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The Wichitan's top stories of the year.

The Wichitan’s top stories of the year

The Wichitan Staff May 24, 2021

With the 2020-2021 academic year officially in the books, let's take a look back at some of the biggest news stories covered by The Wichitan over the year. Professor clashes with Black Student Union Original...

The entrance to Dwellings, May 24.

Dwellings: Experiences of Shelter

Stephanie Robledo, News editor May 24, 2021

During the beginning of the pandemic, a shelter in place was set and many stayed at home for weeks. The “Dwellings: Experiences of Shelter” exhibit, which will be displayed at the Wichita Falls Museum...

Deep End has a variety of games including Mortal
Kombat, DigDug, Walking Dead and Skee-Ball, May 22.

Local small businesses offer options for students over the summer

Abigail Jones, Assistant Editor May 24, 2021

Wichita Falls has been labeled a city with not much to do, as noted by last year's mayoral debate, but it still has its unique attractions. Whether you’re a local or are visiting Wichita Falls during...

Director and Coordinator of Title IX, Laura Hetrick, addresses the attendees of Take Back the Night with more info about the event, April 9.

Take back the night: educating the campus on sexual assault

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter April 18, 2021

In the university setting, 26.4% of female undergraduate students and 6.8% of male undergraduate students are raped or sexually assaulted, according to Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. To highlight...

Assistant professor of social work Catherine Earley speaks informs MSU Texas students on the dangers and signs of human trafficking, March 17. P

Traps of a Trafficker educates campus community

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter March 29, 2021

In the Legacy Multipurpose Room, March 17, Violence Intervention and Prevention peer educators and the office of Title IX  held a night of learning about the dangers of human trafficking, an issue that...

quilt

Quilt Journeys: Pattern Exhibit

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor March 28, 2021

Quilts tell a story, and the Wichita Falls Museum of Art is sharing its own stories through the Quilt Journeys: Pattern exhibit.  “This exhibit appeals to people familiar with quilting but also introduces...

After Hours Artwalk live music, March 4.

Downtown After Hours Artwalk relaunched for 2021

Abigail Jones, Reporter March 13, 2021

Downtown Wichita Falls Development’s After Hours Artwalk (AHA!) is back as of March 4. This was the first official AHA! since COVID-19 shut down large-group events. “Due to COVID restrictions [the...

working out

Five tips that could improve your mental health

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter March 13, 2021

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four people between the ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness, and more than 80% of college students felt overwhelmed by what...

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

The darker side of college life: substance abuse

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter February 28, 2021

When you think of the “college experience” you may think of making new friends and gaining independence. For some students, these parts of the “college experience” can equate to parties, peer pressure...

Ed Schultz

“Never give up”: Ed Schultz’s powerful road to recovery

Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor February 26, 2021

He crossed the line and nearly lost everything. A spiraling disease left him alone as he looked homelessness in the eyes. He couldn’t pay rent, hold a job and was on foot desperately struggling to survive. “I...

new track coach

Kelsey Bruce took the job as new head coach and is running with it

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter February 15, 2021

The passion for running is in her blood. Her mom had the drive and determination to run competitively at the college level, and she wanted to follow in her mom’s footsteps. She always knew she wanted...

New Students Emergency Fund: covering more than just COVID

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor February 15, 2021

A new Student Emergency Fund that helps students in need of financial support has opened as of the 2021 spring semester. Unlike the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, this emergency fund is broader in its...

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