W students attend “Pathways to Blue” event, explore Air Force career paths

W students attend “Pathways to Blue” event, explore Air Force career paths

Lauren Shuman

Online Editor

W students Tyler Cutrer and Corey Persons traveled to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., on April 6 to attend a two-day “Pathways to Blue” event.

Cutrer and Persons are both part of the Mississippi State University Air Force ROTC detachment. “Pathways to Blue” is a relatively new program designed to help cadets learn about different career paths and establish connections with Air Force officers in their fields.

Coming this summer to a movie theater near you...

Tara Baucom


The semester is coming to an end, but the summer movie season is about to begin. It’s that time of the year when the big-budget movies hit the big screen, as well as some smaller, but also anticipated, films. Here is a roundup of some of the movies that will be released in the next two months.

May 12
• “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” This take on the legend of King Arthur follows Arthur Pendragon (Charlie Hunnam) as he struggles to reclaim his father’s kingdom.

Blue Line Shakespeare returns with “Taming of the Shrew”

Lauren Trimm

News Editor 

The MUW Department of Theatre and Blue Line Shakespeare presented “ The Taming of the Shrew” on April 20-22 in Cromwell.

“Taming of the Shrew” is a Shakespeare comedy about a woman named Katherine “Kate” Minola whose anger towards others has earned her the label of “shrew.” Petruchio becomes her suitor and vows to tame her from her shrewish ways. The play centers on whether he will succeed and fall in love with her.

Leadership thrills with circus-themed mystery dinner

Leadership thrills with circus-themed mystery dinner

Jessica McHenry


The W Leadership program held a free event for students at the gazebo on April 21 to encourage students to get involved with others.

“A Thriller at the Big Top” was a huge success for the W Leadership program. Those who volunteered to perform in the event were given a character name and a list of secret objectives to figure out who murdered one of the characters.

A milestone for faculty, students alike

Jessica Barnett


A student leaves after advising. Another rushes to turn in the last project of the semester. A third asks about the final exam. Just when it looks like there will be a moment of peace, someone knocks on the door and wonders if he or she could get advice on an issue.

“We go through various roles when we teach. Sometimes you just need a teacher, sometimes they may be having a bad day and need kind of a friend, or sometimes they need someone to help them decide what to do with their lives, so you kind of become this kind of a career coach,” said Dr. Julia Mortyakova, chair of The W’s Music department. “Whatever the student needs at the time.”