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Saturday 08/18/2018
Landing on the farm
Updated: August 18, 2018 - 11:55 am

While some students go to Florida, or travel overseas or panic through an internship for summer break, agricultural student Kaden Martin worked through the summer heat trying his hand at farming.  

Friday 08/17/2018
Eagle Fest kicks off the semester
Updated: August 17, 2018 - 1:54 pm

Rain did not dampen the spirits of Morehead State University students Wednesday during the second annual Eagle Fest. 

Thursday 08/16/2018
"Family Reunion" welcomes students back to campus
Updated: August 16, 2018 - 7:53 pm

Good Ole Family Reunion
Attendees socializing over free food provided at the event on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Allie Young Hall, Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. Photo by Hunter Boggs. Hunter Boggs

Sunday 05/13/2018
Family inks a shared memory
Posted: May 13, 2018 - 9:47 pm

When Brooke Hale was 7-years-old, a tragic accident changed her and her family’s lives forever. 

Sunday 05/06/2018
Canning's Restoration Project
Updated: May 06, 2018 - 10:17 pm

Michelle Canning
Michelle Canning lays down the vocal tracks for her upcoming album "The Next 11 Miles" at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music on Thursday May 3, 2018 in Morehead, Ky. Photo by Julianna Leach, Julianna Leach

The final First Friday Outdoor Market of the semester
Updated: May 06, 2018 - 5:07 pm

The Rowan County Arts Center held it's final First Friday Outdoor Market of the semester this Friday.

First annual truck pull to be held May 26
Posted: May 06, 2018 - 1:02 pm

With 20 tons of weight in tow, citizens will have the chance to support the Special Olympics and show their strength at the same time.

Friday 05/04/2018
Morehead alumni returns to celebrate new book
Updated: May 04, 2018 - 11:00 pm

A writing career that began as sports editor for the Trail Blazer took Morehead State alumni Brooks Rexroat to heights he never thought were possible.

Tuesday 05/01/2018
Shared passion for music brought two best friends together
Updated: May 01, 2018 - 2:36 pm

A shared passion for music brought two strangers together for a flickering moment that created a lifelong partnership.

Monday 04/30/2018
Student Spotlight: Caleb Paul
Posted: April 30, 2018 - 5:33 pm

His first experience in art as a high school freshman had a major effect on Morehead State University freshman Caleb Paul's life today.

Bachelor of Fine Arts seniors display artwork
Posted: April 30, 2018 - 11:14 am

Morehead State art seniors displayed their artwork in Claypool-Young Art Gallery beginning on Wednesday.

Friday 04/27/2018
Student Spotlight: Camille Kash
Updated: April 30, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Camille Kash will live out her childhood dream of visiting South Korea through Morehead State University's study abroad program.

Second annual President's Spring Concert takes over the Andrew's Hall lawn
Posted: April 27, 2018 - 8:30 pm

The sun was shining on Andrew’s Hall Lawn for the second annual President’s Spring Concert on the Lawn. 

Wednesday 04/25/2018
From Student to Teacher
Updated: April 25, 2018 - 1:39 pm

With graphite covering her arms and a finished drawing on an easel, Kalei Hutchinson spoke passionately about art education.

Finding Family on the Farm
Updated: April 25, 2018 - 3:46 pm

Agriculture students find their second family with the unique experience of living on the Morehead State University Farm.

Tuesday 04/24/2018
MSU student moved 400 miles to pursue her degree
Posted: April 24, 2018 - 10:05 am

Lydia Gillim traveled over 400 miles to attend Morehead State and pursue the career that she had always wanted.

Self-taught makeup artist develops her skills at Morehead State
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 10:12 am

A self-taught hobby became a passion and career path for a Morehead State student.

Kentucky-Uganda connection is made
Updated: April 25, 2018 - 12:12 pm

The desire to give back to under privilege children in Kentucky and Uganda brought a night of music at Button Auditorium. 

Sunday 04/22/2018
The curtain closed on a classic movie-turned-play
Posted: April 22, 2018 - 10:09 pm

The Morehead State Theatre Department closed the curtain on Sunday on the six-day showing of a classic musical.

Morehead Runners attend the Big Turtle 50-miler
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Next Opportunity Events hosted the Big Turtle 50 Miler in Morehead on Saturday.

Campus community celebrates Earth Day
Updated: April 22, 2018 - 4:51 pm

Morehead State University welcomed Earth Day weekend with music, snow cones and environmentally-friendly activities.

Friday 04/20/2018
420: The 'lit' history
Posted: April 20, 2018 - 6:47 pm

Marijuana has always had a subculture of devotees, so much so that it has even been given a pseudo-holiday dedicated to going up in smoke.   

Thursday 04/19/2018
Local Honeys return for a dance
Updated: April 19, 2018 - 10:30 pm

Two Morehead State alumni returned home to perform for the last square dance of the semester at the Rowan County Arts Center on Wednesday night.

Sunday 04/15/2018
Student Spotlight: Casie Glover
Updated: April 15, 2018 - 7:50 pm

Picking up her dad’s old bass at age 10 made a lasting impact on Morehead State University junior Casie Glover’s life.

Thursday 04/12/2018
Journalism student takes passion of storytelling to the real world
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 11:30 am

It was the bond between a grandmother and grandson that showed a student his passion for media.

