The Standard's 2021 graduation tabloid

  • Updated
  • Comments

On May 13 and 14, Missouri State University will host an in-person commencement for graduating students. This will be its third in-person commencement since COVID-19 started, and the first one in a spring semester.

  • Updated
  • Comments

Correction: This article has been updated to reflect geographical errors.  Previously, The Standard published that Zaheer Popo became a French and English teacher in French Guinea when he, in fact, taught in French Guiana.

  • Updated
  • Comments

I remember how nervous I was going into my freshman year of college at Missouri State. I didn’t know what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be, and I was essentially starting over after four years of high school. In the summer of 2017, as I prepared for my first semester of college, I looked…

  • Updated
  • Comments

Looking back at my time spent at The Standard brings bittersweet memories. I have made friends and memories throughout my journey as a journalism undergraduate that I'll cherish forever. Those on staff helped me develop a sense of confidence in my work I otherwise wouldn't have. 

  • Updated
  • Comments

Over the last several months I have been taking photos of Clay Hall every time I find myself alone in the desolate building. The photos are nothing special, just taken on my iPhone of quaint spaces I've come to love over the last three years: the coffee-stained mugs in the breakroom, the two…

  • Updated
  • Comments

Prior to the end of my senior year of high school, my heart was set on Missouri State and music. In March  2017, I received a letter that changed my life quite exponentially. The letter stated I had not been accepted into the university’s music department. It was emotionally draining and cha…