The Wichitan

2017 In Review: Was it really that bad?

Markell Braxton-Johnson

December 8, 2017

As 2017 ends, it's only fitting to look back at the year that was. To me, this year has been plagued with joint hardships. After the inauguration of President Trump, there has been an ever-present, often embarrassing, cloud hanging over this country. In 2017, discourse, decency and moral clar...

About 100 students watch sun at Sunwatcher

A phase of the solar eclipse projected through a telescope onto an envelope in the Sunwatcher Plaza on Aug. 21. Photo by Justin Marquart

Sarah Graves

August 21, 2017

About 100 students, faculty and staff packed Sunwatcher Plaza at 11:30 a.m. while anxiously waiting for the solar eclipse to appear, hosted by the physics program, on Aug. 21. The eclipse peaked at approximately 1:04 p.m. at roughly 80 percent totality. Preet Sharma, professor of physics, sai...

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