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Top 10: Bad sequels to good movies

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Entertainment, Top 10

Rocky V (1990) Stallone had to go back 15 years later to do another finale for this film series just to help erase the memory of this one just like Tommy Gunn removed the memory of Rocky’s childhood with a blow to the head in a back alley. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde […]



Editorial Cartoon: Two Birds with One Stone – Stadium Lighting and Smoking Ban

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


Nietzel’s resignation coming during difficult budget situation

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

by Zach Becker As the campus community continues to react to the startling resignation announcement by MSU President Michael Nietzel, one can’t help but wonder what role the upcoming budget crisis had in his decision. In any case, we need the leader of our college to have his or her full attention and energy directed […]



Americans mostly oblivious to upcoming World Cup

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

by Adam Hammons Well, it’s almost 2010 now, and you know what that means? Yes, that’s right it’s just about to be another World Cup, and for those of you who don’t know, the World Cup is a world tournament where soccer teams battle to be the best in the world. Besides the Olympics, and […]



Bob Dylan entertains while Shrine Mosque venue disappoints

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, News, Opinions, Springfield News, Top Story

by Zach Becker I took my wife to the Bob Dylan concert last night at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield and left entertained by the historic performer, but highly disappointed with the Shrine Mosque venue, staff, and the strong smell of smoke that left my wife with a migraine still this morning. I say I […]



Extreme Makeover designed to sell products, not truly help people

Oct 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Zach Becker Like a lot of people in Springfield, I watched last night’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The episode featured the total destruction of a local family’s run-down 800 square-foot home and the construction of a brand new 3,300 square-foot home. The eight-person Hampton family seemed worthy and appreciative of the very generous gift […]



Food stamp program needs junk food reform

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

Millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are going to feed the junk food addictions of our nation’s poorest. And this is for the food stamp program designed to help “low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health,” according to the USDA website.



University Recreation Center to break ground next semester

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: News, Top Story

It started as mere speculative conversation between Director of Campus Recreation Cindi Barnett and some of the students working under her six years ago and, through years of dedication, she has helped it materialize into the roughly $23 million and over 90,000 square feet University Recreation Center set to break ground next semester.



Five ways for MSU to ‘Go Green’

Sep 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

#1 Yearly dorm room electricity quota – Do you have any idea how much electricity is used to power the dorms for a single year? Well, we don’t know either, but we bet it is a like a whole lot. Tired of the incessant humming of your roommate’s Xbox360? One night of that will exceed […]



Bear Claw free tutoring for students opens at Meyer Library

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Features, News, Top Story

Finding a tutor on campus has never been easier. Thanks to the new Bear Claw (Center for Learning and Writing), students needing assistance in writing, math, or any subject taught on campus can find tutors quickly, easily, and all under one roof.
Located conveniently on the first floor of Meyer Library, the Bear Claw is designed to be “a comfortable place for students to come together and work,” according to Mike Frizell, Director of the Bear Claw.