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Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

Bridget Reilly

January 17, 2018

With recent global efforts to support those victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault, the #metoo campaign has given victims the motivation to tell their story. The latest Golden Globes awards saw a sea of black attire amongst those who attended the show to represent the epidemic of sexual harassme...

Mental health should be priority, not backseat to other means

The Wichitan

November 7, 2017

OUR VIEW: To more effectively serve students and dismantle the stigma that surround mental illness, the counseling center needs a larger budget. Just this week, this nation saw the devastating affects of mental health issues left untreated: the Sutherland Spring, Texas. The gunman with an extensiv...

Students question: Is hate speech free speech?

Students question: Is hate speech free speech?

Jennifer Wright

October 3, 2017

The Resist Hate Rally was almost over. About 30 students, faculty and staff started at Sunwatcher Plaza. They set off to walk around campus at 5:30 p.m. on a warm Friday afternoon with Labor Day weekend quickly approaching. They were almost back to the start as two others stood off to the side, ho...

‘Free Fire’ delivers laughs through violence

‘Free Fire’ delivers laughs through violence

Tyler Manning

April 26, 2017

I love going to the movie theater. I know that it is incredibly expensive, people are loud, it can be kinda gross, etc. These are all valid criticisms, but I feel like they often turn our attention from the real point of the theater. To me, the theater is an experience. You never have the same mov...

After 35 years, police chief announces retirement

After 35 years, police chief announces retirement

Taylor Warren

September 26, 2015

After 35 years working in law enforcement, university Chief of Police Dan Williams is turning in the badge and folding out the lawn chair. “I plan to take a few months off and enjoy my grandkids and the lake,” Williams said. “I bought a house on the lake just south of Dallas and look f...

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