Posts Tagged ‘ Missouri State ’

Live bear, dead campus

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions, Top Story

“Live bears” across Missouri breathed a sigh of relief this week.

Student Body President Chris Polley announced the University has squashed the Student Government Association’s plans to bring a “live bear” to football games. No reason was given outside the administration’s discomfort with the idea.



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.



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.



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.



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, […]



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.



Editorial Cartoon: MSU 2010-2011 Budget Iceberg

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Comic Strips


Nietzel’s resignation coming during difficult budget situation

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

by Zach Becker As the campus community continues to react to the startling resignation announcement by MSU President Michael Nietzel, one can’t help but wonder what role the upcoming budget crisis had in his decision. In any case, we need the leader of our college to have his or her full attention and energy directed […]



In support of a campus smoking ban

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Featured Articles, Opinions

Smoking is a vile, disgusting habit with no real positive benefits. That said, we recognize each individual’s right to destroy their own body if they so wish. However, develop lung cancer on your own time and on your own property! Stop polluting campus for the rest of us! Recently, talk of a smoking ban at […]



A call for participatory journalism

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, From the Archives, Opinions

by Jason McGill Welcome to the discussion! Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or just picked up The Underground for the first time, thank you. You’re the reason we do what we do. Since you’re reading an alternative newspaper, I don’t have to convince you of the sorry state of the news media. […]