Safe Zones provide students with allies

Claire Smith Staff writer csmith110@murraystate.edu Photo by Mackenzie O’Donley/The News Providing a space for students to feel welcome is what one program on campus is trying to accomplish. Safe Zones provide students with visible and active allies, members of faculty who have been trained in LGBT issues. MC Lampe, LGBT programming coordinator, is changing how Read More

Hungarian professor speaks on campus

Alexis Schinder Staff Writer aschindler1@murraystate.edu Photo by Richard Thompson/The News Nikolett Mihály, a professor at Szent István University in Hungary, traveled to speak with graduate students studying higher education. Murray State professor Ben Littlepage coordinates the Postsecondary Education Administration Program. “This is a topic of interest at Murray State,” Littlepage said. “We like to bring Read More

Andrade astonishes crowd during senior recital

Ciara Benham Staff writer cbenham@murraystate.edu Photo by Richard Thompson/The News The brass of her saxophone may have been shining, but Ashley Andrade was the real star of her recital. On Sunday, Andrade performed her senior recital as a part of her Music Education degree. Andrade performed four pieces on the soprano and alto saxophones, accompanied Read More

Belew’s reopens for the season

Alexis Schindler Staff writer aschindler1@murraystate.edu Photo by Kalea Anderson/The News The restaurant Belew’s, a hotspot for tourists and locals in the summer, reopened yesterday. Belew’s is an old-fashioned burger restaurant in Aurora, Kentucky. Customers order their meals at a walk-up window and enjoy their food at outdoor picnic tables. Belew’s also offers curb service so Read More

Ice cream shop rebrands

Claire Smith Staff writer csmith110@murraystate.edu Photo by Nick Bohannon/The News A local sweet shop is getting a new name but will still have many of your favorite sweet treats. Sherry White, owner of Bug and Bee’s Sweets and Treats, bought the shop when the previous owners moved back to California. White’s husband often calls her Read More

‘Shazam!’ has heart, humor and heroics

Grant Dillard  Staff writer gdillard@murraystate.edu The DC Cinematic Universe (or DC Extended Universe/DCEU as it’s often called via internet chatter) has had an uneven track record to say the least. “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” received mixed to negative reviews from critics and audiences; but the more positive Read More

Best Netflix releases in April

Grant Dillard Staff writer gdillard@murraystate.edu With another month comes a new slate of movies and TV shows on Netflix. While this particular wave of media coming to the streaming site isn’t quite as exciting as previous months, there’s still a few bright spots. Based on The Hollywood Reporter’s comprehensive list, here’s a quick look at Read More

Alumni jazz band gathers for reunion concert on campus

Claire Smith Staff writer csmith110@murraystate.edu Photo by Richard Thompson/The News After over a year of planning, alumni returned to campus, bringing with them an old musical tradition of great “note.” The Men of Note jazz band is a former tradition at Murray State that began in 1939 and lasted into the ‘70s. The Men of Read More