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A duty to vote, not just a right

The Wichitan

March 2, 2016

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

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

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...

Don’t tolerate intolerance

The Wichitan

November 18, 2015

OUR OPINION: The world is full of intolerance. But intolerance has no place on a college campus. Prejudice, hostility or personal attacks based on sexual orientation, social status, race, disability, religion, ethnicity, gender, age or other demographic characteristics are unacceptable. The terrorist attacks in Pa...

Guns should be allowed everywhere on campus

The Wichitan

November 4, 2015

OUR OPINION: With the implementation of Senate Bill 11, campus wide access to guns is important and necessary.   As the Constitution states in the Second Amendment: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Starting in August of 2016, all Texas universities will begi...

Staff editorial: It takes a village

Rianne Busby, history junior, performs with the colorguard and marching band at the half-time show at Memorial Stadium, Sept. 26.

The Wichitan

October 28, 2015

In today's world, it's the heroes who make the headlines. The athletes, the leaders, the trailblazers. It's easy to let one person take the spotlight for a team's success, a new invention, or a world-changing compromise. However, the success of a group or project is very rarely on the shoulders of one...

Can they really validate everything?

Rachel Johnson

October 7, 2015

OUR VIEW: Although Student Government Association has made changes to how the election process works, they are still missing the key factor of validity. Four years ago, the election process was very different. Those that were here remember the "election scandal" that occurred. It was full of frau...

Police chief: Thanks for your efforts, advocacy

Chief of Police Dan Williams talks with members of the police and fire departments after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the campus Dec. 8, 2014. Photo by Lauren Roberts

The Wichitan

October 2, 2015

OUR VIEW: Police Chief Dan Williams has been a tireless advocate for students and public safety on campus during his tenure. Officials need to hire someone just as competent and student-friendly. Dan Williams has done a significant amount of work for the university in the years he has been police ...

Staff Editorial: If it’s broke, fix it

The Wichitan

September 25, 2015

Most people who live or have  lived in campus housing are well aware of the multitude of ongoing problems with campus housing. With the construction for a new residence hall, a new problem has surfaced – the maintenance issues in the dorm halls and apartments are not being attended to with the...

Staff Editorial: Know your First Amendment rights

Constitution Day is Sept. 17.

The Wichitan

September 17, 2015

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The first amendment, al...

Opinion: These are people

The Wichitan

May 1, 2015

Our view: In administrators’ quest to protect the bottom line, let us make certain they don’t forget one essential fact: These are people we’re talking about. According to some administrators, their negotiations with SSC Support Services to outsource 94 maintenance jobs all come back to comba...

Engage in Earth Day

The Wichitan

April 22, 2015

Our view: Between an environmental philosophy course set to begin next spring and environmentally focused lectures and panel discussions, some professors are working to make conservation a priority in the community. Now it’s up to students to participate and finish the job. While the Earth Day fe...

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