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Judy Smith feeds ducks cracked corn at Sikes Lake.

Stangs’ Stories: A duck-feeding morning with Judy Smith and Friends

Thalia Doe, Sports and Feature Editor November 17, 2021

Judy Smith and her two friends, Pam Jackson and Marilyn Hardman, wake up each morning ready to feed the geese and ducks that live at the Sikes Lake Center. Smith says, Sikes, more than anything, is just...

Saul Squirrel eats berries he found so he can conserve what is left of his ambushed acorn stash

SATIRE: First Day Critters

Emily Beaman, News Editor September 1, 2021

The first day coming back to school is never easy. Whether you have an 8 a.m. or it is your first day in college, it can be difficult to shake off the summer and get back into the groove of school. However,...

Gooseman

Satire: The Gooseman of Sikes Lake

Soma Snikrep, esteemed journalist October 16, 2020

As the days of October dwindle, the students of MSU have turned their attention to Halloween. Unbeknownst to many of the young Mustangs preparing for spooky season, a true terror lies at the bottom of...

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Cardboard boats sink the competition

Jeri Moore, Reporter October 21, 2019

Sweat, tears, cardboard and a whole lot of tape provided the stage for students to flex their engineering and designing muscles Oct. 18. A crowd of around 80 spectators and their dogs assembled on the...

Brookdale residents

Social Workers all together hosted Bingo Night at Brookdale

Joseph Rader, Reporter March 14, 2019

Social Workers all together had a successful day of bingo at the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility on March 13. "I thought they did a great job, everyone was friendly and nice to talk to. I had a lovely...

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Sikes Lake needs dredging

Jake Clancy, Reporter November 25, 2018

The water glows with a golden hue as the Texas sun sets on Sikes Lake. The soft wind pushes the water along, the waves creating an image that looks like a painting. The wildlife goes to rest while the...

Madelyn Williams, sports and leisure sophomroe, Alex Blake, finance senior, and Zach Alvarez, excercise physiology runs through the colored chalk during the 5Kolor Run at Sikes Lake Trail on April 18, 2018. Photo by Sarah Graves

Sikes Lake gets colorful makeover for 5Kolor Run

Chloe Phillips, Reporter April 20, 2018

"3... 2... 1... Let's go! Takeoff. Good luck be safe," Angie Reay, director of the wellness center, said over the mic to commence the race. To raise funds for the Famine Faith Refuge, staff from...

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Working hard to keep Sikes Lake clean

Jeanette Perry September 14, 2016

Trash and debris lined the shore of Sikes Lake as people arrived for the annual cleanup Sept. 10, as part of an opportunity for students to help make the lake an enjoyable place to visit.Terry McKee, president...

Caleb Hannon, assistant director of rec sports and Wellness center, sounds off for participants to begin running in the Turkey Trot 5K around Sikes Lake Nov. 17. The entry fee was one canned food item. Winners won a frozen turkey. Photo by Francisco Martinez

About 100 participate in Turkey Trot

Patrick German November 18, 2015

The runners, most of them at least, didn't seem to be serious. Maybe they were at Sikes Lake for the T-shirt. Maybe they were there to win a turkey. Or maybe they were just there to get some exercise...

Damian De Silva, economics senior, says he willing came to the Sikes Lake Cleanup, Sept. 12, just because he wanted to be there. Photo by Rawlecia Rogers.

Record rainfall causes problems for Sikes Lake

Lane Riggs September 28, 2015

From May 4 to June 22, Wichita Falls set a record for the amount of rain in May, ending the drought and filling the lakes, but causing some problems as well. Sikes Lake, which runs alongside the...

Sarah Cobb, mathematics assisstant professor, picks up trash in the grass as a volunteer at the Sikes Lake cleanup, Sept. 12, 2015. Photo by Rawlecia Rogers.

Sikes Lake ‘cleans up’ its act

Mekala Conway September 14, 2015

More than 160 volunteers met and picked up 500 pounds of trash at Sikes Lake, Sept. 12 along the lake’s shores and pathways, the 10th year of the cleanup. Activities Committee Chairperson for...

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Dillon Thompson, senior in accounting, cleans Sikes Lake with his Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers April 23, 2014. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Sikes Lake Cleanup Saturday

Mekala Conway September 8, 2015

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m., Sept. 12 on the east side of Sikes Lake to begin part of an annual tradition — the Sikes Lake Cleanup Jim Hensley, president of the Rolling Plains Chapter of the...

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