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Rifle qualifies for NCAA Championships in Alaska

Rifle qualifies for NCAA Championships in Alaska

The snow is melting and the sun is out for most, but not for the Racer rifle team. They received their bid to travel with seven other teams…

Softball shuts out Chanticleers at showdown

The Murray State softball team went up against four teams they have never played in competition before, shut down host Chanticleers at the Chanticleer Showdown and came out…

Mind over matter

Mind over matter

Someone told me once that it doesn’t matter how hard you fall; if you want to, you’ll get back up. Imagine this— there’s five seconds left on the…

Racers drop two after winning first of season

Racers drop two after winning first of season

In the bottom of the ninth of Sunday’s game, the Racers were trying to protect a one run lead against Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, but…

OVC Championships in sight for Track and Field

OVC Championships in sight for Track and Field

Last week’s winter weather did not slow down the track and field team as the athletes prepared for the OVC Championship. This year’s Championship will be at Lantz…

News

Regents approve short-term, long-term changes

Regents approve short-term, long-term changes

The Jesse Stewart room in Pogue Library was a full house Friday as the Board…

Tuition forum discusses possible increase

Tuition forum discusses possible increase

An open forum held Wednesday evening to discuss tuition increases for the 2015-16 school year…

Ice damages Curris Center, 22 other buildings

Ice damages Curris Center, 22 other buildings

Warming temperatures and melting ice revealed new problems and new work for Facilities Management last…

Tap 216 – new kid on the block

Tap 216 – new kid on the block

The corner of Olive and 15th streets has seen many owners through the years, but…

Tale of two dining plans: Murray State and WKU

Tale of two dining plans: Murray State and WKU

Although both the dining services programs at Murray State and Western Kentucky University bring in…

Sci-Fi Club keeps it weird

Sci-Fi Club keeps it weird

Every Wednesday night, members of the Sci-Fi Club gather in room 551 of the Business…

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WKMS to host special guest during ‘Live Lunch’ broadcast

It seems impossible that the radio can break away from playing the same music that we hear on a daily basis.  It’s all golden oldies, country hits and…

Emoji generation

Emoji generation

In a generation where Instagram feeds are covered with food and selfies and Twitter is plastered with hashtags, text messages have their own symbolic character, emojis. Communication is…

Rodeo pageant postponed to May

Frigid temperatures and frozen roads  allowed entertainment for students who wanted to sled or catch up on a television series instead of attending class.  Although, the weather has…

Kingsman is a bloody good spy flick

Kingsman is a bloody good spy flick

When it comes to action films, the spy genre is one of the most fascinating. With series like James Bond and Jason Bourne being known as the best…

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Captain’s Log

Garrison: Do it for the Vine

I know you may be surprised to read this, but I did my fair share of stupid things as a teen. Jumping into the bushes face first…

Did she really say that?

LGBTs? In my sitcoms?

There’s something addicting about AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Since season one, I have watched the emotional roller coaster of relatable characters dying off, the primal struggle to…

Issues, Observations and sometimes Rants

Qualls: A nation of laws

Sometimes the system works. This is one of those times, thanks to United States District Judge Andrew Hanen.  Political science classes have a case study unfolding before…

Our View

Diversity is lacking in faculty and staff

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of The Murray State News Editorial Board. “Diversity,” is a hot-button word on many college brochures. Having a community of…

Letters

Letter to the Editor

There is a lot of violence committed in the name of religion or the lack thereof. The atheist that allegedly killed three Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C.,…

Opinion

Valentine: Starting over

And so we have come to the end of what must be, for most of us, a hectic and confusing week. After finally hitting our stride as…

Opinion

Thompson: All we do is rally cry

I want to let you in on a little secret. It’s something pretty big and life-altering. If you know the secret, you feel it. If you don’t…

Opinion

Bible thumpers thumping

When Tennessee declared the raccoon as its state animal and the Eastern Red Cedar as its state tree, there likely wasn’t a huge discussion.      …

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