Archive for March 2010

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.



Top 10 Ways to Avoid an Exam

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Top 10

by Clay Leeson Exams, generally speaking, suck. There have been very few times in my life where I can remember getting all “super-pumped” to take a test. Mostly, when it comes to exam time, I wait until 3 hours before I’m going to bed before I read through my notes and at that usually only […]



BearSpeak; Most pathetic pickup lines

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment

Reporting by Victoria Branch Jim Ed Petersen, 23, 5th year senior, Springfield, Drawing Major “Nice legs, what time do they open?” Christa Gammon, 21, junior, Fairview Heights, Illinois, Advertising Major “My lips are like skittles, wanna taste the rainbow?” Ben Divin, 25, 5th year senior, Chicago, Illinois, African American Studies Major “Hey my name’s Ben. […]



The end of late fees?

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

With the emergence and rapid growth of digital media distribution, the days of going to the store to rent or buy a movie (or book, music album, or video game) are numbered.



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.



Stop calling it ‘defense’

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Columns, From the Archives, Opinions

Would we pay for an offense budget? Probably not. Will people keep signing up and heading off as long as we call it defense? Most definitely.



Golden Rule does not mesh with capitalism

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

If there’s one thing that the latest fallout from Wall Street has shown me, it’s that when the rubber meets the road and times aren’t so great, self-interest wins out in the end.



RecyleMania goes campus-wide in 2010

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Features, News Feature

by Evan Pennington RecycleMania is running wild on the Missouri State campus. Students better say their prayers, take their vitamins, and separate their glass from plastics if Missouri State is to have any chance of taking home the coveted RecycleMania trophy, along with a year’s worth of bragging rights. The contest, which ends Mar. 27, […]



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.