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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...

Redwine Honors Program students collect donations for PETS

Redwine Honors Program students collect donations for PETS

Brianne Founier, Reporter

February 25, 2019

The first floor of the library is not only a place for students to study but also a drop off for cat and dog food donations. The Honors Program’s service committee is collecting donations for the Preventing Euthanasia Through Sterilization Clinic as part of one of their community service acts.  Amanda Threlkeld, ac...

20 Bridge student leaders come together to reach out to students

20 Bridge student leaders come together to reach out to students

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

February 18, 2019

Student leaders of The Bridge College Ministry met to discuss their Connect teams and to review their goals, Feb. 17. College pastor Andrew Reilly is the mentor for all 20 student leaders. His goal for Connect is to bring all students, Christian and non-Christian, together so that they can hangout...

Falls Ride provides bus service to students — for free

Falls Ride provides bus service to students — for free

Justin Garner, Reporter

February 15, 2019

Getting around Wichita Falls without a car is a challenge.  But for college students, the university and the city try to make things a little easier All students, whether they have a vehicle or not, can use any bus throughout the city just by showing their student ID — for free. The service...

RHA to host Casino Night Feb. 16

Sky Barron, Reporter

February 14, 2019

To give students a chance to just have a little bit of fun, Residence Hall Association members are hosting "Casino Night." “We are going to have five tables set up for five different games. There will be snacks and prizes from the bookstore,"history junior and RHA president Brenda Morales said. "...

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