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SATIRE: 2021 criticized for reusing old storylines

cover earth
January 17, 2021

Intergalactic viewers from across the universe often tune into their favorite show "Earth" to watch how the humans continue to destroy themselves in new and hilarious ways, but the new 2021st season of...

The day democracy almost died

riot
January 13, 2021

In early January, two millennia ago, the Senate of the Roman Republic attempted to strip Julius Caesar of his military command and render him a private citizen.  In response, Julius Caesar led an army...

VIDEO: Interviewing students about the 2020 presidential election

December 8, 2020

After the projected victory of challenger Joe Biden, The Wichitan and MNG Media's AJ Rubio went around campus to gauge student reactions to the news. Click the link below to watch for yourself: https://youtu.be/V8UhcUJWBso  

Students, Young Conservatives and Democrats of MSU Texas weigh in on campus political climate

Campus
October 23, 2020

As a public liberal arts university located in a historically conservative city, Midwestern State is a diverse political atmosphere. The Young Conservatives of Texas at MSU Texas and MSU Texas Democrats,...

Coverage of the MSU animal debates

Goose vs Squirrel
October 23, 2020

Sikes Lake on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. saw a fierce presidential debate that featured squawking, constant interruption and absolute chaos between two figures deemed by political experts to be "unfit to...

Recap of the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

October 20, 2020

The first 2020 Vice Presidential debate was held on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Susan Page from USA Today was the moderator, and the rules were the same as the Presidential debate held last week on...

Wichita Falls mayoral debate recap

Candidates
October 2, 2020

The three candidates for mayor of Wichita Falls: Kevin Hunter, James Huling and incumbent Stephen Santellana debated at The Wellington Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. Steve Garrison, director of the...

Students choose XFL over democratic debates

XFL Satire
February 18, 2020

College students around the nation opted to watch the new XFL football league over the democratic presidential candidate debates.  When college students had to choose between learning more about what...

‘Vice’: a case study of corruption

Image from Vice
January 17, 2019

Audiences have always been drawn to stories of corrupt rulers. From Shakespeare’s classic power struggle in "Macbeth" to Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” there is great entertainment in watching...

The impact of social media and television on politics.

The impact of media on politics
November 28, 2018

The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Texas drew a lot of attention and it lead the ballot in the Nov. 6 election. But there were more ballots to cast on the Wichita County ballot from state representatives...

A contrast of conveying a political campaign.

Contrasting political campaigns
November 7, 2018

The week before election night, Wichita Falls hosted U.S. Congressman and Democratic candidate, Beto O’Rourke, and U.S. Senator and Republican candidate, Ted Cruz. I had the privilege to do cover and...

Ted Cruz visits Akin Auditorium

United States Senator of Texas Ted Cruz speaks at the Akin Auditorium. Photo by Nathan Martinez
November 2, 2018

About 600 people, including 100 students, attended a rally at Akin Auditorium in Wichita Falls Nov. 1 for Ted Cruz, U.S. senator of Texas and Republican candidate for the U.S. senate election. Cruz...

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