Archive for April 2009

The Five Questions

Apr 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

If you had to make a list that would for all time be known as “The Five Questions,” what would you include?



Happy Earth Day!

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Nate Bassett Contributor Genesis 1:27-28 reads, “And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of […]



Debating the Newspaper Revitalization Act

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Opinions

Join us for our inaugural podcast in which we discuss the government potentially subsidizing newspapers through the Newspaper Revitalization Act. Underground staff members Nate Bassett, Zach Becker and Jason McGill debate the issue.



Frustrated by the use of flustrated

Apr 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

You are either flustered or frustrated. Flustrated is not a word!



Students stage ‘Empty Holster’ protest of campus concealed carry ban

Apr 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

Zach Becker Editor-in-Chief The message on the signs are clear. Firearms are not allowed on the Missouri State campus, concealed or otherwise. But will those signs stop a maniacal gunman? Not according to MSU non-traditional student Andrew Simpson, who believes tragedies like the shooting at Virginia Tech could have been averted had law-abiding students been […]



Kooser talks poetry to MSU students

Apr 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus Events

Kristen Cypret Contributor Pulitzer Prize winning poet Ted Kooser entertained a crowd of MSU students for an event sponsored by the English Department on April 17. Kooser, also a two-time U.S. Poet Laureate and Stanley Kunitz Prize winner, read several of his most famous works, while also discussing his life and experiences, before a packed […]



“Like a whole other country” … Literally

Apr 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Jason McGill Assistant Editor Much has been made recently about Texas Governor Rick Perry’s comments at the tax day protests, suggesting that Texans may become so fed up with the federal government that they will want to secede from the union.  Of course, the Governor is careful to say that he doesn’t necessarily endorse such […]



Sunshine Law may or may not apply to SGA, but should be followed regardless

Apr 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

Jason McGill Assistant Editor The question has been bugging me.  Is the Student Government Association subject to Missouri’s Sunshine Law?  In the article I wrote for the April 8th issue, I made sure to say that SGA wasn’t in compliance with the law, and not say violating the law, because I wasn’t sure whether the […]



Survival Seeds are man’s only hope

Apr 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Zach Becker Editor-in-Chief ARMAGEDDON is almost here. By next spring, FOOD will be in SHORT SUPPLY. Grocery stores will be BARREN. It’s either grow your own food or turn to cannibalism!!!! Order your Survival Seeds now, or YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL DIE!! SurvivalSeedBank.com will send you plenty of seeds, enough to plant a whole […]



Frustrated after Macy’s ignores potential sale

Apr 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs

Zach Becker Editor-in-Chief My wife and I are friends with a couple that just moved to Springfield. They didn’t want to lug their furniture half-way across the country, so they sold what they had and saved up some cash. We made the rounds with them and went down furniture row (Independence Street). Still, couldn’t find […]