The Wichitan

‘Green Book’ a simplistic, but enjoyable ride

‘Green Book’ a simplistic, but enjoyable ride

Brian Lang, Film Critic

January 30, 2019

During the Jim Crow era, African-American travelers in the South were unwelcome in many hotels, restaurants and even some towns after sunset. They were aided by a small, pamphlet called “The Green Book,” which published places where they could find friendly places to rest and eat. Director Peter Far...

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ speaks in the silences

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ speaks in the silences

Brian Lang, Film Critic

January 23, 2019

In a competitive year at the Academy Awards, several movies seem to be a shoo-in for nominations. Barry Jenkins’s newest film “If Beale Street Could Talk” is sure to win some awards this spring. Jenkins, known for his award-winning film “Moonlight” (the same “Moonlight” that was at the center ...

Shipley responds to defaced flyer

Chloe Phillips, Co-Editor

November 7, 2018

President Suzanne Shipley sent an email Nov.2 to the university community in response to a defaced flyer found by Nathan Jun, associate philosophy professor and coordinator of the philosophy department. Jun discovered the defaced flyer announcing a class on Africana philosophy Thursday morning. Shipley said she f...

Wichita Falls has a problem with xenophobia, racism

Damian De Silva, Columnist

April 27, 2018

MSU and Wichita Falls have a profound issue with bigotry, xenophobia and racism. This is by no means a damning review, since some of the most wonderful, genuine, kind-hearted people I know are Wichitans and MSU students. Caribbean people make an outsized impact on this college and this town. We have...

‘Get Out’, a chilling look at racism

‘Get Out’, a chilling look at racism

Brian Lang

February 5, 2018

Possibly the biggest breakout hit of 2017 was Jordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out,”a timely film that succeeds in the horror genre while starting a dialogue about racism in our country. Never before has an enjoyable horror film also conquered so many racial issues head-on. When the familiar story of a boyf...

Lessons from living abroad

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017

I'm from Guam, a tiny island in the Pacific. Having lived in Asia and Europe, I wanted to share some things I've learned about people and myself.Racism. I was 10-years-old when I had my first experience with it. Old enough to remember what actually occurred. My classmate (who was white) had a birthda...

New summit prompts dialogue

New summit prompts dialogue

The Wichitan

April 27, 2016

Our view: The Black Leadership Summit is a necessary vehicle for change on this campus, and arguments about its necessity are missing the point and unfairly attack the students who benefit most from the summit.Although some students may feel the Black Leadership Summit isn't necessary or is counter-pr...

Divided we fall: Summit should be for everyone

Dylan Pembroke

April 26, 2016

We all have hard opinions on things. We are divided on many aspects of our lives. Some of those divisions are harmless. Whether you’re team Edward or team Jacob doesn’t have any significant bearing on society. Debating whether or not that reference is even relevant in 2016 will not change the world. Howe...

Educate yourself on social justice

The Wichitan

April 6, 2016

OUR OPINION: It's more than time for we as a campus community to be tolerant of people with varying sexualities, gender identities, religions, and cultural ties. But tolerance isn't enough – we must foster inclusivity as well. We continue to make strides in social justice at the national level, fr...

University President: Talk to me

University President: Talk to me

Kharmyn Lewis

November 19, 2015

Before I committed to attend MSU, I went to a Mustangs Rally. There were seniors from across the country who were curious as to what MSU had to offer; however, I already had done my research about the university and was almost sure that I would attend MSU in the fall. Instead, I was looking for faces mor...

NAACP sit-in falls short

The Wichitan

February 26, 2014

Nearly a surprise to the dining staff and to the students in the dining hall, the NAACP student chapter held a sit-in on Monday, Feb 25, a sit-in set up to be something educational. The intention was to represent the sit-in that occurred in 1960 when four African-American men sat in a whites only...

NAACP to hold cafeteria sit-in Feb. 24

Cooper Miller

February 19, 2014

To educate students about the purpose of a sit-in and continuing battles of minorities, the NAACP student chapter will be staging a sit-in Feb. 24 in the Mesquite Café from noon-2 p.m. Sophomore in Kinesiology Samantha Scott said she plans on being at the sit-in and is looking forward to being one...

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