The Wichitan

Fight for internet equality

The Wichitan

April 9, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: We urge students to sign the class petition supporting net neutrality. In assistant professor of management Niyati Kataria's special topics class, there is a student group tasked with starting a social movement concerning net neutrality. The student group so far has garnered more than 30...

Community improvement requires student engagement

The Wichitan

March 29, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: City and campus officials have a vision for MSU to grow in retention and activity, and this will only work if students interact with the opportunities by engaging with the community through events and utilizing college-student targeted apartments. To emphasize college prevalence in to...

Ehlert will strengthen students power on campus

The Wichitan

March 28, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Because of his continued efforts to support and endorse student organizations, we feel Steven Ehlert would make the most efficient Student Government Association president for the 2018 — 2019 school year. For his two years at Midwestern, Ehlert has studied the SGA administrations to buil...

Action needs to be taken about sexual misconduct

March 20, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: If administrators put on forums for sexual misconduct to show students they are valued, then motions to implement change should be top priority, not saving face in front of the eyes of the media. While the nearly 2-hour forum allowed students to speak and share their concerns, many students fee...

Graduation should stay off campus

The Wichitan

March 6, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: We believe the graduation ceremony should not be held on campus, rather stay at Kay Yeager Coliseum. James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has brought up the idea of bringing the graduation ceremony to campus. He proposed to hold it in D. L. Ligon Coliseum a...

Historical markers enhance student experience

The Wichitan

February 27, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Historical markers enhance the student experience by reminding students of the school's history while encouraging students to stand up for their beliefs. Last week, university administrators unveiled a bench dedicated to the first African American students to register in classes. Last...

Students fail to utilize opportunities to speak out, be heard

The Wichitan

February 20, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Faculty and administration offer countless opportunity like critical conversation panels for students to use their voices, talents and perspectives that students fail to utilize. Faculty members put on panel discussions that pertain to relevant and serious issues evident in national head...

Overdue renovations, updates increase morale

The Wichitan

February 12, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The decision to renovate and update buildings on campus at the Board of Regents meeting was long overdue, and will not only benefit students and faculty, but will promote pride in our campus. For the last several years, we have had an enrollments and retention problem with students, so ha...

Get educated, talk about serious topics

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections and diseases should be second nature to sexually active people. We're all adults here. We talk politics, gender, race and sex, but mere mentions are not going to stop the endless ambiguity surrounding such topics unless students stop pa...

Students need to get more involved in politics

The Wichitan

January 30, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: No matter the political beliefs, it's important to get educated and vote. Learning about and understanding politics and life as a citizen is a crucial part of the transition into adulthood. At the young age of 18, we are all allowed to vote. We get to choose who runs our government at lo...

Changes to D2L disappoint students

The Wichitan

January 24, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: While D2L is a necessary evil, the changes that administrators bragged about are disappointing. Desire 2 Learn, also known as D2L, is the nagging voice in the back of all students' minds. It reminds us how much homework we have left to do, how many tests we need to study for and just how...

We stand with sexual assault victims

The Wichitan

January 15, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: No matter the circumstances, victims of sexual assault should feel comfortable coming forward and sharing their story. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Donald Trump. Regardless of political party affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, race, etc., there's no denying that ...

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