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2024 Solar Eclipse draws over 20,000 viewers to Cape Girardeau; boosts local tourism and economy

Mason Galemore, Contributing writer April 10, 2024

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Following the 2024 Eclipse more than 20,000 tourists visited Cape Girardeau, Missouri giving small local businesses in the city a boost in revenue and customers. It was the second...

AUDIO: Visitors flock to small-town eclipse party in Graves County

Scottlynn Ballard, Opinion Editor April 8, 2024

Around 31.6 million people across eleven states were able to see this year’s total solar eclipse. Among those hotspots was Melber, Kentucky, a rural town roughly 40 minutes away from Murray. The Mayfield-Graves...

Murray’s DQ Tradition – Audio Story

Ania Boutin, Chief Videographer March 1, 2024

Every spring, Murray begins March with the reopening of its local Dairy Queen. Over the years, it has become a beloved tradition among the community. This podcast episode looks back to the 2023 reopening--just...

PODCAST: Sports Ball for Dummies, Ep. 4

Jakob Milani and Ronan Summers January 3, 2024

In this conclusion (for now), the dummies take on wrestling. Jakob Milani and Ronan Summers have shared their expertise and educated us about sports throughout this series that was produced during the...

PODCAST: Sports Ball for Dummies, Ep. 3

Jakob Milani and Ronan Summers January 2, 2024

Our Sports Ball for Dummies team take on a sport that involves ice and sticks. What could possibly go wrong? Tune into this episode and learn about hockey, just in time for your winter break listening...

PODCAST: Sports Ball for Dummies, Ep. 2

Jakob Milani and Ronan Summers January 1, 2024

In the second episode of Sports Ball for Dummies, the dummies (aka Jakob Milani and Ronan Summers) take a few laps around the track at high speeds. You might want to buckle your seat belt and hang on for...

PODCAST: Sports Ball for Dummies, Ep. 1

Jakob Milani and Ronan Summers December 22, 2023

If you've ever wanted to know about a sport and yet didn't want to ask, this is the podcast for you. In Sports Ball for Dummies, a limited edition podcast series, Murray State News sports staffers Jakob...

Audio: Racer Family Tradition

Ania Boutin, Chief Videographer September 28, 2023

Springer-Franklin College Head Eric Umstead played football for Murray State and met his wife here. Their two children also went to Murray State. The family has six degrees from Murray State. You could...

(From top left to right): MCM bag, large Telfar shopper, Clear Dooney & Bourke handbag. (from bottom left to right): red medium Telfar shopper, Telfar minis in various colors.

‘Quiet’ University Luxury

Scottlynn Ballard, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

If someone were to ask what the average college student wardrobe looks like, there are likely some staples that come to mind: athleisure joggers, denim jeans, the many Murray State T-shirts given at...

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