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Nursing students’ course requirements change amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nursing students’ course requirements change amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

March 30, 2020

With the increased caution amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order to waive to allow students in their final year of nursing school to meet their clinical objectives by exceeding the 50% limit on simulated experiences. Following this order, Midwestern State University P...

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

Cortney Wood, Amos Perkins, and Kristin Silva

March 12, 2020

Midwestern State University officials have extended Spring Breakthrough Tuesday, March 24 amid COVID-19 preparations. The scheduled break for Midwestern was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, March 21. According to officials, MSU Texas offices will remain open during scheduled...

Math club is about more than numbers

Math club is about more than numbers

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 9, 2020

Having a campus as diverse as MSU's means that the university has a unique club or organization for nearly every kind of student on campus, including those who love mathematics. The Midwestern State math club has been around in various forms since the 20th century, but it had not been meeting regularly...

MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

Cortney Wood and Kristin Silva

February 14, 2020

President Suzanne Shipley met with Student Government Association administration members to discuss student reaction and involvement after Midwestern State University officials announced an invitation to be in alliance with the Texas Tech University on Friday, Feb. 14. According to Shipley, she felt...

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

November 13, 2019

Fall 2019 enrollment has gone down despite the university's efforts to increase it. However, the new recruitment practices seem to be working, according to President Suzanne Shipley, who said the fall 2019 incoming-freshmen class was the second-largest enrolling class. Shipley said, "The new students...

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...

Being involved on campus gives students memories, skills

Sky Barron, Reporter

May 2, 2019

 Whether it is joining an organization on campus, pledging for Greek life, or trying out for a position in the band, student involvement is what helps the students gain skill sets for future careers and make the college life a memorable experience. According to Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, rese...

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty

Hunter Tyler and Taylor Anderson

April 30, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty attended the Celebration of Scholarship in the Clark Student Center April 24-25 to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty presenting their research. The event, hosted by the graduate school and the undergraduate research office, allowed students...

Question of the Week: Chick-Fil-A

Question of the Week: Chick-Fil-A

Alana Earle, Reporter

April 9, 2019

Chick-Fil-A is a well-loved food chain, especially amongst college students. This week we asked students how many times they eat at the campus Chick-Fil-A in a week. How many times do you think you eat at Chick-Fil-A in a week? Siany Kloss, studio art sophomore | "Probably only four [times]." ...

Speakers discuss challenges of international students

Speakers discuss challenges of international students

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

April 1, 2019

20 students and faculty gathered in the Legacy Multipurpose Room to hear the last Critical Conversation series of the year about international student experiences March 29. Elizabeth Ysasi, international services specialist, presented the Critical Conversation series hosted by the Office of Equity,...

Cultural Greek Council members want participation at Wild’N Out event

Micah Wilson, Reporter

March 10, 2019

The Cultural Greek Council sororities and fraternities are teaming up to plan an event centered around singing, dancing and roasting, Wild'N Out, March 13. What is Wild’N Out? Based on an MTV show hosted by Nick Cannon that premiered more than a decade ago, the show has continuously been centered ar...

Students attend ‘pizza and condoms’ with residence life, housing staff

Students attend ‘pizza and condoms’ with residence life, housing staff

Sky Barron, Reporter

March 6, 2019

The Residence Life and Housing Staff hosted ‘Pizza and Condoms’ for students to learn more about safe sex on Feb. 27 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room. To start off the event, Director and Coordinator of Title IX Rachael Fornof covered the topics of sexually transmitted disease, safe sex and c...

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