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Bilingual Education Student Organization hosts ‘Which Way Home’ screening

Sky Barron, Reporter

April 11, 2019

As a part of Inclusion Now! week, the Bilingual Education Student Organization screened the “Which Way Home” documentary which shows the personal side of migration to the United States through the eyes of children. The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they travel t...

G. Yamazawa inspires audience with poetry

In celebrating Asian American Awareness Month the University Programming Board brings G Yamazawa, an award-winning slam poet, to Midwestern State University at Legacy Hall on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 10, 2018

The room filled with laughter and applause as students absorbed the poetry and stories of National Poetry Slam Champion G. Yamazawa on April 10 in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. UPB coordinated the event and about 30 students attended. George Masao “G”  Yamazawa blended funny anec...

Students fate uncertain pending a possible end to DACA

Judelle Tyson

December 4, 2017

With the possible cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Dreamers program, an estimated 800,000 dreamers are at risk of being deported. In September, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA pending a six-month delay. Until Congress passes a law to grant these c...

‘If you’re from Africa, why are you white?’

Josh Buchel

The Wichitan

October 11, 2017

I am proud to say "I am African," and those around me can feel my sense of pride when I tell them my identity comes from the heart of Africa. I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa — the rainbow nation. We have cheetahs, lions and zebras in our backyard. Mountains and safaris replace the bumpy...

‘A violent minority does not equate a violent majority’

Natty Cervantes

The Wichitan

October 10, 2017

"Do you know any cartel members?" "I heard it’s like, really dangerous there." "Aren’t you scared to visit?" These are only a few of the reactions I’ve received when I tell people I’m Mexican-American. A few would think I’m ashamed to say where my family and roots come from, but in reality t...

Faculty discuss sanctuary cities bill at forum

Patrick Coggins, MSU chief of police, talks to Syreeta Greene, director of the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs, about immigration and law enforcement for the Critical Conversation Series held in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on Sept 18. Photo by Marissa Daley

Tyler Manning

September 19, 2017

To educate students on how Texas Senate Bill 4 will affect campus and Wichita Falls policing, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs hosted a forum on Sept. 18 in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. "Wichita Falls isn't and has never been a sanctuary city," Manuel Borrego, Wichit...

Student safety takes precedent over executive order

The Wichitan

February 1, 2017

OUR VIEW: The "Muslim ban" has been mislabeled for a reason: it is discriminatory in underlying nature. On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for at least the next 90 days. The executive order ...

Exec order has minimal impact on MSU students

Gabriella Victoria, criminal justice, discusses, with the crowd of peaceful protesters, the advantages of having Donald Trump as president at a Nov 16 rally on campus. Members of a student group, PRIDE, said they plan another rally Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. outside Clark Student Center. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Brendan Wynne

January 31, 2017

As the nations of the world made their responses to U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order regarding immigration, university administration was quick to do the same.SENATOR'S RESPONSEAt 3:13 p.m., staff member Collin McLochlin, who works for Senator John Cornyn, sent an email to University Pre...

Students back national Republican trends on immigration

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 29. Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

Stephen Gomez

November 8, 2016

"We have to build a wall, folks." Donald Trump, presidential candidate, said. "We have to build a wall."Students disagree.Mass deportation of illegal immigrants. No way, Jose.Give immigrants a chance to become legal citizens. Students are all for it. However the survey showed that immigration was not th...

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