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Be safe during spring break — in more than one way

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March 8, 2017

OUR VIEW: We want all of our students to come back to campus safe and sound — so please, be careful. Spring break is just around the corner, and we know it's the time for everyone to relax and take a mental break from the stresses of school, whether that means going home for a week, hitting th...

Peña, Warren know how to get things done

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February 28, 2017

OUR VIEW: Although all candidates would make a valiant effort, we feel Maria Peña and Jacob Warren would make the most successful SGA president and vice president, respectively. Both Maria Peña and Jacob Warren have been involved with SGA for the majority of their time at the university, and know the dif...

MSU celebrates desegregation

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February 22, 2017

OUR VIEW: Though MSU may not have been on the right side of history, we are now.Last week, a postmaster was sent out to announce the unveiling of a historical marker celebrating MSU's desegregation. Formerly known as Midwestern University, our campus did not allow black students to enroll until Brown vs. ...

Quarantine: MSU edition

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February 15, 2017

OUR VIEW: Sick students need to keep their illnesses in the confines of their own homes.Sniffling. Coughing. Puffy, red eyes. Scratchy throats and barely audible voices. These are just a few of the sounds and disgusting bodily functions that students experience as classes drag on through the campu...

Construction breaks quiet hours

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February 8, 2017

OUR VIEW: Construction disrupts dorm life.The world knows that the glass-faced, moneyless, starving zombies walking around wearing university-associated clothing known as college students are desperate for as much sleep as they can get. The students living on our campus are more desperate for slee...

Student safety takes precedent over executive order

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February 1, 2017

OUR VIEW: The "Muslim ban" has been mislabeled for a reason: it is discriminatory in underlying nature. On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for at least the next 90 days. The executive order ...

Gender inequality still a real problem

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January 25, 2017

OUR VIEW: The women in the women's march had reasons to protest, despite criticism on social media.Around the world, women, men and children of all races and beliefs gathered in their cities to vocalize the injustice of gender equality. As people marched, social media brought forth thousands of confused ...

Inauguration important no matter the vote

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January 18, 2017

OUR VIEW: No matter who you voted for, it's important to wish for our country's success, regardless of the President.As the presidential inauguration date draws closer, part of the country will be donning their Make America Great Again hats and celebrating the induction of our President-elect Donald...

New stadium should not be top priority

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December 7, 2016

OUR VIEW: The $50 million comprehensive campaign money should go toward other priorities before a multipurpose stadium.Last week, administration presented a $50 million comprehensive campaign for the next 100 years at MSU. They asked for student, faculty and staff opinions, ranging from scholarships ...

Fantasy of Lights spreads holiday cheer

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November 30, 2016

OUR VIEW: Everyone should take a walk around campus to see the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights this winter.Before Thanksgiving break, the annual MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opened on Nov. 21. With 20,000 beautiful lights and 35 entertaining, exciting holiday displays, this is an event that everyone should...

Protests display our First Amendment rights

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November 16, 2016

OUR VIEW: Protesting is an expression of our First Amendment rights, not an attempt at overthrowing the government.After Election Day last week, protests erupted in various cities around the country. Austin, Texas. Indianapolis, Indiana. Atlanta, Georgia. Chicago, Illinois. Dallas, Texas. Seattle, Wa...

Praise for successful election watch party

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November 14, 2016

The political science department put on a successful election watch party last night in Legacy Hall. It was impressive to see almost 75 students in attendance, actively engaged in the election coverage. It's refreshing to see so many students interested and involved in politics in a generation that is...

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