The Wichitan

Being a student leader more than having a title

September 18, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: It important for students to experience being a student leader in college. Every student should take on the opportunity to become a student leader. While student leadership can be perceived as intimidating and it seems better to be on the sidelines, college is a great time for us to develop...

Publishing your work is rewarding

Lane Riggs, Columnist

August 31, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

When you're a college, there are so many opportunities to put yourself out there. Most people stick to joining a sorority or fraternity, joining clubs on campus; some might present research or present at conferences. But even less people consider publishing their works in MSU’s own literary magazin...

Undergraduate research extends college experience

Undergraduate research extends college experience

Bill Ash, Guest columnist

May 11, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

[Editor's note: Bill Ash originally delivered this talk at the opening to the Celebration of Scholarship, April 25.] I’ll start this off by commenting on just how strange this is for me. If you had asked me four or five years ago where or what I would be doing today, I can assure you, this would no...

Students keep accountability through correction, transparency

The Wichitan

May 1, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Instead of being frustrated at journalists for exposing controversial issues on campus, students should feel angry that organizations aren't transparent enough to communicate situations that occur and aren't met with active correction or reprimand. Transparency reduces corruption and a...

Support student journalism, it makes our campus better

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 and The Wichitan are indispensable outlets of journalism that ought to...

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 people make an outsized impact on this college and this town. We have...

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 know, usually an acquaintance. For the purpose of this article, we...

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 prepared myself for what I would experience here in America. Being...

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 our data to further their business agenda. There are some who think when...

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 to many events on campus during my first semester here. It wasn’t until...

Greeks make themselves more visible on campus through Greek Week

April 17, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Opportunities like Greek Week are beneficial to campus because they make those in Greek organizations and their principle of philanthropy more visible to the rest of the student populace. With the plethora of annual Greek Week events, students were able to see a presence from members o...

Get involved in social movements

The Wichitan

April 10, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: We urge students to stand and fight for principles they believe in. With a student group in professor of management Niyati Kataria's special topics class submitting a petition – in which they received more than 300 signatures – to Stephen Santellana, mayor of Wichita Falls, asking ...

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