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.
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.
The technology exists now to do away with costly textbooks altogether. Instead, the university could prompt professors to create free e-textbooks using wiki technology to work collaboratively.
The Springfield News-Leader published an unsigned editorial Sunday urging the public to push for more transparency from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in its handling of investigations of teacher misconduct for certification purposes. The overarching theme of the editorial is of sound logic in suggesting greater transparency; however, the author decided […]
Smoking is a vile, disgusting habit with no real positive benefits. That said, we recognize each individual’s right to destroy their own body if they so wish. However, develop lung cancer on your own time and on your own property! Stop polluting campus for the rest of us! Recently, talk of a smoking ban at […]
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.
Back to class does not have to mean back to futilely searching for a parking spot everyday. We have a suggestion; leave the car parked at home or at the dorms and ride a bike instead. Simple, convenient, and non-polluting, it will not cost you a dime in gas money. Plus, you can tone those […]
SGA needs to appoint an independent auditor to make sure proper records are kept.
Difficult budgetary decisions loom for the administration of Missouri State University. In the coming months and years, MSU President Michael Nietzel will be forced to stretch the financial resources of the university like never before. How he decides to handle this conundrum will have far reaching consequences for current students, future students, faculty, staff and […]
You can learn a lot in a classroom. You can learn even more outside of it. The university is a wholly unique institution in our society. It provides a stage where young adults can work to find themselves, cultivate interests and explore the possibilities of life. And that exploration doesn’t end in the classroom. At […]