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Gender inequality still a real problem

The Wichitan

January 25, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The women in the women's march had reasons to protest, despite criticism on social media.Around the world, women, men and children of all races and beliefs gathered in their cities to vocalize the injustice of gender equality. As people marched, social media brought forth thousands of confused ...

Inauguration important no matter the vote

The Wichitan

January 18, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: No matter who you voted for, it's important to wish for our country's success, regardless of the President.As the presidential inauguration date draws closer, part of the country will be donning their Make America Great Again hats and celebrating the induction of our President-elect Donald...

New stadium should not be top priority

The Wichitan

December 7, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The $50 million comprehensive campaign money should go toward other priorities before a multipurpose stadium.Last week, administration presented a $50 million comprehensive campaign for the next 100 years at MSU. They asked for student, faculty and staff opinions, ranging from scholarships ...

Fantasy of Lights spreads holiday cheer

The Wichitan

November 30, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Everyone should take a walk around campus to see the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights this winter.Before Thanksgiving break, the annual MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opened on Nov. 21. With 20,000 beautiful lights and 35 entertaining, exciting holiday displays, this is an event that everyone should...

Protests display our First Amendment rights

The Wichitan

November 16, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Protesting is an expression of our First Amendment rights, not an attempt at overthrowing the government.After Election Day last week, protests erupted in various cities around the country. Austin, Texas. Indianapolis, Indiana. Atlanta, Georgia. Chicago, Illinois. Dallas, Texas. Seattle, Wa...

Praise for successful election watch party

The Wichitan

November 14, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

The political science department put on a successful election watch party last night in Legacy Hall. It was impressive to see almost 75 students in attendance, actively engaged in the election coverage. It's refreshing to see so many students interested and involved in politics in a generation that is...

Trump Wins! Trump Wins!

Garrett Hutchinson

November 9, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Let's make America great again.Congratulations are in order to Donald Trump for winning the 2016 presidential election.Described as one of the most controversial elections the United States has ever seen, millions watched until well after midnight in anticipation to find out which contender would be left st...

Student votes give students a voice

The Wichitan

November 8, 2016


Filed under Staff Editorial

With the next presidential election Nov. 8, voters' time to choose a presidential campaign to back is only 20 days away.In this election, it is crucial, now more than ever, for young voters to become educated on the two primary candidates and to participate in this election.In today's society, younger...

Freedom of speech vs. mockery

The Wichitan

November 2, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Standing for the national anthem is freedom of speech, not mockery of our country. Last Monday, the annual lip sync competition took place in Akin Auditorium, where 14 organizations competed to win 25 possible Homecoming points and earn bragging rights across campus. During their performance, ...

Cafeteria lacks both quality and quantity

The Wichitan

October 25, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: While some parts of the new cafeteria have improved, as a whole it has not.The quality of the cafeteria has declined since last year, and we believe this needs to change. There are days where they don't have cups or forks, and there are days when there is no milk for cereal. The sales are ...

Athletes should not be forced to stand for the national anthem

The Wichitan

October 5, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: While we recognize the shared loyalty to our country, athletes should not be forced to stand for the national anthem.San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made a public stand by sitting during a time the country stands together to honor the country's flag. His action has spar...

Registration needed for concealed carry

The Wichitan

September 26, 2016


Filed under Staff Editorial

Our view: The university should register each concealed carrying studentWith Legacy Hall sprouting up, turf fields being rolled out, recreational fields blanketed with concrete, and a new Mass Communication wing in the works, change has been constant on campus this past year. However, none of these cha...

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