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Being a light skin woman at a Black Lives Matter protest

Jordan, 7, raises his fist in the air at the Wichita Falls #icantbreathe protest. June 1. Photo by Katie Bindel

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

June 6, 2020

"My non-black friends, I ask that you take a knee, if able." One of the many people who chose to speak in front of hundreds of protesters asked a simple question that left me  lost in internal conflict. Should I stand because I am a product of a black and white couple, or should I kneel in fear of no...

OUR VIEW: Mother Nature had its best celebration in years

April 28, 2020

Because of the international crisis of COVID-19, people all over the world have been in self-isolation and/or quarantine. This has left a positive impact on the environment since there has been less pollution in the air from automobiles and factories. While many have been enamored with the pandemic...

Wedding tips for COVID-19 pandemic

Wedding

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

Planning and having a wedding at any time is incredibly stressful; planning and having a wedding during a worldwide pandemic, however, feels impossible. My fiance and I's wedding is scheduled for June 20th and was originally scheduled to take place at our hometown church. Since originally making our...

MSU should go pass/fail

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

With the transition to exclusively online classes in full effect at MSU, many students have seen their grades drop, and the best solution is to move to pass/fail. Many students didn't sign up for online classes to start with because they knew they wouldn't do well at them and are now left with no...

When it comes to Coronavirus, we’re all in this together

March 31, 2020

We at The Wichitan understand that self-isolation is hard for everyone. Humans are social creatures, and we're not meant to be away from each other this long. However, it's important to remember as hard as social distancing is, it's something we have to do to keep everyone safe. As the majority of colle...

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

Vote

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

Carbon monoxicde rates

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...

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