College: the final frontier for father of two

College: the final frontier. Well not really, but it can have an ominous feeling regardless of your classification. Freshman students feel the pressures of moving out on their own and having to juggle responsibilities. Seniors feel the pressures of "senioritis" and struggling to get to the light at … [Read more...]

366 prospective students attend Mustangs Rally

The admissions office organized the fall 2017 Mustangs Rally where prospective students were introduced to the university on Oct. 28. George Castro, admissions counselor, said the goal of Mustangs Rally is to help the prospective students understand MSU more. “We hope that students leave with … [Read more...]

Students learn how to ‘college’ at First Steps to Success

In an effort to increase retention, Syreeta Green, director of equity inclusion and student affairs, presented five students with the First Steps to Success Program on Sept. 13 in the Sunwatcher Clubhouse. According to Green, First Steps to Success is a program that is geared towards first … [Read more...]

Golden Thunder band displays new uniforms

A warm, September Saturday night sets the tone as the Golden Thunder band marched onto the field. As they moved into position, it's easy to notice there is something different about the band this year. They are showing their true colors. There is no mistaking that the band on the field is for the … [Read more...]

Keynote speaker serenades students at convocation

Silence echoed in the D. L. Ligon Coliseum, as anticipation and curiosity filled students about keynote speaker, Preston Pugmire's next moves. After dropping a beat, Pugmire incorporated his musical passion with encouraging students to listen, to be positive and to be authentic. On Aug. 29 the … [Read more...]

Students call MSU home

As cars and trucks lined up along Louis J. Rodriguez Dr., resident assistants and volunteers stood tall with their sleeves rolled up, ready to help freshman and returning students into their new homes at MSU. A collection of view points from Move-In Day: "I'm excited to live on campus and get … [Read more...]

Lamb trades Hardin office for student center

Students hurry to get in the Chick-Fil-A line. A group of juniors plays pool in the rec room. The computer lab fills with procrastinating students, rushing to print their essays before class. A few students wander to the bookstore to spend money they don't really have on MSU gear they don't really … [Read more...]

Social media connects students to campus

With more than 6,000 student on the campus, administration alongside student organizations work to get information out to students through emails, web word alerts and D2L notifications, but for students that live in the digital age, social media is crucial for students to stay connected to event on … [Read more...]

Living on campus gets students involved

Living on campus provides a great opportunity to make friends and get involved in activities throughout the semester. The university has events to attend that are right outside of the residence halls, making it easy for students to get out and enjoy the college life. There are four residence halls … [Read more...]

Students participate in dozens of Roundup events

For six days before the first day of classes, events ranging from Pokémon Go hunting to soccer tailgate parties were coordinated by the Office of Student Development and Orientation to create Mustangs Roundup Week. It was designed specifically for entering undergraduates as a unique extended … [Read more...]