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Bringing Evolution vs. Creationism debate into high school classes a waste of valuable time

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Commentary, Featured Articles, Opinions

I fail to understand, however, why this debate repeatedly arises in our public high schools, spurred by our teachers, no less. If you ask me, it’s a shame that the argument is even given consideration in public high schools to begin with.



‘Protest’ is not a bad word

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

by Heather Welborn Do you know what a protest is? If you were asleep in your grade school history classes, protesting is that little addition to our Constitution that makes it legal to peacefully and publicly disagree. If this is review for you, why haven’t you taken action? You’re a college student! Surely there must […]



Dante’s Inferno a cheap imitation of God of War

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: From the Archives, Video Game Review

The major difference between the two games is that God of War was good, while Dante’s Inferno is mediocre at best. The controls are just bad.



Top 10 Ways to Avoid an Exam

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Top 10

by Clay Leeson Exams, generally speaking, suck. There have been very few times in my life where I can remember getting all “super-pumped” to take a test. Mostly, when it comes to exam time, I wait until 3 hours before I’m going to bed before I read through my notes and at that usually only […]



BearSpeak; Most pathetic pickup lines

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment

Reporting by Victoria Branch Jim Ed Petersen, 23, 5th year senior, Springfield, Drawing Major “Nice legs, what time do they open?” Christa Gammon, 21, junior, Fairview Heights, Illinois, Advertising Major “My lips are like skittles, wanna taste the rainbow?” Ben Divin, 25, 5th year senior, Chicago, Illinois, African American Studies Major “Hey my name’s Ben. […]



Golden Rule does not mesh with capitalism

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

If there’s one thing that the latest fallout from Wall Street has shown me, it’s that when the rubber meets the road and times aren’t so great, self-interest wins out in the end.



A Valentine’s playlist for people sick of those same old love songs

Feb 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Music Reviews, Top Story

by Victoria Branch Well, it’s Valentine’s Day again. And I don’t know about you, but I’m a little tired of the worn-out love songs put on EVERY mix on February 14th. I’m not saying Etta James and Journey don’t have their merits, but I’ve taken the time to put together a more independent playlist for […]



No time for a vote when lives are at stake

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

I would like to take to task an opinion article written by Gabriel McLaughlin published Jan. 19 in Missouri State’s The Standard. In it, McLaughlin questions whether taxpayer resources should be given to Haiti without the citizens voting on it and whether we should even maintain our relationship with Haiti at all.



Former child soldier advocates peace

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Events, Features, Personal Features

By Evan Pennington Rebels kidnapped the group of children who were innocently playing soccer, blindfolded them, and cut a deep gash in their wrists, rubbing a mixture of gunpowder and cocaine into the wound to induce hysteria. Then, rebel soldiers handed the still-blindfolded five-year-old Michel Chikwanine an AK-47 assault rifle and ordered him to fire. […]



Editorial Cartoon: MSU 2010-2011 Budget Iceberg

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Comic Strips