The Standard is the official student-run newspaper of Missouri State University. Student editors and staff members are responsible for all content. The views expressed do not represent those of the university.
First published as The Southwest Standard in January 1912, The Standard provides useful information to the MSU community, gives MSU students an opportunity to learn in a real-world, professional setting, and serves as an advertising platform for the MSU campus and the Springfield community.
Until spring 2020, The Standard had a print circulation of 5,000 and was published every Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters. Since spring 2020, The Standard has published its weekly news, sports, campus life and many other types of coverage online at www.the-standard.org. The Standard still prints special themed tabloids throughout the school year. You can see all the digital editions at issuu.com/thestandard-msu.