Cafeteria lacks both quality and quantity

OUR VIEW: While some parts of the new cafeteria have improved, as a whole it has not.The quality of the cafeteria has declined since last year, and we believe this needs to change. There are days where they don't have cups or forks, and there are days when there is no milk for cereal. The sales are … [Read more...]

Athletes should not be forced to stand for the national anthem

OUR VIEW: While we recognize the shared loyalty to our country, athletes should not be forced to stand for the national anthem.San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made a public stand by sitting during a time the country stands together to honor the country's flag. His action has sparked … [Read more...]

Registration needed for concealed carry

Our view: The university should register each concealed carrying studentWith Legacy Hall sprouting up, turf fields being rolled out, recreational fields blanketed with concrete, and a new Mass Communication wing in the works, change has been constant on campus this past year. However, none of these … [Read more...]

New safety app makes students feel secure

Our view: All MSU students should add the new safety app to their toolboxes.After downloading the new MSU safety app and experimenting with its features, all students should download it if their smartphone supports it.If students feel unsafe walking home from the library after a late night of … [Read more...]

Legacy Hall marks signs of growth

Our view: Though unfinished, Legacy Hall makes campus even better. After 15 months of construction and $35.5 million later, 492 students have a brand new place to call home — Legacy Hall. While it is not entirely finished yet, the parts that are finished make great additions to the campus and the … [Read more...]

Construction should help, not harm

With the construction of the new dorm, mass communication building and turf fields, the rise in construction workers and their equipment is inevitable. Sections of parking lots have been closed or blocked off, and gates have been put up around what used to be easily accessible sidewalks.Students pay … [Read more...]

New summit prompts dialogue

Our view: The Black Leadership Summit is a necessary vehicle for change on this campus, and arguments about its necessity are missing the point and unfairly attack the students who benefit most from the summit.Although some students may feel the Black Leadership Summit isn't necessary or is … [Read more...]

Embrace progress, dude

SATIRE, Texas — Marijuana activists worldwide have been eagerly awaiting today's date — 4-20 — a number first established by a group of five high-school stoners but made famous by the popular rock group, Grateful Dead. The number has been used in everything from marijuana police codes to legislation … [Read more...]

Don’t push mental illness under the rug

Our opinion: Take mental health as seriously as physical health. The repercussions mental illnesses like anxiety disorders or depression can have just as big of an impact on someone's quality of life as physical ailments and should be treated accordingly.Mental illnesses are far too often … [Read more...]

Educate yourself on social justice

OUR OPINION: It's more than time for we as a campus community to be tolerant of people with varying sexualities, gender identities, religions, and cultural ties. But tolerance isn't enough – we must foster inclusivity as well. We continue to make strides in social justice at the national level, from … [Read more...]