Category: Columns

Trending: Gender-neutral restrooms

By ERICA NOWLIN Columnist Earlier this semester, the university began installing gender-neutral restrooms on campus. Maybe you have noticed them, and maybe you have not, but they are there. UCM now has a total of four single-occupancy GN bathrooms on campus: one in the Elliott Student Union, one in Wood Building, one in Martin Building… Read more »

Will more college athletes take on the establishment?

By JIM LITKE Associated Press College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue change, or whether it will throw programs into turmoil. Protests have been rare during the college athletes’ eight-decades and counting campaign for a bigger… Read more »

In the eyes of a tourist

By BRANDON BOWMAN Photo Editor (SEATTLE, digitalBURG) — I live for adventure and to “suck out all the marrow of life.” As a photographer, I want to capture every bit of those moments. During the summer of 2015, I boarded the plane with my camera, equipment, a bag of clothes and $200 cash in my wallet. My… Read more »

Fall fashion report

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Fall weather has finally set in which means students all across campus are running back indoors to add on more layers as soon as they step outside. I decided that because of this, I have no choice but to write up a fall fashion report to let you know… Read more »

A THRIVE student’s perspective

By EMILY ANNEMARIE CARRIGAN Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Hey there. This is Emily Annemarie Carrigan, and this column is about me and how I got here. I grew up in Dallas, Texas, where my family raised me. I was born in Baylor Hospital. I have Down syndrome, and my family didn’t know if I could… Read more »

Squirrels drive me nuts

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Let’s talk about the squirrels on this campus for a minute. They’re furry, plump and abundant. They even gained mascot status on our campus for one day last semester. On April Fools’ Day, the university announced we were now the UCM Fighting Squirrels. The joke came from… Read more »

Styled in spirit this homecoming

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Everything is school spirit themed during homecoming week, including everyone’s outfits! Make yours stand out in the sea of jeans and UCM T-shirts this semester by mixing it up a bit. For starters, wear jerseys. This doesn’t have to be a regular jersey shirt with your favorite player’s number… Read more »

Fashion: Look suitable for interviews

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — With job fairs and mock interviews popping up all over campus, it’s good to know two things: how to answer the dreaded “tell me about yourself” question and how to dress to the nines to help land any interview. When it comes to professional dress, you should always have… Read more »

Ask Adalyn: To drink or not to drink

Dear Adalyn,  All my friends want to do is go drink and party. I want to hang out with them, but I don’t want to risk anything just to have a good time. Any advice?  Emmy, My friends do the same thing. All they want to do is drink, party, sleep and repeat. I don’t… Read more »

13.1 miles: Pacing through Portlandia

By ANDREA LOPEZ Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I flew across the country to Portland, Oregon, for no reason. A $135 registration fee gone down the drain. My medal? Forget it, it’s gone. The training, time and mental toughness – useless. Luckily, it was all a dream. Waking up at 5 a.m. on Sunday, my adrenaline… Read more »