The Wichitan

Why the question of the week is important

Wichitan Staff

February 6, 2019


Filed under Staff Editorial

Our View: The Wichitan staff believes that students have a voice that needs to be heard. We also believe that they should be given an outlet to use that voice in a productive manner. Our new series "Question of The Week" will give students a platform to articulate their opinions and create conversations...

Change your perspective

Wichitan Staff

January 30, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes that interactions on social media can impact your world view and can reshape a person's ideology. By approaching someone with a different view point than you with kindness instead of anger you can make more of an impact in that person's life. Megan Phelps-Roper, former memb...

Food insecurity is being dealt with properly

Wichitan Staff

January 26, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our View: Food insecurity is a rarely talked about issue that effects a lot of college students. The Wichitan believes that the university is slowly combating this issue and doing it well. Making sure that the issue is brought into the light is the first way we can make a change. When we asked students...

Having a Title IX coordinator is a good thing

January 19, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

The Wichitan staff believes recruiting a Title IX coordinator was a good move made by administrators. To streamline polices and procedures related to sexual harassment on campus, the board of regents approved the creation of the Title IX coordinator position August 2018. These responsibilities...

International students disadvantaged

Jason Wilson, Reporter

December 8, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

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...

Go to finals frenzy

Wichitan Staff

December 5, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our View: Finals Frenzy gives students the opportunity to relax, destress and participate in fun activities before finals week starts. With activities like bingo, massage therapy and graduation cap decorating, Finals Frenzy has become an annual end of the semester tradition. It's also a time to destress...

Religion doesn’t matter

Samuel Mitchell, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed, Reporting class

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...

Go to the EURECA research forum

Go to the EURECA research forum

Wichitan Staff

November 14, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorial

Our View: The Wichitan staff believes that viewing other students research is an opportunity to have fun while learning and maybe it can inspire you to try doing a research project. Ever discover something new or have a EUREKA moment? Undergraduate students do not get a lot of opportunities to do...

A contrast of conveying a political campaign.

Tommy Chhe, Columnist

November 7, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Staff Editorial

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...

Hate speech has no place on our campus

Wichitan Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorial

We believe hate speech has no place on our campus. There was a case of defacement of a campus poster advertising a multicultural studies class called Africana Philosophy Thursday Nov. 1. A racial and derogatory slur was written on the flyer, crumpled up and placed on the ground in front of the profess...

Our nation is properly ruled

Samuel Mitchell

November 1, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

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...

School spirit editorial

October 31, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our View: While there will always be events that are more popular than others, we feel there should be more school spirit during homecoming. From the Torchlight Parade to the Saturday night football game, homecoming is a time for students, alumni, and their families to take part in the traditions,...

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