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OPINION: Big Fish the Musical: the best thing to come out of the theater program

Joey Arthur, Reporter March 13, 2022

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* MSU’s Theater program, in collaboration with the university choir...

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born (2018). Courtesy of IMDB

‘A Star is Born’ shines bright with two charismatic stars

Brian Lang, Film Critic October 10, 2018

Nothing is more fascinating than watching a new a star on the rise. Tabloids, gossip columns, and award shows clamor for new details of a nascent celebrity. Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A...

Team Beta performing Stick to the Status Quo from High School Musical at the Sing Song Competition on April 12.

Greeks sing and dance to Disney music

Chloe Phillips, Reporter April 17, 2018

Whimsical Disney music. Laughing audiences. Cheering fans. Staff from the Office of Student Involvement hosted Sing Song as a part of Greek Week on April 12 in the DL Ligon Coliseum in which around...

Greeks make themselves more visible on campus through Greek Week

April 17, 2018

OUR VIEW: Opportunities like Greek Week are beneficial to campus because they make those in Greek organizations and their principle of philanthropy more visible to the rest of the student populace. With...

“Urinetown” opening night rescheduled due to inclement weather

The Wichitan February 21, 2018

To ensure safety of cast, crew and audiences following the inclement weather Feb. 21 and class cancelation for Feb. 22, the "Urinetown" opening night has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 after months...

Harison Elizardo, sociology junior, read a personal poem for the 5th annual BSU Talent Show. February 7th, 2018. Photo by Elias Maki.

Finance freshman wins fifth annual BSU talent show

brittni vilandre February 9, 2018

A crowd of more than 60 students gathered in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suite on Feb. 7 for the Fifth Annual Black Student Union talent show. Talents ranged from singing and dancing to reading...

Satirical ‘Urinetown’ ‘ranks up there’ for musicians

Chloe Phillips January 25, 2018

Satirical. Funny. Entertaining. Poignant and Political. With 19 songs and a cast of about 20 students, the production of "Urinetown: The Musical" began with rehearsals crowded around a piano Dec. 5. When...

Anissia Jones, exercise physiology junior, and Taylor Barnett, mass communications junior, partake in the nacho karake event by singing the first cover song of the night in Mavericks Corner, hosted by MSUs University Programming Board, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Photo by Harlie David

UPB host karaoke and nacho night

latoya fondren January 23, 2018

Maverick's Corner filled with laughter, and loud vocals as students took turns performing their favorite songs on the karaoke machine. The warm smell of nachos filled the atmosphere as 75 students...

Emory Arnold, music education sophomore, performs at the National Association of Teachers of Singing student recital on Nov. 5 at Akin Auditorium. Photo by Denush Vidanapathirana.

Music students prepare for regional competition with recital at Akin

Denush Vidanapathirana November 7, 2017

Akin Auditorium was silent, save for the voices of the five sopranos. All 23 pairs of eyes and ears trained on the performers at the National Association of Teachers of Singing student recital Nov....

Tyler Lasseter plays Premiere Rhapsody by Claude Debussy at the Burns Chapel Opening Concert, Oct. 20, 2017. Photo by Brendan Wynne

Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

Brendan Wynne October 20, 2017

The crisp, sweet notes of the tickled ivory cascaded throughout the hall, bouncing off of redone carpet, onto freshly painted walls and back into the ears of those seated in brand new pews. One thing...

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land (2016). Photo courtesy of IMDB

‘La La Land’ sings and dances its way into hearts

Tyler Manning May 2, 2017

In honor of it finally coming out on Blu-Ray, I feel like it is finally time to express my thoughts on La La Land in writing. I have seen this movie three times in theaters and vehemently recommend...

Talent show spotlights students

Chelsea Miller March 1, 2017

The lights are out and the spotlights shone center stage. Shelbi Rickwartz education junior, steps up the stairs and approaches the microphone and starts singing the song “Burning House." The annual...

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