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Human sex trafficking: “Wichita Falls does not escape it”

Elizabeth Mahan and Bridget Reilly February 2, 2021

Human trafficking does not discriminate against age, race, gender, nationality Women, men and children are being trafficked right now in every corner of the globe. Modern-day slavery is often associated...

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...

Jordan, 7, raises his fist in the air at the Wichita Falls #icantbreathe protest. June 1. Photo by Katie Bindel

OPINION: Being a light skin woman at a Black Lives Matter protest

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter June 6, 2020

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* "My non-black friends, I ask that you take a knee, if able." One of...

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...

Coliseum parking causes conflict on campus

Randi Heaton, Reporter 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...

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Police officers help to keep campus secure

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor May 18, 2018

The University Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency and is staffed by both sworn and civilian professional. The 10 sworn police officers along with a telecommunication dispatch...

Matthew Rowe, Marcus Reynolds, Jr. and Giacomo Gonzalez were charged with Burglary of a Habitation in connection with an incident at Legacy Hall on March 3. Reynolds was arrested on March 3, while Rowe and Gonzalez were arrested on March 22. Photo courtesy of the Wichita County Sheriff's Office

Former football players arrested for assault

Tyler Manning March 24, 2018

Three former football players — Marcus Reynolds Jr., Matthew Rowe and Giacomo Gonzalez —allegedly charged into a student's room in Legacy Hall, assaulting him and leaving him badly wounded on March...

Car accident sparks power outage on campus

Tyler Manning, Editor March 23, 2018

Around approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, March 23, the power went out across various facilities on campus. The power outage extended to the traffic lights on the intersection of Louis J. Rodriguez Drive...

According to Robert Forrester, economics general business professor of finance, Carol Dillard, philanthropist, helped the new agribusiness degree plan and said it will offer students an education combatible to Tarltson in the agriculture and finance field at the Town Hall meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Photo by Cortney Wood

New student center, Greek life building announced at town hall meeting

Cortney Wood February 13, 2018

To alleviate some of the crowding in the Clark Student Center, Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced the Daniel building will be repurposed as a greek commons for sorority and fraternities...

Patrick Coggins, MSU chief of police, talks to Syreeta Greene, director of the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs, about immigration and law enforcement for the Critical Conversation Series held in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on Sept 18. Photo by Marissa Daley

Faculty discuss sanctuary cities bill at forum

Tyler Manning September 19, 2017

To educate students on how Texas Senate Bill 4 will affect campus and Wichita Falls policing, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs hosted a forum on Sept. 18 in the Legacy Hall...

Law enforcement not just a job; it's a calling

Law enforcement not just a job; it’s a calling

Garrett Hutchinson October 11, 2016

In today's society, the citizens of the United States of America, face a number of issues that will affect us beyond the election. One of the biggest issues today is racial injustice and racially motivated...

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