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Social work senior Alicia Phinney leads the dance team during a practice

Stang’s Stories: A spotlight on Prancettes’ captain Alicia Phinney

Thalia Doe, Feature Editor September 15, 2021

For a team to be successful, the captain leading needs to be just as successful in their own life. This is the story of how despite challenges or unexpected transitions in life; every circumstance can...

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year old Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control

Suicidal Thoughts: the silent struggle of our classmates

Lauren Colpitts, Reporter September 15, 2021

Talking about emotions and vulnerabilities for generations has been classified, as a society, as taboo, something to shame people for. As a result, according to the American College Health Association,...

5 ways to practice self love

5 ways to practice self love

Soleil Weeks, Reporter September 15, 2021

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* With a quick look around, almost anyone can see that love is needed...

In a study conducted by the National Library of Medicine, 71% of college students surveyed indicated worsening stress and anxiety due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dec 2020.

Campus experts offer advice on how to overcome burnout

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor March 28, 2021

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress that typically generates anxiety and a lack of motivation. With high-stakes tests, essays and other assignments,...

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Five tips that could improve your mental health

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter March 13, 2021

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four people between the ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness, and more than 80% of college students felt overwhelmed by what...

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Collegiate Health: Coping Mechanisms

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor January 17, 2021

Balancing academics, social life and other responsibilities can be difficult and lead to stress, among other issues. It is important to know how to deal with these problems in a healthy and productive...

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Let’s Chat: coming to a dorm near you

Emily Beaman, Reporter October 9, 2020

Sept. 12 through Oct. 3, Midwestern State University’s Counseling Center is partnering up with Residence Life and Housing to trial a new wellness program called Let’s Chat. Let’s Chat brings counselors...

MSU should go pass/fail

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor April 12, 2020

With the transition to exclusively online classes in full effect at MSU, many students have seen their grades drop, and the best solution is to move to pass/fail. Many students didn't sign up for online...

When it comes to Coronavirus, we’re all in this together

March 31, 2020

We at The Wichitan understand that self-isolation is hard for everyone. Humans are social creatures, and we're not meant to be away from each other this long. However, it's important to remember as hard...

The dog in the window

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor February 3, 2020

Some students look to counseling and medication to help cope with the struggles of college life, but these students found comfort in their four-legged friends. Sarah Eakin, nursing senior, found hope...

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Grey matters: the colors of mental illness

Jeri Moore, Reporter October 15, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness had its third annual Grey Matters art exhibit demonstrating the struggles of the lives touched by mental health issues on canvas. Two hours were not enough for the...

Journal and Sharpies passed out at Find Your Voice meeting.

Counseling Center staff host a journal group

Karrington Bradley, Reporter February 20, 2019

The Counseling Center hosted Find Your Voice, a journaling group to help students have a creative outlet to express their feelings. The first meeting took place Feb. 18. Laura Hetrick, licensed professional...

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