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The speech of love

Students speak
October 15, 2020

I had the opportunity to speak on the behalf of the volleyball team at the Unity March held by the Athletic Department, Sept. 30. My initial intention was to relate information about the march to my team,...

A day in the life: Lacey Grimes

Lacey Grimes
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...

Lifelong Learning Center opens Sept. 12

Lecture room
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,...

Maroon: It’s more than just a color

Stang gang
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...

‘Love, Simon’: a new type of romance

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

More than a march, a declaration

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...

ASO’s flower delivery signups wilted Feb. 13

February 13, 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...

Inclusion, representation matters

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...

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.
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...

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
October 19, 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...

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
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...

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
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,...

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