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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 will experience the liberal arts in the classroom through the quality and rigor...

Become involved on campus, enhance your college experience

Become involved on campus, enhance your college experience

The Wichitan

February 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

It was the autumn of 1979 and I found myself in my freshman year, one of over 56,000 students at The Ohio State University. As a first-generation college student from a small town with a population less than half of that of my freshman class, I felt a bit out of place. I knew I needed to find my...

What it is like to be a photographer

What it is like to be a photographer

Leonardo Gonzalez

January 30, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Everyone has their own definition of being a “photographer,” yet no one can deny how vital we are for modern society. What others don’t realize is that it is not all fun and glamor. It is at times, but we also spend a tremendous amount of time alone. I started taking photos the summer of 2...

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 exactly the picture of health, I know that I should never be...

Students need to get more involved in politics

The Wichitan

January 30, 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, we are all allowed to vote. We get to choose who runs our government at lo...

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 homework we have left to do, how many tests we need to study for and just how...

‘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 insecure and fold your arms on your belly. This is how many of u...

Why Artist Lecture Series alone won’t change this campus

Why Artist Lecture Series alone won’t change this campus

Rachel Johnson

January 23, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Let me just say out of the 3-and-a-half years I’ve been at MSU, I’ve attended at least 10 Artist Lecture Series. I enjoyed almost all of them and took something away from each. It’s a great concept: bring in well-known speakers from around the world to talk about a certain message, usuall...

Through the struggle, find strength

latoya fondren

January 17, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Life has its moments and through my adversity, I've learned many valuable lessons being a young adult growing up and having to figure out how to pay the "big bills" in order to sustain a living. My mother warned me that once I turned eighteen I was going to be financially cut off, and from that point...

We stand with sexual assault victims

The Wichitan

January 15, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: No matter the circumstances, victims of sexual assault should feel comfortable coming forward and sharing their story. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Donald Trump. Regardless of political party affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, race, etc., there's no denying that ...

Raise Your Standards to Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions

Markell Braxton-Johnson

January 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Op-Ed

Around this time, people are in the beginning stages of their New Year’s Resolutions. We all know the usual ones: “I want to go to the gym more, eat healthier and lose weight,” “I want to study more and make better grades,” or, for the freshmen among us, “I want to drink less.” It is...

2017 In Review: Was it really that bad?

Markell Braxton-Johnson

December 8, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

As 2017 ends, it's only fitting to look back at the year that was. To me, this year has been plagued with joint hardships. After the inauguration of President Trump, there has been an ever-present, often embarrassing, cloud hanging over this country. In 2017, discourse, decency and moral clar...

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