What I’ve learned through undergrad research

A typical week of research begins by meeting with James Masuoka, associate professor of biology, to discuss the preparations that need to be made for our experiment. Preparations include calculations to determine proper dosages, creating stock cultures of Candida albicans, which is a fungus that … [Read more...]

SGA needs to get it together

OUR VIEW: After three cancelled meetings that still remained on the event calendar, SGA officers needs to properly communicate meeting details. Student Government Association had its meeting on the university event calendar, and a handful of students headed over to Dillard 101 for the meeting … [Read more...]

Love’s Labour’s Lost worth every second

I went to see the production of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” on March 4 — this is the third play I’ve seen put on by the theater department. I loved the previous two I had seen, so I had high expectations. Boy, were they met. I loved every second of the play. Looking over the program … [Read more...]

Be safe during spring break — in more than one way

OUR VIEW: We want all of our students to come back to campus safe and sound — so please, be careful. Spring break is just around the corner, and we know it's the time for everyone to relax and take a mental break from the stresses of school, whether that means going home for a week, hitting the … [Read more...]

Peña, Warren know how to get things done

OUR VIEW: Although all candidates would make a valiant effort, we feel Maria Peña and Jacob Warren would make the most successful SGA president and vice president, respectively. Both Maria Peña and Jacob Warren have been involved with SGA for the majority of their time at the university, and … [Read more...]

Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

Dear Editor, As manufacturing jobs continue to disappear, a college degree is increasingly critical to social mobility. Additionally, the university is subject to increased pressures from all directions. Funding often comes with stipulations that privilege fiscal concerns over educational ones — … [Read more...]

Make a difference for community rescue animals

Getting involved with animal rescue is very rewarding, especially for those who used to have or still have a special pet in their life. Saving animals' lives and helping them find their forever homes brings joy to everyone who's had a pet. Students might wonder how much they can do with a busy … [Read more...]

MSU celebrates desegregation

OUR VIEW: Though MSU may not have been on the right side of history, we are now.Last week, a postmaster was sent out to announce the unveiling of a historical marker celebrating MSU's desegregation. Formerly known as Midwestern University, our campus did not allow black students to enroll until … [Read more...]

Lessons from living abroad

I'm from Guam, a tiny island in the Pacific. Having lived in Asia and Europe, I wanted to share some things I've learned about people and myself.Racism. I was 10-years-old when I had my first experience with it. Old enough to remember what actually occurred. My classmate (who was white) had a … [Read more...]

Why liberal arts education is important

I attended the Faculty Forum last week, and I found it rather interesting. The panelists and audience discussed the importance of attending a liberal arts university, how to incorporate liberal arts into the world and other studies, cultural literacy, what can be done at the moment to incorporate … [Read more...]