Choosing a home away from home

Coming to a college campus for the first time, especially as a first-time student, can be daunting. Just the notion of all the opportunity and freedom is enough to make anyone’s head spin. But with freedom comes responsibility, and one of the first tough decisions incoming students have to make is … [Read more...]

Fair-weather advocates should learn the facts

Let's clear something up. Target is not allowing anyone to use any restroom they want. Target is not inviting men into women's restrooms. Target is not creating a safe haven for child predators, rapists, or any other scary threat conjured up by close-minded people harboring some deep anti-LGBT+ … [Read more...]

Under Pressure: Anxiety is more common than you think

“It’s like when you get really hungry – you can’t ignore your stomach constantly growling. It’s always there.” That’s how Catherine Stepniak, psychology and sociology junior, describes her anxiety.“Most of the time I feel like I’m about to die. I get a pounding heart, shortness of breath, nausea, … [Read more...]

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Sad?

Last year, 65 percent of college students reported stress, anxiety or depression as a factor impacting their academic performance, according to the spring 2015 National College Health Assessment.Similarly, in a survey of MSU students, faculty, staff and alumni, 77.53 percent of people reported … [Read more...]

More than $2.4 million in student fees allocated between 28 groups

Student Fee Allocations committee members allocated a total of $2,419,142 out of the $2,430,000 in estimated revenue, creating a surplus of $10,858 in the budget.The committee members agreed on the recommended budget for the 2017 fiscal year, beginning Sept. 1, 2016 and ending Aug. 31, 2017, at a … [Read more...]

Cajun barbecue joint worth the drive

When a friend first suggested I go to Rafter J BBQ after I ranted about a severe lack of cajun food in our otherwise culinarily-blessed city, I was immediately excited. Until I learned this supposed cajun-barbecue paradise was a whopping 17 minutes from campus, off 287 in Iowa Park. But as a … [Read more...]

Chik-fil-A opens behind schedule, above expectations

One of many changes to dining services, Chick-fil-A Expressofficially opened in the Clark Student Center food court on Aug. 27. "I will eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and every snack in between," said Austin Snyder, marketing sophomore. Some students, like Chyenne Lozowski, nursing … [Read more...]

Q&A: Jesse Brown, student government association president

As the new school year begins, we took some time with Student Government Association President Jesse Brown to talk about this year's SGA goals and changes. What is your big priority for Student Government Association going into this school year? "We're redoing our public relations arm. We want … [Read more...]

Parking lots open and close in time for fall semester

As the new semester nears, parking lot six south by the football practice fields has been expanded. This added 257 parking spaces for students according to Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management. When construction began on the new residence hall, 220 resident … [Read more...]

Move-In Day 2015 Photo Gallery

The incoming freshmen class moved in to Pierce, Killingsworth and McCullough-Trigg residence halls during Move-In day on August 18, 2015, the first on many Mustangs Roundup Week events. Check back soon for full story. … [Read more...]