Take safety into your own hands

OUR VIEW: Lock your doors, download the MSU Safety app and travel in pairs. In light sexual assault awareness month many events discussing how to remain safe on campus have presented themselves. There are many ways to remain safe on a college campus, but locking dorm rooms, always walking with a … [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...]

New app puts safety at your fingertips

After the producers of an older version of the MSU Safety app began charging for what university officials believed were free services, police officials released a new app- one that is completely free. “ The one that we had in place at the time may have been a pretty good app at the time, but it had … [Read more...]

Students divided by Campus Carry legislation

Students divided over Campus Carry legislation from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo.“It was kind of inevitable because this is Texas. I grew up around guns, so it doesn’t really bother me or concern me. My dad told me pretty much as soon as I turned 12 and got my first gun that I was going to have a … [Read more...]

Fair-weather advocates should learn the facts

Let's clear something up. Target is not allowing anyone to use any restroom they want. Target is not inviting men into women's restrooms. Target is not creating a safe haven for child predators, rapists, or any other scary threat conjured up by close-minded people harboring some deep anti-LGBT+ … [Read more...]

269 peepholes to be installed across campus

To provide faculty and staff members with an extra level of security, facility services staff members will be installing 269 peep holes in doors across campus beginning Oct.28. Kyle Owen, assistant vice president of facility services, said, “Last fall I got an email from Dr. Carlson. It had been … [Read more...]

Parking lots open and close in time for fall semester

As the new semester nears, parking lot six south by the football practice fields has been expanded. This added 257 parking spaces for students according to Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management. When construction began on the new residence hall, 220 resident … [Read more...]

Resident Assistants to present educational drinking games

The resident assistants in Killingsworth Hall plan to use the drinking game Tower of Power, made popular by the movie "21&Over" as part of an effort to teach students to consume alcohol safely, March 26. Tiffany Uke, Killingsworth RA and sophomore biology pre-med said, “We’re trying to … [Read more...]

Police chief happy to ‘err on side of caution’ in bomb threat

In response to an unsubstantiated bomb threat, a campus-wide evacuation was ordered Dec. 8 at 9:45 a.m., interrupting finals and forcing students to leave campus for shelter off-campus. Dan Williams, chief of campus police, said University President Jesse Rogers wanted to err on the side of … [Read more...]

Toothless tobacco policy needs revision

Our view: The toothless tobacco-free campus policy damages the integrity of the university and its administrators. The policy needs to be made enforceable or eliminated altogether. We agree that the smoking policy is in serious need of revision. If campus constituents want a ban on tobacco … [Read more...]