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The speech of love

Students speak

Taylor Anderson

October 15, 2020

I had the opportunity to speak on the behalf of the volleyball team at the Unity March held by the Athletic Department, Sept. 30. My initial intention was to relate information about the march to my team, not to speak in front of a crowd of people. The speech I wrote was for my teammate, Raven Presley,...

Justice for Breonna Taylor Rally

Breonna Taylor sign

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor

October 9, 2020

Breonna Taylor, 26-year-old EMT, was in her home with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, when officers, Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove, in what has been described as a “botched raid”, entered and fired multiple times which resulted in the death of Taylor. The Louisville police ent...

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...

‘Because together, we are strong’

Zarya Maitao, mass communication sophmore, Jessie Tidwell, science education sophmore, and Zaquera Wallace, biology junior, flashes color and march in the Resist Hate Rally held in Sunwatcher Plaza on Sept. 1. Photo by Marissa Daley

Chloe Phillips

September 4, 2017

Peaceful protesting, powerful speeches on resisting hate and the apparent subjectivity of hate speech. The Resist Hate Rally, sponsored by Indivisible Wichita Falls and PRIDE, was spearheaded by Kalli Root, English junior. The rally, entitled "Resist Hate" due to Root's peaceful intentions, was i...

Resist Hate rally to be held Friday

Students and faculty finish the march around campus on the Jesse W. Rodgers Promenade for the rally against the immigration executive order on Feb. 1. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Kara McIntyre

August 29, 2017

In response to the events of Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, English junior Kalli Root has planned a Resist Hate rally for Friday, Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Sunwatcher Plaza. She wanted this to be a peaceful rally against hatred and bigotry. "I just thought it was ridiculous, seeing the u...

Students rally against executive order

Students and faculty march through the streets of campus protesting the immigration executive order Feb. 1. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Caleb Martin

February 2, 2017

Students gathered at the Jesse W. Rogers Promenade, or Mustangs Walk, the afternoon of Feb. 1 to rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. Trump's executive order was put into action with the intention of mitigating the risk of a terrorist attack within the U.S. The ...

PRIDE organizes ‘peaceful protest’

Devin Osting, radiology feshman, Morgan Sinclair, sociology sophomore, and Cece Pasillas, sociology sophomore, create posters for the peacful protest sponsored by the PRIDE group. Nov 15. Photo by Kara McIntyre

Bridget Reilly

November 15, 2016

They didn't start drawing signs until 9 p.m. Tuesday night, a week after America's Donald Trump president-elect took 290 Electoral College votes, more than enough to win the White House.The signs will read: "Love Trumps Hate," "Trump Supporters, We Love You," and "Immigrants Make America Great Again."Mi...

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