The Wichitan

Animals provide emotional support for 15 students on campus


Randi Heaton, Reporter

February 13, 2019

The residence halls aren't home for college students alone. Up and down the hallways also roam dogs and cats, animals providing emotional support for the 15 students with them on campus this year. Kristi Schulte, director of residence life and housing, said these animals are neither service animals...

‘Isle of Dogs’, quirky film about man’s best friend

Bryan Cranston and Koyu Rankin in Isle of Dogs (2018)

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 17, 2018

Traditionally, dog movies are a great draw to the theaters. From classics like “Old Yeller” and “Homeward Bound” to newer movies like “Secret Life of Pets” and “A Dog’s Purpose,” dog movies are successful. Wes Anderson’s new animated film “Isle of Dogs” takes a different pat...

Don’t make a mockery of my emotional support animal

Jaylon Williams

The Wichitan

February 19, 2018

Initially, I was hesitant to bring my emotional support animal to campus. I saw Cocoa as a walking symbol of my struggle with my mental health. I hated  when people asked me how I managed to get a dog in the dorms. After explaining that she is an emotional support animal, I got the most unco...

Pit bulls ‘a reflection of their environment’

Painting senior Selena Mize visits Homer, a bulldog and pit bull mix, at the Humane Society of Wichita County, February 20, 2017. Image courtesy Sada Mize.

Dakota Mize

February 22, 2017

Broad-chested, stern-faced, and a body weighing up to 80 pounds, the pit bull can seem frightening. Pit bulls are stereotyped as aggressive and violent. Mass communication freshman and pit bull owner Chaz Davis said, “I feel as though that stereotype is false because, just as humans, dogs are a d...

General public doing a disservice to service dogs

conner wolf

April 18, 2016

I am sure that everyone has been in a store or restaurant before and noticed a person with a dog and wondered why it was there. That person with the dog may have been my girlfriend with her hearing alert dog, Sophie.Service dogs like Sophie are highly-trained dogs that perform specific tasks to mitigate...

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