The Wichitan

Humanities welcomes diversity with African American Art and Literature course

Madison Davis, Reporter

December 18, 2018


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Tyler M. Williams , humanities assistant professor, is teaching an African-American Art and Literature course that will analyze the upbringing of literary works that give insight to political battles from the perspective of African Americans dating back to 1945. “One of the results of a recent cam...

International students have additional challenges

International students have additional challenges

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

May 18, 2018


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Àlex Martínez Roca, taps his foot nervously against the airplane carpet floor as he takes his first look out the window of his new home for the next four years. After living in Barcelona, Spain his entire life he doesn’t know what to expect when coming to America to play college tennis. Howeve...

Adjusting culture from Zimbabwe to America

Marc Zographos, Columnist

April 23, 2018


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Coming from my home in Zimbabwe and having travelled a fair amount around the world in my life, culture shock has become somewhat of a normal thing for me. Though even with all the stories of what to expect, I could not have quite prepared myself for what I would experience here in America. Being...

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

Mia Heck

February 1, 2018


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Black History Month celebrations kicked off with conversations, games and finger foods during the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social hosted by the office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs members in the Comanche Suites on Feb. 1. “It is an opportunity for...

‘Fly away’ with Finals Frenzy Dec. 7

‘Fly away’ with Finals Frenzy Dec. 7

Justin Marquart

December 5, 2017


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To give students the chance to destress from finals for a few hours, University Programing Board members are hosting their bi-annual Finals Frenzy in the Clark Student Center and one in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on Dec. 7  from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The 22 events will focus around the theme "F...

Cultural appreciation defines college experience

The Wichitan

October 10, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Our campus is a cultural melting pot, and we all need to appreciate everyone's cultures. It doesn't take Caribfest and Hispanic Heritage Month to realize it's important year round for all of us to recognize our fellow classmates' varying cultures. Students can celebrate one culture with...

Hispanics add to campus culture

Hispanics add to campus culture

Oscar Cindo

October 3, 2017


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Students have been saturated in hispanic culture for Hispanic Heritage Month since Sept. 15. Vibrant dresses twirled at Viva MSU, sizzling fajitas coated the Jesse Rogers Promenade and laughter filled Comanche suits all to spark discussion towards hispanic culture, and students still have opport...

Selena movie for Hispanic Heritage Month

Selena movie for Hispanic Heritage Month

Daisy Reyes Guzman

September 20, 2017


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The Hispanic Heritage committee chose “Selena” to show on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Market Street Learning Commons Multipurpose room as part of Hispanic Heritage Month events. “They felt that this particular idol is a great representative,” Ruby Arriaga, coordinator of student activit...

Downtown art show gives students chance to network

Craig Tidmore

September 12, 2017


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Local artwork was front-center during the first Ink in The Falls event, held by 9th Street Studios and art senior Erin Marie Harman. Tattoo shops including Human Canvas, Cowabunga Ink, Rusty’s Needles and Underground Tattoo and Body Piercing were highlighted at the show on Sept. 9. The event showcased...

Foreign languages department hosts trilingual café on April 10

Zoie Flores

April 5, 2017


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The foreign languages department will be hosting a trilingual café on Monday, April 10 from 2-4 p.m. in the atrium. The event is free to all students and faculty on campus who want to learn more about foreign languages and get a taste of the different cultures. German professor, Dr. Yvonne Franke...

Lessons from living abroad

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I'm from Guam, a tiny island in the Pacific. Having lived in Asia and Europe, I wanted to share some things I've learned about people and myself.Racism. I was 10-years-old when I had my first experience with it. Old enough to remember what actually occurred. My classmate (who was white) had a birthda...

Africa, America: Things are not always what they seem

The Wichitan

February 5, 2016


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Let’s take it back to August 2013, for a second. Aug. 13, to be exact. My first day in the United States of America. I cannot put into words how excited I was to be here.I  heard so many great things about this country, “the super power of the world,” “the land of opportunity,” "the nation that s...

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