The Wichitan

Be skeptical of social media sites

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Here’s a hard reality we all must accept: Our favorite social media platforms–from Snapchat to LinkedIn–don’t care about our personal data. And by “don’t care,” I mean they only care insofar as they can leverage...

How getting involved on campus lead to being a student government leader

Jose Torres, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Before coming to college, I had wanted to be highly involved in campus life. I wanted to be a more outgoing person and my college counselors always talked about the benefits of being involved on campus. To get involved, I went...

Greeks make themselves more visible on campus through Greek Week

April 17, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Opportunities like Greek Week are beneficial to campus because they make those in Greek organizations and their principle of philanthropy more visible to the rest of the student populace. With the plethora of annual Gr...

Get involved in social movements

The Wichitan

April 10, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: We urge students to stand and fight for principles they believe in. With a student group in professor of management Niyati Kataria's special topics class submitting a petition – in which they received more than 3...

Forming new club gave me confidence, opportunity

Mitch Kipp, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Seven months ago I never would have imagined where I am now. I wasn't involved in any organizations, but I wanted to join something. I knew Jesse Brown, coordinator of student involvement, was a good guy and I figured he could...

Choose a major that makes you happy

Rachael Stagner, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I came to Midwestern State University to pursue a career in radiology – then I took Intro to Radiology. I hated it. This course made me realize my disinterest in radiology. I am not saying coming to MSU was a wrong decision, ...

Fight for internet equality

The Wichitan

April 9, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: We urge students to sign the class petition supporting net neutrality. In assistant professor of management Niyati Kataria's special topics class, there is a student group tasked with starting a social movement concern...

Model UN wins big in the Big Apple

Kelsey Purcell, Columnist

April 2, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

While most people were enjoying their last two days of spring break and preparing for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations two weeks ago, I was packing my bags and flying to New York City with the rest of the Model United Nations...

Community improvement requires student engagement

The Wichitan

March 29, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: City and campus officials have a vision for MSU to grow in retention and activity, and this will only work if students interact with the opportunities by engaging with the community through events and utilizing co...

#ComplicitMSU needs a second look

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

March 28, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

The word "complicit" has been thrown around a lot lately. Specifically, the word has been adjoined to charges that MSU’s administrators have been complicit in sexual assault and misconduct on campus. Complicity is generally...

Ehlert will strengthen students power on campus

The Wichitan

March 28, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Because of his continued efforts to support and endorse student organizations, we feel Steven Ehlert would make the most efficient Student Government Association president for the 2018 — 2019 school year. For his ...

More than a march, a declaration

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

March 24, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I’m sitting in a newsroom, frantically refreshing social media pages as millions of United States citizens burn with rage, intent to make a change in this fallen nation. Students, teachers, parents and friends march in honor and ...

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