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Racers return with strong lead

Special teams dominated the game against Kentucky Wesleyan College Saturday as two touchdown kickoff returns and one touchdown punt return helped build their lead. The first play of…

Former Racer football player dies in car accident

Former Racer football defensive end Adrian Dinkins was killed in a car accident late Tuesday evening in Ridgeland, Miss. Before Murray State, Dinkins played two seasons at Mississippi…

Softball ends fall season with scrimmage

Softball ends fall season with scrimmage

The fall season came to a close Oct. 17 as Murray State softball finished its schedule with an intrasquad scrimmage. The Racers were initially scheduled to face Shawnee…

Intramural football begins

Intramural football begins

Richmond A and the Pylon Pythons kicked off the flag football season with a grueling scrimmage on Monday. The Pylon Pythons came out on top by just two…

News

Davies quiets Ebola rumors

Davies quiets Ebola rumors

The virus Ebola, now ravaging several West African countries, turned from jokes to rumors last…

The Gentry House works to avoid shutdown

The Gentry House works to avoid shutdown

Kimberly Mason, director and case manager at the Gentry House, could hear the phone ringing…

Clinton, Grimes visit Paducah for campaigning

Clinton, Grimes visit Paducah  for campaigning

With the heated Nov. 4 Senate election two weeks away, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan…

New student accounting center dedicated to Miller

New student accounting center dedicated to Miller

This semester, Murray State accounting students have their own suite on campus to relax between…

Fourth sexual assault reported

A sexual assault was reported at Springer Residential College at 12:36 a.m. Oct. 16. This…

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Features

Health Services to offer free flu vaccinations to students

Leaves are changing colors, sporting events are in full swing, but what students catch this fall may not be a football. Flu season is right around the corner,…

‘Fury’ outguns rivals, kills box office

‘Fury’ outguns rivals, kills box office

“Fury,” another long-awaited film, cashes in on being a real war movie. Since “Saving Private Ryan,” there has not been another like it. With a killer cast and…

Crazy in Love to shed light on abusive relationships

Every minute, 24 people become victims of rape, physical violence or stalking, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. A large portion of those victims…

Students, faculty celebrate Oktoberfest, German culture

Students, faculty celebrate Oktoberfest, German culture

Faculty, community members, students and the International Cultures and Languages Association (ICALA) gathered Saturday to celebrate bratwurst, sauerkraut, polka and beer. The fall harvest festival, commonly known as…

Captain’s Log

Garrison: Why we will always finish last

“We feed from the scraps that befall the grace of ‘Great Men’s Jowls.” I first heard this line from its original author and future novelist Connor Jaschen.…

Did she really say that?

Allow yourself a margin of error

I dropped my first class last week. As a traditionally good student with the perseverance to stick things out, this took a toll on my conscience for…

Issues, Observations and sometimes Rants

Qualls: A supreme rant

The Supreme Court began its October session last week.  Oral arguments on important issues will be heard.  Opinions won’t be released until June.  There will be lots…

Our View

Davies’ donation creates opportunities

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of The Murray State News Editorial Board. In addition to tuition, Murray State relies on outside donations from alumni and…

Letters

Letter to the Editor 10-24-14

The Jubilee solution will eliminate the student loan crisis. Following the Lehman banking debacle of 2008, the government-sponsored bailout of “Too Big to Fail” banks created an…

Opinion

Valentine: Get a box

It’s that special time of year again. No, it’s too early for Christmas, despite the Walmart mannequins wearing vampire fangs and Santa hats. It’s too early for…

Opinion

Garrison: I lived to see 8

  I remember very little of my early childhood. From my birth until I was 12 years old is kind of a blur, but there are always moments…

Opinion

Letter to the Editor 10-17-14

We were recently brought news of another round of stolen private images of several well-known women leaked to the public online. While there is no doubt regarding…

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