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...

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, ...

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...

#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...

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 ...

Women can be successful and have a family

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

March 20, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

The world that we live in today is subjected to societal gender roles that both men and women tend to follow. In a number of different ways, society has shaped women to believe that to be successful, they have to be single.  In...

Mid-term elections parallel that of student government’s

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

March 20, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

At this moment, the students challenged with the task of electing a new slate of Student Government Association executive officers. These candidates state their platform positions, listen to our needs and wants and expose us to...

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