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OUR VIEW: Voting is the responsibility of every voter-eligible citizen in the U.S.

OUR VIEW: Voting is the responsibility of every voter-eligible citizen in the U.S.

February 26, 2020

Being informed is the most important aspect of democratic nations remaining effective and efficient in sufficing the desires and needs of said country. The next most important aspect is for the country's citizens to actually vote. As a state in a democratic country, it is our responsibility to vote for...

The Texas Rangers are looking forward to a promising season

Matthew Tempelmeyer, Activities Creator

February 20, 2020

The Texas Rangers. Despite being the less talented brother of the Texas baseball team duo (Texas Rangers and Houston Astros), the Rangers have held their standard of being the favorite Texas-based baseball team. The Rangers had a disappointing 2019 season, falling well short of the playoffs at a record...

OUR VIEW: When it comes to Texas Tech, there’s no need to fear change

February 20, 2020

While many students were shocked and confused when it was revealed that Texas Tech University invited MSU Texas to join its collegiate system, The Wichitan staff believed this should be a call for celebration. The two concerns that students have been most vocal about are: Will this make college more exp...

“The Ranch” captures the good and bad elements of small town life

“The Ranch” captures the good and bad elements of small town life

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Netflix's original “The Ranch” presented its series finale after 80 episodes of family drama, relationship problems and the risk of losing a family ranch. The Bennetts discover how a family can overcome setbacks regardless of what tries to break them apart through a good laugh and a beer to drink. When...

Don’t complain if you’re not going to vote

February 4, 2020

As politics become increasingly divided, it's vital college students turn out to the polls so politicians listen to the concerns of a large portion of the population, but that's only an option if young adults take the proper steps to enforce our legitimacy. The number of times people complain about...

My awesome take on the awesome halftime performance

Christian Evans, Album Reviewer

February 4, 2020

This past weekend one of the biggest sporting events in the world (best one imo) took place with QB Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs making a comeback victory within the last 12 minutes against the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl LIV. For the next couple of weeks (or until the XFL begi...

Global warming: it’s real

Global warming: it’s real

The Wichitan

January 22, 2020

OUR VIEW: An entire continent has been on fire since September 2019, yet there are still people who deny climate change is a reality. Last year, one of Texas's largest cities was drowned and caused millions of dollars in damages after two 100-year hurricanes hit Houston back-to-back. It's tiresome...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers food review

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers food review

Jeri Moore, Business Manager

December 4, 2019

Thin, crispy steakburgers, shoestring potatoes and frozen custard caused long lines in the drive-through outside of the restaurant. An employee stood outside handing out paper copies of the menu to waiting cars with a smile on her face. The Wichita, Kansas based company that went global found its way...

Letter from the editor: How student media changed my college experience

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Most freshmen come in wide-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready for new experiences. As a senior in high school, I was so ready to have the freedom to do what I wanted whenever I wanted, get away from my three younger siblings, meet new people and build lasting relationships. I had a rude awakening my first t...

Immaturity is a disease

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Immaturity is a disease that plagues people around the world and even here in our front yards. On Nov. 6 someone who has not been identified thought that it would be a good idea to throw an egg at my campus apartment door. While this may have been just for laughs and giggles for them, it made my roommates...

‘Knives Out’ builds a smart, funny mystery

‘Knives Out’ builds a smart, funny mystery

Brian Lang, Film Critic

December 3, 2019

A murder in an ornate mansion, contentious heirs gathering for a funeral, and an off-kilter detective looking for answers. Rian Johnson’s newest blockbuster “Knives Out” sounds like the setup for a game of “Clue,” but its mystery can’t be solved by the powers of deduction alone. When aut...

ComplicitMSU is back

ComplicitMSU

November 23, 2019

Midwestern State University has not done enough to address its deeply rooted history and culture of sexism, sexual assault, harassment and racism. During my time as a student, I have concluded from the total lack of action on the university’s part that the hostile climate is reinforced through administrators...

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