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Caribbean Student Organization to hold Expressions on March 29

Randi Heaton, Reporter

March 28, 2019

Music will be playing, people will be dancing, and the food will be cooking on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Akin Auditorium. It's the biggest event the Caribbean Student Organization holds this semester and is free for all students. The CSO uses the event to help educate students learn more about...

Mazzio’s buffet fills the stomach

Mazzio’s buffet fills the stomach

March 27, 2019

I am not originally a fan of pizza, but Mazzio's surprised me. My boyfriend and I arrived at Mazzio's March 25 to try it out for the first time. We were warmly welcomed at the door by a nice young lady and she helped us decide on the buffet. Mazzio's has a variety of options from calzones to pasta...

Opportunities about for freshmen to maintain healthy lifestyle

Opportunities about for freshmen to maintain healthy lifestyle

Randi Heaton, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Freshman are notorious for gaining the 'Freshman 15' but there are resources here to help avoid that. On campus there is the Bruce and Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center, commonly referred to as the wellness center. At times, the gym is filled with the hustle and bustle of students, faculty, a...

New executive chef changes cafeteria quality

New executive chef changes cafeteria quality

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

March 8, 2019

Jay Bendele started as the executive chef for Mesquite Dining Hall about two weeks ago. Three cafeteria employees and 15 students said they are beginning to notice improvements in the quality of food as well as in the quality of relationships among cafeteria employees. Bendele, who has been in the ...

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

March 5, 2019

On a whim, my boyfriend and I went to dinner at El Tapatio March 4. We arrived at about 6 p.m. and were sat almost immediately. Our waiter came to get our drink orders and within ten minutes of being sat and getting my drink, I was able to order my dinner and have it placed in front of me. The feel...

27 students play in pool tournament

27 students play in pool tournament

Joseph Rader, reporter

February 25, 2019

Friday nights students unwind from their week of classes by gathering with friends and going out. On Feb. 22, 27 students gathered at The Clark Student Center for a pool tournament in the Recreational Room where only one student, Michael French, kinesiology freshman, won. "I came here to play one...

Question of the week: What is food insecurity? and how can MSU help?

Alana Earle and Yerasly Duran

January 23, 2019

Students body defines what they think food insecurity is, and discuss how they believe MSU can help. Alex Espy, education elementary teaching freshman| "I guess choosing between school and food shouldn't be an option. I feel like you should have both. You can't really have a proper education without food....

Canan food security scholarship aids students

Canan food security scholarship aids students

Yerasly Duran, Alana Earle, and Paige Champagne

January 23, 2019

The Canan Food Security Program is offering food insecure students an opportunity to get meals in Mesquite Dining Hall or Mavericks Corner. As of January students are able to apply to the program and no longer have the burden of not knowing where their next meal will come from. Pat Canan, Wic...

Students make plans for Thanksgiving break

Amber Hernandez, Reporter

November 20, 2018

Turkeys in the oven, families around the table and lots of laughter to go around is what Thanksgiving is usually all about but that isn't the case for all students. For the Thanksgiving holiday, students use the days off classes differently depending on where they are from and if they celebrate Than...

MSU wellness center hosts 10th annual turkey trot

MSU wellness center hosts 10th annual turkey trot

Jake Clancy, Reporter

November 16, 2018

Some 100 people participated in the Turkey Trot at Sikes Lake on Nov. 14. The Turkey Trot is an annual event put on by the Wellness Center. The entry fee for this event was a donation of a non-perishable food item. All donations went to Mustangs Pantry, the new food bank for students. "We typically have a reall...

MY THOUGHTS: Experience the Yogurt Journey

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Yogurt Journey or Yojo, is a popular frozen yogurt store that provides a clean, calm atmosphere where students and others can socialize, study, and have a good time. At 49 cents an ounce, Yojo provides a more affordable price for frozen yogurt than similar vendors. "We want to provide the best experience...

Mustangs Pantry give food insecure students more resources

Amber Hernandez, Reporter

September 13, 2018

Students who are food insecure now have access to canned goods and other foods that don't expire in Room 173 of the Clark Student Center. The Mustangs Pantry had just been an idea until it finally came into action this past Wednesday. “It was initially designed to help those who are food insecure...

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