The Student Newspaper of Murray State

The Murray State News

The Murray State News

The Murray State News

Police Chief JeffGentry  and Police Captain Ryan Orr receive MSU PD’s accreditation certificate. (Photo courtesy of @murraystateuniv on Instagram)

News Brief: Campus police reaccredited for the fourth time

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2022

The Murray State Police Department has been accredited by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KCAP) for the fourth time. The accreditation...

The Counseling Center is located in Room C104 of the Oakley Applied Science Building

Counseling Center to teach free mental health courses

Ava Chuppe, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

Starting this semester, the Counseling Center will switch from guest speakers to University personnel in its free Mental Health First Aid courses. The...

she / her / black b**** was released on Aug. 5. (Album cover courtesy of Apple Music)

Doechii showcases her versatility in new mini album

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2022

Doechii’s “she / her / black B****” marks the beginning of her new record deal with Top Dawg Entertainment and experimentation with new sounds. Jaylah...

The pantry is located in Room 244 open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Blackburn Science Building. (Jill Smith/The News)

Campus food pantry addresses food insecurity

Jill Smith, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

Food insecurity plagues 40% of college students, according to a study from the Murray State is one of many universities hoping to alleviate...

tudents are able to be on campus without being required to wear mask or social distance. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Racers experience semester start without COVID-19 restraints

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2022

For the past three academic years, the University was forced to adapt to COVID-19 through changes such as masking and social distancing, but the fall 2022...

‘Gemini Rights,’ Lacy’s second solo album, was released on July 15. (Album cover courtesy of Steve Lacys Instagram)

Steve Lacy dives into heartbreak on new album

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2022

With a summery blend of R&B, alternative and rock, Steve Lacy sings about the woes of heartbreak and joys of love in his sophomore solo album “Gemini...

The Women’s Center is located in room C102 in the Oakley Applied Science Building. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Mental Health Highlight: The Women’s Center offers campus resources

September 1, 2022

Jill Smith Staff Writer [email protected] To target the increase of students in need, the Women’s Center now offers a wider variety of programs,...

Lovett auditorium is set for a grand opening in October 2022, after being under construction since Spring 2021. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Campus construction, renovations set to update academic buildings, housing

August 25, 2022

Dionte Berry Editor-in-Chief [email protected] The fall 2022 semester will mark the beginning and completion of multiple campus construction...

Episodes from ‘Stories from the Finest Place We Know’ can be found at (Photo courtesy of

Racer alumni launch podcast discussing campus history

August 25, 2022

Jill Smith Staff Writer [email protected] “Hey Racers!” is the first thing listeners hear when they tune into the Racer Alumni Podcast:...

“RENAISSANCE’ was released on July 29 and is the first album of a trilogy  Knowles has planned. (Photo courtesy of

Beyonce highlights queer Black culture in ‘RENAISSANCE’

August 25, 2022

Dionte Berry Editor-in-Chief [email protected] With the COVID-19 pandemic, recurring social strife and recent Supreme Court decisions, summer...

COVID-19 efficacy survey accessible through the QR Code.

Faculty conduct survey on COVID-19 vaccine attitudes

August 25, 2022

Ava Chuppe Staff Writer [email protected] Faculty members conducting a study on perceptions of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and safety are encouraging...

(Screen capture from the Finance Committee meeting on Thursday May 26)

Board of Regents finance committee approves progressed housing plans

May 27, 2022

Dionte Berry Editor-in-Chief [email protected]  The pre-development plans for the private public partnership (P3) housing revamp have been...

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