Students fail to utilize opportunities to speak out, be heard

OUR VIEW: Faculty and administration offer countless opportunity like critical conversation panels for students to use their voices, talents and perspectives that students fail to utilize. Faculty members put on panel discussions that pertain to relevant and serious issues evident in national … [Read more...]

Don’t make a mockery of my emotional support animal

Initially, I was hesitant to bring my emotional support animal to campus. I saw Cocoa as a walking symbol of my struggle with my mental health. I hated  when people asked me how I managed to get a dog in the dorms. After explaining that she is an emotional support animal, I got the most … [Read more...]

Get educated, talk about serious topics

OUR VIEW: Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections and diseases should be second nature to sexually active people. We're all adults here. We talk politics, gender, race and sex, but mere mentions are not going to stop the endless ambiguity surrounding such topics unless students stop … [Read more...]

Pursue liberal arts outside the classroom

Much has been said about Midwestern State University being the only public liberal arts institution in Texas, and you may have heard rumblings of the internal efforts to enhance that experience. Arguably, most students will experience the liberal arts in the classroom through the quality and … [Read more...]

Become involved on campus, enhance your college experience

It was the autumn of 1979 and I found myself in my freshman year, one of over 56,000 students at The Ohio State University. As a first-generation college student from a small town with a population less than half of that of my freshman class, I felt a bit out of place. I knew I needed to find my … [Read more...]

‘Urinetown’ stage managers keep show organized

While the actors parade around the "Urinetown" stage and memorize lines, songs and choreography, the stage managers spend hours on end reading over paperwork, gathering schedules and offering helping hands to wherever they are needed. Katie Cagle, stage manager and theater tech design senior, along … [Read more...]

Students need to get more involved in politics

OUR VIEW: No matter the political beliefs, it's important to get educated and vote. Learning about and understanding politics and life as a citizen is a crucial part of the transition into adulthood. At the young age of 18, we are all allowed to vote. We get to choose who runs our government at … [Read more...]

Changes to D2L disappoint students

OUR VIEW: While D2L is a necessary evil, the changes that administrators bragged about are disappointing. Desire 2 Learn, also known as D2L, is the nagging voice in the back of all students' minds. It reminds us how much homework we have left to do, how many tests we need to study for and just … [Read more...]

We stand with sexual assault victims

OUR VIEW: No matter the circumstances, victims of sexual assault should feel comfortable coming forward and sharing their story. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Donald Trump. Regardless of political party affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, race, etc., there's no denying that … [Read more...]

685 degrees awarded at fall graduation

Reporting by Tyler Manning, Cortney Wood, Rachel Johnson, Justin Marquart and Fran Martinez As adrenaline coursed through their veins, 502 students walked across the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum on Dec. 16, 2017 with friends, families and colleagues cheering them onward while an additional 183 … [Read more...]