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Change is good

The Wichitan

March 11, 2015

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: The presidential search process has been a whirlwind of events, and while there appears to be a break in action now that the Board of Regents have selected Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, as the sole ...

Nelsen best fit for MSU

The Wichitan

March 4, 2015

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: While all three presidential finalists impressed us and appeared to be well suited for MSU, the Board of Regents can choose only one, and we hope they choose Robert Nelsen to be our next university president. Suzanne Shipley, pr...

Attend presidential candidate meetings

The Wichitan

February 19, 2015

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: At the presidential candidate meetings in the next weeks we have one chance to meet each of the three presidential finalists. The meetings are open to anyone and students should take the time to sit down and ask qu...

Missing the ‘S’ in SGA

The Wichitan

February 4, 2015

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our View: Student Government Association needs to make more advancements that are identifiable and impactful. Students also needs to be an active part of SGA by vocalizing the changes they want to see on campus and holding SGA...

Dead week would help students

Ethan Metcalf

December 2, 2014

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: It seems odd that MSU has no dead period before finals. Students can use the time to study or at least relax before finals. As MSU students we should celebrate what makes our school unique, but we should also make...

Staff Editorial: We need a fall break

Ethan Metcalf

November 12, 2014

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: Midwestern State University needs to institute a fall break. Students and faculty endure 61 consecutive class days in the fall while the longest uninterrupted stretch in spring is only 39 days. We should balance the sem...

Give input on dining contract before it’s too late

Ethan Metcalf

November 5, 2014

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: Regardless of which side you fall in the great cafeteria debate, change is inevitable when the dining contract is either renewed or re-signed, and the window for input is closing fast. We encourage everyone, especia...

Vote or not, get involved

The Wichitan

October 28, 2014

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: Voting in state and local elections this year is important, but informed voting and political and social engagement are even more important. As gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott said in his Wichita Falls campaign s...

Homecoming election more secure… maybe

The Wichitan

October 23, 2014

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: We applaud Student Government efforts to legitimize a fraud-tarnished homecoming election, but their efforts to make the election merit-based have failed because the qualifications of the candidates are not made pu...

No longer liberal arts

The Wichitan

October 7, 2014

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: Midwestern State University, a proud member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts College, is quickly losing touch with what qualifies us to be a COPLAC school.  Between the presidential search and the establis...

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