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Students can help the environment

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

April 9, 2019

Last year was the fourth warmest year on record. Explorers have found a hole in the Arctic ice cap the size of Delaware. Climate change is real. It is not fiction, and every student can do something to reduce the impact of climate change, from monitoring their thermostat to recycling. Jonathan D....

The environment should be a priority on campus

Todd Giles, Guest Columnist

February 12, 2019

Back in 2014 I had the privilege of hosting a Philosophy Club panel discussion with professors Rebecca Dodge (Environmental Science) and Lucy Schultz (Philosophy) on environmental science and ethics. It was, one longtime faculty member told us during the Q&A, the first public discussion about environmental...

SGA officials agree to fund recycling efforts

SGA officials agree to fund recycling efforts

Clarissa Alvarado, Reporter

February 7, 2019

At the Student Government Association meeting Feb. 4, university officials discussed three topics that will impact all students on campus: parking fees, recycling and tuition. New "Security Fee" Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, and Valarie Maxwell, interim vice president for administrati...

Town’s recycling services discontinued

Town’s recycling services discontinued

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

January 29, 2019

The orange bins are gone. All in an attempt to save $4,596, a measly $0.75 per student. Back in 2014, campus officials began their efforts to increase the amount of recycling being done, putting orange recycling bins around campus including near Clark Student Center to McCullough-Trigg and Dillard...

Campus thriving to be more environmentally efficient

Allison Atherton, Reporter

October 17, 2018

According to environmental science professors, and students on campus, Midwestern State University is not doing as much as it could be to make this campus environmentally friendly. Facility Services is open to new ideas and improvement, but sometimes the cost outweighs the benefit. “My perspec...

Let’s recommit to environmentalism

Let’s recommit to environmentalism

The Wichitan

October 23, 2017

There are many issues on campus that are worthy of concern, but there is one that remains ever-present: the environment. A few weeks back, officials sent a survey to evaluate the recycling program as well as the general environmental enthusiasm on campus. This survey, penned by the Student Governm...

Engage in Earth Day

The Wichitan

April 21, 2015

Our view: Between an environmental philosophy course set to begin next spring and environmentally focused lectures and panel discussions, some professors are working to make conservation a priority in the community. Now it’s up to students to participate and finish the job. While the Earth Day fe...

Recycling efforts slowly expanding on campus

Recycling efforts slowly expanding on campus

Nizhoni Terronez

September 17, 2014

Orange and blue bins can be found scattered all around campus, everywhere from Fain to Bolin. Many students may be unaware that these bins are one way they can help keep their environment garbage free. “About a year-and-a-half ago we put in these orange dumpsters around to improve the amount of ...

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