The Wichitan

My First Time in Canada

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

April 22, 2019

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...

Campus needs to be more than ADA compliant

April 11, 2019

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...

Chartwells uses Rockbot’s music filter

Justin Garner, Reporter

March 6, 2019

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...

The environment should be a priority on campus

Todd Giles, Guest Columnist

February 12, 2019

Back in 2014 I had the privilege of hosting a Philosophy Club panel discussion with professors Rebecca Dodge (Environmental Science) and Lucy Schultz (Philosophy) on environmental science and ethics. It was, one longtime faculty member told us during the Q&A, the first public discussion about environmental...

International students disadvantaged

Jason Wilson, Reporter

December 8, 2018

Walking across campus in the cold air and icy wind, met by locked doors on most of the buildings; no car or bus to leave campus, and little to do on campus, the holidays are far less fun than most students imagine them to be. This is the unfortunate reality that international students must confront w...

Religion doesn’t matter

Samuel Mitchell, Reporter

November 28, 2018

I want to preface this article by saying that by no means am I bashing those who practice religion.  That is not the purpose of this article, instead it is to tell how we shouldn't be blind followers in the name of religion.  A majority of my examples will come from the Christian faith, as that is...

A contrast of conveying a political campaign.

Tommy Chhe, Columnist

November 7, 2018

The week before election night, Wichita Falls hosted U.S. Congressman and Democratic candidate, Beto O’Rourke, and U.S. Senator and Republican candidate, Ted Cruz. I had the privilege to do cover and interview the two biggest individuals in Texas with the whole nation seeing Wichita Falls at the epicenter. As...

Our nation is properly ruled

Samuel Mitchell

November 1, 2018

The belief that each individual has a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the founding doctrine of our country. Because each person being a unique individual though, the meaning behind these words can change from person to person. This is what makes these ideals so great. The right...

Recovering people-pleaser

Mia Heck

October 30, 2018

Just like everyone else, I spent my time with acquaintances, taking classes, joined clubs and playing sports. As I got older, these obligations started to pile up higher than I could reach. Classes got harder, boys got cuter, girls got meaner, and reputations became a priority. So there I was —...

Listen to both sides of the issue

Nick Lanier, Reporter

October 29, 2018

With both Texas senate candidates coming to Wichita Falls this week, students have a fantastic opportunity to hear the ideas and values of both candidates in the lead up to election night Nov. 6. Beto O'Rourke held a rally in Kiwanis Park Oct. 29 at 6:15p.m., with the Democratic candidate hopeful to ups...

Our nation is not properly ruled

Matthew Tempelmeyer, Columnist

October 24, 2018

Our nation was built upon the basis of the simple freedoms of life, the most notable are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, these three ideologies of what this country was built on contradict each other differing from the roots of how individuals live their independent lives. To put...

MSU should have a fall break

Ryan O'Malley, Reporter

October 21, 2018

Have you ever been jealous that your friend attending another university has a break during the fall and you do not? It's that time of year again where many universities are having a fall break and I think MSU should have a fall break as well. Of the 68 people who responded to my Twitter poll, 79...

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