The Wichitan

Registration presents problems for student-athletes

Micah Wilson, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Registering for classes is stressful for all students. However, athletes are faced with an additional set of barriers. Despite being "student" athletes, class schedules must work around their practice and game times. Exam schedules must factor in missing dates for traveling out of town and other...

MSU Texas holds first Field Day

MSU field day

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

April 17, 2019

More than 100 people gathered on the athletic turf fields for MSU Texas' Field Day April 16. Reagan Foster, assistant director in athletics for student athlete and community outreach, said, they contacted different organizations in town to spread the word. Unsure of how successful they were with...

First Christian Church hosts Mustangs Meal for student-athletes

Student-athletes gather at First Christian Church for Mustangs Meal on April 3.

Micah Wilson, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Nothing gets the attention of a student-athlete like the words “free” and “food” and First Christian Church is providing both of them. Knowing college athletes struggle to balance time and finances, the church found a practical way to help students out. On April 3, leaders of the church gathere...

International students become collegiate athletes

Indian wedding ceremony

Daria Panferova, Reporter

March 9, 2019

More than 10 percent of students in Midwestern are outside of America, from Asia, Africa, Caribbean and Bahamas, Latin America, The Middle East, Europe, Australia. Out of the 6,102 students on campus 576 are international and 23 of them are athletes. According to international student-athletes, American universities are a fairly popular option to pursue a degree while playing sports at a good...

The stress of being an athlete

Education junior, Sarah Glawe sets against Tarleton State University. Sep. 29.

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse

October 20, 2018

Early education major and junior Sarah Glawe joined the volleyball team as a freshman from Allen High School.   Playing in her third season as a Mustang this fall, the setter talks about how her team has grown and changed since she joined. "I think my third year is definitely my favorite year,...

Robert Grays’ death affected team “more so positive than in a negative way”

DaMarcus Wilson, nursing freshman, celebrating his interception during the football game against Angelo State on Oct. 15. Photo by Izziel Latour

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

December 1, 2017

After a win of 35-13 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville, a football player typically celebrates, prepares for next week's game and for things to move on normally. With about 3:24 in the final quarter, cornerback Robert Grays sustained a neck injury on Saturday, Sept. 16. That following Monday, there was...

Learning on the field vs. learning in books

Greta Lazzarotto

Greta Lazzarotto

April 12, 2017

I’ve been an athlete my whole life. Even before I was able to catch a ball or hold a racquet, my parents exposed me to sports. My journey began a long time ago. And it has been a long one. On the way, I've encountered many different obstacles. At the beginning, they were mainly socially-focus...

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