The Wichitan

Students keep accountability through correction, transparency

The Wichitan

May 1, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Instead of being frustrated at journalists for exposing controversial issues on campus, students should feel angry that organizations aren't transparent enough to communicate situations that occur and aren't met with ...

Support student journalism, it makes our campus better

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

April 27, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

At a time when there are constant attacks on news reporting as bias or “fake news,” I unequivocally stand up for journalism and – in particular – the brave undertaking of student journalists here on campus. Both MNG Media...

Wichita Falls has a problem with xenophobia, racism

Damian De Silva, Columnist

April 27, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

MSU and Wichita Falls have a profound issue with bigotry, xenophobia and racism. This is by no means a damning review, since some of the most wonderful, genuine, kind-hearted people I know are Wichitans and MSU students. Caribbean...

Consent is not as simple as yes or no

Maria Gutierrez, Columnist

April 23, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

On Aug. 29, 2017, I was sexually assaulted by a guy I thought was into me. That’s usually how it goes. Don’t get me wrong, people are drugged by strangers or taken from their homes, but for the most part, it’s someone you k...

Adjusting culture from Zimbabwe to America

Marc Zographos, Columnist

April 23, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Coming from my home in Zimbabwe and having travelled a fair amount around the world in my life, culture shock has become somewhat of a normal thing for me. Though even with all the stories of what to expect, I could not have quite...

Be skeptical of social media sites

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Here’s a hard reality we all must accept: Our favorite social media platforms–from Snapchat to LinkedIn–don’t care about our personal data. And by “don’t care,” I mean they only care insofar as they can leverage...

How getting involved on campus lead to being a student government leader

Jose Torres, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Before coming to college, I had wanted to be highly involved in campus life. I wanted to be a more outgoing person and my college counselors always talked about the benefits of being involved on campus. To get involved, I went...

Greeks make themselves more visible on campus through Greek Week

April 17, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Opportunities like Greek Week are beneficial to campus because they make those in Greek organizations and their principle of philanthropy more visible to the rest of the student populace. With the plethora of annual Gr...

Get involved in social movements

The Wichitan

April 10, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: We urge students to stand and fight for principles they believe in. With a student group in professor of management Niyati Kataria's special topics class submitting a petition – in which they received more than 3...

Forming new club gave me confidence, opportunity

Mitch Kipp, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Seven months ago I never would have imagined where I am now. I wasn't involved in any organizations, but I wanted to join something. I knew Jesse Brown, coordinator of student involvement, was a good guy and I figured he could...

Choose a major that makes you happy

Rachael Stagner, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I came to Midwestern State University to pursue a career in radiology – then I took Intro to Radiology. I hated it. This course made me realize my disinterest in radiology. I am not saying coming to MSU was a wrong decision, ...

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