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...]

Student safety takes precedent over executive order

OUR VIEW: The "Muslim ban" has been mislabeled for a reason: it is discriminatory in underlying nature. On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for at least the next 90 days. The executive order … [Read more...]

Exec order has minimal impact on MSU students

As the nations of the world made their responses to U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order regarding immigration, university administration was quick to do the same.SENATOR'S RESPONSEAt 3:13 p.m., staff member Collin McLochlin, who works for Senator John Cornyn, sent an email to University … [Read more...]

202 attend Women’s March on The Falls

A group of 202 women, men and children of the Texoma area gathered in Wichita Falls the morning of  Jan. 24 to take place in the Women's March on The Falls, a sister march to the women's march on Washington, D.C. The women's march in the District of Columbia and its sister marches would be regarded … [Read more...]

Poll shows students ‘not excited’ for Trump’s presidency

As President Barack Obama ties loose ends around the White House office, President-elect Donald Trump prepares his inaugural speech and prepares to be the 45th President of the United States starting Jan. 20. Since Trump began running for President back in June 2015, strong mixed reviews circled the … [Read more...]

Inauguration important no matter the vote

OUR VIEW: No matter who you voted for, it's important to wish for our country's success, regardless of the President.As the presidential inauguration date draws closer, part of the country will be donning their Make America Great Again hats and celebrating the induction of our President-elect Donald … [Read more...]

Protests display our First Amendment rights

OUR VIEW: Protesting is an expression of our First Amendment rights, not an attempt at overthrowing the government.After Election Day last week, protests erupted in various cities around the country. Austin, Texas. Indianapolis, Indiana. Atlanta, Georgia. Chicago, Illinois. Dallas, Texas. Seattle, … [Read more...]

International view: America overlooks choice

From the Caribbean Islands to Sri Lanka. From India to Zimbabwe. International students at Midwestern represent 54 countries, and many come from countries with different backgrounds but the common opinion that they share is that we should be happy that we have choice, even if we do not like the … [Read more...]

First student debate provides silver-lining for students

It wasn't CNN's fourth presidential nominee epic showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, nor did it garner more than 500 students on campus to watch in awe . It didn't even fill the compact Dillard 101 classroom to capacity. However, Wednesday's student debate between Democratic … [Read more...]

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Even though the race to the White House has come to an end, the issues faced by both parties aren’t going away anytime soon. Manny Hoffmann, political science junior, and Marco Torres, history senior, the two students who took the Republican and Democratic stances at the student debate, have their … [Read more...]