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Veteran coordinator shines light on mental health

Veteran coordinator shines light on mental health

Bri Hunter, Chief Copy Editor April 11, 2024

Discussions surrounding mental health have become more common in recent years. Resources have increased among various groups, such as workplaces and universities,...

College students face shortage of counseling services

College students face shortage of counseling services

Ania Boutin, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

Murray State looks to meet the growing need for mental health support with training programs for faculty and staff.  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)...

Journey Church hosts mental health series

Journey Church hosts mental health series

Caroline Blakeman, Assistant News Editor April 11, 2024

Journey Church began a mental health series Sunday, April 7, focusing on the reality of mental health challenges within the church environment and how...

Unraveling Faculty Burnout at Murray State

Unraveling Faculty Burnout at Murray State

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor April 11, 2024

The impact of chronic workplace stress on faculty well-being was a concern for academic leaders pre-pandemic. Still, faculty burnout has reached a tipping...

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...

Eclipse Brings More Business to Paducah

Eclipse Brings More Business to Paducah

Elliot Emerson April 9, 2024

Paducah is no stranger to festivals, but this time it was the only festival of its kind for a lifetime. Paducah celebrated its second solar eclipse...

Composite detailing the eclipse.

PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse 2024

Sam Mitchell, Contributing Writer April 8, 2024

JMC Student and 270 Stories reporter, Sam Mitchell, traveled to Paducah to capture photos of the Solar Eclipse that made its way through West Kentucky...

Students gather on the quad to catch a glimpse of the eclipse.

EES eclipse party exceeds expectations

Ben Overby, Staff Writer April 8, 2024

Despite Murray not falling into the path of totality, hundreds of Murray State University students, faculty members and community members gathered on campus...

White Hall residents report extremely high temps in their rooms, as outdoor temps increase.

Students frustrated with Housing response to heat concerns

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor April 3, 2024

With the change in seasons and maintenance issues, students living in White Residential College spent the last several days living in extremely warm temperatures.  Students...

Racer Dining made a post on socials featuring this graphic.

Alarms cause evacuation at Curris Center

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor April 1, 2024

Students were forced to exit the Curris Center after fire alarms went off on Monday night.  Students and employees waited outside for over an hour...

Students gather around the Free Speech Zone as the demonstrator begins yelling his remarks.

PHOTOS: Religious demonstrator returns to Murray State

Kristopher Fister, Photographer March 29, 2024

On Monday the religious demonstrator Matt Bourgault, returned to Murray State to spread his message of hate and judgement. The demonstrator, who claimed...

Senate Bill 6 passed the House 68-18

Controversial Anti-DEI bill passes the House

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor March 15, 2024

Senate Bill 6, the controversial Anti-DEI bill, passed the House floor today, 68-18 along party lines.  The latest version would require Kentucky’s...

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