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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 —...

Enrollment matters more than we think

The Wichitan

October 5, 2017

OUR VIEW: Recruitment and retention efforts need to be a top priority for everyone on campus, not just upper level administration. Every semester, the talk of enrollment increase or decrease buzzes around campus, but most students don't understand how enrollment actually affects them. When faculty pla...

Panda Express vs. Panda Kitchen: Battle of the orange chicken

Panda Express vs. Panda Kitchen: Battle of the orange chicken

Chloe Phillips

September 13, 2017

Like most broke college students, we usually get hungry, especially when the dining halls are closed. This rang true for me on Labor Day. Mesquite Dining Hall was the only on campus restaurant open, and the food did not look appetizing. Thanks to my love of food, especially of the Asian variety, I set...

Students divided by Campus Carry legislation

Students divided by Campus Carry legislation

conner wolf

May 4, 2016

Students divided over Campus Carry legislation from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo.“It was kind of inevitable because this is Texas. I grew up around guns, so it doesn’t really bother me or concern me. My dad told me pretty much as soon as I turned 12 and got my first gun that I was going to have a conceale...

Construction should help, not harm

The Wichitan

May 4, 2016

With the construction of the new dorm, mass communication building and turf fields, the rise in construction workers and their equipment is inevitable. Sections of parking lots have been closed or blocked off, and gates have been put up around what used to be easily accessible sidewalks.Students pay for p...

New summit prompts dialogue

New summit prompts dialogue

The Wichitan

April 27, 2016

Our view: The Black Leadership Summit is a necessary vehicle for change on this campus, and arguments about its necessity are missing the point and unfairly attack the students who benefit most from the summit.Although some students may feel the Black Leadership Summit isn't necessary or is counter-pr...

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

conner wolf

March 14, 2016

With the presidential election less than eight months away, it is hard to have a conversation with someone without it eventually shifting towards politics. This is a topic I enjoy hearing about, but often dread actually discussing. Younger voters are especially vocal about their opinions in politics. As ...

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: 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...

Opinion: Choose Marco Torres for SGA president

The Wichitan

April 8, 2015

Our view: In elections, results speak louder than words, and the only results we have seen came from senior class senator Marco Torres. We need an active president who has the best interests of the entire student body, not select groups, at heart. Torres is the candidate for that job. Election...

Dead week would help students

Ethan Metcalf

December 2, 2014

Our view: It seems odd that MSU has no dead period before finals. Students can use the time to study or at least relax before finals. As MSU students we should celebrate what makes our school unique, but we should also make it known when there is a national trend that we should join, like dead week. ...

Mesquite Cafe can do Better

Adaobi Ezeodum

November 6, 2014

Being that it was my first semester in Midwestern State, I chose to live in the dorms and reap the benefits of on-campus housing. One of the conditions that came with that was the requirement to purchase a meal plan. I ended up picking the 14-meals-per-week plan as I thought that it was the most convenie...

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