Dogs run for a cause
Updated: April 12, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Dogs ran alongside humans during the Run With a Pup 5K on Tuesday.

Tuesday 04/10/2018
Morehead State Theatre Department raises money for international trip
Updated: April 10, 2018 - 2:14 pm

The Morehead State Theatre Department raised money through the Einstein’s Dreams 5K on Saturday.

Monday 04/09/2018
Fire Department raises money for uniform costs
Posted: April 09, 2018 - 8:20 pm

Hays Crossing-Haldeman Volunteer Fire Department held its annual fish fry fundraiser and auction to help raise money for outdated equipment. 

Generational Artist Honors Grandfather
Updated: April 09, 2018 - 8:16 pm

After years of practice and patience, Shelbi Basham brings closure through a painting of her grandfather.

Friday 04/06/2018
Eagle Warrior competition tests students' strength
Updated: April 06, 2018 - 11:02 pm

Those with the strength to lift and the courage to go for it will be going head-to-head at the Recreation and Wellness center on April 12.

Senior art on display in the Claypool-Young Art Gallery
Updated: April 06, 2018 - 6:32 pm

Morehead State University’s senior art show opened in the Claypool-Young Art Gallery Wednesday.

Sunday 04/01/2018
Spoken word play recieves a standing ovation
Posted: April 01, 2018 - 12:31 pm

The spoken word play “Under Milk Wood” received a standing ovation on Wednesday night.

Saturday 03/31/2018
Joanna-James previews songs from their upcoming album
Updated: April 01, 2018 - 12:02 pm

The musical duo Joanna-James brought a performance to Coffee Tree Books Saturday morning to perform songs from their upcoming album.

Student Spotlight: Silvia Milantoni
Posted: March 31, 2018 - 9:37 pm

A Morehead State student traveled thousands of miles to get her education in Kentucky and didn't allow prejudice to stand in her way. 

Friday 03/30/2018
Students search for clues in Breckinridge Hall
Updated: March 30, 2018 - 5:20 pm

Theta Alpha Phi, the Theater Honors Fraternity, hosted Live Action Clue Thursday night in Breckinridge Hall.

Wednesday 03/28/2018
Drag show brought new faces to the Morehead drag scene.
Updated: March 29, 2018 - 9:36 pm

“Cirque Du Drag,” hosted by Spectrum featured many first-time student performers and two drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Friday 03/16/2018
Student Spotlight: Sara Misura
Updated: March 18, 2018 - 3:56 pm

Sara Misura hopes to get the education she needs at Morehead State to start a business training horses.

Thursday 03/15/2018
Gamers play for a cause
Updated: March 15, 2018 - 7:04 pm

Video game players gamed for a cause on Tuesday night.

High school artists have the freshman experience in Claypool-Young
Updated: March 15, 2018 - 7:44 pm

High school artists experienced a professional gallery setting in the Claypool-Young art gallery during the annual Burley-Coal Region High School Exhibition and Competition.

BCM offers community to Morehead students
Updated: March 15, 2018 - 9:43 pm

A Morehead State University student found community and friends through the Baptist Campus Ministry.

Wednesday 03/14/2018
Square dancers shake the floor
Updated: March 14, 2018 - 10:56 pm

KCTM Square Dance
Dancers learn and dance the moves Wednesday, March 14, 2018, during the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music's regular square dance at the Rowan Arts Center. By John Flavell

Game your way to class
Updated: March 14, 2018 - 4:05 pm

Morehead State students can catch a ride to class and win prizes at the same time in the Campus Cab.

A chance to write "about and to your folk"
Updated: April 18, 2018 - 5:30 pm

The Morehead Writing Project will present a day of “folk writing."

Monday 03/12/2018
Nursing student advocates for medical marijuana
Updated: March 13, 2018 - 9:41 am

Courtney Jackson, an advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana, is driven by her fear of never being able to live a normal life. 

Saturday 03/10/2018
Student Spotlight: Lauren Jordan
Updated: March 10, 2018 - 1:33 pm

Morehead State University senior Lauren Jordan missed her dog, so she found a new friend on campus.

A fall from Lockegee Rock isn't forgotten
Updated: March 10, 2018 - 1:38 pm

Morehead State student Trevor Potter still feels the impact of falling from Lockegee Rock three years ago.

A hobby became a lifelong passion for Abby Caines
Updated: March 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm

What started as a simple hobby for Morehead State student Abby Caines soon became a lifelong passion.

Laughter followed every performance of Nooses Off
Updated: March 10, 2018 - 2:10 pm

There was no shortage of laughter during the many performances of the comedy play Nooses Off.

Sunday 03/04/2018
Virtue Through Volunteering
Updated: March 04, 2018 - 9:41 pm

Taylor Ray
Taylor Ray volunteers for the Eagle Arts Program at the Claypool-Young Art building on Friday March 2, 2018 in Morehead, Ky. Photo by Julianna Leach. Julianna Leach

MSU sophomore Luke Whitlock finds his voice through making music
Updated: March 05, 2018 - 6:40 pm

Luke Whitlock said as a teenager he was socially awkward, but upon being exposed to hip hop and rap he became more confident.