The Wichitan

Time to decriminalize?

Dispensary

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

April 30, 2020

"Neither the marijuana user nor the drug itself can be said to constitute a danger to public safety." - Richard Nixon With numerous shelter-in-place laws, states across the US are grappling with what is essential in that part of the world. Connecticut has limited social gatherings to five people. ...

Inmates assist with the demolition of acquired property

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

March 5, 2020

After its approximately $3 million purchase, construction on the property at 2733 Midwestern Pkwy has begun with the help of local inmates. They are performing demolition in collaboration with Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. Originally a Bank of America business, the building is having walls removed to allow for warehouse storage in two-th...

The story behind alumni’s Caribbean restaurant: Fazmoz

Fazmoz

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Fatisha Evans, University alumni and former Caribbean Student Organization member, opened a Caribbean restaurant in August of last year called Fazmoz to provide the community with Caribbean-style food and culture. After graduating in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in marketing, Evans stayed in Wichita...

Students eager for summer break

Randi Heaton, Reporter

May 1, 2019

With the semester ending May 3, students are looking beyond their stress for finals and into their summer vacation with summer school, work, travel, and hanging out with friends’. Zachary Rouseau, pre-med freshman, said he is ready for finals to be over and looking forward to his study abroad...

Students share tips for conquering finals week

Micah Wilson, Reporter

May 1, 2019

As the semester winds down, students are forced to step up. With finals just around the corner, all-nighters, espresso shots and Quizlet become a students best friend. As the clock winds down to roughly three days left, students have feelings of dread and anxiety. However, studying efficiently and utilizing...

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty

research

Hunter Tyler and Taylor Anderson

April 30, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty attended the Celebration of Scholarship in the Clark Student Center April 24-25 to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty presenting their research. The event, hosted by the graduate school and the undergraduate research office, allowed students...

Eight students rave about their off-campus jobs

Emily Smith, graphic design junior, works at United Market Street April 28. Photo by Brianne Fournier

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

April 29, 2019

Eight students have been lucky enough to find jobs that are both fun and accommodating. Natty Cervantes, general business junior and On the Border waitress, said, "On the Border is a friendly and caring business that prioritizes both the customers and their employees. It's a good job for students...

Day in the life of Julia Orozco

Orozco

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 23, 2019

From 6:45 a.m. weights to 6 p.m. practice with a day full of classes in between, Julia Orozco, nursing sophomore, has minimal free time. Being a part of the women's soccer team and preparing to enter the nursing program makes for a busy day. Orozco came all the way from McKinney, Texas where her family...

‘Pet Sematary’ a thrilling new adaptation of a classic

Pet Sematary

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 22, 2019

The 2019 adaptation of the infamous Stephen King’s novel 'Pet Sematary,' brings a thrilling upgrade to the story. This version is refreshingly unpredictable but, does stray away from the original film and novel. The film follows the Creed family, Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) his wife, Rachel (Amy...

Kappa Delta Pi presents ‘Pizza and a Panel’

Teachers

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

April 18, 2019

Thirty people gathered in Dillard College of Business April 16 to eat pizza and hear about the experiences of three first-year teachers. The event, hosted by Phillip Blacklock, associate professor and director of certification and field experiences, allowed Kappa Delta Pi members and other students...

Coliseum parking causes conflict on campus

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 17, 2019

In and out. Faculty, staff and students. Residents and commuters. In and out. Everyday the parking spaces on campus wait to be filled. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, said his officers use a formula of decided ratios to make sure all people have a place to park. Each year the police officers go...

Students awarded more than $50 million in financial aid last year

Kathy Browning

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

April 16, 2019

College isn't cheap and costs aren't going down. To help from going into debt, students depend on financial aid. This year, about 76 percent of the student population received some form of financial aid, $59.4 million in total. "There’s always been a saying that every year millions of dollars go...

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