Author: Lucas Gonzalez (Lucas Gonzalez)

Downtown Fairborn hosts weekend of Spooktacular fun

Downtown Fairborn hosts weekend of Spooktacular fun

  This past weekend, the streets of Fairborn were packed with entertainment for people of all ages. Local residents and people from across the Midwest gathered downtown to celebrate the seventh annual Fairborn Halloween Festival, which took place from Friday to Sunday. The fair, which is always held on the third weekend of October, hosted...

Hundreds of Wright State faculty protest at Board of Trustees meeting

Hundreds of Wright State faculty protest at Board of Trustees meeting

Hundreds of faculty members took to the Board of Trustees meeting last Friday to protest a contract proposal offered by university administration. Members of the Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-WSU), Wright State’s faculty union, have been negotiating a new contract with university administration since January 2017. Negotiations came to...

Wright State ROTC cadets help clean up Dayton neighborhood

Wright State ROTC cadets help clean up Dayton neighborhood

A Dayton neighborhood has been cleaned through the efforts of Wright State ROTC volunteers and a local non-profit. On Sept. 22, about 100 Wright State cadets spent four hours clearing overgrowth and debris from the Carillon neighborhood, along with volunteers from the University of Dayton and Cedarville University – a total of 127 volunteers altogether....

Student Government proposes plans for independent recreational facility

Student Government proposes plans for independent recreational facility

  Student Government Association (SGA) at Wright State has been working on an initiative to establish an independent recreational facility on campus. At a Sept. 21 Board of Trustees meeting, student body President Daniel Palmer and Vice President Adrian Williams presented their proposal to the board. Wright State’s facilities “are lagging behind a little bit...

Anti-abortion demonstration returns to Wright State, administrator talks demonstration policy: “We may end up having to tweak it”

Anti-abortion demonstration returns to Wright State, administrator talks demonstration policy: “We may end up having to tweak it”

  Last fall semester, Wright State found itself embroiled in controversy due to its handling of a demonstration. In September 2017, the pro-life organization Created Equal came to the Quad area, displaying imagery of mutilated fetuses and handing out literature to students. One day prior to their arrival on campus, the Wright State community received...

Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years of prison in Myanmar

Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years of prison in Myanmar

Two journalists from the international news agency Reuters have been detained and sentenced to seven years in prison in Myanmar on charges of obtaining state secrets. The reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, were arrested on Dec. 12, 2017 and charged for breaching Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act, according to Noni Ghani, communications officer at...

Demonstration Policy updated nearly one year after campus free speech controversy

Demonstration Policy updated nearly one year after campus free speech controversy

  Wright State recently updated its demonstration policy, introducing new language that lays out the requirements for individuals and groups who wish to hold demonstrations on campus. The university started discussions on the new policy around the time that it was originally scheduled to host a presidential debate, according to Gary Dickstein PhD., interim vice...