The Wichitan

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Amy Levy, biology sophomore, squirts her yellow team rival Zaquera Wallace, biology junior, with green paint during the Paint Fight held behind the Wellness Center, Friday April 6, 2018. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 8, 2018

Laughter, screams and paint splatters from about 20 attendees filled the air surrounding Sikes Lake. The Inclusion Now! Festival came to a close with a paint fight in an "active and fun" way on April 6 at Sikes Lake. According to Jonathon Quam, associate professor of mass communication, the idea...

Horror Maze offers on-campus scares

Kenadi Campbell, computer science senior, and Amber McCutcheon, psychology freshman, have a killer scene set up to scare people walking through the Haunted Maze set up by Black Student Union and University Programming Board in the quad on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Tyler Manning

October 31, 2017

Fog, candy, costumes and scares. All of these components made up University Programming Board's Horror Maze event. To give students an on-campus opportunity to participate in Halloween festivities with no cost, UPB hosted a Horror Maze event on Oct. 30 in the quad. About 80 people attended the e...

Engineering students sail to first in cardboard boat race Oct. 20

Clayton Masters, mechanical engineer junior, and Kyndal Diehm, mechincal engineer sophomore, take the lead, finishing first in the 2017 Homecoming Boat Race, Friday, Oct. 20.

Cortney Wood

October 20, 2017

After 84.5 man hours of work, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers members Kendall Diehm, mechanical engineering sophomore, and Clayton Masters, engineering junior, won the cardboard box race Oct. 20 within 15 minutes. American Society of Mechanical Engineering members came in first, followi...

It’s flu season. Love isn’t the only thing in the air.

According to the Vinson Health Center website, the University is on Condition Red.

Brendan Wynne

February 14, 2017

As Christmas trees and menorahs began to fade from shop displays and mall windows, the scarlet, heart-shaped candy boxes found their way at the forefront of every aisle marked seasonal in preparation for the festival of romance — Valentine’s Day. Though over-sized teddy bears and scarlet roses are gifts ...

Special Olympics profits from Polar Plunge success

With the most people jumping, Rider High School students jump together for the Polar Plunge on Jan. 28. Photo by Cortney Wood

Cortney Wood

February 1, 2017

More than 100 people took on the Polar Plunge Jan. 28 at Bruce & Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center to benefit the North Texas Special Olympics raising over $5,200. “That’s the largest number of participants we’ve ever had,” Mike Strickland, Special Olympics North Texas area director,...

Health Center to offer free flu vaccinations for students

Influenza virions, 100000x magnification

Yareli Lora

November 10, 2016

It’s that time of the year when students, faculty, and staff begin to experience a runny nose, feeling achy, and begin coughing. Students can even begin to notice other classmates sniffling, coughing and bringing tissues with them to class.According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza viruses are spread...

Cookie Dash continues despite cold weather, low attendance

Preston Busby, criminal justice freshman, Keith Ngondo, nursing freshman, and Josh Cartright get some hot chocolate and cookies after runinng the 1 mile Cookie Dash set by the University Programming Board at Sikes Lake, Jan, 23, 2016. Photo by francisco Martinez

Samuel Sutton

January 25, 2016

It was a freezing, windy, 20˚ day for the Cookie Dash, held Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. The white breath from the runners made them look like dragons breathing fire, and the fatigue from the run was apparent on their sweat-drenched faces. The Hunger Run hosted by the Century City Fitness Center at Vernon ...

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