The price of printing

According to MSU’s website, the average cost of attending school in Spring 2012 for an in-state student is $5,220.00 Each students pays approximately $110 per course on miscellaneous fees. These fees are charged as “energy surcharge fee,” “library use fee,” and “technology fee.” Since we pay … [Read more...]

States should set aside differences

Florida, Texas, Alaska and other opponents of the Affordable Care Act need to get with the program. The law, funneled through Congress by Obama’s administration, hinges on an individual health care mandate that would require all American citizens to purchase health insurance or be fined. But … [Read more...]

Obama fights for veterans

“As commander-in-chief, I won’t wait, nor will I let politics get in the way of making sure that veterans share in the opportunity that they defend. If Congress won’t act, I will.” -President Obama in Monday speech It seems that in the Obama-bashing era, the President of the United States … [Read more...]

This is about ethics

A state auditor’s report released last week stated that MSU administrators had acted legally in spending $84,345 to lavishly decorate the Harvey House, a mansion in the Country Club area of Wichita Falls. The off-campus mansion, donated to the university by a wealthy family in 2009, has since been … [Read more...]

Netflix: 810,000 down

The Internet’s top movie-rental service, Netflix, has been losing subscribers steadily since July. The issue? Rising prices and talk about complicating the renting process. The popularity of Netflix was rapid and almost overwhelming. In the second quarter of this fiscal year Netflix reported … [Read more...]

Making a name for MSU

The most popular fundraisers seem to be bake sales, cake-walks, car-washes and auctions (silent or otherwise). MSU is taking the reigns this year on a diffferent type of fundraiser, one that will bring in the big bucks and have a lasting impact on the donors, the school and the students. For  the … [Read more...]

Herman Cain is making some waves

“People who are criticizing me because I have not held public office, they are out of touch with the voters out there.” Herman Cain, a Republican presidential candidate from Georgia, fired back at detractors during State of the Union on CNN Monday night. The question is whether Cain really is … [Read more...]

Protesting for the right cause

The U.S. economy is looking more and more bleak as the weeks pass. The closer we come to 2012, the worse our situation looks. Unemployment numbers aren’t actively improving, jobs aren’t paying anything extra, and inflation is really hitting us in all the wrong spots. The Occupy Wall Street … [Read more...]

Reasonable doubt?

Troy Davis should not have been executed. The 42-year-old Savanna, Georgia resident was put to death by lethal injection Sept. 21. Davis spent 22 years in a Georgia penitentiary after being convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989. Most of the evidence that tied the noose around … [Read more...]

Spare a penny for a millionaire?

Most politicians would rather not discuss their incomes in public. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), however, let MSNBC interviewer Chris Jansing know he brings in $600,000 annually. In reality, Fleming has an income of about $6 million. “The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my … [Read more...]