Posts Tagged ‘ Missouri State University ’

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 […]



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.



Students battle video game addiction

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Awareness, Featured Articles, Features

“A year of my life is gone,” Mike said, describing how he has trouble remembering what happened outside the game world during 2007, when he played 25 to 30 hours just on weekends. “I know how, but I don’t really remember why I did those things. That’s what’s scary.



Editorial; Ride more, drive less

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

Back to class does not have to mean back to futilely searching for a parking spot everyday. We have a suggestion; leave the car parked at home or at the dorms and ride a bike instead. Simple, convenient, and non-polluting, it will not cost you a dime in gas money. Plus, you can tone those […]



Editor welcomes students to contribute to The Underground

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

by Zach Becker Greetings, readers. To all of you, from freshmen to grad students, I’d like to extend to you an invitation to contribute to this publication. We’d love to add your name to our list of contributors. As a completely independent student newspaper, we want to comprehensibly cover the MSU campus. But we need […]



Make this year the best ever

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

by Nate Bassett Welcome back to school. You’re probably excited about finding a routine, whether it’s one that you had before, or a whole new one. Numerous clubs, organizations, and sporting groups would love for you to join their ranks. After all, college is about more than just getting a degree, it’s an experience. So, […]



Why I support concealed carry (on campus and otherwise)

May 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

Zach Becker Editor-in-Chief Mutually assured destruction. That’s the best way I can sum up why I support the legal right to carry concealed firearms, both on campus and otherwise. Remember the Cold War? We had two super powers, vying for power and supremacy, both with an arsenal of nuclear warheads capable of destroying the world […]



Students stage ‘Empty Holster’ protest of campus concealed carry ban

Apr 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

Zach Becker Editor-in-Chief The message on the signs are clear. Firearms are not allowed on the Missouri State campus, concealed or otherwise. But will those signs stop a maniacal gunman? Not according to MSU non-traditional student Andrew Simpson, who believes tragedies like the shooting at Virginia Tech could have been averted had law-abiding students been […]



Kooser talks poetry to MSU students

Apr 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus Events

Kristen Cypret Contributor Pulitzer Prize winning poet Ted Kooser entertained a crowd of MSU students for an event sponsored by the English Department on April 17. Kooser, also a two-time U.S. Poet Laureate and Stanley Kunitz Prize winner, read several of his most famous works, while also discussing his life and experiences, before a packed […]



Poor record-keeping could leave SGA’s constituents in the dark

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

The new administration would do well to look into record-keeping practices at SGA that are at best suspicious and at worst illegal. On February 23, The Underground requested SGA budget and attendance records going back to 2005, the year that SGA became wholly funded by student fees. It took 18 days for SGA to produce this year’s budget, and no explanation for the delay was given outside of being busy. The attendance information provided for the current year was incomplete, as it didn’t list the names or total number in attendance for many of the meetings.