Archives for January 2018

Changes to D2L disappoint students

OUR VIEW: While D2L is a necessary evil, the changes that administrators bragged about are disappointing. Desire 2 Learn, also known as D2L, is the nagging voice in the back of all students' minds. It reminds us how much homework we have left to do, how many tests we need to study for and just … [Read more...]

Kappa Alpha blood drive continues Thursday

The blood drive, hosted by Kappa Alpha Order, will continue on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. in the Clark Student Center in the Comanche suites. Since the blood drive kicked off on Jan. 23, 22 people have donated either pints, plasma or platelets. Texas Blood Institute staff facilitate the … [Read more...]

‘Reshape how we see beauty’

Picture this: You are watching TV with your friends or significant other and a Victoria's Secret commercial pops up on the screen. You can't help but notice how beautiful the girls modeling underwear and lingerie are, but you also feel insecure and fold your arms on your belly. This is how many of … [Read more...]

Why Artist Lecture Series alone won’t change this campus

Let me just say out of the 3-and-a-half years I’ve been at MSU, I’ve attended at least 10 Artist Lecture Series. I enjoyed almost all of them and took something away from each. It’s a great concept: bring in well-known speakers from around the world to talk about a certain message, usually with … [Read more...]

UPB host karaoke and nacho night

Maverick's Corner filled with laughter, and loud vocals as students took turns performing their favorite songs on the karaoke machine. The warm smell of nachos filled the atmosphere as 75 students stood in line to make themselves a plate. To end the first week of the semester, the University … [Read more...]

Progress is a process: MLK’s legacy 50 years later

50 years since the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Lasana O. Hotep, dean of Student Equity at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, delivered a lecture discussing economic injustice and King's legacy in Akin Auditorium on Jan. 22. To begin, Hotep explained what he believes is the root of … [Read more...]

New director of dining to set new goals to benefit students

The sound of fresh fruit blending and the warm smell of grilled chili lime chicken fill the air in Mesquite Dining Hall as chefs prepare for the spring semester under the leadership of the new director of dining hall services, Kevin Chafins. "I’ve been doing food service since I was 16 years old. … [Read more...]

75 students attend UPB grocery bingo night

Tide Pods, fruit snacks, ramen noodles and toiletries were just some of the prizes presented to 75 students as they gathered in the Clark Student Center to play grocery bingo hosted by the University Programming Board on Jan 17. Ruby Arriaga, activities coordinator of Student Involvement, said … [Read more...]

Frank Warren shares the secrets of others

Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret and the man who knows the secrets of millions of people from all over the world, spoke in Akin Auditorium with a compelling message of the power secrets hold on Jan. 18. "Secrets are the currency of intimacy,” Warren said. “And by sharing them with those we … [Read more...]

New semester, new sports seasons

As the new semester and the new year starts off, the winter sports continue while the spring sports kick off. The women's and men's basketball teams will continue their seasons with the second half of conference. Just a few days away, the indoor track season will begin with the Texas Tech … [Read more...]