Opinions

A coroner worthy of a adorning the Christmas tree

Apr 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Zach Becker My mom has an ornament of a coroner on her Christmas tree. He stands proudly, displaying a certificate of death. A little Macabre for Christmas, you say? No, not when that coroner is a character from the beloved 1939 classic Wizard of Oz. That little Hallmark ornament on my mom’s tree was […]



Turnout impressive for Rec Center protest

Mar 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Zach Becker After participating in today’s protest against the construction of the University Recreation Center, I must say I came away very impressed by the level of student interest in the issue. We had probably 25-35 students show up during the course of the hour-long demonstration. I have yet to hear the final count […]



College education presents unique opportunity, exploit it

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

A university is like a big playground. You get the chance to play with all the toys and learn as much as you can, should you decide to seize the opportunity. Or you can just spin on the merry-go-round until the recess bell rings, throwing you dizzily into the world without a sense of direction.



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 […]



Live bear, dead campus

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions, Top Story

“Live bears” across Missouri breathed a sigh of relief this week.

Student Body President Chris Polley announced the University has squashed the Student Government Association’s plans to bring a “live bear” to football games. No reason was given outside the administration’s discomfort with the idea.



The end of late fees?

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

With the emergence and rapid growth of digital media distribution, the days of going to the store to rent or buy a movie (or book, music album, or video game) are numbered.



MSU should reconsider construction of University Recreation Center

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Editorials, Featured Articles, Opinions

We are about to face major budget cuts, yet we are still chugging along about to build a superfluous facility that the majority of students will probably never use and which will cost untold amounts in the future to properly staff and maintain.



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.



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.