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Reasonable doubt?

Reasonable doubt?

The Wichitan

September 27, 2011

Troy Davis should not have been executed. The 42-year-old Savanna, Georgia resident was put to death by lethal injection Sept. 21. Davis spent 22 years in a Georgia penitentiary after being convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989. Most of the evidence that tied the noose around...

Letter to the editor

The Wichitan

September 20, 2011

Wichitan Staff,   I’m disappointed that the cartoon on page 2 of the September 7th edition was passed as printable.  It is sexist, obnoxious, irrelevant, and witless.  Any cartoon submitted by this artist should be carefully inspected to avoid disgrace to your publication.  If this paper co...

Midwestern lacks communication

Kaja Salsman

September 20, 2011

On Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, the Mustangs football team played a game at the famous Cowboys Stadium. Unfortunately, MSU did not do the greatest job in advertising or communicating to the student body about this rather exciting event. Walking around campus last week, I didn’t see any flyers, posters,...

Peace with Ozzy

The Wichitan

September 20, 2011

Story by Jesse Blume For the Labor Day weekend, I decided to go home and visit my family in Dallas.  It had been a long while since I’d last seen them.  The summer had rewarded me in many ways, but only after a great deal of work and frustration, and I could use the R&R. I’d eaten very poorl...

Spare a penny for a millionaire?

Spare a penny for a millionaire?

The Wichitan

September 20, 2011

Most politicians would rather not discuss their incomes in public. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), however, let MSNBC interviewer Chris Jansing know he brings in $600,000 annually. In reality, Fleming has an income of about $6 million. “The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my...

Rick Perry: Superman?

Kaja Salsman

September 13, 2011

As of recent, Rick Perry has been making more and more comments that continually make him look like someone who should not be governor, much less president. Just the other day, Perry compared himself to the great American comic book hero, Superman. Wait, what? His exact words: “Superman came...

The real world isn’t all bunnies, golden stars and giggles

Kaja Salsman

September 13, 2011

Throughout the course of our lives, people tell us we are winners, we are special, we are one-of-a-kind, we will amount to something, or, if we put our minds to it, we can achieve anything. In elementary school we played sports like kickball, basketball, four square and  tag. There were always winners...

Mandatory vaccinations are a good idea

Mandatory vaccinations are a good idea

The Wichitan

September 13, 2011

After joining the 2012 GOP Debate panel about a week ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry was attacked by other presidential contenders for mandating an HPV vaccine in Texas. When the dust settled, Perry had even attacked his own stance on the issue. But he should’ve stood his ground  – the policy...

Americans still reeling from 9/11

Americans still reeling from 9/11

The Wichitan

September 7, 2011

Few people could argue that the events of Sept. 11, 2001 did not change the nation forever – the  tragedy has affected us economically, emotionally, societally and politically. Even though Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and other 9/11 conspirators are dead, there’s no masking the scar they left...

We are NOT a dying breed

Kaja Salsman

September 7, 2011

If you are reading this right now, that means that you actually are aware of the fact that MSU has a student-run paper. Unfortunately, a large chunk of the student body has no idea about the paper, and probably has no idea about what is going on in the community either. Young adults are becoming...

Time for Change

Time for Change

The Wichitan

September 1, 2011

School has started once again, which means another semester of classes, homework and occasional (or not so occasional) partying. But most of all, it means another semester of The Wichitan. We at the student newspaper do have a warped set of priorities, after all. If you’re reading this right no...

Language falls through the Net

Language falls through the Net

Kaja Salsman

August 31, 2011

  “lawl grl i luv da way u did ur hair! Luks so kewl!” Give me a break! Is that even English?! Internet speak may look ridiculous, but it seems as though this is the direction the English language is taking. The more popular instant communication gets, the more our language deteriorates....

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