Ethnicity’s role in multicultural sororities

Because a college campus prides itself on diversity, out of the nine sororities on campus, five are multicultural. Although there are five sororities for girls of different ethnicities to join, these girls may feel their ethnicity can bar them from joining others — like predominantly white … [Read more...]

Baptist Student Ministry members discuss discrimination in religious organizations

Though religious organizations on campus try their hardest to make students feel comfortable, some students may feel discriminated against. Because discrimination may be based on skin color, gender, political views, religion or sexual orientation, this might lead some people to ask, "Is there … [Read more...]

ADA compliance still an issue on campus with older buildings

Living with a disability means there is a certain dependency on ramps, braille, elevators and automatic doors in buildings. But although the Americans with Disabilities Act has now enforced buildings to include these things, students with disabilities are still faced with buildings that are not ADA … [Read more...]

Greeks prey to stereotypes; still a ‘necessity’

It's the first night of recruitment, 80 anxious girls await the start of their Greek life experience. Each girl already has an idea of which sorority they would like to be apart of and what that sorority is like. The Greek community on college campuses provides students a chance to gain … [Read more...]

Rednecks: ‘It’s just a way of life’; ‘You get to yell, ‘yee yee’ whenever

A redneck can be identified by their camouflage shirts, boots, cowboy belts, or by their Southern drawl and hospitality. However, these characteristics can also stereotype a redneck. The well-known definition, which came into common usage in the ‘30s, stems from farmers whose necks have been … [Read more...]

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

They are just like everyone else on campus. They have the same likes, dislikes and struggles. They eat in the same cafeteria, walk in the same halls and attend the same classes. Though they are just like any other student on campus, they have had a history of discrimination here. Those who … [Read more...]

Students fate uncertain pending a possible end to DACA

With the possible cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Dreamers program, an estimated 800,000 dreamers are at risk of being deported. In September, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA pending a six-month delay. Until Congress passes a law to grant … [Read more...]

Senate Bill 4 changes the way officials handle immigration

A cop comes to the car window and the driver waits with a pounding heart. Two days before, Senate Bill 4 went into effect, changing the way local officials deal with immigration. The cop says, "Your taillight is out," and the citizen breathes a sigh of relief. Governor Greg Abbott signed into … [Read more...]

A 21st Century look at discrimination

Students from all backgrounds across the world travel for a higher education. Each residence hall, food court, and bookstore is filled with a mixture of cultures, races, and ethnicities, but that doesn't mean every student's college experience is equal, as many are discriminated against for speaking … [Read more...]

Las Posada brings inclusivity, culture to campus

The Bilingual Education Student Organization members and Omega Delta Phi, Inc. members organized Las Posada at MSU for the community in Wichita Falls at 6 p.m. in the Clark Student Center Atrium. Patricia Ramirez, bilingual education senior and BESO president, explained the religious importance of … [Read more...]