Equestrian team trots toward preseason

Story by Quinnen Taylor, Staff writer As the horses come out of the stall on Feb. 4, the Murray State equestrian team prepares to compete in its first western competition at Tennessee Tech. Head Coach Sue Robinson said the team standings go by a points system determined by the different events in which the contestants Read More

Murray welcomes Bull Blowout

Story by Quinnen Taylor, contributing writer As the bulls entered the stalls at the William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center for the 2016 Bull Blowout, the physical challenge turned mental for the bull riders. The Bull Blowout is a weekend spectacle that started in 1994 and since then has been an annual Murray, Kentucky staple. Read More

Track trailblazer returns

Story by Quinnen Taylor, contributing writer Duane Bolin, professor of history, didn’t just invite a guest speaker to his Sports in America class, he invited an “inspiration.” Margaret Simmons, a pioneer in women’s athletics and the founder of the track and field program at Murray State, discussed her life experiences and the evolution of women’s Read More

Coach continues to help alma mater

Story by Bryan Edwards, Contributing writer In the past 14 years, the Murray State rodeo team has seen plenty of new faces, but there has been one face that has never changed. J.D. VanHooser, coach of the rodeo team, was born in Princeton, Kentucky, in 1968 and was highly involved with horses as a child, Read More

Rodeo begins to buck around

Story by Bryan Edwards, Contributing writer After a difficult 2015 campaign, the Murray State Rodeo Team will be coming for the prize in the 2016 season. The William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center will be home to the Murray State rodeo team yet again. Murray State finished eighth in both men’s and women’s competition last Read More

Racer Band attracts student ears

Story by Bryan Edwards, Contributing writer Murray State Racers won’t be the only ones making their way to Roy Stewart Stadium this season, as Coach Mitch Stewart prepares his team for the upcoming season. The field will be shared, as it is another year for the Racer Band to make their mark with the usual Read More

Zumba dances away the stress

Story by Clara Firtos, Contributing writer Zumba is an aerobic fitness practice that attracts anybody who’s looking to make working out a fun experience.  The  class mainly follows Latin dance and music. Belinda Woods is a Latin Zumba instructor at Murray State. She was originally born in the Philippines but moved to the U.S. in 1973. Woods Read More

Skateboarding helps provide relaxation

Story by Clara Firtos, Contributing writer Skateboarding is a nontraditional sport on campus that is often overlooked. However, just like any other sport, there are a variety of ways for someone who is passionate for it to get involved. “Sports are just different forms of physical competition,” said Nolan Winbun, sophomore from Versailles, Kentucky. “Skating is both Read More