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In support of a campus smoking ban

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Featured Articles, Opinions

Smoking is a vile, disgusting habit with no real positive benefits. That said, we recognize each individual’s right to destroy their own body if they so wish. However, develop lung cancer on your own time and on your own property! Stop polluting campus for the rest of us! Recently, talk of a smoking ban at […]



Getting to know new people would be easier with better introductions

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Victoria Branch I realized something last weekend. We as college-aged Americans are no longer specific or personal enough when it comes to introductions. We don’t know who the people we’re being introduced to really are. For example, while at a party a few Saturdays ago, I noticed a young sir introduce a girl he […]



Former Bear plays in MLB World Series

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: National Sports, Sports

by Adam Hammons For most sports lovers across the nation, Missouri State isn’t exactly well known. Besides a couple great showings in the dance in both men’s and women’s basketball, we haven’t really proven ourselves to be a top quality sports school. MSU alum and Phillies first basemen Ryan Howard, though, may help change that […]



Budget cut keeps flag football champs out of tournament

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: MSU Sports, Sports

by Adam Hammons Budget cuts coupled with scheduling conflicts caused MSU’s intramural co-ed flag-football champions to punt on the opportunity to compete for the regional title. MSU student Justin Drane’s team won the intramural championship at MSU and normally would have competed at the regional tournament at Oklahoma State University. In years past, MSU paid […]



E-books lack character

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Featured Articles, Opinions

I just want to cry when I think about how in 20 or 30 years, most textbooks will be available only online.



Missouri State sports briefs

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: MSU Sports, Sports

Reporting by Matt Evans Football Missouri State evened their record to 2-2, losing to the University of Northern Iowa 35-7 in Missouri Valley Conference play last Saturday in front of over 15,000 fans at Plaster Sports Complex. The crowd was the ninth largest ever for a Missouri State football game. UNI, ranked third in the […]



Dangercat (comic strip by Paul Sammons) – 10-02-09

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Comic Strips, Entertainment

Dangercat 10-02-09 by Paul Sammons



Remembering the terror of 9-11-01

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Zachary Singer “The World Trade Center and the Pentagon have been bombed.” Those words remain ingrained in my mind, even eight years later. The man who told me this was the principal of my middle school in Mamaroneck, New York. I was only in fifth grade at the time. Instant confusion followed. Now, it […]



Trip to Africa alters perspective

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

I’ve campaigned against the horrifying use of child soldiers in parts of Africa. I wrote my eight page term paper in ANT100 about it. I watched the videos, read the books, and saw the pictures, but truly nothing compared to actually witnessing it. There is no way I could have been prepared for what I saw.



Please wash your hands

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

By Joel Hahs Refuse to wash them? Then stick em in your pocket. Keep your filthy hands away from my school! I have noticed many Missouri State students feel it unnecessary to wash their hands after using the restroom. This is also a problem to those who are around individuals that do not wash. I […]