Posts Tagged ‘ family ’

News-Leader editorial reopens wounds for two teachers who cleared their names

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions, Springfield News

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 […]



Extreme Makeover designed to sell products, not truly help people

Oct 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Zach Becker Like a lot of people in Springfield, I watched last night’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The episode featured the total destruction of a local family’s run-down 800 square-foot home and the construction of a brand new 3,300 square-foot home. The eight-person Hampton family seemed worthy and appreciative of the very generous gift […]



A colder trip for spring break

Mar 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

Going home for spring break is a great way to ruin it. Go to a beach instead.