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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...

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...

Speak out about hate-crimes

The Wichitan

November 13, 2019

A hate crime is a violent crime motivated by a dislike toward a person's race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or other grounds. We have had a few instances of hate crimes on our campus over the last few years. In November 2018, a derogatory slur was written across a poster for a multicultural studies...

Registration presents problems for student-athletes

Micah Wilson, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Registering for classes is stressful for all students. However, athletes are faced with an additional set of barriers. Despite being "student" athletes, class schedules must work around their practice and game times. Exam schedules must factor in missing dates for traveling out of town and other...

Food for thought: students question on-campus dining’s historic anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

Marissa Salinas, Columnist

November 13, 2019

It has been four years since the school installed a Chick-fil-A here on campus, and while some students may be excited to have the food chain, other students have found themselves detesting it. Over the past seven years, Chick-fil-A owners have been open about their views – specifically those relating...

Tips for having a safe Halloween

Wichitan Staff

October 29, 2019

The Wichitan staff knows that Halloween is the time for "lit" college parties, alcohol, cute outfits, and dancing, but we want to encourage everyone to consider their safety while having fun. Tip 1: Always have a designated driver. According to www.edgarsnyder.com: "44% of national fatal crashes...

Crawdaddy’s: Not the chain, the mom and pops

Crawdaddy’s: Not the chain, the mom and pops

Kristin Silva, Managing Editor

October 15, 2019

  CrawDaddy's Seafood and Steaks is a Cajun and seafood mom and pop restaurant that opened Summer 2019. All restaurants claiming to be "cajun" need to have a half-decent tasting gumbo option at the very least. That being said, CrawDaddy's gumbo ($8) is phenomenal. As soon as the bowl wa...

Writing skills pay bills

October 15, 2019

In a society where swiping cards and scanning chips are the primary methods of payment, old fashion payment methods can be overlooked as a teaching point for our predecessors. Using checks as a form of payment is still a common method when paying bills or making larger transactions when a credit card...

Would a Gate at Sunwatcher Village benefit us?

Dariana Garza, Reporter

October 2, 2019

As a resident that lives in Sunwatcher Village, I sometimes find it difficult to find a parking space in the lot that is built into the apartment complexes. You might be wondering why. The answer is simple; that lot no longer has a gate like it did back in 2007 and students that have a resident parking...

Letter from the Editor: The Wichitan is back

The Wichitan

October 2, 2019

The Wichitan is back with a fresh, new look! You might have noticed our presence was absent these first two months of school. We have taken this time to redesign, rebrand and redefine your student newspaper. Throughout this process, we have created a new logo, changed our color schematic, added new,...

You made it to college, now what?

Todd Giles, Associate Professor of English

October 1, 2019

What does it mean to get a degree from a small, public, liberal arts university like MSU? What are you going to make of your time here? What’s your legacy going to be both here and in the larger world? Are you simply here to get a piece of paper to help you land your first job? Or are you here to learn...

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