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Speak out about hate-crimes

The Wichitan

November 13, 2019

A hate crime is a violent crime motivated by a dislike toward a person's race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or other grounds. We have had a few instances of hate crimes on our campus over the last few years. In November 2018, a derogatory slur was written across a poster for a multicultural studies...

Tips for having a safe Halloween

Wichitan Staff

October 29, 2019

The Wichitan staff knows that Halloween is the time for "lit" college parties, alcohol, cute outfits, and dancing, but we want to encourage everyone to consider their safety while having fun. Tip 1: Always have a designated driver. According to www.edgarsnyder.com: "44% of national fatal crashes...

Writing skills pay bills

October 15, 2019

In a society where swiping cards and scanning chips are the primary methods of payment, old fashion payment methods can be overlooked as a teaching point for our predecessors. Using checks as a form of payment is still a common method when paying bills or making larger transactions when a credit card...

Letter from the Editor: The Wichitan is back

The Wichitan

October 2, 2019

The Wichitan is back with a fresh, new look! You might have noticed our presence was absent these first two months of school. We have taken this time to redesign, rebrand and redefine your student newspaper. Throughout this process, we have created a new logo, changed our color schematic, added new,...

Building a nonreligious organization for students

The Wichitan

May 2, 2019

OUR VIEW: Religious students find comfort in their religious groups; it is only natural that non religious students would want to feel that same comfort in an organization of their own. We are a university that welcomes diversity. It is about time that our non religious students start a community of...

Be aware of ocean pollution

The Wichitan

April 24, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believe that there are many things that can be done to help counteract the effects of pollution already acting on the planet made by humans. Recycling is a great way to help and reusing products is the best way to control the output of waste into our oceans. To show how...

Conference changes may cause problems

The Wichitan

April 17, 2019

Our View: The Wichitan staff believe that conference changes may cause trouble for student athletes. President Suzanne Shipley said, "The athletic changes are that our Lone Star Conference is doubling in size." With the Lone Star Conference adding seven teams for next years line-up, student athletes...

Volunteering benefits students and the community

The Wichitan

April 11, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes the university has done a great job at providing volunteer opportunities for students. Volunteering builds character and a willingness to help others in students. Maverick's Day of Service is an annual event for students, faculty and staff to help local non-profit...

University takes Title IX seriously

University takes Title IX seriously

The Wichitan

April 2, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes Title IX should be taken seriously and Rachel Fornof, director and coordinator of Title IX does just that. She ensures the safety of all students, protecting their right to equal access to the world of opportunity our campus has to offer. Sexual assault is something...

International Students

March 27, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes the international office and coaches make the process of enrolling easier for the students to transition into university. But the internation office is in the forefront for making it a smooth operation. Coaches and international office are responsible for handling...

Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better campus

The Wichitan

March 5, 2019

The Wichitan believes that becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better our students, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Over recent years, the university has had an increase of Hispanic students, all in attempts to become an HSI. Twenty-five percent of our school's population (roughly over 1,300...

Adjusting to college is hard but not impossible

The Wichitan

February 26, 2019

Our view: The Wichitan staff believes that getting involved with activities on campus can help freshmen adjust to their new environment. For incoming freshmen, adjusting to college life can be hard and a little overwhelming. You no longer have nine months to learn a subject; only 16 weeks. Wit...

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