Students need credit card machines for efficiency

OUR VIEW: To fix the convoluted payment issue on campus, administration needs fix the credit card machine. Students and faculty are tired of getting out of class, making their way to the dining hall, waiting in a huge line, finally getting to order their number one at Chick-Fil-A, and hearing “Oh, … [Read more...]

Students and faculty show off research at undergraduate forum

Students, there for extra credit or for a presentation, filled the Clark Student Atrium in the early hours of the day, milling around at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum forum on Nov. 16. Students presented their research projects they worked on all semester to their peers, … [Read more...]

Greek culture more toxic than we admit

Greek life and the activities of sororities and fraternities are prevalent on most university campuses in the United States. In fact, many universities, including MSU, will start organizing "Greek Week" in a few months, where Greeks engage in celebratory competitions to show off school and … [Read more...]

Take advantage, study abroad

Our view: Our generation is offered many opportunities our predecessors weren’t, and one of them is the chance to study abroad. While not everyone dreams of traveling the world, it something that as many students as possible should take advantage of. Besides traveling with your college friends … [Read more...]

Girl squads offer support, guidance

I've never really cared much about having girl friends. I was always around my older brothers and their friends, or my three boy cousins. I never really got along with girls, and I was never interested in all the drama that came with it — which is still true. Sure, I had a couple of close girl … [Read more...]

Purpose found through major changes

I had one goal on my mind: attend Abilene Christian starting in the fall 2017 and graduate with a bachelor's degree of science. Little did I know my plans would end up with two hospital visits during the summer and a long, long road of recovery. Since I was 9 years old, I dreamed of being a … [Read more...]

To increase retention, enrollment, university needs VP of enrollment

OUR VIEW: Because campus enrollment remains largely unchanged, administrators need to hire a vice president of enrollment management. There is a clear lack of substantial increase to the amount of newly enrolled students. If the school wishes to grow and thrive, it must have more revenue to fund … [Read more...]

Refuse to stay down, stand up to succeed

The famous actress Mary Pickford once said, “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.” This past semester I had to come to terms with that since I was placed on academic suspension. Failure is hard to … [Read more...]

Passion, happiness drive work, creativity

I own Double H Design, a business that specializes in digital and social media creation and management. My job is to take a business owner’s passion and present it to the world in a way that will positively impact their community. I am engaged in every step of the brand creating process. From … [Read more...]

Inman: ‘Stranger Things’ has taken over my life

I’ll admit I was pretty late to jump on the "Stranger Things" bandwagon, and after binge-watching it over the span of two days, I now know that the hype surrounding the show is well-deserved. It has taken over my life. The writers did an excellent job of combining a sci-fi/fantasy setting with … [Read more...]