Archive for September 2009

Following Up on Congress’s Dumb Move

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs

by Jason McGill Following up on my column, “How Dumb is Congress?” I found that Laura Flanders has taken the idea of preventing an organizations under investigation from receiving federal funds to the next level. Wasn’t there something in the rule book about those without sin?



Glenn Beck and his rowdy crew

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs

The 9-12 protest seems to represent an incoherent anger at the government that can’t neatly fit into the media’s left-right paradigm.



How Dumb is Congress?

Sep 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

The House and Senate has added amendments to spending bills singling out ACORN as ineligible for the money, in clear violation of the Constitutional prohibition against Bills of Attainder.



Sports columnist not deserving of criticism for Dugard article

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions, Sports, Sports Commentary

Mark Whicker, a columnist of 22 years, is the latest to draw national ire for a recent column in the Orange County Register telling kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard what she missed in the sporting world during the last 18 years.



Five ways for MSU to ‘Go Green’

Sep 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

#1 Yearly dorm room electricity quota – Do you have any idea how much electricity is used to power the dorms for a single year? Well, we don’t know either, but we bet it is a like a whole lot. Tired of the incessant humming of your roommate’s Xbox360? One night of that will exceed […]



Bear Claw free tutoring for students opens at Meyer Library

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Features, News, Top Story

Finding a tutor on campus has never been easier. Thanks to the new Bear Claw (Center for Learning and Writing), students needing assistance in writing, math, or any subject taught on campus can find tutors quickly, easily, and all under one roof.
Located conveniently on the first floor of Meyer Library, the Bear Claw is designed to be “a comfortable place for students to come together and work,” according to Mike Frizell, Director of the Bear Claw.



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 […]



Remembering the terror of 9-11-01

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Zachary Singer “The World Trade Center and the Pentagon have been bombed.” Those words remain ingrained in my mind, even eight years later. The man who told me this was the principal of my middle school in Mamaroneck, New York. I was only in fifth grade at the time. Instant confusion followed. Now, it […]



Trip to Africa alters perspective

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

I’ve campaigned against the horrifying use of child soldiers in parts of Africa. I wrote my eight page term paper in ANT100 about it. I watched the videos, read the books, and saw the pictures, but truly nothing compared to actually witnessing it. There is no way I could have been prepared for what I saw.



Please wash your hands

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

By Joel Hahs Refuse to wash them? Then stick em in your pocket. Keep your filthy hands away from my school! I have noticed many Missouri State students feel it unnecessary to wash their hands after using the restroom. This is also a problem to those who are around individuals that do not wash. I […]