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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Freedom vs. Paradise

The paradise might not be perfect after all, but a paradise it remains. For me this was the perfect identification of my country.Honduras might not seem to stand out in the map for most of my peers at MSU.

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Free speech should be celebrated on campus

With warm weather comes sunshine, birds singing, longboarders, outdoor seating at The Peanut Barrel and more people visiting campus — but they’re not always here just to take a stroll along the Red Cedar River.Last week’s slew of demonstrators, ... Read more


Be open to new cultural experiences on campus

Back home, I drive by the largest mosque in America on my way to the mall.For every Jack or Sarah in my class, there were three Alis and a Malak.I got a few extra days off every year for Ramadan, a Muslim holiday.Where I wore scarves around my neck for ... Read more

COLUMN: We should not allow chivalry to be dead yet

The essence of chivalry is dead.Not just in America, but all over the world. As a German belief and standard of courtship, chivalry is much like the age of the dinosaurs—part of history.While it’s true that the course of meeting people and dating ... Read more


Letter: Graduate Employees Union thanks MSU Board of Trustees

Fellow members of the MSU community:I write today to thank several people. First, in January of this year, a systematic underpayment of approximately $100,000 to graduate teaching assistants from last summer was resolved through a mutually pleasing ... Read more

Letter: MSU Students United urges Simon to freeze tuition rates

Tuition has been and continues to be far too high. MSU Students United and our 3,000 supporters are calling on you to make a public statement endorsing a tuition freeze by April 28th. If this deadline is not met, we will continue taking action towards ... Read more