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Inclusion, representation matters

Cortney Wood

January 30, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I've heard the whispers my entire life. As I walked down hallways in middle and high school, I always heard the hushed comments about my weight. I get it—I'm fat. This isn't news to me. I've been overweight my entire life, and while I'm not...

Students need to get more involved in politics

The Wichitan

January 30, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: No matter the political beliefs, it's important to get educated and vote. Learning about and understanding politics and life as a citizen is a crucial part of the transition into adulthood. At the young age of 18,...

Changes to D2L disappoint students

The Wichitan

January 24, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: While D2L is a necessary evil, the changes that administrators bragged about are disappointing. Desire 2 Learn, also known as D2L, is the nagging voice in the back of all students' minds. It reminds us how much home...

‘Reshape how we see beauty’

Alex Rios

January 24, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Picture this: You are watching TV with your friends or significant other and a Victoria's Secret commercial pops up on the screen. You can't help but notice how beautiful the girls modeling underwear and lingerie are, but you also feel...

Through the struggle, find strength

latoya fondren

January 17, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Life has its moments and through my adversity, I've learned many valuable lessons being a young adult growing up and having to figure out how to pay the "big bills" in order to sustain a living. My mother warned me that once I turned eighteen ...

We stand with sexual assault victims

The Wichitan

January 15, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: No matter the circumstances, victims of sexual assault should feel comfortable coming forward and sharing their story. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Donald Trump. Regardless of political party affiliatio...

Raise Your Standards to Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions

Markell Braxton-Johnson

January 13, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Op-Ed

Around this time, people are in the beginning stages of their New Year’s Resolutions. We all know the usual ones: “I want to go to the gym more, eat healthier and lose weight,” “I want to study more and make better grades,” or, for the f...

2017 In Review: Was it really that bad?

Markell Braxton-Johnson

December 8, 2017

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

As 2017 ends, it's only fitting to look back at the year that was. To me, this year has been plagued with joint hardships. After the inauguration of President Trump, there has been an ever-present, often embarrassing, cloud hanging over this co...

Students need credit card machines for efficiency

The Wichitan

December 5, 2017

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: To fix the convoluted payment issue on campus, administration needs fix the credit card machine. Students and faculty are tired of getting out of class, making their way to the dining hall, waiting in a huge line, ...

Climbing the ladder from film critic to editor

Tyler Manning

December 4, 2017

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

My journey started simply with a suggestion from a faculty member: write for the school newspaper. I had spent the 30 minutes prior to that suggestion talking about how much I love watching and discussing film. I distinctly remember that...

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