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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.



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.



Theatre and Dance to present Fault Lines

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

Featuring a live orchestra, five singers, and 10 dancers, this year’s Spring Dance Concert should provide an engaging and fun experience for the audience.

The performance, titled Fault Lines, features student and faculty performers and will be held March 25-28 at Coger Theatre located in Craig Hall.



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 […]



60 years later, details emerge on MSU’s denial of first African American applicant

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, News, Top Story

Terry Walls wanted to know the truth; the ugly, racist truth.

In 1950, his mother, Mary Jean Price, became the first African American applicant to Missouri State University (then a white’s-only institution known as Southwest Missouri State College).

The college failed to respond to her application, and a Greene County judge ruled against her when she filed suit against the school for their inaction. Denied the opportunity for an education, Price moved on with her life, but the scar of the racially-motivated denial have never really healed.



Former child soldier advocates peace

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Events, Features, Personal Features

By Evan Pennington Rebels kidnapped the group of children who were innocently playing soccer, blindfolded them, and cut a deep gash in their wrists, rubbing a mixture of gunpowder and cocaine into the wound to induce hysteria. Then, rebel soldiers handed the still-blindfolded five-year-old Michel Chikwanine an AK-47 assault rifle and ordered him to fire. […]



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.



News-Leader editorial reopens wounds for two teachers who cleared their names

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions, Springfield News

The Springfield News-Leader published an unsigned editorial Sunday urging the public to push for more transparency from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in its handling of investigations of teacher misconduct for certification purposes. The overarching theme of the editorial is of sound logic in suggesting greater transparency; however, the author decided […]



Woman picks at motorist’s baby-back ribs in Chili’s parking lot

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions, Springfield News

by Zach Becker You might want to think twice next time before swooping in on that perfect parking spot. According to the Springfield News-Leader, a young woman allegedly pulled out an ice-pick and stabbed a man repeatedly after she felt he stole her parking spot at Chili’s Grill and Bar on Sunday. Luckily for the […]