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Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Welcome to the online archives of The MSU Underground Student Newspaper. This independent student newspaper operated at Missouri State University from 2008 to 2010. Countless hours by volunteer collegiate writers, editors, designers, and photographers went into making this vision a reality.  I’ve decided to leave this site active so people can still access and enjoy […]



Review: The A-Team expertly melds 80s-style-action with 2010 special effects

Jun 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Reviews, Reviews

by Zach Becker With a dearth of creativity, Hollywood seems to be angling for movie ideas wherever it can get them. Bobbing through the studio franchise vault, Dune Entertainment and director Joe Carnahan wrangled in a winner with The A-Team. I’ll admit, I had my doubts before I entered the theater. Whose idea was it […]



A coroner worthy of a adorning the Christmas tree

Apr 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Zach Becker My mom has an ornament of a coroner on her Christmas tree. He stands proudly, displaying a certificate of death. A little Macabre for Christmas, you say? No, not when that coroner is a character from the beloved 1939 classic Wizard of Oz. That little Hallmark ornament on my mom’s tree was […]



My speech to the Board of Governors in opposition to the Rec Center

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: News Feature

by Zach Becker On Friday, April 9, 2010, I delivered the following speech to the Missouri State University Board of Governors concerning my opposition to construction of the University Recreation Center, a $30 million facility set to break ground later this month. After my speech, Student Body President Chris Polley stood up and delivered an […]



Students to vote April 5-7 on various issues

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, News

Issues up for vote include the election of a student body president and vice president, senior class president, five proposals for uses of Wyrick Funds and a potential increase in the Student Involvement Fee.



Turnout impressive for Rec Center protest

Mar 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Zach Becker After participating in today’s protest against the construction of the University Recreation Center, I must say I came away very impressed by the level of student interest in the issue. We had probably 25-35 students show up during the course of the hour-long demonstration. I have yet to hear the final count […]



College education presents unique opportunity, exploit it

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

A university is like a big playground. You get the chance to play with all the toys and learn as much as you can, should you decide to seize the opportunity. Or you can just spin on the merry-go-round until the recess bell rings, throwing you dizzily into the world without a sense of direction.



Top 10: Free software programs

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Top 10

Audacity If you need an audio editor, this should be your first choice. It’s fairly simple to use, but offers professional editing features and compatibility with many file types. iTunes If you don’t know about iTunes already, you’ve probably been living under a tree for the last four years. WordPress This software allows you to […]



Students to protest against construction of University Recreation Center

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Events, Campus News, News, Top Story

A group of Missouri State University students are planning to protest construction of the University Recreation Center, a $22.9 building set to break ground next month. The protest will occur from 2-to-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, outside Carrington Hall on campus.



CEO of Drury Hotels to give presentation at MSU

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Events, News

Chuck Drury, President and CEO of Drury Hotels, will present a speech at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, in the Plaster Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.