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‘BlacKkKlansman’ a honest and terrifying look at civil rights

‘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 to wild to be true, recreates the fascinating and often terrifying ride of Officer Stallworth and his j...

‘Green Book’ a simplistic, but enjoyable ride

‘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,” which published places where they could find friendly places to rest and eat. Director Peter Far...

50th anniversary of Martin Luther King assassination

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 on April 4 at 11:30 p.m. where 28 people attended.  Christopher Cruz, theater production junior...

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 unveiled a bench dedicated to the first African American students to register in classes. Last...

Dakota Access Pipeline is more than just a Native American issue

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 affairs, created the presentation to bring light to lesser known problems in the constructio...

202 attend Women’s March on The Falls

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 Washington, D.C. The women's march in the District of Columbia and its sister marches would be rega...

The Ferguson lesson: Black lives matter

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, Missouri, where the tragedy occurred. Brown was fatally shot multiple times by Darren Wilson, a white polic...

Seven don masks, signs in Ferguson-inspired protest

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 as "One people united against brutality" and "Who watches the watchdogs?" but protester and English so...

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