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Homecoming election more secure… maybe

The Wichitan

October 23, 2014

Our view: We applaud Student Government efforts to legitimize a fraud-tarnished homecoming election, but their efforts to make the election merit-based have failed because the qualifications of the candidates are not made public. Sure, it's just homecoming court. It's fun, and it's important to som...

No longer liberal arts

The Wichitan

October 7, 2014

Our view: Midwestern State University, a proud member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts College, is quickly losing touch with what qualifies us to be a COPLAC school.  Between the presidential search and the establishment of a university master plan, MSU is at a critical point in its history ...

Administrators look the other way

The Wichitan

September 22, 2014

OUR VIEW: You can't have a policy that says no drinking while student life administrators do nothing while walking around tailgaters who were openly drinking. It's hard to imagine tailgating without alcohol. However, binge drinking and underage drinking continue to negatively impact the university. ...

Online survey avenue for student input

Ethan Metcalf

September 16, 2014

Our view: While the town hall meetings are over, students can still submit input on the presidential search using online tools provided by administrators.  The presidential search is nearly halfway completed, but the dust has already settled after the town hall meetings held by two representatives ...

Student input can’t be ignored in president search

Ethan Metcalf

September 9, 2014

Our view: At this Monday's student town hall meeting, we need to do more than suggest what we want in our next president. We need to demand that our input is actually considered, and we need to demand the search be open. An open search is the best way to ensure our input is actually considered. Academic Search, the firm...

Ice bucket challenge craze is lesson in responsible giving

Ice bucket challenge craze is lesson in responsible giving

Ethan Metcalf

September 2, 2014

Our view: The Ice Bucket Challenge may have been a fun way to promote a good cause, but it should also serve as a lesson that giving to charity should achieve more than entertaining us and making us feel momentarily good. Like buying a car, choose carefully which nonprofits you donate to. W...

Presidential search must be transparent

The Wichitan

August 26, 2014

OUR VIEW: The students deserve a fair and open search to ensure that our next president is a good fit and has our best interests at heart. Selecting a new president is one of the most critical times for a university as the decision will make a huge impact on students, faculty and the community. ...

Anonymity stops progress

Anonymity stops progress

The Wichitan

April 29, 2014

OUR VIEW: Anonymous complaints and letters should not be taken seriously. Anyone willing to accuse another person of a misdeed should have the gumption to do it on the record or real change cannot be made. According to the Student Government president, the investigation into the alleged violation of...

Conservation doesn’t end with Earth Day

Conservation doesn't end with Earth Day

The Wichitan

April 22, 2014

OUR VIEW:  The importance of environmentalism continues past Earth Day. MSU should set an example for the city to follow. The campus came together for an admirable celebration of Earth Day with educational expositions and a full-blown design campaign that promotes city-wide recycling, but we must ...

Drought: keep informed

Drought: keep informed

Eddie Miller

April 8, 2014

OUR VIEW:  Students should stay informed of drought developments even if they aren’t from Wichita Falls. NewsChannel 6 hosted a forum about cloud seeding at MSU on April 5. About 20 people showed up for the informational panel, most of them being Wichita Falls citizens, not students, faculty o...

Attend water forum

Attend water forum

Ethan Metcalf

April 2, 2014

City representatives and members of Seeding Operations and Atmospheric Research, the weather modification company contracted for cloud seeding, will be at MSU this Saturday at 5 p.m. for a forum sponsored by Newschannel 6. Shawnee Theatre won't seat 6,000 people unfortunately, but all students should go to the forum....

MSU: Catch up to 21st Century

The Wichitan

March 20, 2014

Most MSU students, especially those that have attended or even visited another university, know that there are some tradeoffs involved when administrators boast about the small class sizes and the one-on-one consultations with advisers. One such tradeoff is that our school is far behind the times technologically. We...

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