Category: Features

The Center brings students together

The University of Central Missouri is home to more than 12,000 students who come from a variety of backgrounds. The diversity on campus spans cultural and ethnic differences, different religious beliefs and a wide array of sexual orientations. The Multicultural and Inclusivity Center, often called “The Center,” offers support for students of all backgrounds on… Read more »

Grad student combats homelessness with Salvation Army

A graduate student at the University of Central Missouri landed a job that has helped diversify her experience as an individual and a student. Eliza Ridenhour is pursuing a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling. She also works with the Salvation Army as their caseworker. Ridenhour said caseworker is an interesting term because… Read more »

Film student travels to Iowa to make documentary

A documentary film about a commune in southern Iowa by a UCM film student provided some insight about his family’s little-discussed past. As a project for his documentary class, Zach Nowlin, a senior digital media production major, visited this secluded, religious community known as The Brotherhood of Christ Church, also commonly referred to as The… Read more »

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 »