The Wichitan

Before you say “You need to know English”

Rachel Johnson

February 13, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

When I was in the eighth grade, I lived in Mexico for eight months. Later when I was 18, I went to three countries in Europe. In both experiences I had little to no knowledge when it came to their native languages. In Mexico, I learned wh...

Campus needs black intellectualism

Markell Braxton-Johnson

February 13, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

We are entrenched in a post-truth, “alternative facts” reality. The evidence is most clear in American politics, but it can be seen in all avenues of life. Not only do we face malicious disinformation, we also encount...

Overdue renovations, updates increase morale

The Wichitan

February 12, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The decision to renovate and update buildings on campus at the Board of Regents meeting was long overdue, and will not only benefit students and faculty, but will promote pride in our campus. For the last several...

Get educated, talk about serious topics

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections and diseases should be second nature to sexually active people. We're all adults here. We talk politics, gender, race and sex, but mere mentions are not going to...

Pursue liberal arts outside the classroom

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Much has been said about Midwestern State University being the only public liberal arts institution in Texas, and you may have heard rumblings of the internal efforts to enhance that experience. Arguably, most students w...

Inclusion, representation matters

Cortney Wood

January 30, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I've heard the whispers my entire life. As I walked down hallways in middle and high school, I always heard the hushed comments about my weight. I get it—I'm fat. This isn't news to me. I've been overweight my entire life, and while I'm not...

Students need to get more involved in politics

The Wichitan

January 29, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: No matter the political beliefs, it's important to get educated and vote. Learning about and understanding politics and life as a citizen is a crucial part of the transition into adulthood. At the young age of 18,...

Changes to D2L disappoint students

The Wichitan

January 24, 2018

Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: While D2L is a necessary evil, the changes that administrators bragged about are disappointing. Desire 2 Learn, also known as D2L, is the nagging voice in the back of all students' minds. It reminds us how much home...

‘Reshape how we see beauty’

Alex Rios

January 24, 2018

Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Picture this: You are watching TV with your friends or significant other and a Victoria's Secret commercial pops up on the screen. You can't help but notice how beautiful the girls modeling underwear and lingerie are, but you also feel...

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