Commentary

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 […]



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.



Woman picks at motorist’s baby-back ribs in Chili’s parking lot

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions, Springfield News

by Zach Becker You might want to think twice next time before swooping in on that perfect parking spot. According to the Springfield News-Leader, a young woman allegedly pulled out an ice-pick and stabbed a man repeatedly after she felt he stole her parking spot at Chili’s Grill and Bar on Sunday. Luckily for the […]



Looking at ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ and dead serious issues

Nov 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Book Reviews, Commentary, Opinions, Reviews

by Mike Courson Every so often, I find a book that absolutely moves me. Unfortunately, Jodi Picoult’s “My Sister’s Keeper” failed to do that. Still, I read the 430 or so pages in four days, so surely that means something. Of course, this book was made into a major motion picture. Another book of this […]



Jon & Kate legal drama raises interesting questions

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

by Mike Courson I avoid “reality” television like former President Bush avoided books and Vietnam. The Jon & Kate Plus 8 saga, however, has recently crossed over into the ‘interesting’ category. There are many allegations coming from all parties involved, and I am not hip enough to know about all of them. After watching Jon […]



E-books lack character

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

I just want to cry when I think about how in 20 or 30 years, most textbooks will be available only online.



Advocating a closed-door policy

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

by Jason McGill When I walk the crisscrossing sidewalks up to Blair-Shannon, or by the row of trees to the south entrance of Cheek, or up the steps to Meyer Library, what do I find when I get there? Three or four pairs of glass doors, with another set of doors just beyond. This double […]



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 […]



Blind patriotism does not improve America, action does

May 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

by Mike Courson I was recently at a baseball game, and when I did not place my hand over my heart for the Star-Spangled Banner, a nearby gentleman asked me if I was unpatriotic. He could not have known his question would kick off a series of questions and tirades inside my head. To begin […]