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Racers claim OVC Championship title

Racers claim OVC Championship title

For the first time since 2003, the Racer Volleyball team has claimed the OVC Championship tournament. With the winning point, the team fell to the floor, some with…

Peace and blessings

Peace and blessings

It was almost a year ago to the week that I wrote my first column for The News. I remember the former Sports Editor, Ryan, asking me if…

Women see first back-to-back triple digits

Women see first back-to-back triple digits

The women’s basketball team recorded triple-digit wins in the last two games despite its open season loss. The Racers began their season with a hard loss against the…

Rugby provides sport alternative

Rugby provides sport alternative

The Murray State Rugby Football Club provides an alternative for athletes to satisfy their need for competition in place of college athletics. Rugby football, referred to simply as…

Racers fall near end of season

Racers fall near end of season

Despite a strong showing on both the offensive and defensive fronts, the timing wasn’t there for the football team as it fell 43-36 to Eastern Kentucky Saturday at…

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Human Rights LGBT revisions postponed after concerns raised

Human Rights LGBT revisions postponed after concerns raised

The city council chambers overflowed with citizens and Murray State students Nov. 13 when the…

Ruling puts gay rights in flux

Ruling puts gay rights in flux

Following recent appeals made by Kentucky and three other states, the issue of whether it…

Anti-discrimination director speaks of post 9/11

Anti-discrimination director speaks of post 9/11

Fatina Abdrabboh’s mixed background, with a mother from Arkansas and a father from Jordan, opened…

Grissom awarded $500 toward psychology research

Grissom awarded $500 toward psychology research

The office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA) awarded Layne Grissom, senior psychology major…

Geier, Linzy named outstanding senior woman, man

Danielle Geier and Benjamin Linzy were named Outstanding Senior Woman and Man for December 2014…

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Stop, drop and SHOP

Stop, drop and SHOP

With Christmas approaching as fast as the winter weather, students may turn to Black Friday deals in order to save money this holiday season. Whether shopping for family,…

Student wins body-building competition

Student wins body-building competition

Many people try their entire lives to reach physical perfection. Society can be obsessed with the “perfect body” and what it means to be healthy. There are people…

How to: Throw the ultimate Friends-giving dinner

There are two reasons why students are looking forward to next week: three days off of school and Thanksgiving. Some students will travel by car or plane to…

Nickel Creek performer presented alumni award

Nickel Creek performer presented alumni award

Scott Thile has been an instrument technician in Murray State’s Old Fine Arts Building since 1995. Scott has been helping his son, Chris, since he was 5 years…

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Captain’s Log

Garrison: Why you should date in college

When I was in elementary school, the teachers always told us they were preparing us for middle school. In middle school, the teachers always stressed how important…

Did she really say that?

Moms can be sexy, too

Ever since Kim Kardashian exposed her bare bottom on the cover of Paper Magazine, people have  buzzed with discussion. This was cynically and correctly predicted by the…

Issues, Observations and sometimes Rants

Qualls: The sound of silence

Many of my left-leaning friends expressed great astonishment at the midterm election results.  In particular was the surprising defeat of Alison Lundergan Grimes. Some of my right-leaning…

Our View

Scholarship thank-you letters feel forced

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of The Murray State News Editorial Board. Many students rely on scholarships in order to afford college. Thanks to the…

Letters

Letter to the Editor 11-7-14

I have never written a Letter to the Editor before. However, your article on the Eracism event warranted a response. I applaud the article, which provided a…

Opinion

Five things you shouldn’t ask your professor

Last week an old friend sent me an online column she thought might be useful to students preparing to enter the job market: “Ten Things You Should…

Opinion

Garrison: Dear Ted Cruz

Most people have no earthly idea what net neutrality is. Those who have read up on the subject know how absolutely vital this is to the world.…

Opinion

One step forward and two steps back

I’m proud to be a part of many things that are larger than myself. I’m proud to be a Racer, I’m proud to be a Kentuckian, but…

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