The Wichitan

Letter from the editor: How student media changed my college experience

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Most freshmen come in wide-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready for new experiences. As a senior in high school, I was so ready to have the freedom to do what I wanted whenever I wanted, get away from my three younger siblings, meet new people and build lasting relationships. I had a rude awakening my first t...

Immaturity is a disease

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

December 3, 2019

Immaturity is a disease that plagues people around the world and even here in our front yards. On Nov. 6 someone who has not been identified thought that it would be a good idea to throw an egg at my campus apartment door. While this may have been just for laughs and giggles for them, it made my roommates...

Administration offers follow-up statements regarding the fascist on campus

Administration offers follow-up statements regarding the fascist on campus

Brendan Wynne, Reporter and Wai-Kun co-editor

December 2, 2019

In the wake of an ill-received statement addressing tweets that identified a fascist sympathizer on campus, the MSU Texas administration has collaborated with student leaders to issue another statement that’s “more transparent, and less formulaic.” “By Friday, we were aware that [the tweets...

Issues transgender students face on campus

Reese Beasley, Reporter

November 21, 2019

For transgender and non-binary students, life on campus and almost anywhere can be difficult. “I feel kind of safe, but it makes me nervous that there are people that would rather eradicate me and other trans people from this campus. Even when I’m minding my own business, I notice how people look...

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

November 13, 2019

Fall 2019 enrollment has gone down despite the university's efforts to increase it. However, the new recruitment practices seem to be working, according to President Suzanne Shipley, who said the fall 2019 incoming-freshmen class was the second-largest enrolling class. Shipley said, "The new students...

New vice president of administration and finance: Q & A

New vice president of administration and finance: Q & A

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

November 13, 2019

The university welcomed the new Vice President of Administration and Finance Beth Reissenweber this fall 2019 semester. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Reissenweber said she has always been interested in helping others and is excited to bring her expertise to campus. In the past, she worked for non...

Men’s soccer snaps losing streak

Men’s soccer snaps losing streak

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 8, 2019

Men's soccer snapped its three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over St. Edward's University on senior night Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Taylor Lampe (No. 1), goalkeeper and exercise physiology junior, starred for the team on the defensive side of the ball. Lampe didn't cede a single goal despite...

Freshmen beat the odds and flourish in on-campus apartments

Freshmen beat the odds and flourish in on-campus apartments

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

October 30, 2019

The process for housing application is simple: be enrolled at the university, fill out the application and pay the $250 down payment fee. A rumor exists that students have to meet a certain number of credit hours to get accepted into the on-campus apartments, but this is false. There is no policy to...

Torchlight Parade and Bonfire tradition continues

Torchlight Parade and Bonfire tradition continues

Dariana Garza and Alyssa Mitchell

October 19, 2019

Heat. Fire. Music and over 400 hundred torch-wielding students attended the annual Torchlight Parade and Bonfire Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. With spirits high and plenty of rival school t-shirts to burn Nacona Trail south parking lot was fully lit by the burning shirts and crumbling pallets. According to Ruby...

A Day in the Life: Tre’Vonne Bradford

A Day in the Life: Tre’Vonne Bradford

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

October 2, 2019

      Tre’Vonne Bradford, exercise physiology senior, has made it her mission to become involved on campus by networking with her peers and creating positive relationships that will last long after college. Over the course of three years, Bradford has been the president of th...

Would a Gate at Sunwatcher Village benefit us?

Dariana Garza, Reporter

October 2, 2019

As a resident that lives in Sunwatcher Village, I sometimes find it difficult to find a parking space in the lot that is built into the apartment complexes. You might be wondering why. The answer is simple; that lot no longer has a gate like it did back in 2007 and students that have a resident parking...

$50 million campaign benefits all students

$50 million campaign benefits all students

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

October 2, 2019

The university's comprehensive campaign met its goal of $50 million in the third year of a seven-year campaign. This campaign began Sept. 1, 2016, and will continue until the university's centennial celebration in. The three pillars are enriching lives, enhancing teaching and learning, as well as investing in ...

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