About Us

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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.

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Staff Members

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Staff Members of The Standard

Editorial Staff

Diana Dudenhoeffer, Editor-in-Chief

Russ Bray, Visual Editor

Lillian Durr, Social, Political & Pop Culture Editor 

Tinsley Merriman, Campus Life Editor 

Desiree Nixon - News Editor

Stephen Terrill - Sports Editor


Brayden Ash - Sports Reporter

Lauren Johns - Music Reporter

Jade Morrow - Sports Reporter

Paige Nicewaner- Social, Political & Pop Culture Reporter

Reginald Lee Jr. - Sports Reporter

Olivia Davis - Social, Political & Pop Culture Reporter

Gianna Kelley - Social, Political & Pop Culture Reporter

Nicole Walker - Sports Reporter

TJ Scott - Sports Reporter

Makayla Strickland - Sports Reporter 

Greta Cross - Campus Life Reporter

Copy Editors

William Bohlen - Sports Copy Editor

Anna Edwards - Campus Life Copy Editor

Emily Ostmeyer - Social, Political & Pop Culture Copy Editor

Eli Slover - News Copy Editor

Visual Staff

Jadie Arnett - Graphic Designer

Katie Batliner - Graphic Designer

Sinjin Delmore - Photographer

Sydney Arlt - Graphic Designer

Dorottya Faa - Illustrator

Kelsie Belthune - Graphic Designer

Mallory Moore - Photographer

Jack Dimond - Faculty Adviser