The Wichitan

Free speech defends all views

Markell Braxton-Johnson

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local, News, Op-Ed

A major function of college is to train us for our chosen careers and prepare us for the tough trials adult life will throw our way. In general, universities do a worthwhile job of giving students academic and professional tools to develop into productive, contributing members of society. However, on...

Decision of school colors

Taylor Robinson

December 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Feature, Local, News

Students, faculty, staff and fans proudly supported maroon and gold for 90 years but one of those colors can be seen to change over a period of time. In 1922, the university was founded the school colors were maroon and white.The sports teams around that time including golf, tennis and unofficially...

PRIDE hosts movie night that challenges gender stereotypes

Herbert McCullough

December 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

To discuss stereotypes and challenge gender role, People Respecting Identity and Diversity for Everyone members organized a Mulan movie night in Apache area in the Clark Student Center on Nov. 9. According to Lia Wiley, senator of PRIDE and radiology sophomore, this screening had lower attendance ...

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Mia Heck

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Watch, Local, News

Until Friday Dec 8, Sigma Nu will be selling hot coffee and hot chocolate in the Clark Student Center to help raise money bring more positivity to their fraternity. “We are planning on hosting a philanthropy event where we bring bubble soccer to campus and the money raised today will help with that cost,” Leland Creel, business manag...

Las Posada brings inclusivity, culture to campus

Herbert McCullough

December 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

The Bilingual Education Student Organization members and Omega Delta Phi, Inc. members organized Las Posada at MSU for the community in Wichita Falls at 6 p.m. in the Clark Student Center Atrium. Patricia Ramirez, bilingual education senior and BESO president, explained the religious importance of Las...

The future is not set in stone

Brittany Hill, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Feature, Local, News

Before every student graduates from a college or university, they must do one thing - declare a major. While it is possible for a student to attend college with their entire future planned out and knowing exactly what they're going to do with their degree and career, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 80 percent of students in the United States change their majors at least once. ...

Wellness center offers personal training for everyone

Wellness center offers personal training for everyone

Taylor Robinson, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local

Recreational Sports and Wellness Center is now providing one-on-one sessions to work with a personal trainer including a paid service. The personal training has different packages offered, varying in prices. Package one starts off with $20 flat fee and one assessment. Package two is $25 per session...

Kappa Sigma takes on 30th annual Box-a-Thon

Carissa Johnson

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

As the chilly fall wind blew through campus last weekend, members of Kappa Sigma fraternity fought the cold to receive donations. Kappa Sigma hosted its 30th annual Box-a-Thon fundraiser from Nov. 10-12 on the corner of Taft and Hampstead. The members were encouraged to build a box for shelter and...

Diwali celebration signifies victory of light

latoya fondren, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Green, blue, yellow, purple, pink, white, and black beautifully designed sarees and dhotis filled the room as attendees made their way into the Sikes Lake Center. To celebrate and share their culture with others. The Indian student organization hosted its fifth annual Diwali event on Nov.4. Gyanes...

About 200 students celebrate Diwali

About 200 students celebrate Diwali

Herbert McCullough

November 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

To honor the Hindu celebration, the Midwestern Indian Students Association organized a Diwali, the Festival of Lights, celebration for students at the Sikes Lake Center on Nov. 4. Gyaneshwar Malba, computer science graduate student, explained that MISA has had a history of organizing Dawali for st...

Five hotspots to visit in downtown Wichita Falls

Five hotspots to visit in downtown Wichita Falls

Megan Baltusis

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

It's hard to ignore the chatter around campus about the amenities Wichita Falls has to offer — or rather, what it doesn't offer. "This town is boring." "There's nothing here." However, Wichita Falls offers a collection of town gems that are quickly generating steam among the community. From...

Trick-or-Treat: Time to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve

Justin Marquart

October 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Halloween, the time of year when the sun goes sets earlier and it starts to get cold. The one night every year that people can wear costumes, no matter what they are, knock door-to-door and get free candy. People around campus have their own view on Halloween. “It's the most exciting ‘holiday’ for me...

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