Archive for August 2009

Classic Movie Trivia Crossword

Aug 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Crosswords, Entertainment

Think you know your stuff when it comes to classic movies? Put your knowledge to the test by trying this challenging 99-word crossword puzzle. Click below for an interactive version you can complete in your web browser. Classic Movie Trivia



Top 10: Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Quotes

Aug 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Entertainment, Top 10

Let off some steam, Bennett. Commando (1985) Consider that a divorce. Total Recall (1990) To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women! Conan the Barbarian (1982) My name is Freeze; learn it well, for it’s the chilling sound of your doom. Batman and Robin (1997) Hasta […]



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



Nature Center offers exhibits, hiking, and more

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Community Features, Features

For hikers and lovers of the outdoors, the Springfield Conservation and Nature Center can provide a welcome respite from the busy collegiate lifestyle.



Students battle video game addiction

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Awareness, Featured Articles, Features

“A year of my life is gone,” Mike said, describing how he has trouble remembering what happened outside the game world during 2007, when he played 25 to 30 hours just on weekends. “I know how, but I don’t really remember why I did those things. That’s what’s scary.



Interview with Liz Woolley of On-Line Gamers Anonymous

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Awareness, Features

Liz Woolley, Founder of On-Line Gamers Anonymous, communicated with The Underground Assistant Editor Jason McGill via email about online counseling, defining gaming addiction, and the risks to freshmen of online gaming addiction. Online Approach Jason McGill: Please discuss your experience with doing counseling online. What unexpected challenges have you met and overcome? Liz Woolley: When […]



Residence Hall Survival Guide

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Features, Personal Features

Welcome fellow students of Missouri State University. As an expert of living in residence halls – yes, residence hall (your home away from home isn’t a dorm) – I’m here to tell you a few secrets about your “res hall”. Missouri State University provides more comforts than you can possibly imagine, and has more rules […]



Editorial; Ride more, drive less

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

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 […]



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 […]



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, […]