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Tiktok is currently banned on MSU networks, and all official MSU accounts on the platform are deactivated, 2023.

TikTok ban forces MSU to adapt

Cecil Witherspoon, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2023

Texas state agencies and universities are moving swiftly to achieve compliance with a new mandate from Gov. Greg Abbott. The mandate will affect state employees at all levels by banning TikTok, one of...

Sport and leisure senior Michael French prepares to take a shot, Nov. 30. French has been playing pool competitively since his second day on campus.

Michael French: student pool player is shooting for more

Donovan Jackson, Reporter December 2, 2022

Sport and leisure senior Michael French's main aim was to become a personal trainer after college. Now, his aim has been directed to the sport of pool, where he travels across the country to compete against...

Among teens who reported suicidal thoughts, 6% of American Instagram users traced the desire to kill themselves to Instagram according to files from Facebooks internal message board, Feb. 10.

Collegiate Health: social media and mental health

Samuel Koone, Managing Editor February 11, 2022

Social media is present seemingly everywhere and Midwestern State is no exception. Student organizations post updates on Instagram, MSU posts campus updates on Facebook and Twitter and future graduates...

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City public information officer offers social media insight

Greta Gottschalk, Reporter October 6, 2018

The public information officer of Wichita Falls shared how the use of social media helps to inform the public and influences their perception of the local government on Oct. 1 during the second session...

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Meteorologist: Social media has changed my job

Luke Bryant, Reporter October 5, 2018

Ken Johnson, First Alert meteorologist for Channel 6 News, spoke about his position, responsibilities, and how social media played a role with each in the Legacy Multipurpose Room for the last session...

Be skeptical of social media sites

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist April 17, 2018

Here’s a hard reality we all must accept: Our favorite social media platforms–from Snapchat to LinkedIn–don’t care about our personal data. And by “don’t care,” I mean they only care insofar...

About 155 people attended the second annual MSU Social Media Day Sept. 25, including students from seven area high schools. Photo by Shea James

155 attend second Social Media Day

The Wichitan October 2, 2017

Reporting by Conner Floyd, Tré Jones, Tyler Manning, Ivy Martinez, Avery Queen and Abena Tobin To stress to high school and college students at an early age the importance of social media in life and...

A.J. Lopez moderated the late-afternoon panel for local business leaders incluing Sam Pak, Benjamin Remmert and Logan Draper. About 20 people attended. Photo by Bradley Wilson

Business leaders spend time discussing role of social media

Tyler Manning October 2, 2017

Fifteen representatives. More than 10 organizations. Three news stations. One community. One goal: to discuss how individuals and businesses could effectively use social media. Representatives from...


LinkedIn: Define your brand, your promise

Abena Tobin, Reporter September 27, 2017

Tony Vidmar, vice president of advancement and public affairs, gave information about a LinkedIn and the benefits of having a LinkedIn account during the second annual Social Media Day session Sept. 25. "LinkedIn...

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From student engineer to superhero

Tyler Manning, Reporter September 26, 2017

To stress the importance of drive and technology in social media, mechanical engineering and physics senior Michael Olaya conducted the session "How Flying Robots Will Give You Superpowers" as part of...

University social media coordinator A.J. Lopez gives a presentation on Snapchat on Social Media Day, Oct. 24. Photo by Dewey Cooper

Social media connects students to campus

Cortney Wood May 11, 2017

With more than 6,000 student on the campus, administration alongside student organizations work to get information out to students through emails, web word alerts and D2L notifications, but for students...

LinkedIn provides job prospect opportunities.

Social media changes the career landscape

Chris Marten June 20, 2016

Online personas have reshaped every aspect of modern life, including professional identities and job searches. Social media gives an employer a window into an applicant’s activities outside of a business...

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