Posts Tagged ‘ Springfield ’

Fair City News founder finds no folly in farcing

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Community Features, Features

Fair City News is a tabloid newspaper that pokes fun at local events through fake news articles.



Local music producer works with big-name artists

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Top Story

Brandon Mashburn is known nationally as one of the creative minds behind works by such artists as Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, DC Talk, and Papa Roach. Mashburn works his edge from the friendly confines of his own home recording studio in Springfield.



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 […]



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 […]



Roberto and the Robot comes to DVD

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Features, News, News Feature, Springfield News

Jonathan Stratman’s Roberto and the Robot, a film produced from MSU’s Electronic Arts program in spring 2009, is released on DVD.



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 […]



Frustrated after Macy’s ignores potential sale

Apr 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs

Zach Becker Editor-in-Chief My wife and I are friends with a couple that just moved to Springfield. They didn’t want to lug their furniture half-way across the country, so they sold what they had and saved up some cash. We made the rounds with them and went down furniture row (Independence Street). Still, couldn’t find […]



My bad experience at Pep Boys and good one at Thompson

Mar 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Zach Becker Editor-In-Chief I have some advice for those who need vehicle repairs; don’t go to Pep Boys (at least the one in Springfield). I took my wife’s car in their about a month-and-a-half ago and they never did fix the problem that they said they would (although they did work on lots of other […]



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 […]