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A day in the life- A’Lya Figueroa

A'Lya Figeroa.

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 18, 2020

After walking across the stage and leaving 12 years of school behind, many students face one of the biggest choices they’ll ever make. That might be continuing on to higher education to fulfill or find their dream jobs, attending a trade school or becoming a freelancer of their passion since birth....

$50 million campaign benefits all students

$50 million campaign benefits all students

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

October 2, 2019

The university's comprehensive campaign met its goal of $50 million in the third year of a seven-year campaign. This campaign began Sept. 1, 2016, and will continue until the university's centennial celebration in. The three pillars are enriching lives, enhancing teaching and learning, as well as investing in ...

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty


Hunter Tyler and Taylor Anderson

April 30, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty attended the Celebration of Scholarship in the Clark Student Center April 24-25 to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty presenting their research. The event, hosted by the graduate school and the undergraduate research office, allowed students...

Canan food security scholarship aids students

Salad bar options

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...

Priddy scholarship opens new opportunities for first-generation students

At the Carboard Boat Race, Priddy Scholars Tre Jones, mass communication sophomore, and Daycee Duncan, computer science sophomore, prepare to take the water on Oct. 20. The Priddy Scholars participate in most campus activities.

Yerasly Duran, Reporter

January 17, 2019

To ease the transition to college for first-generation students, the Priddy Program was launched in fall 2017 providing funding for 30 full-ride student scholarships and will fund 10 additional scholarships each fall. The scholarship originally awarded 10 entering freshmen, 10 sophomores and 10 juniors bu...

EURECA proposal on Russian literature one of 27 awarded for fall

spring projects

Kristin Silva, Reporter

September 5, 2018

Lane Riggs, English senior, dedicated 15 additional hours of research and study each week to her Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative Activities project which discussed Russian literature and Soviet government — "Annotated Translation of Zamyatin’s We with Scholarly Apparatu...

Social work senior goes ‘above and beyond’

Charles Staats Jr., social work senior, earned a $250 scholarship from the Social Workers Acting Together organization for his hard work and dedication. Photo contributed by LeaAnn Reyes

Kara McIntyre

May 3, 2017

Charles Staats Jr., social work senior, has plenty to do — full-time job, schoolwork, president of Phi Alpha, the social work honor society, and an internship — but he still volunteered to be co-coordinator of Social Work Month. Staats said the planning and coordinating was a nonstop proc...

UGROW project subscriptions open to students

Greta Lazzarotto

February 22, 2017

Sign up for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Summer Workshop's summer research project is open in the Clark Student Center atrium. On Feb. 23 from 5:30-7 p.m., UGROW members will host "Posters on the Go," a presentation to discuss the progress of their projects.“I encourage students to do rese...

Akoakoa Paleka-Kennedy goes from palm trees to flat lands

Akoakoa Paleka-Kennedy, criminal justice junior, doing some fitness training during team training at the MSU practice fields, Oct. 7, 2014. Photo by Sam Croft

Jessalyn Castro

October 7, 2014

A trip home for most students only takes a few hours in a car that can be made every other weekend. However, for criminal justice junior Akoakoa Paleka-Kennedy, an 8-hour flight will get him back home only twice a year. And he travels home to the southernmost state all for football. His name...

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