Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

With recent global efforts to support those victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault, the #metoo campaign has given victims the motivation to tell their story. The latest Golden Globes awards saw a sea of black attire amongst those who attended the show to represent the epidemic of sexual … [Read more...]

Faculty focus RA training on community, safety

To regroup and refresh on community and standards, the office of Residence Life and Housing hosted training sessions for the resident assistants from Jan. 8 — 12. in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. Norma Ramirez, assistant director of Residence Life, was in charge of coordinating the training … [Read more...]

Raise Your Standards to Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions

Around this time, people are in the beginning stages of their New Year’s Resolutions. We all know the usual ones: “I want to go to the gym more, eat healthier and lose weight,” “I want to study more and make better grades,” or, for the freshmen among us, “I want to drink less.” It isn’t hard to … [Read more...]

The day my brain exploded

I had a ticking bomb inside the vessels of my brain and it almost ended my life. I lost my memory for nine days, but I do remember the daylight. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 started out just like any other day. I woke up by 7 a.m. and got ready for my 9-5 shift at work. The nagging headache I'd had since … [Read more...]

Community Health Fair aims to help put prevention into practice

To teach people to practice prevention to prolong life, the 17th annual Community Health Fair will take place Friday, March 3, in D.L. Ligon Coliseum from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Students from all departments in the Robert D. and Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services college will … [Read more...]

Free HIV testing offered in attempt to raise awareness

Health Fair Final from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. caption id="attachment_28113" align="alignright" width="300"] Jesse Velasquez, Wichita Falls Health Department technician, holds an HIV awareness button at the HIV testing booth outside Shawnee Theatre in the CSC on Feb. 12. Photo by Rutth … [Read more...]

Balanced life key to fighting Freshman 15

Taco Bell. Chic-fil-A. McDonald's. Whataburger. Jack in the Box. Dairy Queen. Sonic Drive-in. Canes. Chipotle. The list is almost endless. The food is convenient. And relatively inexpensive. It's also full of calories. And, for freshman, the convenience and calories lead to the infamous … [Read more...]

Non-smokers’ health biggest reason for smoking ban

It’s a touchy subject for both sides: Some people believe a tobacco ban infringes on smokers' rights, and others believe the habits of smokers put the health of non-smokers at risk. Just from looking at these two sides of the smoking divide, it's clear that a better, enforceable ban be put in place … [Read more...]

Toothless tobacco policy needs revision

Our view: The toothless tobacco-free campus policy damages the integrity of the university and its administrators. The policy needs to be made enforceable or eliminated altogether. We agree that the smoking policy is in serious need of revision. If campus constituents want a ban on tobacco … [Read more...]

Tobacco policy unfair to smokers

The continuous struggle to help campus become “healthier” by eliminating smoking from campus could do more harm than good. The new plan is offering solutions to those that don't want smoking, but leaves out a compromise for those that would like to continue smoking. If the new plan is going to … [Read more...]