The Wichitan

Study abroad is a must before graduating

Brittni Vilandre, Business Manager

October 20, 2018

If you're a student who is serious about their major then I believe study abroad is definitely something to consider. I spent four weeks in London and learned more about the diversity in business than I ever could in a classroom setting. Before leaving for my flight to London I was anxious and not...

Construction inconveniences students

Latoya Fondren, Reporter

October 20, 2018

It's 9 a.m. on a sunny, Thursday morning and students are usually in class learning while listening to the soft chirps of birds as they fly across the sky. Instead of a normal morning on campus for students and staff, our morning is filled with the high pitched squeals of drills and vibrations throughout...

Vote in the Nov. 6 congressional election

Herbert McCullough, Columnist

October 16, 2018

November 4, 2014 was the first time I had voted in an election. It was the 2014 Congressional Election and 2014 Texas Gubernatorial Election. Walking to the voting booths, I felt like a legit boss. I even remembered finishing my ballot, feeling like a child that got a new toy from Toys "R" Us. Voting...

Student-athletes have disadvantage with registration

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

October 11, 2018

The wind became chilly, the days became shorter, and the students became anxious. The month of October brings registration and stress to campus each year. Registration causes confusion and frustration for students across all departments at MSU. Registration can also be particularly hard when advisers...

The pressure of perfection is overwhelming

Taylor Anderson, Columnist

October 2, 2018

At a young age, going to a university and graduating with your dream degree was instilled into us. We were able to choose what and where we wanted to take our first big step into life. We celebrated when we got accepted into our dream school and counted down until the day we moved away from our parents'...

Connecting with the community

September 25, 2018

OUR VIEW: We love to get involved with our community and would love for you to participate in what your community is reading. As a student-led paper, the staff wants to get connected with our community and peers. We want our community to be able to read about you, stories that may inspire your classmat...

Be a part of your community

The Wichtan

September 24, 2018

OUR VIEW: We love to get involved with our community and would love for you to participate in what your community is reading. As a student led paper the staff at The Wichitan wants to get connected with our community and peers. We want our community to be able to read your stories and get to know...

Being a student leader more than having a title

September 18, 2018

OUR VIEW: It important for students to experience being a student leader in college. Every student should take on the opportunity to become a student leader. While student leadership can be perceived as intimidating and it seems better to be on the sidelines, college is a great time for us to develop...

Publishing your work is rewarding

Lane Riggs, Columnist

August 31, 2018

When you're a college, there are so many opportunities to put yourself out there. Most people stick to joining a sorority or fraternity, joining clubs on campus; some might present research or present at conferences. But even less people consider publishing their works in MSU’s own literary magazin...

Undergraduate research extends college experience

Bill Ash, accounting senior, placed first in men's Cat A at the Vuelta del Viento two-day Conference Champtionship Event and Fixed-Gear Criterion race at Midwestern State University April 21, 2018. Photo by Bradley Wilson

Bill Ash, Guest columnist

May 11, 2018

[Editor's note: Bill Ash originally delivered this talk at the opening to the Celebration of Scholarship, April 25.] I’ll start this off by commenting on just how strange this is for me. If you had asked me four or five years ago where or what I would be doing today, I can assure you, this would no...

Students keep accountability through correction, transparency

The Wichitan

May 1, 2018

OUR VIEW: Instead of being frustrated at journalists for exposing controversial issues on campus, students should feel angry that organizations aren't transparent enough to communicate situations that occur and aren't met with active correction or reprimand. Transparency reduces corruption and a...

Support student journalism, it makes our campus better

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

April 27, 2018

At a time when there are constant attacks on news reporting as bias or “fake news,” I unequivocally stand up for journalism and – in particular – the brave undertaking of student journalists here on campus. Both MNG Media and The Wichitan are indispensable outlets of journalism that ought to...

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