Archive for February 2010

A Valentine’s playlist for people sick of those same old love songs

Feb 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Music Reviews, Top Story

by Victoria Branch Well, it’s Valentine’s Day again. And I don’t know about you, but I’m a little tired of the worn-out love songs put on EVERY mix on February 14th. I’m not saying Etta James and Journey don’t have their merits, but I’ve taken the time to put together a more independent playlist for […]



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.



University created free e-texts would benefit students, put MSU ahead of competition

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

The technology exists now to do away with costly textbooks altogether. Instead, the university could prompt professors to create free e-textbooks using wiki technology to work collaboratively.



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.



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.



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.