The Wichitan

Professors need our patience and kindness amid transition to online classes

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 13, 2020

Before today I had a number of different messages I wanted to spread: the hysteria is worse than the disease, the NBA shouldn't have been suspended, it shouldn't have taken a pandemic to get people to wash their hands, we shouldn't be raiding grocery stores, etc. Then a classmate of mine accidentally...

Math club is about more than numbers

Math club is about more than numbers

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 9, 2020

Having a campus as diverse as MSU's means that the university has a unique club or organization for nearly every kind of student on campus, including those who love mathematics. The Midwestern State math club has been around in various forms since the 20th century, but it had not been meeting regularly...

Safe Spring Break informs and entertains

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 7, 2020

In two weeks many MSU students will be leaving campus during spring break, so the university held its annual "Safe Spring Break" event Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Legacy courtyard to show students how they can stay safe. "It's good timing, because everyone is going to leave early next week [for...

A day in the life: President Suzanne Shipley

A day in the life: President Suzanne Shipley

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

March 4, 2020

It’s 6 a.m. and as the sun slowly inches across the sky, her eyes gently open. The faint noises from her dogs crack through the morning silence as they hear their food clang against the metal bowls. President Suzanne Shipley’s day has just begun. After she spends time with her dogs, she challenges...

PRIDE proposes bill for greater access to condoms

PRIDE proposes bill for greater access to condoms

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

February 24, 2020

PRIDE presented a bill to make condoms more accessible to students at the Student Government Association meeting on Feb. 18. “I think giving students accessible access to [condoms] can reduce the negatives that might come with unprotective sex,” Adrienne Hill, sociology senior, said. The bil...

Dillard International Week: crossing borders and sharing cultures promotes cultural diversity

Omar Combie, Graphic Designer

February 11, 2020

To promote cultural diversity and international business to students on campus, the Dillard College of Business Administration will be hosting Dillard International Week from Feb. 11-13.  “It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate the culture heritages and the international education that we have her...

Building a nonreligious organization for students

The Wichitan

May 2, 2019

OUR VIEW: Religious students find comfort in their religious groups; it is only natural that non religious students would want to feel that same comfort in an organization of their own. We are a university that welcomes diversity. It is about time that our non religious students start a community of...

Question of the Week: What’s your favorite thing about MSU?

Question of the Week: What’s your favorite thing about MSU?

Alana Earle and Henry Martinez

April 23, 2019

What's your favorite thing about MSU? As the semester is wrapping up we asked students what they love most about MSU. Hayes Hooper, political science sophomore | "[I like] how friendly everyone is to each other." Austin Strode, general business freshman | "The campus [is really nice]." Rache...

Philosophy Club members discuss a modern day villain

Philosophy Club members discuss a modern day villain

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Students slowly filled 30 seats in Prothro-Yeager Hall on April 11, anticipating the philosophy forum about Thanos, the main antagonist for the Avengers movie, Avengers: Infinity War and continues to be in the upcoming, Avengers: Endgame. Three overarching questions divided the forum for students to analyze and openly discuss. Nathan Conard, Engl...

Greeks geek over Greek Week

Greeks geek over Greek Week

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

April 8, 2019

During Greek Week, members of the sororities and fraternities come together for competitions and bonding experiences. "Greek Week builds Greek unity and allows everyone to learn more about the other chapters we wouldn't know otherwise. It brings together Panhellenic, Inter-fraternity Council an...

Campus jobs available to students

Campus jobs available to students

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

March 20, 2019

Being a college student is full of bills. Bills for tuition and fees, food bills, movie ticket bills. The list goes on and on. To help students pay these bills, a number of campus departments offer jobs for students. There are departments on campus in which a student can apply for a student assistant...

Students, athletes participate in ongoing unified basketball league

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

March 14, 2019

The Wellness Center began partnering with the local Special Olympics in fall of 2016, creating the unified sports league for students and athletes. This is the first semester that the unified basketball league is offered. Mike Richardson, assistant director of the wellness center, said, "It's impo...

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