Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

The crisp, sweet notes of the tickled ivory cascaded throughout the hall, bouncing off of redone carpet, onto freshly painted walls and back into the ears of those seated in brand new pews. One thing they didn't hear was the sound of the brand new air conditioner. "There's new carpet, new … [Read more...]

’90s throwback lip sync will throw down Oct. 16

As part of homecoming week, several student organizations will battle it out at the annual lip sync event on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. According to Ruby Arriaga, student coordinator for student activities, a few changes have happened this year: the location of the lip sync … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Carnival junkie

For Caribbean students (like myself) who departed our homeland for educational purposes, Carnival, which is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions, is a pilgrimage. We look forward to our island's festivals every year, and being away from home would mean that we would miss out. Caribfest is … [Read more...]

Viva MSU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month began with the second annual Viva MSU event on Sept. 15 in Legacy Courtyard. According to Ruby Arriaga, head coordinator for student activities and grad student, the Hispanic Heritage Committee created the event. "It's a way to educate the community about Hispanic … [Read more...]

Wind ensemble performance, Fascinating Ribbons, wraps up Celebration of Scholarship

The Department of Music University Wind Ensemble performed four pieces, closing out the Celebration of Scholarship, Thursday April 27. The 36-member band filled the stage in Akin Auditorium. The band members were dressed in all black, their brass and woodwind instruments making a stark contrast … [Read more...]

‘La La Land’ sings and dances its way into hearts

In honor of it finally coming out on Blu-Ray, I feel like it is finally time to express my thoughts on La La Land in writing. I have seen this movie three times in theaters and vehemently recommend it to everyone I know, it is safe to say that I love this movie. It encapsulates everything I love in … [Read more...]

Ruth Morrow: the piano woman and marathon racer

Papers, books and folders piled 15 inches high all across the office with a only a small path to the desk and computer. At first glance, it's hard to even notice the two pianos in the office. Ruth Morrow sat at her desk with a wide grin across her face, ready to discuss the adventure she calls … [Read more...]

Pianists ‘show love for music’ to 40

To share their love for music, piano professor Ruth Morrow and 10 students put together the Piano Studio Recital for about 40 people in Akin Auditorium on March 7. “They have all worked so hard.” Morrow said. “They did exactly what they needed to do to put on an amazing show.” According to … [Read more...]

Computer science sophomore releases personal debut album

Now this is a story all about how his life got flipped, turned upside down... In west Nigeria born and raised, on the playing fields is where he spent most of his days, chilling out, maxin', relaxing all cool, he had some personal thoughts after graduating school. Born in Ibadan, Oyo State … [Read more...]

Opera Workshop opens March 3

SUMMARY What is it? The Opera Workshop occurs in the spring and serves as a voice-training course. This year, it is an ensemble. When is it? Performances open to the public March 3 and March 4 at 7-p.m. How much is it? There is no ticket charge for MSU staff and students. General admission … [Read more...]