The Wichitan

The stress of being an athlete

The stress of being an athlete

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse

October 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

Early education major and junior Sarah Glawe joined the volleyball team as a freshman from Allen High School.   Playing in her third season as a Mustang this fall, the setter talks about how her team has grown and changed since she joined. "I think my third year is definitely my favorite year,...

Tell Your Story to Break the Stigma

Tell Your Story to Break the Stigma

William Schultz and Demian Ponce

September 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Josh Rivedal shares his experience of suicide and urges others to tell their story to break the stigma of suicide Sept. 25 in the Comanche Suites at the Student Center. "Storytelling for me is this new suicide prevention 2.0 because rates are rising. Suicide is the second cause of death in [the college]...

Counseling Center holds card creating party – for six

Yerasly Duran, Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

As a way for students to have fun, the Counseling Center staff hosted a card creating party in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on Sept. 14. "People like to have fun on the weekends and they’ve worked really hard in their classes during the week and have done studying and need a way to just relax and...

Mental health should be priority, not backseat to other means

The Wichitan

November 7, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: To more effectively serve students and dismantle the stigma that surround mental illness, the counseling center needs a larger budget. Just this week, this nation saw the devastating affects of mental health issues left untreated: the Sutherland Spring, Texas. The gunman with an extensiv...

Counselors offer tips for testing anxiety

Counselors offer tips for testing anxiety

Arianna Davis

February 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

For the past month, academic counseling meetings have been available for students to attend. On Feb. 16, Reagan Foster, licensed therapist, offered a PowerPoint-style counseling presentation on different ways to overcome testing anxiety.  She presented to a crowd of seven, made up entirely of females.“Yo...

Counseling Center sponsors 5K race for suicide prevention awareness

Counseling Center sponsors 5K race for suicide prevention awareness

Garrett Hutchinson

September 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

To raise awareness of suicide prevention, 47 people ran at least part of a 5K race at Sikes Lake Sept. 13.“I had friends that committed suicide before, so I did it for them,” said Mackenzie Trammell, business management freshman, who tied for first place in the race.In previous years, the Counse...

Counselors: Nothing is off limits

Counselors: Nothing is off limits

Allison Ashcraft

April 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Tucked away at the corner of Hampstead and Louis J. Rodriguez Drive is the Counseling Center, director Pam Midgett, and certified counselors to help students with a variety of issues.“We like to say that there is really nothing that a person would want to talk about that impacts their personal li...

Under Pressure: Anxiety is more common than you think

Under Pressure: Anxiety is more common than you think

Brianna Sheen

April 13, 2016


Filed under Feature

“It’s like when you get really hungry – you can’t ignore your stomach constantly growling. It’s always there.” That’s how Catherine Stepniak, psychology and sociology junior, describes her anxiety.“Most of the time I feel like I’m about to die. I get a pounding heart, shortness of ...

It’s not all in your head

Kara McIntyre

November 11, 2015


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I've had depression since I was in middle school, so I've become almost a professional at dealing with the waves of emotion it brings (kind of morbid, I know). But this semester, it got to the point where I didn't know how to handle it by myself anymore - I wasn't eating regularly, I was staying up until...

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

Nizhoni Terronez

September 2, 2014


Filed under Feature

For college freshmen, the beginning of each new school year marks a period of adjustment. The transition from high school and living with mom and dad to the higher expectations of higher education can be a rigorous experience for students of any background. "Lots of students coming in to college are ...

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