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When it comes to Coronavirus, we’re all in this together

March 31, 2020

We at The Wichitan understand that self-isolation is hard for everyone. Humans are social creatures, and we're not meant to be away from each other this long. However, it's important to remember as hard as social distancing is, it's something we have to do to keep everyone safe. As the majority of colle...

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...

Writing skills pay bills

October 15, 2019

In a society where swiping cards and scanning chips are the primary methods of payment, old fashion payment methods can be overlooked as a teaching point for our predecessors. Using checks as a form of payment is still a common method when paying bills or making larger transactions when a credit card...

Be aware of ocean pollution

The Wichitan

April 24, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believe that there are many things that can be done to help counteract the effects of pollution already acting on the planet made by humans. Recycling is a great way to help and reusing products is the best way to control the output of waste into our oceans. To show how...

Conference changes may cause problems

The Wichitan

April 17, 2019

Our View: The Wichitan staff believe that conference changes may cause trouble for student athletes. President Suzanne Shipley said, "The athletic changes are that our Lone Star Conference is doubling in size." With the Lone Star Conference adding seven teams for next years line-up, student athletes...

Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better campus

The Wichitan

March 5, 2019

The Wichitan believes that becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better our students, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Over recent years, the university has had an increase of Hispanic students, all in attempts to become an HSI. Twenty-five percent of our school's population (roughly over 1,300...

Adjusting to college is hard but not impossible

The Wichitan

February 26, 2019

Our view: The Wichitan staff believes that getting involved with activities on campus can help freshmen adjust to their new environment. For incoming freshmen, adjusting to college life can be hard and a little overwhelming. You no longer have nine months to learn a subject; only 16 weeks. Wit...

Why the question of the week is important

Wichitan Staff

February 6, 2019

Our View: The Wichitan staff believes that students have a voice that needs to be heard. We also believe that they should be given an outlet to use that voice in a productive manner. Our new series "Question of The Week" will give students a platform to articulate their opinions and create conversations...

Change your perspective

Wichitan Staff

January 30, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes that interactions on social media can impact your world view and can reshape a person's ideology. By approaching someone with a different view point than you with kindness instead of anger you can make more of an impact in that person's life. Megan Phelps-Roper, former memb...

Go to the EURECA research forum

Chiara Del Vecchio, chemistry junior, presents with partner Dorcas Matuwana, biology senior, on identification of antibiotic activity during EURECA on April 27, 2017. Photo by Arianna Davis

Wichitan Staff

November 14, 2018

Our View: The Wichitan staff believes that viewing other students research is an opportunity to have fun while learning and maybe it can inspire you to try doing a research project. Ever discover something new or have a EUREKA moment? Undergraduate students do not get a lot of opportunities to do...

Changes to D2L disappoint students

The Wichitan

January 24, 2018

OUR VIEW: While D2L is a necessary evil, the changes that administrators bragged about are disappointing. Desire 2 Learn, also known as D2L, is the nagging voice in the back of all students' minds. It reminds us how much homework we have left to do, how many tests we need to study for and just how...

Torchlight parade sparks community, ignites campus passion

The Wichitan

October 14, 2017

OUR VIEW: Despite the climate in the wake of violent Charlottesville protest, we hold true to our campus ethics and support the torch lighting ceremony for homecoming. Campuses across the country have ended events like the torch lighting ceremony after the protest in Charlottesville; however, our tra...

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