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New printing limit stifles student needs

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

SGA members just get to sit back, vote to impose a printing quota on the rest of us, and make it appear they are doing something for the environment and the school’s budget.



Evidence of how Facebook has sold itself out

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

by Zach Becker I saw the following exchange on one of my friend’s Facebook pages. “Garrett took the quiz, Which sexual position best suits you. His result is cowgirl.” Comments: “I find that disgusting.” – Lucille. “Sorry Aunt Lucille” – Garrett. Anyone remember the days before Facebook sold out? Before you had to worry that […]



Classic Movie Trivia Crossword

Aug 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Crosswords, Entertainment

Think you know your stuff when it comes to classic movies? Put your knowledge to the test by trying this challenging 99-word crossword puzzle. Click below for an interactive version you can complete in your web browser. Classic Movie Trivia



Top 10: Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Quotes

Aug 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Entertainment, Top 10

Let off some steam, Bennett. Commando (1985) Consider that a divorce. Total Recall (1990) To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women! Conan the Barbarian (1982) My name is Freeze; learn it well, for it’s the chilling sound of your doom. Batman and Robin (1997) Hasta […]



Nature Center offers exhibits, hiking, and more

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

For hikers and lovers of the outdoors, the Springfield Conservation and Nature Center can provide a welcome respite from the busy collegiate lifestyle.



Editor welcomes students to contribute to The Underground

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

by Zach Becker Greetings, readers. To all of you, from freshmen to grad students, I’d like to extend to you an invitation to contribute to this publication. We’d love to add your name to our list of contributors. As a completely independent student newspaper, we want to comprehensibly cover the MSU campus. But we need […]



Saying goodbye to Jeremy Clawson: A good friend, talented journalist, and all-around great person

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

by Zach Becker I write this message in great sadness after receiving news of the death of Jeremy Andrew Clawson. The world has lost a great citizen and I’ve lost a friend. I mourn the best way I know how – with words. I want to tell you a little about my experiences with Jeremy […]



The worst of YouTube Karaoke

May 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Video

by Zach Becker Everybody wants to be a rock star. But most of us just keep our performances relegated to the car with the radio loud so no one else is seriously afflicted. Technology is changing all that, now, and with the power of YouTube you can let the whole world hear your feeble skills […]



Star Trek movie review

May 26th, 2009 | By | Category: From the Archives, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Review by Zach Becker Who would have thought that a screen adaptation of a television series over four decades old would feel this fresh, new and exciting? Director J.J. Abram’s simply-titled Star Trek takes us back to the 23rd century, the days of Kirk, Spock, Bones and the rest of the crew of Gene Roddenberry’s […]



Review of Paul Blart: Mall Cop

May 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews

Review by Zach Becker Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a film at odds with itself. It almost seems as if they wrote part of an offbeat romance comedy, then decided they’d rather make a comedic version of Die Hard. The first part works, but the second half just falls flat. The first half of the […]