The Wichitan

Students need credit card machines for efficiency

The Wichitan

December 5, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: To fix the convoluted payment issue on campus, administration needs fix the credit card machine. Students and faculty are tired of getting out of class, making their way to the dining hall, waiting in a huge line, finally getting to order their number one at Chick-Fil-A, and hearing “Oh...

Take advantage, study abroad

The Wichitan

November 28, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: Our generation is offered many opportunities our predecessors weren’t, and one of them is the chance to study abroad. While not everyone dreams of traveling the world, it something that as many students as possible should take advantage of. Besides traveling with your college friends and making unique...

To increase retention, enrollment, university needs VP of enrollment

The Wichitan

November 10, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Because campus enrollment remains largely unchanged, administrators need to hire a vice president of enrollment management. There is a clear lack of substantial increase to the amount of newly enrolled students. If the school wishes to grow and thrive, it must have more revenue to fund ...

Mental health should be priority, not backseat to other means

The Wichitan

November 7, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: To more effectively serve students and dismantle the stigma that surround mental illness, the counseling center needs a larger budget. Just this week, this nation saw the devastating affects of mental health issues left untreated: the Sutherland Spring, Texas. The gunman with an extensiv...

New website design glitches, however more user friendly

The Wichitan

October 31, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The visual elements of the university's website redesign emphasizes our efforts to produce innovative content. As frustrating as the two day long construction was, the administration's efforts were not in vain. The goal was to create a more visually pleasing website that was easier to na...

Priority registration for academics, not athletics

The Wichitan

October 23, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Priority registration should solely be based on academic standing, not athletic rosters. A proposal from Greg Giddings, faculty athletic representative, states athletes should receive priority scheduling like seniors and honors students and argues this will allow student athletes to minimize abse...

Torchlight parade sparks community, ignites campus passion

The Wichitan

October 14, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Despite the climate in the wake of violent Charlottesville protest, we hold true to our campus ethics and support the torch lighting ceremony for homecoming. Campuses across the country have ended events like the torch lighting ceremony after the protest in Charlottesville; however, our tra...

Cultural appreciation defines college experience

The Wichitan

October 10, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Our campus is a cultural melting pot, and we all need to appreciate everyone's cultures. It doesn't take Caribfest and Hispanic Heritage Month to realize it's important year round for all of us to recognize our fellow classmates' varying cultures. Students can celebrate one culture with...

Enrollment matters more than we think

The Wichitan

October 5, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Recruitment and retention efforts need to be a top priority for everyone on campus, not just upper level administration. Every semester, the talk of enrollment increase or decrease buzzes around campus, but most students don't understand how enrollment actually affects them. When faculty pla...

Weather the storms together

The Wichitan

September 25, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Everyone should encourage and mourn together. While everyone mourns the loss of cornerback Robert Grays, business sophomore, dozens of foreign exchange students wait for a message, a call, a text, anything to hear from their families back home, and the rest of the community needs to stand w...

Weekend dining needs improvement

The Wichitan

September 12, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: More than just Mesquite Dining Hall should be open on weekends. When students signed up for a meal plan, there's no indication of the times that the various dining spots on campus are actually open. Students think they can go anywhere, anytime — but that isn't the case. Chick Fil A, Einstein'...

Waiting is worth it

The Wichitan

September 5, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The first football game and tailgate should've been later in the semester, not the first week of school. Everyone knows the drill. Bright lights. All day tailgating. Greeks setting up trashketball, corn hole and their giant letters in the dusty, gravel parking lot. Girls and boys alike c...

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