The Wichitan

Students get Caribbean experience with new Study Abroad program

Luke Bryant, Reporter September 17, 2018

The Island of Grenada, one of the Caribbean islands, was the newest destination for the Study Abroad program, a program that allowed students to attend a foreign university for two weeks while being...

People gather around the Wild Bird Rescue table where they had an owl at the earth day fair in CSC atrium on April 19, 2018. Photo by Miguel Padron.

Earth Day fair celebrates Earth’s natural beauty

Miguel Padron, Reporter April 20, 2018

In preparation for this year's upcoming Earth Day on April 22, members from the Environmental Science Organization and the surrounding community hosted an Earth Day Fair on April 19 in the Clark Student...

Water conservation panelists discuss initiatives

Samuel Frederick, Reporter April 17, 2018

To discuss the past, present and future initiatives toward water conservation in Texas and Wichita Falls, the Environment Science Organization members held a panel discussion in Dillard 101 on April...

Amy Levy, biology sophomore, squirts her yellow team rival Zaquera Wallace, biology junior, with green paint during the Paint Fight held behind the Wellness Center, Friday April 6, 2018. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Chloe Phillips, Reporter April 8, 2018

Laughter, screams and paint splatters from about 20 attendees filled the air surrounding Sikes Lake. The Inclusion Now! Festival came to a close with a paint fight in an "active and fun" way on April...

Ilka Megee, theater education sophomore, putting her makeup on before going on first run-through. Megee portays Hope in the play as one of her characters in Urinetown. Feb. 19, 2018. Photo by: Leo Gonzalez.

Wardrobe stitches musical together

Joanna Gartman, Reporter February 28, 2018

An actor’s costume provides support physically and emotionally, to actor and audience alike. The wardrobe team has the pressure of enhancing the entire experience by providing strong visual support...

We take a look at four different sides to the same story. See what it takes to put on a musical and how a technical director, head dresser, actor, and assistant manager, have only the success of the musical in mind.

Four sides to the same Musical: A look into the different roles that make Urinetown, Urinetown

Rachel Johnson February 14, 2018

Four individuals, four massive pieces to such a large production. A technical hand in charge of construction, a head dresser directed to maintain costumes to preserve them for each production, assistant...

Jalen Mavero

Environmental science majors look to solving water problem

The Wichitan February 12, 2018

In 2014, our quaint town of Wichita Falls was just the second city in Texas to utilize Direct Potable Reuse – reintroducing waste water into our local water treatment facility. This action was taken...

Kenda North, Juanita Harvey Art Gallery guest artist, speaks about her work and the process for individual peices in her gallery during the opening reception, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Photographer engages with students about photography and art

Justin Marquart, Visuals Editor February 5, 2018

Photographer Kenda North discussed her artwork with students in and outside of the classroom before the opening reception for her Retrospective Exhibition: “Seeing is a Nervous Habit.” Her reception...

Clayton Masters, mechanical engineer junior, and Kyndal Diehm, mechincal engineer sophomore, take the lead, finishing first in the 2017 Homecoming Boat Race, Friday, Oct. 20. It was a lot of man hours to get this built. It took 84 and a half hours. It feels great, but im going to be taking a long shower after this, Diehm said. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Engineering students sail to first in cardboard boat race Oct. 20

Cortney Wood October 20, 2017

After 84.5 man hours of work, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers members Kendall Diehm, mechanical engineering sophomore, and Clayton Masters, engineering junior, won the cardboard box race...

University Programming Board members Kenadi Campbell and Nikatha Conlay compete in Just Dance battle at Just Dance Dance Off March 30.

Students ‘Just Dance’ the night away at UPB event March 30

Cortney Wood April 4, 2017

Even before anyone reached the Legacy Multipurpose Room, the steady rhythm of a song pulsed through the entry way and invited dancers to join the University Programming Board event. Neon decorations...

With the most people jumping, Rider High School students jump together for the Polar Plunge on Jan. 28. Photo by Cortney Wood

Special Olympics profits from Polar Plunge success

Cortney Wood February 1, 2017

More than 100 people took on the Polar Plunge Jan. 28 at Bruce & Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center to benefit the North Texas Special Olympics raising over $5,200. “That’s the largest number...

According to the Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee, 96 percent of people surveyed think Lake Wichita would be an economic benefit to the community.

Lake revitalization poses no threat to water park

conner wolf April 19, 2016

Over the past three years the members of the Lake Wichita Revitalization Project have been at work to restore Lake Wichita to its former glory.Even with the promise of large aquatic recreation areas incorporated...

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