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New safety app makes students feel secure

The Wichitan

September 8, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: All MSU students should add the new safety app to their toolboxes.After downloading the new MSU safety app and experimenting with its features, all students should download it if their smartphone supports it.If students feel unsafe walking home from the library after a late night of studying or...

Legacy Hall marks signs of growth

The Wichitan

August 30, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: Though unfinished, Legacy Hall makes campus even better. After 15 months of construction and $35.5 million later, 492 students have a brand new place to call home — Legacy Hall. While it is not entirely finished yet, the parts that are finished make great additions to the campus and the open...

Construction should help, not harm

The Wichitan

May 4, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

With the construction of the new dorm, mass communication building and turf fields, the rise in construction workers and their equipment is inevitable. Sections of parking lots have been closed or blocked off, and gates have been put up around what used to be easily accessible sidewalks.Students pay for p...

New summit prompts dialogue

New summit prompts dialogue

The Wichitan

April 27, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our view: The Black Leadership Summit is a necessary vehicle for change on this campus, and arguments about its necessity are missing the point and unfairly attack the students who benefit most from the summit.Although some students may feel the Black Leadership Summit isn't necessary or is counter-pr...

Embrace progress, dude

Embrace progress, dude

The Wichitan

April 19, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

SATIRE, Texas — Marijuana activists worldwide have been eagerly awaiting today's date — 4-20 — a number first established by a group of five high-school stoners but made famous by the popular rock group, Grateful Dead. The number has been used in everything from marijuana police codes to le...

Don’t push mental illness under the rug

The Wichitan

April 13, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

Our opinion: Take mental health as seriously as physical health. The repercussions mental illnesses like anxiety disorders or depression can have just as big of an impact on someone's quality of life as physical ailments and should be treated accordingly.Mental illnesses are far too often misunderstoo...

Educate yourself on social justice

The Wichitan

April 6, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR OPINION: It's more than time for we as a campus community to be tolerant of people with varying sexualities, gender identities, religions, and cultural ties. But tolerance isn't enough – we must foster inclusivity as well. We continue to make strides in social justice at the national level, fr...

Gray, Mendoza-Lespron will make perfect SGA team

Gray, Mendoza-Lespron will make perfect SGA team

The Wichitan

March 15, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Although all four candidates will serve the students well, we feel Andrew Gray and Andrea Mendoza-Lespron would make the strongest team in the SGA office. Gray's effectiveness and professionalism and Mendoza-Lespron's fresh perspective are our best bet for a successful student government.RE...

Students need to learn fiscal responsibility

The Wichitan

March 8, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: We have all used the "broke college student" phrase at least once. We, for the first time in our lives, are thrown out into the world and expected to pay for everything, and for some of us that is a challenge.Some of us have a knack for prioritizing our money and saving, while others struggle ...

A duty to vote, not just a right

The Wichitan

March 2, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

It's not just our right to vote – it's our duty. No, we aren't just talking about the national presidential elections, but the Student Government Association elections. The decisions and programs implemented by SGA will impact our everyday lives just as often as the decisions made by our next president. If we don't ...

Carpe diem

The Wichitan

February 19, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR OPINION: As college students, we are in a prime position to make an impact on the future of our campus and in our own lives. Take advantage of this distinct phase of our lives.We the student body would love to see changes all over campus. We would love to see the leaky faucets fixed, students re...

“New” master plan dismisses parking, commuter population

The Wichitan

January 20, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

New Health Science and Human Service facility, new turf fields, new dorm. That’s all great, but where are we going to park? Over the holiday break, it was an assumption that our school ditched the original master plan, which took 18 months to perfect, when it reality the original plan was never a...

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