The Wichitan

Dogs should have equal rights

Dogs should have equal rights

Kristin Silva, Managing Editor

October 16, 2019

Many dog owners consider their fur-babies to be part of their family. According to, some people would even say they love their dog more than other humans. Because of this fact alone, dogs deserved to have equal rights just like humans. People easily can spot the difference betw...

“We have a voice too!” -The Geese

“We have a voice too!” -The Geese

Kristin Silva, Editor-in-flock

October 2, 2019

According to the humans, Sept. 29 was "Goose Day" and the day was celebrated with a video of how people felt about us geese around campus. Well, we have a voice too.   Steve Flippers, associate squawk of organized street-crossing, said he was both flattered and appalled at the responses g...

Students awarded more than $50 million in financial aid last year

Students awarded more than $50 million in financial aid last year

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

April 16, 2019

College isn't cheap and costs aren't going down. To help from going into debt, students depend on financial aid. This year, about 76 percent of the student population received some form of financial aid, $59.4 million in total. "There’s always been a saying that every year millions of dollars go...

Cycling Powers to 13th Consecutive Conference Crown

Cycling Powers to 13th Consecutive Conference Crown

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

April 3, 2019

FULL DISCLOSURE: Sharome Burton is a member of the cycling team The cycling team's status as mammoths of the sport in the region was confirmed once again on March 1 when the team powered its way to their 13 South Central Collegiate Conference Championship (SCCCC) title at the Mean Green Classic ra...

Conference lead challenged in Aggieland

Conference lead challenged in Aggieland

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 19, 2019

Cycling’s grip on the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCCC) Title received a major challenge Feb. 17 after its conference rivals rallied back at the second weekend of the road racing season hosted by Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Cycling started the weekend strongly, with...

MSU Texas and Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre Hosts 3rd Annual Signature Series

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

February 13, 2019

As part of a discussion on theater, Mishic Marie Liberatore, artistic director at the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre, explained the history of the 56-year-old non-profit theater that was started by Czechoslovakian immigrants Frank and Irina Kladivova started. “We are a ballet centric theater but the...

Sigma Nu recruitment includes bowling, cookout

Armondo Rubio, Reporter

February 6, 2019

As part of their continued recruitment efforts, members of Sigma Nu invite prospects to come bowl with them  Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. Village Bowl.  Eta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Nu will hold a bowling night at Village Bowl for men interested to join an organization that is built on its principles of love, ...

Gidget’s: A simple sandwich shack

Chloe Phillips, Co-Editor

January 24, 2019

To celebrate and kick off the spring semester, The Wichitan staff members decided to have lunch together after staff training. Yet, there was a dilemma: where to eat. We wanted to eat off campus but was not sure where to dine at. After a suggestion from sociology and criminal justice senior Bridget Reilly , Gidg...

Question of the week: What is food insecurity? and how can MSU help?

Alana Earle and Yerasly Duran

January 23, 2019

Students body defines what they think food insecurity is, and discuss how they believe MSU can help. Alex Espy, education elementary teaching freshman| "I guess choosing between school and food shouldn't be an option. I feel like you should have both. You can't really have a proper education without food....

A day in the life of Jamilah Kangudja

A day in the life of Jamilah Kangudja

Jeri Moore, Reporter

November 30, 2018

As a Black Student Union parliamentarian, senator for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a member of the Student Government Association, and lover of Chic-fil-A fries; Jamilah Kangudja is known for her outgoing, can-do attitude, quirky personality and willingness to participate...

Students stay on campus over break

Jason Wilson, Reporter

November 29, 2018

Walking across campus without a person in sight. The parking lots are empty. Not a student or a professor; it seems the only ones to talk with are the geese when 6,100 students and 250 faculty and staff members are away for the holidays.   Accounting junior Kenneisha Spanish stayed on campus ov...

Cruz wins re-election for Senator

Cruz wins re-election for Senator

Demian Ponce, Reporter

November 7, 2018

The Texas Senate incumbent and Republican winner Ted Cruz defeated Democrat candidate Beto O'Rourke. It was a historical night in the close race for Senate. Texas is normally a red state, but in this election O'Rourke had 48 percent of the state blue while Cruz held 51 percent to win Texas. "It's...

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