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.

How Dumb is Congress?

Sep 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

The House and Senate has added amendments to spending bills singling out ACORN as ineligible for the money, in clear violation of the Constitutional prohibition against Bills of Attainder.

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 […]

Do we value health or insurance? Follow the money

Aug 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

The uninsured are our people, fellow Americans, for better or worse. Our ideology has such a stranglehold on our discourse that advocates of a single payer system, which most other industrial countries have, are virtually absent in the mainstream media

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, […]

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 […]

Marley and Me brings catharsis for those who have lost pets

May 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Movie Reviews

by Mike Courson Marley & Me could have been junk. Most of us have lost a pet at some point in our lives. Why did John Grogan’s book experience so much success, and did they really have to make it into a movie just because the book made money? I was skeptical about the book, […]

The Truth? Marijuana not as dangerous as portrayed.

May 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

by Mike Courson The truth will set you free. These words have been used by many ideologies to promote their version of the truth. I get the impression that, in most cases, there is but one truth, even if several different groups with opposing ideas try to sell me their version. What I saw recently […]