Category: Features

The Ultimate Blowout attracts students

Students let their inner pop star and gamer shine through at the beginning of the month. UCM students took time out of their busy schedules to attend the Ultimate Blowout Show. Students gathered together in the Elliott Student Union on Nov. 7 to play video games, make music videos and have a photo shoot.  Mouths… Read more »

The “Batman Damned” incident: A weird moment in Batman’s history

In general, every iconic superhero has experienced some weird moments in their history. Batman, the Caped Crusader himself, is no exception. For example, in 2008, Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros were sued over “The Dark Knight” by Huseyin Kalkan, the mayor of Batman, Turkey. The mayor argued the film used the name “Batman” without permission… Read more »

Haunted corn maze raises funds for UCM Agriculture Club

This maze isn’t your average, everyday corn maze. It’s a haunted corn maze filled with evil clowns, Michael Myers, guts and an angry farmer with a chainsaw — so enter at your own risk. Travis Hume, UCM Farm manager and Agriculture Club advisor, started the haunted corn maze last year, sponsored by the Agriculture Club,… Read more »

International food show features almost 30 dishes

Students, faculty and community members got a taste of different cultures without having to leave town. On Sunday, the International Student Organization hosted more than 150 guests for the International Student Food Show. Suzanne Beck, an ISO advisor, said the food show has been going on for 50 to 60 years. The buffet-style dinner showcased… Read more »

International alumnus back after 28 years

Twenty-eight years and a trip across the world later, one University of Central Missouri alum and his two sons are having a literal homecoming. Abdul Mutalib Shahab graduated from Central Missouri State University in 1984. He said since then, he has gone on to pursue jobs and opportunities that he is proud of and said… Read more »

Nacho average group: The Nacho Society

Have you ever wanted to officially rate nachos at restaurants? You can. The Nacho Society is a group based out of Warrensburg that rates nachos for fun from local restaurants. Their official scorecard has different topics rated on a scale from 1 to 10: the wait time of delivery, the price ratio to the portion,… Read more »

Marching Mules teaching assistants gain real-world experience

The UCM marching band teaching assistants took their positions for different reasons but share one thing: the opportunity for experience. The job of the Marching Mules teaching assistants is to help the students and teach them as if they were the band directors themselves. The four teaching assistants are Zach Dennis, Abby Kaiser, Shelby Rouse… Read more »

Friends unite in organizing new running club

Two best friends at the University of Central Missouri recently created a student organization dedicated to running. Stephon Abron and Tyler Oetting started the UCM Running Club this semester to give students at any athletic level the opportunity to run as a collegiate athlete without the demands of mandatory practices. “I am really excited for… Read more »

A look back in time at University High

UCM’s history of teaching the next generation of educators stretches back to when it was founded in 1871 as Normal School Number Two. To fulfill its goal of educating the next generation of teachers, the UCM campus housed two laboratory schools to train aspiring teachers. In addition, elementary and high school students passed through the… Read more »