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Aim for long-term goal, not short-term payoff

Aim for long-term goal, not short-term payoff

Brendan Wynne

February 16, 2018

There’s a scientific study that says if you stand in a superhero pose for just five minutes before a job interview, a big presentation or a really hard task, you will not only feel more confident, but you will perform measurably better. At least, that’s what Amelia Shepherd says on "Grey’s Anatomy." Regardless, if these results are accurate, or if such ...

Pets are friends, not property

Pets are friends, not property

kristin silva

February 14, 2018

Whether you adopt, buy or come by it happenstance, giving a home to an animal is a huge responsibility. You become their lifeline and owning a pet is not something that should be taken lightly. I've seen students who live in a dorm or an on-campus apartment with puppies who know the rules rega...

Before you say “You need to know English”

Rachel Johnson

February 13, 2018

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 what it was like to not be able to attend certain classes...

Campus needs black intellectualism

Markell Braxton-Johnson

February 13, 2018

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 encounter the continuing scourge of wealth inequality, a poisonous reintroduction ...

Environmental science majors look to solving water problem

Environmental science majors look to solving water problem

The Wichitan

February 12, 2018

In 2014, our quaint town of Wichita Falls was just the second city in Texas to utilize Direct Potable Reuse – reintroducing waste water into our local water treatment facility. This action was taken in the hopes of providing an answer to a severe drought we were experiencing at that time. The rumo...

Overdue renovations, updates increase morale

The Wichitan

February 12, 2018

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 years, we have had an enrollments and retention problem with students, so ha...

Get educated, talk about serious topics

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

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 stop the endless ambiguity surrounding such topics unless students stop pa...

Pursue liberal arts outside the classroom

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

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