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The darker side of college life: substance abuse

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter February 28, 2021

When you think of the “college experience” you may think of making new friends and gaining independence. For some students, these parts of the “college experience” can equate to parties, peer pressure...

Ed Schultz

“Never give up”: Ed Schultz’s powerful road to recovery

Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor February 26, 2021

He crossed the line and nearly lost everything. A spiraling disease left him alone as he looked homelessness in the eyes. He couldn’t pay rent, hold a job and was on foot desperately struggling to survive. “I...

“A slow suicide”

Whitney O'Brien, Columnist January 29, 2021

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* I remember the first time I began to lose weight without trying. I...

Nic and Dave Scheff

‘Beautiful Boy’ an authentic story of addiction

Brian Lang, Film Critic November 13, 2018

Sometimes you can do everything right as a parent but still feel like a failure. That’s how David Scheff feels when is bright son Nic admits that he has a major problem with drug abuse. Director...

Gambling addiction among college students

kelsi renfro March 8, 2017

The overwhelming smell of cigarette smoke fills the room. The sound of chips clinging, machines ringing and cards being shuffled occupy all noise in the building. A woman to the left cheers in victory...

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