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Kiwanis Pancake Festival sweetens the day

Chase Shortt, Reporter

January 30, 2019

The annual Pancake Festival hosted each year by the Kiwanis Club is a date of remembrance running six decades strong as an overwhelming number of pancakes are made in the name of charity. The Kiwanis Club Chairman John Rhodes quickly commented while on the grill saying, “We want to serve as many people as we c...

Mustangs Madness keeps crowd on its feet

Mustangs Madness keeps crowd on its feet

Allison Atherton, Reporter

October 27, 2018

As part of a continuing series of events with homecoming, the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement presented Mustangs Madness Oct. 25 in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event started off with the cheerleaders coming onto the floor and ramping up the crowds spirit fo...

Keeping our campus clean

October 24, 2018

Our View: We believe that students should be more concerned about our environment. Being involved can help keep our community and campus clean and healthy. In fall of 2017 The Environmental Student Organization was formed by students to help keep the campus "green". This group was originally called...

Administrators honor first African American students

Administrators honor first African American students

latoya fondren

February 24, 2018

To honor the first African American students who attended MSU in 1954, administrators hosted a ceremony in which they dedicated a bench to the alumni in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suites on Feb 23. Syreeta Greene, director of the office of equity, inclusion and multicultural affairs, sa...

20 organizations look to recruit students at fair

latoya fondren

January 25, 2018

Students filled the Clark Student Center Atrium as they walked around to each table to gather information regarding the about 20 organizations at the Student Organization Fair, put on by the Office of Student Involvement. Stefan Laplace, geosciences senior and secretary of the Environmental Student...

30 students explore creative side in holiday art class

30 students explore creative side in holiday art class

latoya fondren

December 5, 2017

Classical-holiday music played in the background. Acorns, Santa ornaments, snowflake frames and various paint colors filled the Kiowa Room, as students chose from the supplies to decorate as a part of Holiday Decorations Art Class on Dec. 5. "My main motive behind today's class was to get stu...

Students fate uncertain pending a possible end to DACA

Judelle Tyson

December 4, 2017

With the possible cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Dreamers program, an estimated 800,000 dreamers are at risk of being deported. In September, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA pending a six-month delay. Until Congress passes a law to grant these c...

Board of Regents approve admissions policy change

Board of Regents approve admissions policy change

Judelle Tyson

November 27, 2017

For high school applicants in the top 25 percent of their class, MSU just became more accessible. The Board of Regents members approved a policy that will allow automatic acceptance for high school applicants in the top 25 percent of their class — a huge change from the original requirement of ...

21 students participate in millennial trivia game

21 students participate in millennial trivia game

Latoya Fondren, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Loud laughter, shouts and conversation filled Legacy Multipurpose Room as students anxiously sat on the edge of their seats to answer questions on the projector screen. To get students to come out to have a great time and support Delta Week, as part of, "Millennial Trivia Night"on Nov. 9. Han...

Student regent application closes Nov. 30

Student regent application closes Nov. 30

Judelle Tyson

November 7, 2017

The student regent application deadline will close on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. — but many students don't fully understand what that position actually means. As student regent, Shayla Owens, business administration management senior, helps the nine-member Board of Regents consider the students when ...

Dia de Los Muertos event to celebrate lives of dead Nov. 1

Judelle Tyson

November 1, 2017

In the spirit of celebrating Día de Los Muertos — Day of the Dead — the University Programming Board and Bilingual Education Student Organization will host an event to celebrate the lives of the dead on Nov. 1 in the Clark Student Center atrium at 6 p.m. Día de Los Muertos is celebrated every...

Students decorate cupcakes to get into the Halloween spirit

Students decorate cupcakes to get into the Halloween spirit

latoya fondren

November 1, 2017

Sprinkles, M&M's, chocolate crumbs, graham crackers, pink, lavender, white, orange and grey icing filled the table as students picked their favorite toppings and decorated their cupcakes. To get students into the Halloween spirit, the University Programming Board hosted a cupcake decorating ev...

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