The Wichitan

Building a nonreligious organization for students

The Wichitan

May 2, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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...

Falls Ride is beneficial for students

The Wichitan

February 19, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our View: Falls Ride is the public busing system available to students, faculty and staff. The Wichitan staff believes that having access to public transportation is beneficial for all students. This busing system is open to all students, faculty and staff with an I.D. and paid for through tuiti...

Security fee has pros and cons

February 12, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: The Wichitan staff believe that getting rid of the parking decals and replacing it with a security fee has pros and cons. Due to a new parking fee arrangement presented at the Student Government Association meeting by Vice President of Student Affairs Keith Lamb and Interim Vice President...

Why the question of the week is important

Wichitan Staff

February 6, 2019


Filed under Staff Editorial

Our View: The Wichitan staff believes that students have a voice that needs to be heard. We also believe that they should be given an outlet to use that voice in a productive manner. Our new series "Question of The Week" will give students a platform to articulate their opinions and create conversations...

Change your perspective

Wichitan Staff

January 30, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes that interactions on social media can impact your world view and can reshape a person's ideology. By approaching someone with a different view point than you with kindness instead of anger you can make more of an impact in that person's life. Megan Phelps-Roper, former memb...

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