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Honors students to present research at symposium March 25

Cortney Wood

March 21, 2017

The Redwine Honors Program’s 11th Annual Honors Symposium is scheduled for March 25 at 10 a.m. in Dillard 189. The event will compile honors students research projects, and offer a chance to present the findings followed by a faculty panel to discuss cultural diversity and contributions to their ...

Student government debate focuses on candidates’ ideals

Student government debate focuses on candidates’ ideals

Cortney Wood

February 22, 2017

The first of two Student Government Association election debates introduced the candidates to the student body on Feb. 21. Once the floor was opened to questions, the candidates responded to issues that directly interest students. The first debate focused on the stances and positions they will ...

Inauguration important no matter the vote

The Wichitan

January 18, 2017

OUR VIEW: No matter who you voted for, it's important to wish for our country's success, regardless of the President.As the presidential inauguration date draws closer, part of the country will be donning their Make America Great Again hats and celebrating the induction of our President-elect Donald...

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Brendan Wynne

November 8, 2016

Even though the race to the White House has come to an end, the issues faced by both parties aren’t going away anytime soon. Manny Hoffmann, political science junior, and Marco Torres, history senior, the two students who took the Republican and Democratic stances at the student debate, have their own...

Students back national Republican trends on immigration

Students back national Republican trends on immigration

Stephen Gomez

November 8, 2016

"We have to build a wall, folks." Donald Trump, presidential candidate, said. "We have to build a wall."Students disagree.Mass deportation of illegal immigrants. No way, Jose.Give immigrants a chance to become legal citizens. Students are all for it. However the survey showed that immigration was not th...

Third parties and the “wasted” vote

Third parties and the “wasted” vote

Caleb Sneath

November 7, 2016

American voters have a dilemma. In a democratic system, a candidate requires the support of many voters to win, making it practical to vote for more popular candidates an individual doesn't support.Tyler Brooks, clinical laboratory science freshman, said she is voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton come...

Students cram together for final debate

Students cram together for final debate

Caleb Sneath

October 27, 2016

As the third and final debate raged on, students packed together in the Sunwatcher Clubhouse to see the two presidential candidates' performance. Students crowded around the television, taking all of the seats and forcing some students to stand.“It went better than the first debates went in my opinion...

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 ...

A duty to vote, not just a right

The Wichitan

March 2, 2016

It's not just our right to vote – it's our duty. No, we aren't just talking about the national presidential elections, but the Student Government Association elections. The decisions and programs implemented by SGA will impact our everyday lives just as often as the decisions made by our next president. If we don't ...

Model UN members prepare for upcoming conference

Jenna Horn

February 18, 2016

Eleven members of the Model UN program prepare for the national conference in New York City, where they will represent the country of Honduras in the mock negotiations.The students in attendance will spend the conference coming up with solutions to suggested problems for the country.“We ranked the count...

Pundits try to find ‘Common Ground’

Pundits try to find ‘Common Ground’

Jacklyn York

February 2, 2016

Calvin “Cal” Thomas and Bob Beckel spoke Tuesday evening to a nearly full house, as part the Artist-Lecture Series in Akin Auditorium.The two longtime – friends spoke on Common Ground, a political column that ran in USA Today from 2005 until the end of 2015.Thomas, a conservative Republican columnist...

Come out of the closet, Democrats

Come out of the closet, Democrats

Ethan Metcalf

March 3, 2015

Universities are almost always a bastion of sorts for Democrats. Even in the reddest of cities and states, gathering a bunch of educated youth together creates a pocket of blue. We feel more comfortable around those who are like us or think like us, so naturally it is easier to be a Republican ...

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