The Wichitan

MSU Police needs to do better

Christian Evans, Columnist

March 6, 2019

Imagine that you are on campus walking to the student center to meet up with some friends before going to class. On your way to the student center, you witness cops putting a student in handcuffs in the back of a squad car. You are confused and wondering what exactly could have caused this predicament...

Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better campus

The Wichitan

March 5, 2019

The Wichitan believes that becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better our students, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Over recent years, the university has had an increase of Hispanic students, all in attempts to become an HSI. Twenty-five percent of our school's population (roughly over 1,300...

Adjusting to college is hard but not impossible

The Wichitan

February 26, 2019

Our view: The Wichitan staff believes that getting involved with activities on campus can help freshmen adjust to their new environment. For incoming freshmen, adjusting to college life can be hard and a little overwhelming. You no longer have nine months to learn a subject; only 16 weeks. Wit...

Falls Ride is beneficial for students

The Wichitan

February 19, 2019

Our View: Falls Ride is the public busing system available to students, faculty and staff. The Wichitan staff believes that having access to public transportation is beneficial for all students. This busing system is open to all students, faculty and staff with an I.D. and paid for through tuiti...

Security fee has pros and cons

February 12, 2019

Our view: The Wichitan staff believe that getting rid of the parking decals and replacing it with a security fee has pros and cons. Due to a new parking fee arrangement presented at the Student Government Association meeting by Vice President of Student Affairs Keith Lamb and Interim Vice President...

The environment should be a priority on campus

Todd Giles, Guest Columnist

February 12, 2019

Back in 2014 I had the privilege of hosting a Philosophy Club panel discussion with professors Rebecca Dodge (Environmental Science) and Lucy Schultz (Philosophy) on environmental science and ethics. It was, one longtime faculty member told us during the Q&A, the first public discussion about environmental...

It’s good to know when to take a break

Chloe Phillips

February 12, 2019

Two years ago at community college, I decided to change my major. It was a hard conversation I had to have with myself but, a long time coming. I was in denial. While I was happy majoring in psychology and wanted to be a psychologist since middle school, my mind always went back to writing, poems and...

Why the question of the week is important

Wichitan Staff

February 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

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