The Wichitan

The Wichitan’s promise to the students

September 2, 2020

Since The Wichitan's incarnation, the mission has always been to provide students with fair and accurate news. Previously, students at The Wichitan have covered the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, 9/11 and the war on terror. This in-depth coverage will continue as the Presidential election approach...

Don’t complain if you’re not going to vote

February 4, 2020

As politics become increasingly divided, it's vital college students turn out to the polls so politicians listen to the concerns of a large portion of the population, but that's only an option if young adults take the proper steps to enforce our legitimacy. The number of times people complain about...

Writing skills pay bills

October 15, 2019

In a society where swiping cards and scanning chips are the primary methods of payment, old fashion payment methods can be overlooked as a teaching point for our predecessors. Using checks as a form of payment is still a common method when paying bills or making larger transactions when a credit card...

International Students

March 27, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes the international office and coaches make the process of enrolling easier for the students to transition into university. But the internation office is in the forefront for making it a smooth operation. Coaches and international office are responsible for handling...

Go to the EURECA research forum

Chiara Del Vecchio, chemistry junior, presents with partner Dorcas Matuwana, biology senior, on identification of antibiotic activity during EURECA on April 27, 2017. Photo by Arianna Davis

Wichitan Staff

November 14, 2018

Our View: The Wichitan staff believes that viewing other students research is an opportunity to have fun while learning and maybe it can inspire you to try doing a research project. Ever discover something new or have a EUREKA moment? Undergraduate students do not get a lot of opportunities to do...

Weekend dining needs improvement

The Wichitan

September 12, 2017

OUR VIEW: More than just Mesquite Dining Hall should be open on weekends. When students signed up for a meal plan, there's no indication of the times that the various dining spots on campus are actually open. Students think they can go anywhere, anytime — but that isn't the case. Chick Fil A, Einstein'...

Waiting is worth it

The Wichitan

September 5, 2017

OUR VIEW: The first football game and tailgate should've been later in the semester, not the first week of school. Everyone knows the drill. Bright lights. All day tailgating. Greeks setting up trashketball, corn hole and their giant letters in the dusty, gravel parking lot. Girls and boys alike c...

Why getting involved is actually important

The Wichitan

August 29, 2017

OUR VIEW: As cliché as it is, getting involved on campus is seriously important. While the first day of class is enough to make any new student nervous, it can be even more intimidating when it feels like every person on campus is telling you to jump in the deep end and get involved. It's natural for...

Protests display our First Amendment rights

The Wichitan

November 16, 2016

OUR VIEW: Protesting is an expression of our First Amendment rights, not an attempt at overthrowing the government.After Election Day last week, protests erupted in various cities around the country. Austin, Texas. Indianapolis, Indiana. Atlanta, Georgia. Chicago, Illinois. Dallas, Texas. Seattle, Wa...

Construction should help, not harm

The Wichitan

May 4, 2016

With the construction of the new dorm, mass communication building and turf fields, the rise in construction workers and their equipment is inevitable. Sections of parking lots have been closed or blocked off, and gates have been put up around what used to be easily accessible sidewalks.Students pay for p...

New summit prompts dialogue

Denise Simmons, educational leadership and technology assistant professor, spoke as one of the guest speakers at the Black Leadership Summit held in CSC Comanche, on April 26. Photo by Makayla Burnham

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...

A duty to vote, not just a right

The Wichitan

March 2, 2016

It's not just our right to vote – it's our duty. No, we aren't just talking about the national presidential elections, but the Student Government Association elections. The decisions and programs implemented by SGA will impact our everyday lives just as often as the decisions made by our next president. If we don't ...

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