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Some thoughts before the President’s big speech

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs

Health reform has become a win win for insurance and a lose lose for Americans. We’ll get less, pay more, and wreck our chances of getting the only system that makes sense, single payer, for at least a decade.



Do we value health or insurance? Follow the money

Aug 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

The uninsured are our people, fellow Americans, for better or worse. Our ideology has such a stranglehold on our discourse that advocates of a single payer system, which most other industrial countries have, are virtually absent in the mainstream media



Students battle video game addiction

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Awareness, Featured Articles, Features

“A year of my life is gone,” Mike said, describing how he has trouble remembering what happened outside the game world during 2007, when he played 25 to 30 hours just on weekends. “I know how, but I don’t really remember why I did those things. That’s what’s scary.



Interview with Liz Woolley of On-Line Gamers Anonymous

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Awareness, Features

Liz Woolley, Founder of On-Line Gamers Anonymous, communicated with The Underground Assistant Editor Jason McGill via email about online counseling, defining gaming addiction, and the risks to freshmen of online gaming addiction. Online Approach Jason McGill: Please discuss your experience with doing counseling online. What unexpected challenges have you met and overcome? Liz Woolley: When […]



The Five Questions

Apr 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

If you had to make a list that would for all time be known as “The Five Questions,” what would you include?



“Like a whole other country” … Literally

Apr 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Jason McGill Assistant Editor Much has been made recently about Texas Governor Rick Perry’s comments at the tax day protests, suggesting that Texans may become so fed up with the federal government that they will want to secede from the union.  Of course, the Governor is careful to say that he doesn’t necessarily endorse such […]



Sunshine Law may or may not apply to SGA, but should be followed regardless

Apr 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

Jason McGill Assistant Editor The question has been bugging me.  Is the Student Government Association subject to Missouri’s Sunshine Law?  In the article I wrote for the April 8th issue, I made sure to say that SGA wasn’t in compliance with the law, and not say violating the law, because I wasn’t sure whether the […]



Poor record-keeping could leave SGA’s constituents in the dark

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

The new administration would do well to look into record-keeping practices at SGA that are at best suspicious and at worst illegal. On February 23, The Underground requested SGA budget and attendance records going back to 2005, the year that SGA became wholly funded by student fees. It took 18 days for SGA to produce this year’s budget, and no explanation for the delay was given outside of being busy. The attendance information provided for the current year was incomplete, as it didn’t list the names or total number in attendance for many of the meetings.



Former SGA senator speaks out

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

SGA needs to increase accountability to recruit and retain good senators.



Newspapers of the future!

Mar 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions, Video

Thirty years ago, newspapers started putting content online. Now, online content is helping to drive them out of business