The Wichitan

New security fee may replace current parking fees


Hunter Tyler, Reporter

February 18, 2019

Beginning the next fall semester, students may find a new security fee replacing the current parking decals on campus. Student Government Association President Ellie Gunderson proposed the fee and presented at the Feb.14 Board of Regents meeting. The new security fee if approved will cover student...

Food insecurity is being dealt with properly

Wichitan Staff

January 26, 2019

Our View: Food insecurity is a rarely talked about issue that effects a lot of college students. The Wichitan believes that the university is slowly combating this issue and doing it well. Making sure that the issue is brought into the light is the first way we can make a change. When we asked students...

Police officers help to keep campus secure

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Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 18, 2018

The University Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency and is staffed by both sworn and civilian professional. The 10 sworn police officers along with a telecommunication dispatch team operate all day, every day. As they prepare to move into an improved building in the next two mont...

Not the kind of watching over someone wants

Daisy Reyes-Guzman

Daisy Reyes Guzman

October 24, 2017

After my house was broken into, it didn’t feel like home anymore. It took a while for the creepy feeling to go away. My family and I had come back from church Sunday afternoon to the front door being kicked in. Immediately my mouth went dry. My anxiety kicked in. I could see the mark the pe...

Surveying Surveillance

Jake Lanoux

November 4, 2015

With increased enrollment, and a surveillance system that is ran independently building to building, security on campus is called into question. “If there’s not a process in place to check them and verify they’re working, the efficacy of having surveillance is called into question,” said Keith...

269 peepholes to be installed across campus

Kharmyn Lewis

October 28, 2015

To provide faculty and staff members with an extra level of security, facility services staff members will be installing 269 peep holes in doors across campus beginning Oct.28. Kyle Owen, assistant vice president of facility services, said, “Last fall I got an email from Dr. Carlson. It had been...

Are you right for the Republican Party?

Jonathan Lyne

The Wichitan

February 14, 2015

Is the Republican Party right for our generation? That’s the question that sparked this editorial. But as fair as that question is, it should be reversed. Is our generation right for the Republican Party? I’ve identified with the GOP for as long as I’ve held my own political opinions—nea...

Faculty profiles hacked, temporarily shut down

Screenshot of the Midwestern State University faculty and staff directory.

Mandi Elrod

November 18, 2014

After hackers broke into the university directory last week, professors around campus began getting notifications that their pages had been hacked and found links alleging that all faculty support abortion. Campus webmaster Matthew Shirey verified that the database had been hacked and shut down t...

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