The Wichitan

Building a nonreligious organization for students

The Wichitan

May 2, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Religious students find comfort in their religious groups; it is only natural that non religious students would want to feel that same comfort in an organization of their own. We are a university that welcomes diversity. It is about time that our non religious students start a community of...

Be aware of ocean pollution

The Wichitan

April 24, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believe that there are many things that can be done to help counteract the effects of pollution already acting on the planet made by humans. Recycling is a great way to help and reusing products is the best way to control the output of waste into our oceans. To show how...

My First Time in Canada

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

From March 27-30, I attended the 60th Annual International Studies Association Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Sheraton Center and the Hilton near Nathan Phillip Square. Only one professor and one student attended this year’s ISA Convention. This included myself and Linda Veazey, associate...

Conference changes may cause problems

The Wichitan

April 17, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our View: The Wichitan staff believe that conference changes may cause trouble for student athletes. President Suzanne Shipley said, "The athletic changes are that our Lone Star Conference is doubling in size." With the Lone Star Conference adding seven teams for next years line-up, student athletes...

Campus needs to be more than ADA compliant

April 11, 2019


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III prohibits places of business and public areas from discriminating against people with disabilities. Because of this law, accessible routes are mandatory in and outside any building for individuals with a physical disability. While the university...

Volunteering benefits students and the community

The Wichitan

April 11, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes the university has done a great job at providing volunteer opportunities for students. Volunteering builds character and a willingness to help others in students. Maverick's Day of Service is an annual event for students, faculty and staff to help local non-profit...

University takes Title IX seriously

University takes Title IX seriously

The Wichitan

April 2, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes Title IX should be taken seriously and Rachel Fornof, director and coordinator of Title IX does just that. She ensures the safety of all students, protecting their right to equal access to the world of opportunity our campus has to offer. Sexual assault is something...

International Students

March 27, 2019


Filed under Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes the international office and coaches make the process of enrolling easier for the students to transition into university. But the internation office is in the forefront for making it a smooth operation. Coaches and international office are responsible for handling...

Chartwells uses Rockbot’s music filter

Justin Garner, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under A&E, Guest Column

Censorship sucks, especially when there’s not much justification for it.  In Maverick’s Corner and Starbucks, the Chartwells staff uses an app called Rockbot, with which you can request a song to be played. Here, many songs and artists have been labeled as “explicit content."  There are two...

MSU Police needs to do better

Christian Evans, Columnist

March 6, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed

Imagine that you are on campus walking to the student center to meet up with some friends before going to class. On your way to the student center, you witness cops putting a student in handcuffs in the back of a squad car. You are confused and wondering what exactly could have caused this predicament...

Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better campus

The Wichitan

March 5, 2019


Filed under Staff Editorial

The Wichitan believes that becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better our students, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Over recent years, the university has had an increase of Hispanic students, all in attempts to become an HSI. Twenty-five percent of our school's population (roughly over 1,300...

Adjusting to college is hard but not impossible

The Wichitan

February 26, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: The Wichitan staff believes that getting involved with activities on campus can help freshmen adjust to their new environment. For incoming freshmen, adjusting to college life can be hard and a little overwhelming. You no longer have nine months to learn a subject; only 16 weeks. Wit...

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