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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...

Life Walk to return on April 6. Photo courtesy of official website,

Suicide awareness walk returns to spread awareness

Makayla Mckinzie, Contributing Writer April 4, 2024

The second annual Suicide Awareness Walk is taking place on April 6. The walk itself spans 1.67 miles around campus, starting at the Wellness Center. The...

Chief Copy Editor reflects on life experiences

Bri Hunter, Chief Copy Editor March 14, 2024

I am not your average tvshka. Tvshka is a funny word, mainly because it just looks like a typo or a bunch of letters just thrown together. Tvshka is a...

The winter blues can impact any student, here are some tips on how to avoid falling into the blues.

Tips for coping with the winter blues

Laurel Brown, Contributing Writer January 29, 2024

Temperatures are dropping and snow is falling upon Murray State, but the cold winds carry more than just frost. Many students are finding themselves catching...

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...

Photo of Todd Snider from his Instagram account @toddsniderlive.

The News Reviews: ‘Crank It, We’re Doomed’

Ben Overby, Contributing Writer November 16, 2023

“Crank It, We’re Doomed,” the latest album by singer-songwriter Todd Snider, is an unconventional release, even among a discography that is far from...

Rocky Horror Shadow Show poster.

Let’s do the time warp again!

Gray Hawkins, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

This Halloween, Alpha Psi Omega will perform a shadow production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in the Curris Center Ballroom. The interactive...

Students work on their own personal Mardi Gras mask. This was the activity at French table at the Global Languages Workshop.

Global Languages Showcase returns after brief hiatus

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor October 26, 2023

The Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts hosted the Global Languages Showcase to highlight languages and cultures from around the world on Oct....

Photo of the website Rate My Professors.

How reliable is Rate My Professors for Murray State students?

MacKenzie Rogers, Lifestyle Editor October 19, 2023

When it comes to selecting the perfect professor for their schedules and learning preferences, many students utilize The website...

David Maraniss discussed his recent biography, “Path Lit by Lightning,” at the Sid Easley lecture on Sept. 28.

Maraniss details Thorpe’s life story at Murray State lecture

Caroline Blakeman, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

David Maraniss discussed his recent biography, “Path Lit by Lightning,” at the Sid Easley lecture on Sept. 28. The Easley family welcomed the renowned...

The Department of History will host author David Maraniss for the annual Sid Easley Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Ballroom. Photo courtesy of Murray State University

Award-winning author David Maraniss set to give Sid Easley Lecture

Caroline Blakeman, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

David Maraniss, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, will give a lecture as part of the history department’s annual Sid Easley...

Our view:  Tennessee legislators ignore First Amendment

Our view: Tennessee legislators ignore First Amendment

Will Groves, Opinion Editor April 6, 2023

  The right to protest peacefully is one of the most important rights under the First Amendment and the Tennessee House of Representatives has...

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