2017 In Review: Was it really that bad?

As 2017 ends, it's only fitting to look back at the year that was. To me, this year has been plagued with joint hardships. After the inauguration of President Trump, there has been an ever-present, often embarrassing, cloud hanging over this country. In 2017, discourse, decency and moral clarity … [Read more...]

Thank you, farewell to The Wichitan

[Editor’s note]: The -30- term comes from the old typesetting mark to denote the end of a line. It means "the end" or "no more to say."  I've been involved in journalism since my sophomore year of high school. I started out as a reporter, then sports editor, rounding off my high school career as … [Read more...]

Students need credit card machines for efficiency

OUR VIEW: To fix the convoluted payment issue on campus, administration needs fix the credit card machine. Students and faculty are tired of getting out of class, making their way to the dining hall, waiting in a huge line, finally getting to order their number one at Chick-Fil-A, and hearing “Oh, … [Read more...]

Climbing the ladder from film critic to editor

My journey started simply with a suggestion from a faculty member: write for the school newspaper. I had spent the 30 minutes prior to that suggestion talking about how much I love watching and discussing film. I distinctly remember that day and not for a moment did I think it would lead me to where … [Read more...]

Senior has first EURECA experience

During my senior year, I have had the privilege of being a part of Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative Activities program and presenting my project at the fall 2017 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum. I must admit, it was one of the most memorable experiences of … [Read more...]

Greek culture more toxic than we admit

Greek life and the activities of sororities and fraternities are prevalent on most university campuses in the United States. In fact, many universities, including MSU, will start organizing "Greek Week" in a few months, where Greeks engage in celebratory competitions to show off school and … [Read more...]

Take advantage, study abroad

Our view: Our generation is offered many opportunities our predecessors weren’t, and one of them is the chance to study abroad. While not everyone dreams of traveling the world, it something that as many students as possible should take advantage of. Besides traveling with your college friends … [Read more...]

Girl squads offer support, guidance

I've never really cared much about having girl friends. I was always around my older brothers and their friends, or my three boy cousins. I never really got along with girls, and I was never interested in all the drama that came with it — which is still true. Sure, I had a couple of close girl … [Read more...]

Purpose found through major changes

I had one goal on my mind: attend Abilene Christian starting in the fall 2017 and graduate with a bachelor's degree of science. Little did I know my plans would end up with two hospital visits during the summer and a long, long road of recovery. Since I was 9 years old, I dreamed of being a … [Read more...]

College: the final frontier for father of two

College: the final frontier. Well not really, but it can have an ominous feeling regardless of your classification. Freshman students feel the pressures of moving out on their own and having to juggle responsibilities. Seniors feel the pressures of "senioritis" and struggling to get to the light at … [Read more...]