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Tips for having a safe Halloween

Wichitan Staff

October 29, 2019

The Wichitan staff knows that Halloween is the time for "lit" college parties, alcohol, cute outfits, and dancing, but we want to encourage everyone to consider their safety while having fun. Tip 1: Always have a designated driver. According to www.edgarsnyder.com: "44% of national fatal crashes...

City ordinance bans cell phones behind the wheel

City ordinance bans cell phones behind the wheel

Ryane Hatten

April 4, 2017

Wichita Falls City Council members unanimously passed an ordinance banning the use of cell phones while driving inside city limits on Feb. 21. The ban went into effect March 23. Drivers are still allowed to use hands-free devices including speaker phone or Bluetooth. "My understanding is that if this is violated,...

Texas cell phone ban a tough sell

Texas cell phone ban a tough sell

Kristina Abeyta

May 5, 2015

Every day the Hardin Tower bells ring as students hurry to their next class or try to beat the lunch rush in the cafeteria, and while the campus is increasingly becoming a resident campus, there are still a large number of commuter students which means one important thing—there are a lot of cars, too...

Texting and Driving Dangerous to Campus Growth

Texting and Driving Dangerous to Campus Growth

Matthew Swiger

October 31, 2014

Midwestern has attracted more students from outside Wichita County, and that means the campus is now more residential. Construction in front of Pierce Hall to make another walkway reveals how much we are changing. With more residents, however, comes more danger if we don't adjust to being a re...

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