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Your happiness lies within

Kaja Salsman

September 27, 2011

Life is full of let downs, disappointments, struggles and worries. But throughout all the negative bumps in the road, most everyone is pursuing happiness. Happiness is relative, however, it’s almost guaranteed that you won’t achieve a state of happiness without taking a few risks, making a...

Hate crime classification needs work

The Wichitan

September 27, 2011

By Reverend Rubicon The horrible brutal murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in 1998 sent shockwaves throughout the country. Immediately, the media pounced on the angle that “hate crimes” against minorities and homosexuals was an epidemic sweeping the nation. The H...

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...

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