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The Last Lecture: Dr. Richard Simpson

The Last Lecture: Dr. Richard Simpson

Alana Earle, Reporter

April 16, 2019

In September 2007 Randy Pausch, former computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University gave a speech affectionately titled, "The Last Lecture". In which, he spoke about his time as a professor and reflected on life lessons after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Since then, campuses...

Homecoming tradition goes up in flames

Homecoming tradition goes up in flames

Luke Bryant, reporter

October 28, 2018

Ten gallons of gasoline, well over 500 people and around 90 shirts burned. Nocona Trail south parking lot went up in flames once again for the homecoming bonfire. Whether they were there for the atmosphere, the people, or the fire, everyone experienced the tradition that has taken place as far ba...

Traditions contribute to campus life

Traditions contribute to campus life

Ryane Hatten

May 12, 2018

From its beginnings in 1922 as a junior college housed within a high school building, Midwestern State University has become a campus of 255 acres and 70 buildings. The university offers a variety of academic programs in liberal and fine arts, mathematics, sciences, business and applied sciences. Whether...

Maroon: It’s more than just a color

Maroon: It’s more than just a color

Daniel Laudermilk and Taylor Robinson

May 11, 2018

During football games students wave flags and paint their bodies with school colors. The Alma Mater proudly touts the maroon and gold. In the fall of 2015, to ensure consistency as part of the university’s graphic, the maroon shifted, in the eyes of some students, to more of a red color, returning to the official col...

Senior Walk first steps on May 10

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 9, 2018

To enrich campus traditions through celebrating graduates, James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Tony Vidmar, vice president for university advancement and public affairs, have coordinated the first Senior Walk on campus for Thursday, May 10 starting beginning at Bolin...

Meet the homecoming court

Meet the homecoming court

Mia Heck

October 18, 2017

In conclusion to last week's homecoming court voting process, student activities coordinator, Ruby Arriaga, announced the homecoming representatives on Oct 16. for the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes. The finalists for senior queen and king were also released, though the winner will be announced...

Fantasy of Lights workday brings in community for repairs

Tre' Jones

October 10, 2017

The @MidwesternState Priddy Scholars are up early on a Saturday morning, helping to prep for Fantasy of Lights. #gen1MSU pic.twitter.com/dKSRmrG9hq — M.O.R.E. at MSU (@moreMSU) October 7, 2017 About 100 people volunteered to help paint, sweep and clean off the exhibits for the Fantasy of Lights displays for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lig...

Traditions contribute to university life

Traditions contribute to university life

The Wichitan

May 16, 2015

From its beginnings in 1922 as a municipal junior college housed within a high school building, Midwestern State University has become a campus of 255 acres and 70 buildings offering a variety of academic programs in liberal and fine arts, mathematics, sciences, business and applied sciences. Whether alu...

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