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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...

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, ...

Model UN wins big in the Big Apple

Kelsey Purcell, Columnist

April 2, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

While most people were enjoying their last two days of spring break and preparing for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations two weeks ago, I was packing my bags and flying to New York City with the rest of the Model United Nations...

#ComplicitMSU needs a second look

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

March 28, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

The word "complicit" has been thrown around a lot lately. Specifically, the word has been adjoined to charges that MSU’s administrators have been complicit in sexual assault and misconduct on campus. Complicity is generally...

More than a march, a declaration

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

March 24, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I’m sitting in a newsroom, frantically refreshing social media pages as millions of United States citizens burn with rage, intent to make a change in this fallen nation. Students, teachers, parents and friends march in honor and ...

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