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The best way to save America may be to break it up

Broken up USA

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

October 23, 2020

It doesn't take more than a quick peek at the news to realize that the United States of America is not thriving. The nation is the most polarized it has been since the Civil War and respect for the country is declining worldwide. Instead of playing out the nation's twilight years, inevitably ending in vio...

Our view: Don’t sacrifice friendship for one election

October 23, 2020

As MSU Texas students, along with the rest of the country, submit their votes for one of the most divisive elections in modern history, it's important to remember what really matters. Regardless of whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump is the president for the next four years, the fact remains that they...

Editorial: voting from an Australian perspective

October 16, 2020

In Australia, it starts in the third-grade. Children walk into the Museum of Australian Democracy located in Old Parliament House, Canberra, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to learn the ins and outs of voting in Australia. They are taken through a detail-oriented theatrical, interactive performance...

The speech of love

Students speak

Taylor Anderson

October 15, 2020

I had the opportunity to speak on the behalf of the volleyball team at the Unity March held by the Athletic Department, Sept. 30. My initial intention was to relate information about the march to my team, not to speak in front of a crowd of people. The speech I wrote was for my teammate, Raven Presley,...

Shall I compare thee to a leaf?

Alexis Porta

October 9, 2020

Summer is officially over and it’s been six years since I’ve been a part of the traditional experience of the changing of seasons. Traditional in the sense that one would experience the environmental distinction between winter, spring, summer and then fall. This differs from my recent acquaintance...

Editorial: The White Savior Industrial Complex

October 1, 2020

Ally, v. |al.ly|: combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) mutual benefit. An ally, particularly in recent months, refers to the white population who supports and take action against racism. However, a growing problem with this population is the White Savior Industrial Complex. Coined...

The Wichitan’s promise to the students

September 2, 2020

Since The Wichitan's incarnation, the mission has always been to provide students with fair and accurate news. Previously, students at The Wichitan have covered the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, 9/11 and the war on terror. This in-depth coverage will continue as the Presidential election approach...

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...

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