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‘Vice’: a case study of corruption

‘Vice’: a case study of corruption

Brian Lang, Film Critic

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 corruption at work. Perhaps no story of corruption and scheming is more compelling than that of fo...

The impact of social media and television on politics.

Tommy Chhe, Reporter

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 to local representatives to school board members. For the people who voted in Wichita County...

A contrast of conveying a political campaign.

Tommy Chhe, Columnist

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 interview the two biggest individuals in Texas with the whole nation seeing Wichita Falls at the epicenter. As...

Ted Cruz visits Akin Auditorium

Ted Cruz visits Akin Auditorium

Tommy Chhe and Chloe Phillips

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 came to Wichita Falls as part of his #CruzToVictory tour across the state. "We are barnstorming the...

Museum of Art presents: ‘Run like the Devil’

Tommy Chhe, Reporter

October 14, 2018

Twenty-eight people attended Steve Mims’ documentary screening Run Like the Devil about the upcoming Senate election between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz. Linda Veazy, associate professor of political science said the Oct. 8 screening at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art took months in the making to be a formal event. “We’ve...

Cruz, O’Rourke race still too close to call

Cruz, O’Rourke race still too close to call

Tommy Chhe, Reporter

September 26, 2018

The scene was Southern Methodist University on Sept. 21. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) promoted their positions on a platform while giving an opposing statements toward one another. The scenes of the debate show other states' interest in this Texas election. Cruz is running for re-election...

How getting involved on campus lead to being a student government leader

Jose Torres, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Before coming to college, I had wanted to be highly involved in campus life. I wanted to be a more outgoing person and my college counselors always talked about the benefits of being involved on campus. To get involved, I went to many events on campus during my first semester here. It wasn’t until...

Get involved in social movements

The Wichitan

April 10, 2018

OUR VIEW: We urge students to stand and fight for principles they believe in. With a student group in professor of management Niyati Kataria's special topics class submitting a petition – in which they received more than 300 signatures – to Stephen Santellana, mayor of Wichita Falls, asking ...

Mid-term elections parallel that of student government’s

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

March 20, 2018

At this moment, the students challenged with the task of electing a new slate of Student Government Association executive officers. These candidates state their platform positions, listen to our needs and wants and expose us to various forms of agenda-driven advertisements, all in the hope that we will...

Almost no students watch State of Union address

Almost no students watch State of Union address

Tyler Manning

January 30, 2018

Millions of Americans watched Donald Trump give his first State of the Union address Jan. 30. However, almost none of them were at Midwestern State University. Outside of the political science department, few students are actively involved in national politics despite Student Government Ass...

From student engineer to superhero

From student engineer to superhero

Tyler Manning, Reporter

September 26, 2017

To stress the importance of drive and technology in social media, mechanical engineering and physics senior Michael Olaya conducted the session "How Flying Robots Will Give You Superpowers" as part of Social Media Day, on Sept. 25 in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. However, his 60-minute session,...

Be more kind, less judgmental

The Wichitan

April 19, 2017

When I was a child, my parents taught me lessons on how to be a good person. They taught me that smiles were infectious, a kind word can make someone’s day, and to be an all-around kind-hearted person. Using those lessons, I’ve stood up for others I saw being bullied and belittled. I've off...

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