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“Black excellence, Black empowerment, Black success” exemplified by black out photograph

black out photograph

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

September 16, 2020

To help create a sense of unity in students who are part of the Black campus community, members of the Black Student Union and other Black student organizations gathered together on Sept. 10 to take a blackout photograph, wearing all black attire.  Jamilah Kangudja, a graduate student of educational leadership a...

Question of the Week: What’s your favorite thing about MSU?

Question of the week: What is your favorite thing about MSU?

Alana Earle and Henry Martinez

April 23, 2019

What's your favorite thing about MSU? As the semester is wrapping up we asked students what they love most about MSU. Hayes Hooper, political science sophomore | "[I like] how friendly everyone is to each other." Austin Strode, general business freshman | "The campus [is really nice]." Rache...

Faculty lacks diversity

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 5, 2019

In a world where different cultures intertwine, students need to feel represented through the faculty on campus. Diverse faculty not only enhances opportunities for learning, but it creates an open environment for the different cultures reflected within the campus. Provost and Vice President for Academic...

A Day in the Life of Joanne Ortega

Joanne Ortega

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Joanne Ortega, mass communication senior lived her childhood in Dallas, Texas. She chose this university due to it being a smaller institution. “I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas,” Ortega said. “And I originally went to an all-girls high school. So when I was applying for colleges, I wanted...

Humanities welcomes diversity with African American Art and Literature course

Madison Davis, Reporter

December 18, 2018

Tyler M. Williams , humanities assistant professor, is teaching an African-American Art and Literature course that will analyze the upbringing of literary works that give insight to political battles from the perspective of African Americans dating back to 1945. “One of the results of a recent cam...

Lifelong Learning Center opens Sept. 12

Lecture room

Kristin Silva, Reporter

September 11, 2018

As part of an effort to educate people older than 50, the dedication of the Lifelong Learning Center is Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. "The university prides itself on its diversity," Dave Hartman, LLC coordinator, said. "The diversity is now going to include Parentials as well as Millennials." Hartman said...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Shines at Summer’s End

Brian Lang, Film Critic

September 3, 2018

Summer is over, but Hollywood has one last blockbuster to offer. Box Office hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, is the grand finale in a fireworks display of summer movies. Rachel Chu’s (Constance Wu) life is perfect. She’s the youngest faculty member ev...

Candidates for student government give their last debate

Tyler Manning

March 22, 2018

As a part of the campaign process for the Student Government Association election, candidates running for SGA leadership roles answered questions and debated for the final time on March 21 in Bolin Room 100. Around 50 students were in attendance as the four candidates answered various questions from...

Candidates for student government debate

Ellie Gunderson, political science junior,  and Steven Elhert, criminal justice senior, answer questions reguarding why they are the best fix for the president position during the Student Government Association Debate at Bolin 100 on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Tyler Manning

March 8, 2018

To give candidates running for leadership positions on the Student Government Association a chance to answer questions and debate against their competitors, SGA members hosted debates on March 8 in Bolin Room 100. The candidates are as follows: For the position of secretary | Jose Torres, b...

Campus responds to changes in disability laws

Construction of an elevator is added to Fain to bring building B into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Tasia Floissac

February 27, 2018

As a new multi-million dollar plan is being rolled out to address compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, calls are being made for heightened discussion on disability to foster greater inclusion. “Physical accessibility on campus is one thing, but it only complements the bigger pic...

Global enrollment continues to grow thanks to university’s outreach program

Lidenia Clarke, Spanish junior, shakes her chest for the camera during the Caribfest Parade that looped from Dillard to Jesse Rogers Promenade Sept. 30. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Denush Vidanapathirana

December 4, 2017

The wall and shelves of Randy Glean, director of the Office of International Student Services, are filled with pictures of smiling students, the result of his 20 years spent bringing in students from 46 countries to the university. “I got to travel the world, see more than 3,000 students come thr...

Greeks prey to stereotypes; still a ‘necessity’

latoya fondren

December 4, 2017

It's the first night of recruitment, 80 anxious girls await the start of their Greek life experience. Each girl already has an idea of which sorority they would like to be apart of and what that sorority is like. The Greek community on college campuses provides students a chance to gain leadershi...

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