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The season for tornado watching

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

May 23, 2020

Buckle up folks! Tornado season is upon us! This means there may be more destruction caused towards you than what your ex did! Better hop on and jump on those trampolines before they get blown away and who knows when you’ll see them next. They may even go to the county that’s next to you! Head over...

Three cyclists place first at 2018 Vuelta del Viento

Amy Floyd, accounting senior, races in the Women's A category at the campus criterium around MSU campus on April 21, 2018. Photo by Justin Marquart

Kristin Silva and Miguel Padron

April 21, 2018

The judge blew his whistle and the cold wind raced against their mist covered helmets as the cyclists reached speeds of 35 miles an hour. Water splashed on their faces and chests as a rider's wheel sliced through puddles in front of them. The fans rattled their bells, while screaming and cheering each...

“Urinetown” opening night rescheduled due to inclement weather

The Wichitan

February 22, 2018

To ensure safety of cast, crew and audiences following the inclement weather Feb. 21 and class cancelation for Feb. 22, the "Urinetown" opening night has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 after months of rehearsals, costume design and make-up preparations. According to Elizabeth Lewandowski, theater...

Campus closed Wednesday, anticipation for icy weather

University twitter tweeted closed campus at 8:30 a.m.

Cortney Wood

February 21, 2018

At 5:22 a.m. Wednesday, administration sent emails, texts and social media messages to alert students of delayed start time. Almost three hours later at 8:15 a.m., administration sent another message: "Due to anticipated weather conditions, MSU main campus will be closed today." According to Keit...

Evening classes canceled due to weather; Moffett, CSC to remain open

Torando cut wide path of destruction throug Wichita Falls homes and apartments. Dallas Times Herald photo by Mark Perlstein

The Wichitan

March 28, 2017

4:03 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Wichita County until 11 p.m. 3:39 p.m. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, was part of the decision-making process to close campus. He said since campus "rush hour" is from around 4:30-6 p.m. when students are leaving campus or on their way for night classes, administration and the police department wanted to be proactive in the decision to shut campus down. "We're erring on the side of caution based on predict...

Weather safety tips that will blow students away

Weather safety tips that will blow students away

Robert Hillard

April 25, 2016

April 10, 1979 has been and will always be a day to remember in Wichita Falls history. Terrible Tuesday, the day a mile-wide tornado came sweeping through the town of Wichita Falls nearly wiping it off the map.Spring is back and it’s that time of year again when Texas encounters heavy rainstorms, flood...

Despite drought, rain annoys students

A group of people, near Fain Fine Arts, visiting campus are given a tour even though its pouring rain, and parts of campus are flooded. Photo by Francisco Martinez.

Morgan Haire

May 6, 2015

Putting the city over its average monthly rainfall, Wichita Falls received 2.58 inches of rain May 5 - 6 according to National Weather Service. And, although welcome, the rain has put students in a bind with finals approaching. “With living off campus, the rain sometimes is so bad that it’...

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