The Wichitan

Forming new club gave me confidence, opportunity

Mitch Kipp, Columnist

April 10, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Seven months ago I never would have imagined where I am now. I wasn't involved in any organizations, but I wanted to join something. I knew Jesse Brown, coordinator of student involvement, was a good guy and I figured he could get me involved in something, so I stopped by his office. By luck, he had...

Choose a major that makes you happy

Rachael Stagner, Columnist

April 10, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I came to Midwestern State University to pursue a career in radiology – then I took Intro to Radiology. I hated it. This course made me realize my disinterest in radiology. I am not saying coming to MSU was a wrong decision, it has been a great decision in my life. I also don’t regret any...

Fight for internet equality

The Wichitan

April 9, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: We urge students to sign the class petition supporting net neutrality. In assistant professor of management Niyati Kataria's special topics class, there is a student group tasked with starting a social movement concerning net neutrality. The student group so far has garnered more than 30...

Model UN wins big in the Big Apple

Kelsey Purcell, Columnist

April 2, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

While most people were enjoying their last two days of spring break and preparing for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations two weeks ago, I was packing my bags and flying to New York City with the rest of the Model United Nations team. This was my second year on the team and my expectations were high for...

Community improvement requires student engagement

The Wichitan

March 29, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: City and campus officials have a vision for MSU to grow in retention and activity, and this will only work if students interact with the opportunities by engaging with the community through events and utilizing college-student targeted apartments. To emphasize college prevalence in to...

#ComplicitMSU needs a second look

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

March 28, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

The word "complicit" has been thrown around a lot lately. Specifically, the word has been adjoined to charges that MSU’s administrators have been complicit in sexual assault and misconduct on campus. Complicity is generally defined as direct involvement with others in criminal activity, and synonyms...

Ehlert will strengthen students power on campus

The Wichitan

March 28, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Because of his continued efforts to support and endorse student organizations, we feel Steven Ehlert would make the most efficient Student Government Association president for the 2018 — 2019 school year. For his two years at Midwestern, Ehlert has studied the SGA administrations to buil...

More than a march, a declaration

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

March 24, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I’m sitting in a newsroom, frantically refreshing social media pages as millions of United States citizens burn with rage, intent to make a change in this fallen nation. Students, teachers, parents and friends march in honor and solidarity with the students determined to fix the broken system that f...

Women can be successful and have a family

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

The world that we live in today is subjected to societal gender roles that both men and women tend to follow. In a number of different ways, society has shaped women to believe that to be successful, they have to be single.  In the stereotypical "Leave It to Beaver" family, men bring home the mone...

Action needs to be taken about sexual misconduct

March 20, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: If administrators put on forums for sexual misconduct to show students they are valued, then motions to implement change should be top priority, not saving face in front of the eyes of the media. While the nearly 2-hour forum allowed students to speak and share their concerns, many students fee...

Mid-term elections parallel that of student government’s

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

March 20, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

At this moment, the students challenged with the task of electing a new slate of Student Government Association executive officers. These candidates state their platform positions, listen to our needs and wants and expose us to various forms of agenda-driven advertisements, all in the hope that we will...

Graduation should stay off campus

The Wichitan

March 6, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: We believe the graduation ceremony should not be held on campus, rather stay at Kay Yeager Coliseum. James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has brought up the idea of bringing the graduation ceremony to campus. He proposed to hold it in D. L. Ligon Coliseum a...

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