The Wichitan

Being a light skin woman at a Black Lives Matter protest

Jordan, 7, raises his fist in the air at the Wichita Falls #icantbreathe protest. June 1. Photo by Katie Bindel

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

June 6, 2020

"My non-black friends, I ask that you take a knee, if able." One of the many people who chose to speak in front of hundreds of protesters asked a simple question that left me  lost in internal conflict. Should I stand because I am a product of a black and white couple, or should I kneel in fear of no...

Change the channel!

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

May 25, 2020

It seems that all families keep the TV on one channel for the entire day. Sometimes I go off on my walks wondering, will they have changed the channel by the time I come back? The answer is no more often than not. What can I do to fix this? Nothing. I can only hope for the best. Never will I ever wan...

A graduating senior’s perspective

A graduating senior’s perspective

Cortney Wood, MSU Graduate

May 24, 2020

I truly thought I was okay today. I knew I wasn’t going to walk across the stage on Saturday, May 16. I knew there weren’t going to be documentary screenings, the mass communication final capstone project, the night before even after dropping one documentary to start another midway through th...

Crazy things to do in quarantine

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

May 24, 2020

It’s suggested that everyone continues to practice safe social distancing. "Don’t hang out with large groups of people. In fact, don’t hang out with anyone outside your family," they say.  The healthcare system knows what’s best for us, but we know what’s even better. Go out there and enj...

The season for tornado watching

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

May 23, 2020

Buckle up folks! Tornado season is upon us! This means there may be more destruction caused towards you than what your ex did! Better hop on and jump on those trampolines before they get blown away and who knows when you’ll see them next. They may even go to the county that’s next to you! Head over...

Tough times in quarantine

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

May 22, 2020

Times are tough, especially during COVID-19. We would’ve never thought that we would get to this point of being so isolated from each other. No one predicted that this would happen. Just because life has changed drastically, doesn’t mean you can give up. There is always light in any situation.  Th...

Road trip fun

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

May 21, 2020

Road trips with friends always bring the best kind of memories, and Wichita Falls is the perfect place to depart from to go on a road trip.  Lubbock may not seem intriguing, but there are bars and the college feel is definitely there. The basketball and baseball teams have been hot as of lately, s...

Time to decriminalize?

Dispensary

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

April 30, 2020

"Neither the marijuana user nor the drug itself can be said to constitute a danger to public safety." - Richard Nixon With numerous shelter-in-place laws, states across the US are grappling with what is essential in that part of the world. Connecticut has limited social gatherings to five people. ...

OUR VIEW: Mother Nature had its best celebration in years

April 28, 2020

Because of the international crisis of COVID-19, people all over the world have been in self-isolation and/or quarantine. This has left a positive impact on the environment since there has been less pollution in the air from automobiles and factories. While many have been enamored with the pandemic...

Hope amidst COVID-19 panic

Jasmine Amo, Finance Senior

April 21, 2020

Feb. 12 marked the record high for the Dow Jones, a whopping average of $29,551.42 displayed an astoundingly historic day for the nation as we drew closer to financial resilience. On Feb. 28, a little over two weeks later, the nation watched in horror as the market endured a 14% drop. Mangled in tension...

Wedding tips for COVID-19 pandemic

Wedding

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

Planning and having a wedding at any time is incredibly stressful; planning and having a wedding during a worldwide pandemic, however, feels impossible. My fiance and I's wedding is scheduled for June 20th and was originally scheduled to take place at our hometown church. Since originally making our...

MSU should go pass/fail

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

With the transition to exclusively online classes in full effect at MSU, many students have seen their grades drop, and the best solution is to move to pass/fail. Many students didn't sign up for online classes to start with because they knew they wouldn't do well at them and are now left with no...

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