The Wichitan

#ComplicitMSU needs a second look

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

March 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

My first year as a resident assistant

My first year as a resident assistant

The Wichitan

March 6, 2018

I have two cousins that are resident assistants at different universities and they have always encouraged me to think about applying for the position. When the application opened up to be an RA in the spring semester of 2017, I jumped on the opportunity. After going through the selection process a...

Free speech defends all views

Markell Braxton-Johnson

February 27, 2018

A major function of college is to train us for our chosen careers and prepare us for the tough trials adult life will throw our way. In general, universities do a worthwhile job of giving students academic and professional tools to develop into productive, contributing members of society. However, on...

Historical markers enhance student experience

The Wichitan

February 27, 2018

OUR VIEW: Historical markers enhance the student experience by reminding students of the school's history while encouraging students to stand up for their beliefs. Last week, university administrators unveiled a bench dedicated to the first African American students to register in classes. Last...

Students fail to utilize opportunities to speak out, be heard

The Wichitan

February 20, 2018

OUR VIEW: Faculty and administration offer countless opportunity like critical conversation panels for students to use their voices, talents and perspectives that students fail to utilize. Faculty members put on panel discussions that pertain to relevant and serious issues evident in national head...

Don’t make a mockery of my emotional support animal

Don’t make a mockery of my emotional support animal

The Wichitan

February 19, 2018

Initially, I was hesitant to bring my emotional support animal to campus. I saw Cocoa as a walking symbol of my struggle with my mental health. I hated  when people asked me how I managed to get a dog in the dorms. After explaining that she is an emotional support animal, I got the most unco...

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