The Wichitan

Cafeteria lacks both quality and quantity

The Wichitan

October 25, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: While some parts of the new cafeteria have improved, as a whole it has not.The quality of the cafeteria has declined since last year, and we believe this needs to change. There are days where they don't have cups or forks, and there are days when there is no milk for cereal. The sales are ...

12 students compete in table tennis tournament

12 students compete in table tennis tournament

Samuel Sutton

September 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

The Clark Student Center game room was intense on Sept. 8 as 12 students came to compete in the intramural table tennis tournament, put on by members of the Wellness Center.Sarah Martinez, marketing freshman, said, "We played yesterday, and saw they were going to be putting this on, and so we decided to...

Volleyball team goes 2-0 in Friday’s tournament

Volleyball team goes 2-0 in Friday’s tournament

Samuel Sutton

September 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

The team won both games on Sept. 9, shutting out Fort Lewis 3-0, and beating Dallas Baptist 3-1.Head coach Natalie Rawson said, "It feels great. We won the first game of our first tournament, but then lost three games. Having these two wins really helps build our culture, as well as increase our confiden...

Students ‘destress’ at UPB Game Night

Students ‘destress’ at UPB Game Night

Samuel Sutton

September 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita I and II was hopping during game night on Aug. 31 as students said they enjoyed the games and meeting new people. As part of the University Programming Board's game night, some 25 students spent hours playing games and meeting last week. Juan Mercado, UPB assistant and sociology junior, said,...

Glow-cade turns out well as replacement for game show

Glow-cade turns out well as replacement for game show

Samuel Sutton

August 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The glowcade, part of the roundup week, turned out to be a successful replacement for the gameshow on Aug 24 at 7 p.m. The gameshow was cancelled because the company helping to put on had their things stolen last week, and they weren't able to get replacements in enough time. The event was put on by s...

Athletes volunteer at Burkburnett rest stop

Athletes volunteer at Burkburnett rest stop

Samuel Sutton

August 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

There were more than 20 rest stops in this week's Hotter N' Hell 100 race on Aug 27, but the one that saw the most students was the rest stop in Burkburnett. This stop was managed by Leadership Wichita Falls, a non-profit organization which helps the community of Wichita Falls in everything possible.Matthew P...

Move-in ‘smooth’ for unfinished residence hall

Move-in ‘smooth’ for unfinished residence hall

Samuel Sutton

August 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Things went well for Legacy Hall's move-in day Aug. 21, according to the 492 students that moved in, their resident advisers, parents and staff who all showed up on the otherwise gloomy morning. Even though some of the $35.5 million building wasn't finished, students said they were able to get unpacked into their dorms with relatively n...

Women, children at risk due to new bathroom conflict

Women, children at risk due to new bathroom conflict

Samuel Sutton

May 4, 2016


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Recently, Target has decided to let men, women, and transgender people use either bathroom they want, men's or women's. I'm going to say this loud and clear. Women should use women's bathrooms, and men should use men's bathrooms.I understand transgender people struggle with this since they may identify as the ...

Softball beats Kingsville four game series 3-1, enters playoffs

Softball beats Kingsville four game series 3-1, enters playoffs

Samuel Sutton

April 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

Playoffs didn't look like a possibility for the softball team before April 22, but when the team won the series 3-1 against Texas A&M Kingsville, the low possibility turned into a guarantee.Since Saturday was Senior Day, the team's softball players were honored before the third game of the series.Ka...

Marchman Hall remains vacant; no plans set in stone

Marchman Hall remains vacant; no plans set in stone

Samuel Sutton

April 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Marchman Hall has been vacant since 2004 because it failed Fire Marshall Code and had asbestos. As of right now, there is no official plan for future use of this building, or for that area; however, there have been some ideas thrown around.Keith Lamb, Vice President of student affairs and enrollment...

Ensemble provides experience, endings, opportunities

Ensemble provides experience, endings, opportunities

Samuel Sutton

April 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, Local, News

The Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert, presented by the Department of Music on April 18 at 7 p.m., gave experience to associate band director Gordon Hicken, a last performance to music performance senior Buddy Richison, and opportunities for local high school percussion band members."It was a lot of fu...

Softball team splits series with Commerce, enjoys turf

Softball team splits series with Commerce, enjoys turf

Samuel Sutton

April 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

The softball team lost both games on a rainy Saturday, April 9, to split the four-game series with Texas A&M Commerce.The team is now 6-7 on the new softball field turf, and even though this is considered a losing season, players like Amanda Thomas, sports and leisure sophomore, Peyton Helton, un...

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