The Wichitan

Being a light skin woman at a Black Lives Matter protest

Jordan, 7, raises his fist in the air at the Wichita Falls #icantbreathe protest. June 1. Photo by Katie Bindel
June 6, 2020

"My non-black friends, I ask that you take a knee, if able." One of the many people who chose to speak in front of hundreds of protesters asked a simple question that left me  lost in internal conflict....

‘Because together, we are strong’

Zarya Maitao, mass communication sophmore, Jessie Tidwell, science education sophmore, and Zaquera Wallace, biology junior, flashes color and march in the Resist Hate Rally held in Sunwatcher Plaza on Sept. 1. Photo by Marissa Daley
September 4, 2017

Peaceful protesting, powerful speeches on resisting hate and the apparent subjectivity of hate speech. The Resist Hate Rally, sponsored by Indivisible Wichita Falls and PRIDE, was spearheaded by Kalli...

Resist Hate rally to be held Friday

Students and faculty finish the march around campus on the Jesse W. Rodgers Promenade for the rally against the immigration executive order on Feb. 1. Photo by Bridget Reilly
August 29, 2017

In response to the events of Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, English junior Kalli Root has planned a Resist Hate rally for Friday, Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Sunwatcher Plaza. She wanted this to...

PRIDE organizes ‘peaceful protest’

Devin Osting, radiology feshman, Morgan Sinclair, sociology sophomore, and Cece Pasillas, sociology sophomore, create posters for the peacful protest sponsored by the PRIDE group. Nov 15. Photo by Kara McIntyre
November 15, 2016

They didn't start drawing signs until 9 p.m. Tuesday night, a week after America's Donald Trump president-elect took 290 Electoral College votes, more than enough to win the White House.The signs will...

Seven don masks, signs in Ferguson-inspired protest

English sophomore Stephen Wright and an unidentified man stand on Midwestern Parkway. Wright holds a sign reading,
August 21, 2014

Seven protesters lined Midwestern Parkway to advocate that active duty police officers wear cameras. Inspired by the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the protesters held signs with messages such...

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