Archive for April 2009

Hate the people search?

Apr 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

Missouri State University’s Web & New Media offer the ability to opt out of people search.



Dr. Phil shows teens how to pass out on roller coasters

Apr 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Zach Becker Editor-In-Chief I was watching Dr. Phil today (nothing else was on) and the topic for the episode was “Risky Teen Behaviors.” Specifically, they talked about teen “sexting” and the pass-out game. One parent contacted Dr. Phil and was worried that their teen was starting a new trend. Apparently, it is possible to make […]



Check out all the stories from our April 8 issue

Apr 8th, 2009 | By | Category: News

The Underground April 8, 2009 News Poor record keeping could leave SGA’s constituents in the dark Former SGA senator speaks out on accountability Students discuss new plus/minus grading scale English Society helps students know what to do with an English degree Talent show seeks contributors Features MSU Beer Club for connoisseurs only Editorial SGA needs […]



College – the glorified trade school

Apr 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Columns, Opinions

Nathanael Edward Bassett Contributor Neil Postman was a brilliant culture critic who proposed the theory that American education has had different “gods” at different times, reasons for education and a purpose towards learning. The “old gods” as he called them, were a sense of virtue in learning. The United States was formed by a group […]



Poor record-keeping could leave SGA’s constituents in the dark

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

The new administration would do well to look into record-keeping practices at SGA that are at best suspicious and at worst illegal. On February 23, The Underground requested SGA budget and attendance records going back to 2005, the year that SGA became wholly funded by student fees. It took 18 days for SGA to produce this year’s budget, and no explanation for the delay was given outside of being busy. The attendance information provided for the current year was incomplete, as it didn’t list the names or total number in attendance for many of the meetings.



Former SGA senator speaks out

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, News

SGA needs to increase accountability to recruit and retain good senators.



SGA needs to appoint independent auditor

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

SGA needs to appoint an independent auditor to make sure proper records are kept.



Provost pays for charlatan tour on April Fools Day

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus Events, Columns, Opinions

Jason McGill Assistant Editor Have you ever had a dream for your future? Do you want security and prosperity for yourself and your family? Most people will discourage you, because the chance of failure is so great, but you are special. If you have faith in yourself and the commitment to see this journey to […]



Cover design – April 8 issue

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Photos

cover design by Jon Simons



Students discuss new plus/minus grading scale

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Opinions

A new plus/minus grading scale will be implemented soon. Here’s what a few students thought about it.