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Living in Our Skin kicks off 21-day Racial Equity Challenge

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Emily Beaman, reporter

October 15, 2020

Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Black Student Union held a racial awareness event called “Living in Our Skin”. The official statement released by the Black Student Union about the event says that it is their “official Call to Action following the events that have erupted across the nation and world reg...

Resources available for students struggling with mental health issues

Jason Wilson, Reporter

September 26, 2018

Counseling Center members respond to the possibility of suicide on campus by providing extensive resources to students who may be struggling throughout the year to help maintain a safe environment for college students to live and attend school according to Pam Midgett, Counseling Center director. ...

Consent is not as simple as yes or no

Maria Gutierrez, Columnist

April 23, 2018

On Aug. 29, 2017, I was sexually assaulted by a guy I thought was into me. That’s usually how it goes. Don’t get me wrong, people are drugged by strangers or taken from their homes, but for the most part, it’s someone you know, usually an acquaintance. For the purpose of this article, we...

Students raised concerns over campus safety at forum

Amy Floyd, accounting senior, asks questions at the Open Forum about campus safety in CSC Comanche on March 19. Photo by Justin Marquart

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 20, 2018

To address concerns that students and faculty had regarding campus safety and to make campus populace aware of the policies in place to handle cases of sexual assault and harassment, the Office of Students Affairs and Enrollment Management hosted a forum in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suites o...

Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

Bridget Reilly

January 17, 2018

With recent global efforts to support those victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault, the #metoo campaign has given victims the motivation to tell their story. The latest Golden Globes awards saw a sea of black attire amongst those who attended the show to represent the epidemic of sexual harassme...

Alumni showcased in local art exhibit

Teresa Lopez, 2015 graduate, Logan Canafax, 2017 graduate, Jessica Cartwright, executive director of National Alliance of Mental Illness, Kenneth Shanks and Jamie Gardner, 2017 graduates, at the Gray Matters exhibit on Oct. 7. Photo by Jeri Moore

Jeri Moore

October 11, 2017

On Oct. 7, an art exhibition titled Gray Matters transformed 9th Street Studio. Organized by National Alliance of Mental Illness members, their intention was to bring awareness of mental health issues to the local community and in memory of local resident Scott Brazil. "Everybody is touched by menta...

PRIDE to host free HIV testing Oct. 13

Judelle Tyson

October 11, 2017

To raise awareness of HIV in Latino/Hispanic communities PRIDE is hosting a free HIV testing in honor of the National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m in Wichita I & II. The free testing is open to students, staff and faculty. "The purpose of hosting an AIDS awareness...

Make a difference for community rescue animals

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017

Getting involved with animal rescue is very rewarding, especially for those who used to have or still have a special pet in their life. Saving animals' lives and helping them find their forever homes brings joy to everyone who's had a pet. Students might wonder how much they can do with a busy acad...

Under Pressure: Anxiety is more common than you think

Pam Midgett, director of Counseling Center, is staged at her desk working on her computer, April 4, in her office in the Counseling Center. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Brianna Sheen

April 13, 2016

“It’s like when you get really hungry – you can’t ignore your stomach constantly growling. It’s always there.” That’s how Catherine Stepniak, psychology and sociology junior, describes her anxiety.“Most of the time I feel like I’m about to die. I get a pounding heart, shortness of ...

Theatre students to raise awareness about domestic abuse

Jared Tuilagi

February 12, 2016

Members of Alpha Psi Omega, a theater honor society, find ways to help the community through their fundraising events, including work with First Step, a non-profit organization and women’s shelter.With students and alumni performing a variety of roles, First Step is hosting a series of monologues, “A Memory, A...

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