Posts Tagged ‘ Missouri ’

MSU should reconsider construction of University Recreation Center

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Editorials, Featured Articles, Opinions

We are about to face major budget cuts, yet we are still chugging along about to build a superfluous facility that the majority of students will probably never use and which will cost untold amounts in the future to properly staff and maintain.



Bob Dylan entertains while Shrine Mosque venue disappoints

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, News, Opinions, Springfield News, Top Story

by Zach Becker I took my wife to the Bob Dylan concert last night at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield and left entertained by the historic performer, but highly disappointed with the Shrine Mosque venue, staff, and the strong smell of smoke that left my wife with a migraine still this morning. I say I […]



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 […]



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.



Why I support concealed carry (on campus and otherwise)

May 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

Zach Becker Editor-in-Chief Mutually assured destruction. That’s the best way I can sum up why I support the legal right to carry concealed firearms, both on campus and otherwise. Remember the Cold War? We had two super powers, vying for power and supremacy, both with an arsenal of nuclear warheads capable of destroying the world […]



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.



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.



Chivalry still exists at MSU

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary

Victoria Branch Staff Artist What is it with guys at Missouri State? Now, before you boys bristle up and start claiming that you haven’t done anything wrong, hold on a second. This is one girl who thinks you’re doing something… right. I didn’t notice it at first, most likely because I was scurrying around trying […]



Newcomer to Springfield looks at oddities of Missouri

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Springfield News

Zach Becker Editor-In-Chief Who is John Q. Hammons? And why is every building named after him? As a recent transplant to Springfield (I moved here from Kansas in July), this is one of those questions that has been bugging me. Finally, curiosity overcame me and I Googled him. Apparently, he is a Missouri State graduate […]



Missouri State meets Wheat State Pizza

Feb 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Features, Springfield News

A former Missouri State student brings a pizza franchise to Springfield.