Opinion

Campus Voice: An American autumn

On the campaign trail this week Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry made comments comparing the Republican Party’s drive for tax cuts and deregulation to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s by saying “…America needs to be about freedom.” I dare say Martin Luther King Jr., a democratic socialist, would likely agree with the aforementioned Read More


Our View: How safe is our information?

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of The Murray State News. Security in this country has changed dramatically in the past decade. The idea of a post-9/11 world has entered the mindset of every American. We are no longer afforded the security and privacy we had before those terrorist attacks. Read More


Jaywalking 8-19-11

“This is it.” And as many times as I say this or think it the truth just doesn’t want to take hold. This is my last year in college. I hope. And when many of us get to this point there is a part in us just wanting to break away from campus like a Read More


Lessons learned in the military

I’m an 18-year-old white male, and on my new path through college. This wasn’t my first choice or my first look at the real world, however. As soon as I turned 18 I joined the ranks of recruits at Parris Island South Carolina. One month later I returned home not as a marine, but once Read More


Public education lacks patriotism

“We sang beautiful patriotic hymns that only the adults knew because the songs are no longer taught at school.” This was part of an email describing the wonderful patriotic services held in a rural church in central Kentucky. The songs they were speaking of were basics to American patriotism: “My Country Tis Of Thee,” “The Read More


Classic books under too much scrutiny

As many of us will recall, over the past few years classical literature, such as “Huckleberry Finn”, have been censored or banned for one reason or another. In Huck’s case it was due to racial profiling or the use of the racist N-word. The battle for and against this historical tale has been fought and Read More


Just do something

Most students, especially freshmen, will be implored to get involved this year. The idea of getting involved is a good thing. Humans are social creatures, no matter what individualistic propagandizing you may read. We do better in groups than by ourselves. So to the extent that it is good for our psychological well-being, getting involved Read More


Our View: Welcome to a growing town

The staff editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of The Murray State News. Students are back on campus this week and The Murray State News is ready for a new year. We have a new website with great content, so make sure to get online and see  everything thenews.org has to offer. Read More