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Kayla Gowdy

May 4, 2016

Filed under OPINION

In this never-ending battlefield that is the American political system, imperfections are going to occur. Candidates are going to arise, on either side of the aisle, who play off of the ideas of apprehension, power or frustrat...

Students speak out about sexual violence

Sean Honaker

April 28, 2016

Filed under OPINION

The experience was sobering as I sat in auditorium of the Student Center on the evening of April 19. Students were scattered throughout the room, greeted by a panel of their peers on stage, all of us drawn there for a reason....

January 1, 1970

Callan Pugh

February 17, 2016

Filed under OPINION

It’s 3:45 p.m. on a Friday and I’m sitting in the Nest scrolling through Yik Yak as I finish the last few soggy fries of my meal. There’s a few posts from students looking for “someone to just cuddle with” among other thing...

Ashland’s kindness

Tom Prizeman

December 4, 2015

Filed under OPINION

I was lying in a ditch outside Kates gymnasium covered in dirt. To quote those late night infomercials for Life Alert, I had fallen and I couldn’t get up. “Great,” I thought to myself. “I’m the first person to tear the...

My experience with stereotypes

Martina Baca

December 4, 2015

Filed under OPINION

Last semester I was trying to get a senior apartment with one of my friends but we were missing two other girls to be eligible to get one. I found out that two of my friends, one American and the other foreign, were looking fo...

Communications is not journalism

Zack Lemon

November 19, 2015

Filed under OPINION

When Melissa Click asked for “some muscle” to get student photographer Mark Schierbecker off a central space in the University of Missouri, it was ugly. It was ugly and disturbing and chilling to see a smiling professor use physi...

Why we’re not Missouri

Josh Frey

November 19, 2015

Filed under OPINION

In recent weeks, college students have been making headlines for reasons that should alarm all lovers of free speech and debate. Students at universities across the country are throwing a collective temper tantrum, demanding th...

A simple concept, widely misunderstood: Foreign Language and the Core

Sophia Leddy

November 19, 2015

Filed under OPINION

A liberal education in its very literal sense is “free” education, meaning it teaches a person how to be free. A liberal core, therefore, should encourage students to think, speak, and write freely. It means that students canno...

Electives requirements

Ivan Larson

November 9, 2015

Filed under OPINION

Earlier this week, the Faculty Senate Core Task Force (SCTF) released a revised proposal for a new Core Curriculum for the University. A process of this magnitude, maybe happens once in a generation; it should not be taken lig...