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Phi Mu Alpha brother Jake Thurmond hands a brownie to a student.

PHOTOS: Valentine’s Day around Murray State’s campus

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor February 14, 2024

Love is in the air at Murray State this Valentine's Day with many organizations and clubs selling goodies around campus. In the lobby of Old Fine Arts,...

Family weekend activities to consider exploring during the weekend.

Your guide to Murray State family weekend activities

Cloe Haas, Contributing Writer September 28, 2023

Searching for things to do with your family during this year’s Family Weekend? Look no further.  Family Weekend is all about your family learning...

Dannis Seay/ photo courtesy of Calloway County Jail

Former Murray State cheerleader enters guilty plea

Jill Smith, Co-EIC/News Editor August 30, 2023

Former Murray State cheerleader Dannis Seay entered an Alford plea Wednesday in regard to a 2019 first-degree rape charge. Seay entered an Alford plea,...

Sounds of Spring: A day in the life of Murray State students

Murray State students Zoe Lewis, Simon Elfrink, Sam Mitchell and Ethan Alexander spent the spring semester telling stories about life on the MSU campus....

Gov. Andy Beshear (center) presents interim police chief Ryan Orr (left) with a check to benefit the University Police Department. (Jill Smith/The News)

Beshear announces $18K to fund police equipment at Murray State

Jill Smith, Co-EIC/News Editor July 24, 2023

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear presented over $18,000 to University interim police chief Ryan Orr, on Friday during a visit to the University. The award...

WPSD wins summary judgement against Murray State on Feb. 16.

News station sues University

Ava Chuppe, Senior Writer March 16, 2023

WPSD Local 6, a news station based in Paducah, Kentucky, has sued the University over its violation of the Open Records Act. The suit, filed on March...

Mallory Woolridge completes her Fulbright Program as an English teaching assistant in Germany (Photo courtesy of murraystate.edu).

Fulbright names Murray State top producer

Erinn Finley, News Editor March 16, 2023

Murray State became the only regional comprehensive university in Kentucky to be named a top Fulbright-producing university, with four students selected...

Photo courtesy of Kentucky.gov

Attorney General declares open records decision

Ava Chuppe, Senior Writer February 16, 2023

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has made a decision in the appeal filed by Paducah news station WPSD Local 6 regarding the University’s denial...

Lawyer and political cartoonist Marc Murphy speaks during the inaugural Doc McGaughey lecture (Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News).

‘Work done in secret … needs to be exposed to the sunlight by the press’

Erinn Finley, News Editor February 16, 2023

Press responsibility is essential in order for journalism to operate freely, said political cartoonist Marc Murphy at the inaugural Doc McGaughey lecture. “Journalism...

Assistant Professor of English Ray Horton leads students on an excursion in Berlin, Germany (Photo courtesy of Ray Horton).

Abroad Office extends Regensburg application

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023

As COVID-19 restraints become less intense, domestic and international travel have resumed and so has studying abroad. But the Education Abroad Office...

Junior psychology major Tamryn Woolfork (left) and senior communication disorders major Megan Yochum (right) received the Benjam A. Gilman International scholarship (Photos courtesy of Tamryn Woolfork and Megan Yocum).

Students receive scholarship to study abroad

Jill Smith, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2023

Two Murray State students are recipients of the Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship, which will help fund their trips abroad in the spring to study...

Retired Police Chief Jeff Gentry and Interim Chief Ryan Orr stand with a group of their officers at his retirement ceremony (Rebeca Chiodini Mertins/The News).

Police Chief steps down, Captain steps up

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2023

After serving as a member of the Murray State University Police Department for nearly 23 years, Jeff Gentry has retired from his position as police Chief. Gentry...

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