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Procrastination can be healthy in moderation, as it can allow one to relax from work, Jan. 27.

Editorial: Procrastination

The Wichitan Staff January 27, 2023

Depending on who you ask, it’s either the reason college students can function, or the trait that holds them back the most. Some students love it, some detest it and some have a love-hate relationship...

Have yourself a thrifty Christmas

Have yourself a thrifty Christmas

Wichitan Staff December 2, 2022

Christmas and Christmas shopping is right around the corner, but for college students, money can be tight this time of year. Seniors may be preparing to graduate and paying for robes, photos and more,...

The Wichitan’s Christmas playlist

Wichitan Staff December 2, 2022

Christmas is lurking around the corner with Christmas lights already going up and Christmas songs in rotations at stores and with the semester at an end and the winter break fast approaching, the Wichitan...

According to Zippia, 79% of students say they’ve been encouraged to follow their dreams by a teacher. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

What’s Your “Why?”

Tyler Martin, Reporter December 2, 2022

Being an education major, the main question everyone asks me is, “Why?” They want to know why I am choosing to go into a field plagued with terrible pay, potentially dangerous working conditions and...

According to Mental Health America, in a given year, about 5% of the U.S. population experiences seasonal depression. The main age of onset of seasonal depression is between 20 and 30 years of age, however symptoms can appear earlier. Four out of five people who have seasonal depression are women.

Editorial: Be aware of the signs of seasonal depression

November 18, 2022

As the winter season begins, the weather gets colder and the days get shorter. The sudden change and gloom that comes from winter days can take an emotional toll. This emotional change is officially known...

Radiology senior Ebany Hanna examines hand x-rays in the radiology lab. Photo courtesy of Ebany Hanna.

OPINION: Life of a clinical intern

Ebany Hanna, Contributor November 18, 2022

In as little as six months, I am graduating! Although this is an accomplishment, that is not to say that it is not coming without its struggles. Arguably, the most challenging element of college is the...

Editorial: Voting is a good start

November 4, 2022

“Civic duty” is a phrase that gets thrown around everywhere from middle school government classes to election season newscasts. More often than not, it refers to the right to vote, and espouses the...

Post-pandemic, several studies have shown students across age groups are significantly behind in their class. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

OPINION: Are students getting dumber?

Anne Akpabio, Managing Editor November 4, 2022

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* The question of students getting dumber over the years has long swirled...

Studying is not a one-size-fits-all skill. Everyone has their own preferences with varying levels of effectiveness. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Editorial: Work smarter, not harder

October 21, 2022

Studying can be one of the most difficult things a student has to do, but it doesn’t have to be. Normally studying is seen as sitting down with a textbook or notes and cramming all the information but...

Halloween, celebrated annually on October 31, is one of the worlds oldest holidays. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Opinion: Halloween is the best holiday that ever existed

Joey Arthur, Reporter October 21, 2022

Here at Midwestern State University, we are gearing up not only for our Centennial Homecoming Celebration, but also for Halloween. From going costume shopping to shopping for candy for the Homecoming Trunk...

During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Editorial: Voting 101 for this year’s midterms

October 7, 2022

General elections are just around the corner with election day being on Nov. 8. This election is not for the next president of the United States but for members of the house of representatives, senators,...

Opening our eyes to the danger of drugs

September 23, 2022

Recently, the abuse of fentanyl has become a nationwide concern. According to the CDC, the most recent cases involving harm, abuse, overdose and death are linked to illegally made doses of fentanyl. The...

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