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Hozier gives thanks those that have fought systemic oppression in the music industry, 2018. Photo courtesy of Rubyworks Records.

The Wichitan’s Song of the Week: “Nina Cried Power”

Joey Arthur, Entertainment Editor February 24, 2023

Welcome back to this week’s edition of the Wichitan’s Song of the Week. Still in celebration of Black History Month, this week’s pick is “Nina Cried Power” by Irish-born singer-songwriter Hozier...

Tale of Two States: Confederacy or abolition, George Wallace or JFK, homophobia or marriage equality, March 25.

Opinion: How to predict your side of history

Joseph Nelson March 28, 2021

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* Imagine you're in school again, and your answers to last night's math...

Martin Luther King Jr.: more than “the dream”

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter January 16, 2021

BIOGRAPHY As we take this Martin Luther King Jr. Day to recognize a pioneer in the civil rights movement, we do so amidst some of the worst political and racial tension the nation has seen in a very...


‘BlacKkKlansman’ a honest and terrifying look at civil rights

Brian Lang, Film Critic February 26, 2019

In 1978 Ron Stallworth, the first black police officer in Colorado Springs history, convinced a member of the Ku Klux Klan that he was a white supremacist. “BlacKkKlansman,” a film that’s almost...

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book (2018)

‘Green Book’ a simplistic, but enjoyable ride

Brian Lang, Film Critic January 30, 2019

During the Jim Crow era, African-American travelers in the South were unwelcome in many hotels, restaurants and even some towns after sunset. They were aided by a small, pamphlet called “The Green Book,”...

Anissa Jones, exercise physiology junior, reads life works of Martin Luther King Jr. for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of King outside of the CSC, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

50th anniversary of Martin Luther King assassination

Andrea Pedon, Reporter April 4, 2018

Campus officials and students commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by laying a wreath around the memorial plaque on campus just outside Clark Student Center...

Historical markers enhance student experience

The Wichitan February 27, 2018

OUR VIEW: Historical markers enhance the student experience by reminding students of the school's history while encouraging students to stand up for their beliefs. Last week, university administrators...

Syreeta Greene, director of equity, inclusion, and multicultural affairs, speaks to students and faculty about the North Dakota Access Pipeline and the effects it will have on Native American land. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Dakota Access Pipeline is more than just a Native American issue

Arianna Davis February 1, 2017

Students gathered in the Clark Student Center Comanche room as they waited for Syreeta Greene’s speech about the Dakota Access Pipeline on Jan. 26. Greene, director of equity, inclusion, and multicultural...

Women, men, children and puppies reach the end of the two mile Womens March on The Falls as they reach the Fidelity Bank building. Photo By Caleb Martin

202 attend Women’s March on The Falls

Caleb Martin January 25, 2017

A group of 202 women, men and children of the Texoma area gathered in Wichita Falls the morning of  Jan. 24 to take place in the Women's March on The Falls, a sister march to the women's march on...

Wadzanai Dzvurumi is a marketing sophomore.

The Ferguson lesson: Black lives matter

Wadzanai Dzvurumi January 27, 2015

The shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black teenager, has been a groundbreaking controversy for the past two months. The shooting continues to spark riots, protests and unrest in Ferguson,...

English sophomore Stephen Wright and an unidentified man stand on Midwestern Parkway. Wright holds a sign reading, Is his life worth more than mine? Photo by Lauren Roberts

Seven don masks, signs in Ferguson-inspired protest

Ethan Metcalf August 21, 2014

Seven protesters lined Midwestern Parkway to advocate that active duty police officers wear cameras. Inspired by the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the protesters held signs with messages such...

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