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Stop calling it ‘defense’

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Columns, From the Archives, Opinions

Would we pay for an offense budget? Probably not. Will people keep signing up and heading off as long as we call it defense? Most definitely.



Students debate how MSU should respond to story of Mary Jean Price

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Featured Articles, News

by Nate Bassett The story of Mary Jean Price was never forgotten, but failed to receive much attention over the years. Dare To Excel, a promotional publication that reviews the history of the Missouri State University, mentions Price as the first African American applicant to Missouri State – and her rejection – but fails to […]



60 years later, details emerge on MSU’s denial of first African American applicant

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, News, Top Story

Terry Walls wanted to know the truth; the ugly, racist truth.

In 1950, his mother, Mary Jean Price, became the first African American applicant to Missouri State University (then a white’s-only institution known as Southwest Missouri State College).

The college failed to respond to her application, and a Greene County judge ruled against her when she filed suit against the school for their inaction. Denied the opportunity for an education, Price moved on with her life, but the scar of the racially-motivated denial have never really healed.



Be an advocate for worldwide peace

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

In a cooperative spirit of altruism, where we analyze the problems we are each facing, we can be real peace builders by addressing the causes of conflict rather than the symptoms of injustice.



Editorial; Ride more, drive less

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

Back to class does not have to mean back to futilely searching for a parking spot everyday. We have a suggestion; leave the car parked at home or at the dorms and ride a bike instead. Simple, convenient, and non-polluting, it will not cost you a dime in gas money. Plus, you can tone those […]



Make this year the best ever

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

by Nate Bassett Welcome back to school. You’re probably excited about finding a routine, whether it’s one that you had before, or a whole new one. Numerous clubs, organizations, and sporting groups would love for you to join their ranks. After all, college is about more than just getting a degree, it’s an experience. So, […]



Happy Earth Day!

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Nate Bassett Contributor Genesis 1:27-28 reads, “And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of […]



College – the glorified trade school

Apr 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Columns, Opinions

Nathanael Edward Bassett Contributor Neil Postman was a brilliant culture critic who proposed the theory that American education has had different “gods” at different times, reasons for education and a purpose towards learning. The “old gods” as he called them, were a sense of virtue in learning. The United States was formed by a group […]



The Surfboard part deux

Apr 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Entertainment

More websites for you to “surf” and enjoy.



Sports are total waste of money

Apr 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions, Sports Commentary

Sports are a total waste of money. Period. Exclamation point!