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OUR VIEW: Voting is the responsibility of every voter-eligible citizen in the U.S.

OUR VIEW: Voting is the responsibility of every voter-eligible citizen in the U.S.

February 26, 2020

Being informed is the most important aspect of democratic nations remaining effective and efficient in sufficing the desires and needs of said country. The next most important aspect is for the country's citizens to actually vote. As a state in a democratic country, it is our responsibility to vote for...

OUR VIEW: When it comes to Texas Tech, there’s no need to fear change

February 20, 2020

While many students were shocked and confused when it was revealed that Texas Tech University invited MSU Texas to join its collegiate system, The Wichitan staff believed this should be a call for celebration. The two concerns that students have been most vocal about are: Will this make college more exp...

Don’t complain if you’re not going to vote

February 4, 2020

As politics become increasingly divided, it's vital college students turn out to the polls so politicians listen to the concerns of a large portion of the population, but that's only an option if young adults take the proper steps to enforce our legitimacy. The number of times people complain about...

Global warming: it’s real

Global warming: it’s real

The Wichitan

January 22, 2020

OUR VIEW: An entire continent has been on fire since September 2019, yet there are still people who deny climate change is a reality. Last year, one of Texas's largest cities was drowned and caused millions of dollars in damages after two 100-year hurricanes hit Houston back-to-back. It's tiresome...

Letter from the editor: How student media changed my college experience

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Most freshmen come in wide-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready for new experiences. As a senior in high school, I was so ready to have the freedom to do what I wanted whenever I wanted, get away from my three younger siblings, meet new people and build lasting relationships. I had a rude awakening my first t...

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...

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