The Wichitan

Would a Gate at Sunwatcher Village benefit us?

Dariana Garza, Reporter

October 2, 2019

As a resident that lives in Sunwatcher Village, I sometimes find it difficult to find a parking space in the lot that is built into the apartment complexes. You might be wondering why. The answer is simple; that lot no longer has a gate like it did back in 2007 and students that have a resident parking...

MSU Police needs to do better

Christian Evans, Columnist

March 6, 2019

Imagine that you are on campus walking to the student center to meet up with some friends before going to class. On your way to the student center, you witness cops putting a student in handcuffs in the back of a squad car. You are confused and wondering what exactly could have caused this predicament...

A contrast of conveying a political campaign.

Tommy Chhe, Columnist

November 7, 2018

The week before election night, Wichita Falls hosted U.S. Congressman and Democratic candidate, Beto O’Rourke, and U.S. Senator and Republican candidate, Ted Cruz. I had the privilege to do cover and interview the two biggest individuals in Texas with the whole nation seeing Wichita Falls at the epicenter. As...

I don’t want to be a real housewife

I don’t want to be a real housewife

Devin Field, Reporter

October 17, 2017

I was told by teachers, parents and role models to dream big, taught to set goals and that I can be whatever I want to be. At least that is the mindset for most young women going through high school. We declare our major and, for a majority, we have what we want to do in mind. Then we set off fo...

When Germany meets Texas

Kelsey Purcell

October 3, 2017

There are people who you meet who, in the moment, you don’t realize will be in your life forever. A stranger can turn into a sister without you even realizing it’s happening. I met Jenny when I was 15 years old. I remember the day so clearly. I was in volleyball practice at my high school and ...

Don’t hate my date

Don’t hate my date

Alex Rios

September 28, 2017

When most young adults start college, parents and friends advise them not to get into a relationship for at least their first full year as freshmen. They are bombarded with reasons not to even date in college, like that their grades will go down, or they'll forget to make friends. Or, anyone's per...

‘I am Mexican, not an alien’

‘I am Mexican, not an alien’

The Wichitan

July 7, 2017

I was only three years old when my father decided to migrate to the U.S. and follow the "American Dream." Just like many immigrants, he risked his life crossing the border to give us a better life. He worked hard to send us money to Mexico and better himself. He made a big sacrifice by not seeing ...

Surviving two jobs and being a full-time student

Surviving two jobs and being a full-time student

The Wichitan

May 4, 2017

Like many art majors, learning to balance work, non-art course work and life outside of the Fain Fine Arts building can be challenging.  Studio courses meet in three-hour blocks twice a week, which can cause time constraint issues, not to mention the amount of studio time that is required to co...

Don’t be shy: get out there

Don’t be shy: get out there

Zoie Flores

April 19, 2017

At the start of my freshman year of college, I didn't know what to expect. My parents left after they helped me move in. That's when the emotions kicked in. I was nervous. Scared. I didn't know anyone. I was a shy person. In fact, I was so shy that I was afraid to get involved on campus. I co...

Stop the stigma, start listening

Stop the stigma, start listening

Arianna Davis

April 19, 2017

“I feel so depressed.” You’re just being sad or more upset at a certain circumstance. Usually overreacting. “No big deal,” they say. “Everyone gets depressed.” Just don’t be so negative, alright? “This makes my anxiety bad.” You’re probably just being too shy. You n...

What I’ve learned through undergrad research

What I’ve learned through undergrad research

The Wichitan

March 21, 2017

A typical week of research begins by meeting with James Masuoka, associate professor of biology, to discuss the preparations that need to be made for our experiment. Preparations include calculations to determine proper dosages, creating stock cultures of Candida albicans, which is a fungus that gro...

What it is like being an atheist in college

What it is like being an atheist in college

The Wichitan

February 15, 2017

Being an atheist in college can sometimes be difficult waters to navigate. I have been an atheist since I was a freshman in high school, but before that I was a faithful Christian. I won’t bore you with the story as to how I became an atheist, but what I will say is that it was only after I came to Midw...

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