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A letter to the editor from a retired professor

Stewart B. Epstein, Retired College Professor of Sociology, Social Work and Psychology

April 3, 2020

With the rise of the far-right and radical-right, we have not only been experiencing the growth of "Survival-of-the-Fittest" Social Darwinist ideology in today's Republican Party (especially in the U.S. Congress) featuring their desire not only to cut and spending on all of the federal government social...

When it comes to Coronavirus, we’re all in this together

March 31, 2020

We at The Wichitan understand that self-isolation is hard for everyone. Humans are social creatures, and we're not meant to be away from each other this long. However, it's important to remember as hard as social distancing is, it's something we have to do to keep everyone safe. As the majority of colle...

How to get your sports fill during quarantine

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 29, 2020

If you're a fan of all-things sports like me, COVID-19 shutting down, or at least postponing, most professional leagues has left a sports-sized hole in your heart. Fear not. While live sports may be sparse, there are plenty of TV shows, movies and video games to fill that gap. Below, I've listed various...

What I do when there’s nothing to do

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

March 28, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I've been following the recommendations of self-isolation. Since doing so, I've been trying to find ways to keep myself entertained while being locked up in the house and have resulted in downloading lots of phone games. I wanted to share the most fun, relaxing and...

Professors need our patience and kindness amid transition to online classes

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 13, 2020

Before today I had a number of different messages I wanted to spread: the hysteria is worse than the disease, the NBA shouldn't have been suspended, it shouldn't have taken a pandemic to get people to wash their hands, we shouldn't be raiding grocery stores, etc. Then a classmate of mine accidentally...

Late night trips to Walmart

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

March 2, 2020

Midnight is quickly approaching and you have just finished your homework. You’re starving and want to eat but soon come to the realization that a majority of the fast food places you crave during the day are closed, so you resort to the almighty Walmart. You never know what the weather is going to ...

OUR VIEW: Voting is the responsibility of every voter-eligible citizen in the U.S.

Vote

February 26, 2020

Being informed is the most important aspect of democratic nations remaining effective and efficient in sufficing the desires and needs of said country. The next most important aspect is for the country's citizens to actually vote. As a state in a democratic country, it is our responsibility to vote for...

The Texas Rangers are looking forward to a promising season

Matthew Tempelmeyer, Activities Creator

February 20, 2020

The Texas Rangers. Despite being the less talented brother of the Texas baseball team duo (Texas Rangers and Houston Astros), the Rangers have held their standard of being the favorite Texas-based baseball team. The Rangers had a disappointing 2019 season, falling well short of the playoffs at a record...

OUR VIEW: When it comes to Texas Tech, there’s no need to fear change

February 20, 2020

While many students were shocked and confused when it was revealed that Texas Tech University invited MSU Texas to join its collegiate system, The Wichitan staff believed this should be a call for celebration. The two concerns that students have been most vocal about are: Will this make college more exp...

“The Ranch” captures the good and bad elements of small town life

Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliot, and Danny Masterson in The Ranch (2016) courtesy of IMDb

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Netflix's original “The Ranch” presented its series finale after 80 episodes of family drama, relationship problems and the risk of losing a family ranch. The Bennetts discover how a family can overcome setbacks regardless of what tries to break them apart through a good laugh and a beer to drink. When...

Don’t complain if you’re not going to vote

February 4, 2020

As politics become increasingly divided, it's vital college students turn out to the polls so politicians listen to the concerns of a large portion of the population, but that's only an option if young adults take the proper steps to enforce our legitimacy. The number of times people complain about...

My awesome take on the awesome halftime performance

Christian Evans, Album Reviewer

February 4, 2020

This past weekend one of the biggest sporting events in the world (best one imo) took place with QB Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs making a comeback victory within the last 12 minutes against the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl LIV. For the next couple of weeks (or until the XFL begi...

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