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Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution can better campus

The Wichitan

March 5, 2019


Filed under Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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

Go to the EURECA research forum

Wichitan Staff

November 14, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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...

Cultural appreciation defines college experience

The Wichitan

October 10, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Our campus is a cultural melting pot, and we all need to appreciate everyone's cultures. It doesn't take Caribfest and Hispanic Heritage Month to realize it's important year round for all of us to recognize our fellow classmates' varying cultures. Students can celebrate one culture with...

Enrollment matters more than we think

The Wichitan

October 5, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Recruitment and retention efforts need to be a top priority for everyone on campus, not just upper level administration. Every semester, the talk of enrollment increase or decrease buzzes around campus, but most students don't understand how enrollment actually affects them. When faculty pla...

Weekend dining needs improvement

The Wichitan

September 12, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: More than just Mesquite Dining Hall should be open on weekends. When students signed up for a meal plan, there's no indication of the times that the various dining spots on campus are actually open. Students think they can go anywhere, anytime — but that isn't the case. Chick Fil A, Einstein'...

Waiting is worth it

The Wichitan

September 5, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The first football game and tailgate should've been later in the semester, not the first week of school. Everyone knows the drill. Bright lights. All day tailgating. Greeks setting up trashketball, corn hole and their giant letters in the dusty, gravel parking lot. Girls and boys alike c...

Why getting involved is actually important

The Wichitan

August 29, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: As cliché as it is, getting involved on campus is seriously important. While the first day of class is enough to make any new student nervous, it can be even more intimidating when it feels like every person on campus is telling you to jump in the deep end and get involved. It's natural for...

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