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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 […]



Bringing Evolution vs. Creationism debate into high school classes a waste of valuable time

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Commentary, Featured Articles, Opinions

I fail to understand, however, why this debate repeatedly arises in our public high schools, spurred by our teachers, no less. If you ask me, it’s a shame that the argument is even given consideration in public high schools to begin with.



MSU should reconsider construction of University Recreation Center

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Editorials, Featured Articles, Opinions

We are about to face major budget cuts, yet we are still chugging along about to build a superfluous facility that the majority of students will probably never use and which will cost untold amounts in the future to properly staff and maintain.



Students debate how MSU should respond to story of Mary Jean Price

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Featured Articles, News

by Nate Bassett The story of Mary Jean Price was never forgotten, but failed to receive much attention over the years. Dare To Excel, a promotional publication that reviews the history of the Missouri State University, mentions Price as the first African American applicant to Missouri State – and her rejection – but fails to […]



Local music producer works with big-name artists

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Top Story

Brandon Mashburn is known nationally as one of the creative minds behind works by such artists as Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, DC Talk, and Papa Roach. Mashburn works his edge from the friendly confines of his own home recording studio in Springfield.



No time for a vote when lives are at stake

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

I would like to take to task an opinion article written by Gabriel McLaughlin published Jan. 19 in Missouri State’s The Standard. In it, McLaughlin questions whether taxpayer resources should be given to Haiti without the citizens voting on it and whether we should even maintain our relationship with Haiti at all.



Local non-profits find student volunteers at Community Volunteer Fair

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Events, Featured Articles, News

Students volunteered their help to many local non-profit and service groups present at the 9th Annual Community Volunteer Fair held on Jan. 27 in Plaster Student Union.



Group looks to SMASH out smoking at Missouri State

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Group, Featured Articles, Features

SMASH – Students of Missouri State Against Smoking Hazards – hopes to extinguish cigarettes on campus to protect student health.



Duggars not bad people, but their actions may have unintended consequences

Dec 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Zach Becker I wrote an article on the Duggar family, stars of TLC’s 18 Kids and Counting, and felt I needed to follow up after comments indicated a misunderstanding of my thoughts. For one, the original article was not intended as an indictment on the Duggars, but rather ABC.com for bringing in environmentalism as […]



Soy burgers offer solution to school meat quality issue

Dec 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Featured Articles, Opinions, Top Story

by Zach Becker I was shocked after reading a controversial USA Today article discussing the quality of meat served in America’s public schools. Would someone tell me when, exactly, did they started serving meat in school lunches? Meat must have been added to the menu in the last few years, because the only thing I […]