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PRIDE hosts third annual drag show

PRIDE hosts third annual drag show

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

People Respecting Identity Diversity for Everyone  hosted a drag show on April 9 as part of Inclusion Now! for about 60 audience members and 12 performers. The pre-sale price was $5 and it was $7 at the door. Teneshia Gold, exercise physiology freshman and PRIDE member, said, "I've never been to o...

A Day in the Life of Joanne Ortega

A Day in the Life of Joanne Ortega

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Joanne Ortega, mass communication senior lived her childhood in Dallas, Texas. She chose this university due to it being a smaller institution. “I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas,” Ortega said. “And I originally went to an all-girls high school. So when I was applying for colleges, I wanted...

A Day in the Life of Lia Wiley: the New and Kind Criminal Justice Junior

A Day in the Life of Lia Wiley: the New and Kind Criminal Justice Junior

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Lia Wiley, criminal justice senior, is a senator of PRIDE and a Panamanian-American who is the daughter of a Panamanian immigrant. “I’m Panamanian, that’s it,” Wiley said. “That’s my whole background.” As a Latina, Wiley said that she and her family have been subjected to xenophobic...

Senior Walk first steps on May 10

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To enrich campus traditions through celebrating graduates, James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Tony Vidmar, vice president for university advancement and public affairs, have coordinated the first Senior Walk on campus for Thursday, May 10 starting beginning at Bolin...

Students keep accountability through correction, transparency

The Wichitan

May 1, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Instead of being frustrated at journalists for exposing controversial issues on campus, students should feel angry that organizations aren't transparent enough to communicate situations that occur and aren't met with active correction or reprimand. Transparency reduces corruption and a...

Overdue renovations, updates increase morale

The Wichitan

February 12, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The decision to renovate and update buildings on campus at the Board of Regents meeting was long overdue, and will not only benefit students and faculty, but will promote pride in our campus. For the last several years, we have had an enrollments and retention problem with students, so ha...

Second annual ‘Cookies and Condoms’ event raises sexual awareness today

Tasia Floissac

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To raise awareness and emphasize the importance of strong sexual health, members of the organization People Respecting the Identity and Diversity of Everyone will host the second annual "Free HIV testing with Cookies and Condoms," event on Feb. 7 in the Clark Student Center as a part of activities to...

Cruz one of 20 in ‘Urinetown’

Cruz one of 20 in ‘Urinetown’

Treston Lacy

February 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Christopher Cruz is active all across campus. He has been president of People Respecting Identity Diversity for Everyone. He's a member of Omega Delta Phi fraternity. And now, Cruz, a theater junior, is one of 20 students playing in "Urinetown: The Musical," his first main stage performance a...

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

Mia Heck

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Black History Month celebrations kicked off with conversations, games and finger foods during the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social hosted by the office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs members in the Comanche Suites on Feb. 1. “It is an opportunity for...

Through the struggle, find strength

latoya fondren

January 17, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Life has its moments and through my adversity, I've learned many valuable lessons being a young adult growing up and having to figure out how to pay the "big bills" in order to sustain a living. My mother warned me that once I turned eighteen I was going to be financially cut off, and from that point...

PRIDE hosts movie night that challenges gender stereotypes

Herbert McCullough

December 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

To discuss stereotypes and challenge gender role, People Respecting Identity and Diversity for Everyone members organized a Mulan movie night in Apache area in the Clark Student Center on Nov. 9. According to Lia Wiley, senator of PRIDE and radiology sophomore, this screening had lower attendance ...

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

Tyler Manning

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

They are just like everyone else on campus. They have the same likes, dislikes and struggles. They eat in the same cafeteria, walk in the same halls and attend the same classes. Though they are just like any other student on campus, they have had a history of discrimination here. Those who identify ...

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