perry

August 30, 2016

If you want to say goodbye to police officer Elwyn Ladd, you better hurry.After 10 years on the MSU force and 27 in the city, he's retiring. He said he plans to,"immediately head to the mountains in New Mexico."But before his departure, Ladd had time to reflect on his career and to be recognized at a ...

After 35 years, police chief announces retirement

Dan Williams, chief of campus police, the first witness to speak about the videos regarding Jesse Brown's, criminal justice junior, booth set up and flyers being passed out in the Clark Student Center, to the Election Board Committee at the Student Government Association Presidential Trail in the CSC Thursday, April 16, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Taylor Warren

September 26, 2015

After 35 years working in law enforcement, university Chief of Police Dan Williams is turning in the badge and folding out the lawn chair. “I plan to take a few months off and enjoy my grandkids and the lake,” Williams said. “I bought a house on the lake just south of Dallas and look f...

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