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Trump Wins! Trump Wins!

Garrett Hutchinson

November 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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...

New safety app makes students feel secure

The Wichitan

September 8, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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