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Protesting for the right cause

Protesting for the right cause

The Wichitan

October 4, 2011

The U.S. economy is looking more and more bleak as the weeks pass. The closer we come to 2012, the worse our situation looks. Unemployment numbers aren’t actively improving, jobs aren’t paying anything extra, and inflation is really hitting us in all the wrong spots. The Occupy Wall Street...

Reasonable doubt?

Reasonable doubt?

The Wichitan

September 27, 2011

Troy Davis should not have been executed. The 42-year-old Savanna, Georgia resident was put to death by lethal injection Sept. 21. Davis spent 22 years in a Georgia penitentiary after being convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989. Most of the evidence that tied the noose around...

Spare a penny for a millionaire?

Spare a penny for a millionaire?

The Wichitan

September 20, 2011

Most politicians would rather not discuss their incomes in public. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), however, let MSNBC interviewer Chris Jansing know he brings in $600,000 annually. In reality, Fleming has an income of about $6 million. “The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my...

Mandatory vaccinations are a good idea

Mandatory vaccinations are a good idea

The Wichitan

September 13, 2011

After joining the 2012 GOP Debate panel about a week ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry was attacked by other presidential contenders for mandating an HPV vaccine in Texas. When the dust settled, Perry had even attacked his own stance on the issue. But he should’ve stood his ground  – the policy...

Americans still reeling from 9/11

Americans still reeling from 9/11

The Wichitan

September 7, 2011

Few people could argue that the events of Sept. 11, 2001 did not change the nation forever – the  tragedy has affected us economically, emotionally, societally and politically. Even though Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and other 9/11 conspirators are dead, there’s no masking the scar they left...

Time for Change

Time for Change

The Wichitan

September 1, 2011

School has started once again, which means another semester of classes, homework and occasional (or not so occasional) partying. But most of all, it means another semester of The Wichitan. We at the student newspaper do have a warped set of priorities, after all. If you’re reading this right no...

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