The Wichitan

Recovering people-pleaser

Mia Heck

October 30, 2018

Just like everyone else, I spent my time with acquaintances, taking classes, joined clubs and playing sports. As I got older, these obligations started to pile up higher than I could reach. Classes got harder, boys got cuter, girls got meaner, and reputations became a priority. So there I was —...

Africa, America: Things are not always what they seem

The Wichitan

February 5, 2016

Let’s take it back to August 2013, for a second. Aug. 13, to be exact. My first day in the United States of America. I cannot put into words how excited I was to be here.I  heard so many great things about this country, “the super power of the world,” “the land of opportunity,” "the nation that s...

Staff editorial: It takes a village

Staff editorial: It takes a village

The Wichitan

October 28, 2015

In today's world, it's the heroes who make the headlines. The athletes, the leaders, the trailblazers. It's easy to let one person take the spotlight for a team's success, a new invention, or a world-changing compromise. However, the success of a group or project is very rarely on the shoulders of one...

Staff Editorial: Know your First Amendment rights

Staff Editorial: Know your First Amendment rights

The Wichitan

September 17, 2015

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The first amendment, al...

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