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2017 In Review: Was it really that bad?

Markell Braxton-Johnson

December 8, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

As 2017 ends, it's only fitting to look back at the year that was. To me, this year has been plagued with joint hardships. After the inauguration of President Trump, there has been an ever-present, often embarrassing, cloud hanging over this country. In 2017, discourse, decency and moral clar...

Student safety takes precedent over executive order

The Wichitan

February 1, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The "Muslim ban" has been mislabeled for a reason: it is discriminatory in underlying nature. On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for at least the next 90 days. The executive order ...

Exec order has minimal impact on MSU students

Exec order has minimal impact on MSU students

Brendan Wynne

January 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

As the nations of the world made their responses to U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order regarding immigration, university administration was quick to do the same.SENATOR'S RESPONSEAt 3:13 p.m., staff member Collin McLochlin, who works for Senator John Cornyn, sent an email to University Pre...

202 attend Women’s March on The Falls

202 attend Women’s March on The Falls

Caleb Martin

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Feature, Local, News

A group of 202 women, men and children of the Texoma area gathered in Wichita Falls the morning of  Jan. 24 to take place in the Women's March on The Falls, a sister march to the women's march on Washington, D.C. The women's march in the District of Columbia and its sister marches would be rega...

Poll shows students ‘not excited’ for Trump’s presidency

Bridget Reilly

January 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

As President Barack Obama ties loose ends around the White House office, President-elect Donald Trump prepares his inaugural speech and prepares to be the 45th President of the United States starting Jan. 20. Since Trump began running for President back in June 2015, strong mixed reviews circled th...

Inauguration important no matter the vote

The Wichitan

January 18, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: No matter who you voted for, it's important to wish for our country's success, regardless of the President.As the presidential inauguration date draws closer, part of the country will be donning their Make America Great Again hats and celebrating the induction of our President-elect Donald...

Protests display our First Amendment rights

The Wichitan

November 16, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Protesting is an expression of our First Amendment rights, not an attempt at overthrowing the government.After Election Day last week, protests erupted in various cities around the country. Austin, Texas. Indianapolis, Indiana. Atlanta, Georgia. Chicago, Illinois. Dallas, Texas. Seattle, Wa...

International view: America overlooks choice

International view: America overlooks choice

Jeanette Perry

November 8, 2016


Filed under Local, News

From the Caribbean Islands to Sri Lanka. From India to Zimbabwe. International students at Midwestern represent 54 countries, and many come from countries with different backgrounds but the common opinion that they share is that we should be happy that we have choice, even if we do not like the choices ...

First student debate provides silver-lining for students

First student debate provides silver-lining for students

Dylan Hall

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

It wasn't CNN's fourth presidential nominee epic showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, nor did it garner more than 500 students on campus to watch in awe . It didn't even fill the compact Dillard 101 classroom to capacity. However, Wednesday's student debate between Democratic representative ...

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Brendan Wynne

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Even though the race to the White House has come to an end, the issues faced by both parties aren’t going away anytime soon. Manny Hoffmann, political science junior, and Marco Torres, history senior, the two students who took the Republican and Democratic stances at the student debate, have their own...

Third parties and the “wasted” vote

Third parties and the “wasted” vote

Caleb Sneath

November 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

American voters have a dilemma. In a democratic system, a candidate requires the support of many voters to win, making it practical to vote for more popular candidates an individual doesn't support.Tyler Brooks, clinical laboratory science freshman, said she is voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton come...

Clinton, Trump effectively tied; students split

Dewey Cooper

November 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

According to a poll released by ABC News and The Washington Post on Nov. 1 Donald Trump, Republican nominee for president, is now leading Hillary Clinton, Democratic nominee for president, with a 46-45 lead among likely voters. Even though Trump’s lead is within the 3 percent margin of error of ...

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