The Wichitan

Campus needs to be more than ADA compliant

April 11, 2019

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III prohibits places of business and public areas from discriminating against people with disabilities. Because of this law, accessible routes are mandatory in and outside any building for individuals with a physical disability. While the university...

Living on campus gets students involved

Zoie Flores

May 3, 2017

Living on campus provides a great opportunity to make friends and get involved in activities throughout the semester. The university has events to attend that are right outside of the residence halls, making it easy for students to get out and enjoy the college life. There are four residence halls for incoming freshman to choose from: Legac...

Construction breaks quiet hours

The Wichitan

February 8, 2017

OUR VIEW: Construction disrupts dorm life.The world knows that the glass-faced, moneyless, starving zombies walking around wearing university-associated clothing known as college students are desperate for as much sleep as they can get. The students living on our campus are more desperate for slee...

‘Scentsy’ candles provide dorm-safe alternative to traditional candles

‘Scentsy’ candles provide dorm-safe alternative to traditional candles

Hannah Dean

September 17, 2015

Fighting the odors that come with living on campus can often be a struggle. Because typical candles are not allowed in dorms due to the fire hazard of the open flame, some students have found an alternative in Scentsy candles, warmed by a low-watt bulb. Maurisha Peyton, early childhood educ...

Deadline to claim on-campus housing this Friday

Jessalyn Castro

February 11, 2015

Students who live on campus have until Friday, Feb. 13, to declare where they want to live as part of the "Claim Your Crib" campaign. Freshmen living in Pierce and Killingsworth halls can now apply to move into a place more private and spacious. Those with enough credit hours will now be able to...

Killingsworth residents on ‘lockdown’

Felicia Svanehed

November 6, 2014

Residents in Killingsworth Hall are not allowed to check anyone into Killingsworth and the girls living there cannot be checked into Pierce, the mens' resident hall, or McCullough-Trigg, the co-ed resident hall. The students are calling it a lockdown, voicing particular frustration at not knowing when...

10 tips to get the most out of the semester

Jasmine Jones

August 25, 2014

  At the beginning of a new semester students tend to make grand plans for themselves and then quickly drop them after a week or two, tops. It's easy to let our goals slip by, especially if we're new to the university or college in general. They say experience is the best teacher, so he...

Housing staff gives new residents move-in help

Housing staff gives new residents move-in help

Ethan Metcalf

August 21, 2014

Resident Assistant Tiffany Uke waits from under the shade of a tent to show new dorm residents to their rooms. It's hot outside—about 99 degrees hot. But Uke, sophomore in biology and pre med, knows she is about to get a break from the heat as she introduces herself to a new resident on her f...

Administrators: Value safety, convenience of on-campus living

Administrators: Value safety, convenience of on-campus living

Mandi Elrod

February 25, 2014

Recently my resident advisor called a meeting on our floor to let us know of some important decisions administrators were making. During this meeting she informed us that only freshmen will be able to live in the resident halls next year. As many others did, I reacted the only way I knew how,...

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