Opinion

Administration debates lactation rooms

The Murray State Faculty and Staff Insurance and Benefits Committee proposed to add lactation rooms to future buildings and renovations on campus to the University Administration in January of this year. Many of you read the word “lactation rooms” and reread it to ensure that you read it right; that is what it says – Read More


Black History Month is for all Americans

William Mulligan Contributing Writer wmulligan@murraystate.edu Thanks to the opinion editor for the invitation and encouragement to write about African-American History Month. I am often asked about my interest in African-American history – why do you research African-Americans during the Civil War in West Kentucky? Why are you teaching a course on African-American history — you’re Read More


Murray State News talks mental health

Society views mental health with a hypocritical eye, pretending that “it’s okay to not be okay” when, in reality, it’s still something people won’t admit they fear. As much as Murray State would like to be an outlier in that fact, it simply isn’t. While many opportunities are offered on campus for those suffering from Read More


Letter to the Editor

This letter was submitted by Blakely Broder, junior Presidential Fellow, and read to the President of the CPE.   Dr. Aaron Thompson,   To the President of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education, I want to say thank you. Thank you for coming here to hear our voices and concerns. Thank you for coming directly to Read More


Affordability is no longer the only issue

Aaron Thompson, the new president of the Council of Postsecondary Education, spoke to the Murray State community Tuesday evening on his Listening Tour. Thompson’s Listening Tour is a statewide tour of Kentucky universities in which he asks the community, faculty, and students what they would like to see change in their school. Focusing on topics Read More


DeVos wreaks havoc on Title IX

Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have brought a new storm down upon themselves as they suggest controversial new changes to Title IX. Trigger warning: this article contains mentions of rape and sexual harassment. Those of our readers who have suffered these encounters should know that they have our support and are encouraged only to Read More


Spider-Verse swings in at no. 1

On Christmas Day 2018, Sony released “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” a Spider-Man movie with revolutionary style and unheard-of success in the Spider-Man world. With the Marvel wave that’s been crashing over theaters since the release of Iron Man in 2008, superheroes have been a very hot topic. Spider-Man, however, has been a motion picture since Read More


Exposing the Pink Tax

Ohio women can start saying their goodbyes to the “pink tax” on feminine hygiene products. The House passed House Bill 545 on Dec. 5 of 2018 and introduced it to the Senate the following day. The bill works with independent businesses and how owners can impose their sales tax. That’s not all, though. Rep. Brigid Read More