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Texas Roadhouse provides different food options amid the pandemic

Texas Roadhouse provides different food options amid the pandemic

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

April 1, 2020

Texas Roadhouse has initiated a new form of food selling to its market as a means of contributing to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Natalie Fruend, Texas Roadhouse server and criminal justice junior, said the company has changed to a technical grocer. "We're selling raw meat and we als...

Red River Photography Club seeks to improve its skills and community

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

March 6, 2020

On the second Tuesday of every month at the Kemp Center for the Arts, the Red River Photography Club gathers to present its recent photoshoot, learn new skills through member-to-member interaction, or from a guest speaker. RRPC provides service to the community as a local organization of photographers...

Inmates assist with the demolition of acquired property

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

March 5, 2020

After its approximately $3 million purchase, construction on the property at 2733 Midwestern Pkwy has begun with the help of local inmates. They are performing demolition in collaboration with Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. Originally a Bank of America business, the building is having walls removed to allow for warehouse storage in two-th...

How, where and when to vote in Texas

How, where and when to vote in Texas

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

February 26, 2020

How to vote When you arrive at the polling place, you will be asked to present one of the seven acceptable forms of photo identification, unless you are a voter with a permanent exemption on your voter registration certificate. If you do not possess a form of acceptable photo identification and you cannot reasonably obtain one, show a supp...

A day in the life- A’Lya Figueroa

A day in the life- A’Lya Figueroa

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 18, 2020

After walking across the stage and leaving 12 years of school behind, many students face one of the biggest choices they’ll ever make. That might be continuing on to higher education to fulfill or find their dream jobs, attending a trade school or becoming a freelancer of their passion since birth....

The story behind alumni’s Caribbean restaurant: Fazmoz

The story behind alumni’s Caribbean restaurant: Fazmoz

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Fatisha Evans, University alumni and former Caribbean Student Organization member, opened a Caribbean restaurant in August of last year called Fazmoz to provide the community with Caribbean-style food and culture. After graduating in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in marketing, Evans stayed in Wichita...

My kingdom for a meal of crab

Jeri Moore, Business Manager

February 17, 2020

The little seafood restaurant on 3801 Call Field Road stands to fill a cajun spiced hole in our local eateries; however, you may need to ask the waitstaff to turn up the spice since the medium I ordered was extremely mild. We took a seat in booths to the right of the door and were quickly waited on. The waitres...

739 students awarded at fall graduation 2019

739 students awarded at fall graduation 2019

Kristin Silva and Brendan Wynne

December 14, 2019

Through the many years of tears, stress and constant studying, 739 MSU Texas students lined up to receive their degrees in various majors. They wait, clothed in graduation caps and gowns, listening for their names to be called so they can walk across the stage, receive their diplomas and finally call th...

Grey matters: the colors of mental illness

Grey matters: the colors of mental illness

Jeri Moore, Reporter

October 15, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness had its third annual Grey Matters art exhibit demonstrating the struggles of the lives touched by mental health issues on canvas. Two hours were not enough for the catering, live music and touching conversations on Oct. 11.  Among the artists showing their work at this ex...

Tuition costs continue to increase

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Going off to college is more than embarking on new adventures, learning how to be an adult or understanding oneself. College is essentially the golden staircase to further expand on the basic knowledge learned in high school and land  a successful career. While the list of concerns for both parents...

Computer Science professor retires after 39 years

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

May 1, 2019

After 39 years of teaching, Richard Simpson, assistant professor of computer science, is ready to retire. To celebrate this and reminisce about memories together, about 10 students and 40 faculty members attended his retirement reception on April 29 in the Wichita Room of the Clark Student Center. At...

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