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Thank you, farewell to The Wichitan

Thank you, farewell to The Wichitan

Kara McIntyre

December 5, 2017

[Editor’s note]: The -30- term comes from the old typesetting mark to denote the end of a line. It means "the end" or "no more to say."  I've been involved in journalism since my sophomore year of high school. I started out as a reporter, then sports editor, rounding off my high school career a...

When campus police failed me

When campus police failed me

Alyssa Mitchell

September 5, 2017

Stranded in a Chili’s parking lot in 100 degree weather with no one to come help me — you would think I could call the campus police, right? Apparently not. On Aug. 23, my friend and I walked to my car from Chili's to go to Walmart, but it wouldn’t start. I had no jumper cables and no o...

‘I am Mexican, not an alien’

‘I am Mexican, not an alien’

The Wichitan

July 7, 2017

I was only three years old when my father decided to migrate to the U.S. and follow the "American Dream." Just like many immigrants, he risked his life crossing the border to give us a better life. He worked hard to send us money to Mexico and better himself. He made a big sacrifice by not seeing ...

Stop the stigma, start listening

Stop the stigma, start listening

Arianna Davis

April 19, 2017

“I feel so depressed.” You’re just being sad or more upset at a certain circumstance. Usually overreacting. “No big deal,” they say. “Everyone gets depressed.” Just don’t be so negative, alright? “This makes my anxiety bad.” You’re probably just being too shy. You n...

Be more kind, less judgmental

The Wichitan

April 19, 2017

When I was a child, my parents taught me lessons on how to be a good person. They taught me that smiles were infectious, a kind word can make someone’s day, and to be an all-around kind-hearted person. Using those lessons, I’ve stood up for others I saw being bullied and belittled. I've off...

Language department to add Parseltongue

Caleb Martin

April 5, 2017

SATIRE Students are lining the halls and sidewalks of Bea Wood, like squatters on Black Friday outside a Best Buy, to register for the language department's newest course: Parseltongue. The line of more than 90 students formed at 5 a.m. the day after the fall 2017 class schedule was posted. Beca...

What I’ve learned through undergrad research

What I’ve learned through undergrad research

The Wichitan

March 21, 2017

A typical week of research begins by meeting with James Masuoka, associate professor of biology, to discuss the preparations that need to be made for our experiment. Preparations include calculations to determine proper dosages, creating stock cultures of Candida albicans, which is a fungus that gro...

Why liberal arts education is important

Why liberal arts education is important

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017

I attended the Faculty Forum last week, and I found it rather interesting. The panelists and audience discussed the importance of attending a liberal arts university, how to incorporate liberal arts into the world and other studies, cultural literacy, what can be done at the moment to incorporate more li...

What it is like being an atheist in college

What it is like being an atheist in college

The Wichitan

February 15, 2017

Being an atheist in college can sometimes be difficult waters to navigate. I have been an atheist since I was a freshman in high school, but before that I was a faithful Christian. I won’t bore you with the story as to how I became an atheist, but what I will say is that it was only after I came to Midw...

Life is a ‘dependent variable,’ make the most of it

The Wichitan

January 25, 2017

Many say that we become the product of our life experiences, but I believe that ultimately we are only in control of the person we decide to be; we choose who we want to be. Of course the places we go and people we meet play a fundamental role in shaping who we are, but it is us alone that decid...

Freshman should get involved

The Wichitan

January 25, 2017

I hate to sound cliché, but getting involved on campus is a vital part of the college experience, especially during freshman year. While there are many ways to get involved on campus, one of the most popular is to go Greek. I know Greek life can often get a bad reputation, but as a new member of Al...

Getting my degree: take two

Getting my degree: take two

Jeanette Perry

December 7, 2016

When I started college, I was an 18-year-old who had no idea what I wanted to do. I knew I loved music but I had no guidance out of high school. I started at MSU majoring in music education, then switched to music performance. I really didn’t want to teach in a school environment, so an education de...

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