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Intramurals are back: Softball kicks off season

Intramurals are back: Softball kicks off season

Intramural softball season: a time for students to take a break from classes, step on the field and play for their favorite organization. Students kicked off the first…

Volleyball takes champion title at Liberty Invite

Volleyball takes champion title at Liberty Invite

Racer volleyball continued its successful start to the season last weekend at the Liberty Invitational in Lynchburg, Va. The team took the tournament after defeating University of South…

Soccer faces double defeat in Florida

Soccer faces double defeat in Florida

It was not all sunshine and daisies for the Murray State women’s soccer team this past weekend as they traveled to Florida. The team lost both of its…

We get it,  you know sports

We get it, you know sports

If you choose to read any further, you will probably pick up on the fact that this is the first column I’ve ever written. My editor entrusted me…

News

Murray local killed in Chile

An international tragedy hit too close to home for many in the Murray community last…

Protesters confront racist social media comments

Protesters confront racist social media comments

In response to recent comments posted on the social messaging app Yik Yak, students and…

Fraternities welcome new members

Fraternities welcome new members

Brothers old and new filled Murray State’s Quad with shouts and cheers, and welcomed more…

Four-year graduation rates below 30 percent

Four-year graduation rates below 30 percent

Of the approximately 1,500 first-time freshmen beginning their fourth week of classes at Murray State…

Leadership workshop panel guides women

Leadership workshop panel guides women

Women, including students, faculty and staff, of Murray State’s campus met at the Heritage Center…

Gala, auction held at Hutson Arboretum

The new “mountain” and pond exhibit in the Hutson School of Agriculture Arboretum at Murray…

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‘As Above,’ sinks below

‘As Above,’ sinks below

Like clockwork, we are introduced to a couple months of semi-scary horror movies that lead us up to Halloween’s fresh batch of frights. Sometimes we get lucky with…

Yoga classes offer student escape

Yoga classes offer student escape

As the fourth week of classes is coming to a close, students’ agendas are quickly filling up with assignments and events. Stress is an inevitable part of college…

Local theater productions commence after summer fire

Local theater productions commence after summer fire

After a fire destroyed costumes, props and a storage unit at Playhouse in the Park in July, director Lisa Cope had to improvise and find a way to…

Lecture series caters to each organization

Award-nominated speaker Bob Hall come to Murray State to present his Nonviolent Sexuality Series to students and faculty Sept. 17. Hall will present four workshops, each geared towards…

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Captain’s Log

Garrison: Classic hamartia

If I were to ask your everyday 7 to 10 year old what he or she thought a hero was, I’d get a plethora of interesting definitions.…

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9/11 and sacrificing rights in fear

It’s amazing what people will do as a reaction to fear. I was in my third grade classroom when news broke about hijacked planes flying into the…

I’ve got a Story for You

Valentine: Summer can be life-changing

It’s summer time. Summer, for most of us, means an end to school for a brief respite. It does not, however, mean an end to learning. It’s…

Issues, Observations and sometimes Rants

Qualls: The week of the undead

No, this column is not about zombies. Many of us may resemble zombies during the last week of class but that’s not what this column is about.…

Our View

College readiness dampens success

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of The Murray State News Editorial Board.   Students who fail to meet the standard admission criteria for Murray State…

Letters

Letters to the Editor 9-12-14

The recent designation of three gender-neutral restrooms on our campus is a welcome and late-coming development, yet it has become clear, via national news (not to mention…

Opinion

Letters to the Editor 9-12-14

First, I want to commend The Murray State News for covering the demonstrators who protested the shooting of Michael Brown outside of Waterfield Library. I’m sure it…

Opinion

Letter to the Editor: 9-12-14

While on the surface multiple ACT subject scores below the mark of 11 may seem absurdly below the academic standards of the University, consider, for a moment,…

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