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Lifelong Learning Center opens Sept. 12

Lifelong Learning Center opens Sept. 12

Kristin Silva, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

As part of an effort to educate people older than 50, the dedication of the Lifelong Learning Center is Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. "The university prides itself on its diversity," Dave Hartman, LLC coordinator, said. "The diversity is now going to include Parentials as well as Millennials." Hartman said...

Maroon: It’s more than just a color

Maroon: It’s more than just a color

Daniel Laudermilk and Taylor Robinson

May 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

During football games students wave flags and paint their bodies with school colors. The Alma Mater proudly touts the maroon and gold. In the fall of 2015, to ensure consistency as part of the university’s graphic, the maroon shifted, in the eyes of some students, to more of a red color, returning to the official col...

‘Love, Simon’: a new type of romance

‘Love, Simon’: a new type of romance

Brian Lang, Film Critic

March 27, 2018


Filed under A&E

Audiences have seen several great coming-of-age and LGBTQ+ films in the last two years, such as “Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name” and “Moonlight,” but none of these films have been nearly as accessible or popular as director Greg Berlanti’s “Love, Simon.” This sweet, high-schoo...

More than a march, a declaration

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

March 24, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I’m sitting in a newsroom, frantically refreshing social media pages as millions of United States citizens burn with rage, intent to make a change in this fallen nation. Students, teachers, parents and friends march in honor and solidarity with the students determined to fix the broken system that f...

ASO’s flower delivery signups wilted Feb. 13

Chloe Phillips

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To try something "exciting and new" and to fundraise for future events, the African Students Organization hosted a flower delivery service in the Clark Student Center on Feb. 12. Students paid $2 to members of ASO for them to deliver a Valentine's Day gram to the person of their choosing. Though ASO adv...

Inclusion, representation matters

Cortney Wood

January 30, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I've heard the whispers my entire life. As I walked down hallways in middle and high school, I always heard the hushed comments about my weight. I get it—I'm fat. This isn't news to me. I've been overweight my entire life, and while I'm not exactly the picture of health, I know that I should never be...

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

Tyler Manning

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

They are just like everyone else on campus. They have the same likes, dislikes and struggles. They eat in the same cafeteria, walk in the same halls and attend the same classes. Though they are just like any other student on campus, they have had a history of discrimination here. Those who identify ...

Freshman: ‘This is my first bonfire and I expect it to be lit’

Freshman: ‘This is my first bonfire and I expect it to be lit’

Herbert McCullough

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The Office of Student Development and Orientation faculty members organized the bonfire on Oct. 19 as part of homecoming week. Under this, students donated a shirt of another college that was burned. Mario Ramirez, interim director of student involvement, said not all the shirts donated were burne...

Forgiveness trumps hate in eyes of Holocaust survivor

Forgiveness trumps hate in eyes of Holocaust survivor

Cortney Wood

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

She has every right to burn with anger. At age 10, Nazis stripped her from the only home, the only family she knew. Ripped away from her mother, father and two older sisters, Eva Mozes Kor was left clutching her twin as her mother reached, arms outstretched with desperate despair as they were ...

Speakers fight against hatred through rally

Speakers fight against hatred through rally

Herbert McCullough

September 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Indivisible Wichita Falls partnered with Kalli Root, English junior, and PRIDE to host the Resist Hate rally at the Sunwatcher Plaza on Sept. 1. Root invited three speakers to the rally: Nathan Jun, associate professor of philosophy, Mel Martinez, pastor at Metropolitan Community Church, and Claudi...

Love’s Labour’s Lost worth every second

Love’s Labour’s Lost worth every second

The Wichitan

March 20, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I went to see the production of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” on March 4 — this is the third play I’ve seen put on by the theater department. I loved the previous two I had seen, so I had high expectations. Boy, were they met. I loved every second of the play. Looking over the...

Fifty Shades Darker gives love a bad name

Fifty Shades Darker gives love a bad name

Tyler Manning

February 21, 2017


Filed under A&E

I want to preface before I go into my thoughts on Fifty Shades Darker that I am a huge sucker for a good love story. I love it when a movie can convince me that the two leads have a genuine connection with one another, get me invested in a relationship and play with my emotions as I watch the ...

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