Opinion

Another way to go

   The staff editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of The Murray State News. The University is constantly expanding both across the region and internationally. Although a medium-sized school, the University is making strides to become a leader in international outreach and co-operation. Certainly there is nothing wrong with trying to connect Read More


Who has the right?

   The staff editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of The Murray State News. Second amendment battles are one of the great American pastimes. Where and when should someone be allowed to carry a gun? Can the public be trusted to arm itself and make the right decisions when it comes to Read More


Jaywalking: Binge writing

John Walker Opinion Editor Drinking is one of those activities I did not take part in for a long time. In college, it took four years before I finally picked up the habit. Wine of any kind is my favorite without question. Vodka is the worst by far. But in drinking I have made many Read More


Letters•Letters•Letters

Jonathon Rowland senior from Illinois (This is a response to a commentary in the Aug. 19 edition of The Murray State News.) I’m writing this column in response to Mr. Casey’s article on “public education lacks patriotism.” To be quite honest, upon reading this article I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry.


The violence within

Josh Adair Assistant professor of English When Maya Angelou visited the University Aug. 24, she quoted Terentius, the Roman playwright: “I am a human being; nothing human can be alien to me.” That statement has resurfaced in my consciousness frequently over the last few weeks. His message may strike us as illogical; after all, our Read More


Through the smoke

Torey Moore alumnus from Chicago While attending Murray State University, I was shocked at the large number of people who smoked. Coming from the smoke-free state of Illinois, I was not accustomed to being asked “smoking or non-smoking” upon entering a restaurant. As my college career continued I became aware of the increasingly large amount Read More


Ten years gone by

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of The Murray State News. This week is the 10-year anniversary of the twin towers attacks. While many students at the University were in elementary or middle school, the stories and events from that day are all too similar. Ten years later we are Read More


Where is the Bus?

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of The Murray State News. Students in Murray are still having trouble getting used to the new transit system the city has offered. In fact it is not uncommon to hear many complain about a lack of parking while empty busses roll by day Read More