Who needs talent these days anyway?

Throughout history music has brought together people of different faiths, ideals, communities and nationalities. True talent used to be recognizable instantly and computers weren’t used to infuse talent into a bland and otherwise unrecognizable voice. Today it seems almost any person can make … [Read more...]

There’s a better way to do this

The university’s new cap on teaching loads is doing exactly the opposite of what it intended to do. The edict, which was handed down from Provost Dr. Alisa White in late December, limited teaching loads to 15 credit hours. Professors in some departments have lost considerable pay because of … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor – 02-08-2012

I would like to bring an issue to your attention: I am a grad student and I attend MSU at night for my classes. I work 40-plus hours a week at my job and I don’t always eat dinner between 5 p.m., when I got off work, and 5:30 p.m., when class begins. Last night I had class in the Dillard Building … [Read more...]

MTV, Jersey Shore and Teen Mom are rotting your brain

I totally understand the “rubber-necking” concept. I get that the woes of others are a sick, twisted, but totally appealing form of entertainment. What I fail to understand is this plague of shows that make the human race look like...dare I say it...baboons. What are these shows? It’s not … [Read more...]

Komen needed the pressure

Last week, women across the nation were outraged when the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation pulled funding from Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood, an organization committed to helping underprivileged and financially unstable women in their sexual health, has received funding from Komen … [Read more...]

Gingrich: “I am not a werewolf!”

Close acquaintances share their perspectives on Newt’s strangest fixation – the moon  Newt Gingrich began trying to clear his name Tuesday after two close friends accused him of being a werewolf. The sources, who wished to remain unnamed, said they had seen the GOP presidential candidate … [Read more...]

LMFAO at the haters

I’ve come to the conclusion that people who hate techno, electronic or house music really have no idea what they are talking about. I’ve especially realized that they really have no idea what they’re talking about after I hear them listening to Rihanna, LMFAO or La Roux. What really irks me the … [Read more...]

Religion continues to divide itself at Midwestern State

The United States of America was built on the idea of every person having religious freedom. But as more time passes, the more it seems, that politicians as well as other social leaders are trying to convince society that American values are actually Christian values. So what has happened to the … [Read more...]

A strong economy for peace

The United States has been regarded as one of the most powerful countries since World War II. This powerful world prowess has been held due to successful trading relationships and a prosperous economy. But recently, with skyrocketing federal spending, more than $1 trillion spent on the Iraq War, … [Read more...]

Blacking out for a cause

On Wednesday, more than 115,000 websites participated in the largest online protest in world history to oppose the SOPA and PIPA bills. URLs and HTTPs united with physical demonstrators in New York City, San Francisco and Seattle to force the bills to be shelved indefinitely on  January 20. Among … [Read more...]