Library fines skyrocket

By Icis Morton MSU is falling short when it comes to collecting library fines. Last year, library fines hit $48,634,14 but only $13,179.42 was collected. In 2009, library fines totaled $45,312.52 but only $11,181.43 was rounded up. Since August, 245 students have been fined $1,762.01 by … [Read more...]

GOP debates to continue Wednesday

By David Lightman / MCT Republican presidential candidates will debate Wednesday night for the first time since Herman Cain became controversial, Rick Perry unveiled his optional flat-tax plan and Mitt Romney explained in detail how he’d reduce budget deficits. Cain, who scheduled a news … [Read more...]

Student arrested on trespassing charge

An MSU student was arrested by campus police Monday for criminal trespassing, after ordering a motorist to drive him to Mexico. Twenty-year-old Stanley Umoh, who lives in Pierce, entered a occupied vehicle parked in front of a residence on the 2100 block of Clarinda, according to Jeff Hughes, … [Read more...]

MSU online courses gaining popularity

By Rachel Helms Online courses taken by students looking to obtain a  bachelor’s or master’s degree from Midwestern have grown by 2,789 students since they started 13 years ago. “As of Spring 2011, 171 students were taking purely online courses,” James Morris, WebCT technician said. “This … [Read more...]

Saints and Sinners

Connectives of all human beings, the spirit, and vibrant colors are portrayed in the art work by Amy Cordova. The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery is currently displaying the works of Amy Cordova and Dan Enger. Cordova’s pieces depict beauty and peace because humans deal with so much sorrow in the world. … [Read more...]

This week in photos

Roger Hinesh spoke to students Thursday during Alcohol Awareness Week with the presentation, “From Addiction to Redemption.” The Counseling Center, Housing and Residence Life, Student Development and Orientation and University Wellness gave various programs to give students a better understanding on … [Read more...]

Harassment charges rock Cain campaign

By Mark Barabak / MCT Herman Cain was already struggling with the leap from campaign novelty to serious presidential contender when he was hit with sexual harassment charges. The contradictory statements he made in his defense seem likely to fan rather than quell the … [Read more...]

Perry’s tax plan would aid wealthy Americans

By Steven Thomma / MCT Rick Perry’s proposed optional flat tax would be a windfall for wealthier Americans, giving millionaires an average tax cut of $637,418, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Research Center released Monday. While the tax cuts would be greatest at the top of … [Read more...]

Gay-straight alliance resurfaces on campus

By Icis Morton The Gay-Straight Alliance has been silent at MSU for the past two years, but is back with a  slight adjustment to the organization’s name. Now called the  P.R.O.U.D (Protecting the Right of Others, Unity and Diversity) Gay-Straight Alliance, the organization is made up of … [Read more...]

Lockdown at Pierce ends after two days

By Chris Collins and Elascha Davila-Hicks Pierce Hall residents were placed on lockdown Oct. 24 after some residents were caught sneaking girls into the dorm after hours. They were captured on videotape propping doors open so that the females could bypass the curfew rule. As punishment, … [Read more...]