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A day in the life: Lacey Grimes

Lacey Grimes

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

October 16, 2019

It’s 6 a.m. and while most students are sound asleep, her day has just begun. The sweet and tender voices of small children fill her ears forcing her eyes to partially open to a sun-filled room. She slowly takes in deep breaths as she mentally prepares for a new day full of surprises. Lacey Grimes,...

Lifelong Learning Center opens Sept. 12

Lecture room

Kristin Silva, Reporter

September 11, 2018

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

Stang gang

Daniel Laudermilk and Taylor Robinson

May 11, 2018

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

Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford in Love, Simon (2018). Photo courtesy of IMDB

Brian Lang, Film Critic

March 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

Zarya Maitao, mass communication sophomore, Jessie Tidwell, education sophomore and Zaquera Wallace, biology junior, flashes color and march in the Resist Hate Rally held in Sunwatcher Plaza on Sept. 1.

Tyler Manning

December 4, 2017

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’

Addison Semer, mass communication senior, and Leah Lychock, exercise physiology senior, light the homecoming bonfire Oct. 19, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Herbert McCullough

October 20, 2017

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

Eva Kor, holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate, speaks to the audiance about her experience of being a holocaust survivor during the first Artist Lecture Series in Akin Auditorium on Sept. 21. Photo by Justin Marquart

Cortney Wood

September 22, 2017

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

Mel Marinez, pastor at Metropolitan Community Church, gives a speech about hate and how to overcome it for the Resist Hate rally held in Sunwatcher Plaza on Sept. 1. Photo by Marissa Daley

Herbert McCullough

September 5, 2017

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

Brittany Williams

The Wichitan

March 20, 2017

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...

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