Category: Columns

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 »

‘Chicago’ razzles and dazzles

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I watched the final dress rehearsal of “Chicago” Tuesday night amidst a room of awkward, sweaty high school students. Things got spicy, to say the least. Julie Mollenkamp, director of UCM’s production of “Chicago,” was unable to attend the show so another theater professor, John Wilson, came… Read more »

Ask Adalyn: Getting hip with the times

Dear Adalyn,  My friends sometimes say I’m the naïve person in the group because I have to look up expressions on UrbanDictionary.com, like “busting hump” and “Jennycrack diet.” I’ve been watching “Breaking Bad” more often to help me learn more slang and urban expressions, but it doesn’t seem to be helping. Any tips on how… Read more »

Fashion: Spruce up your style with piercings

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I know I’ve said it a million times before, but the perfect outfit can’t be complete without the proper accessories, and neither can your personal style. However, this time I’m not talking about scarves, necklaces, bracelets and hats. It’s all about piercings. You can wear all kinds of earrings… Read more »

When in doubt, try men’s clothes

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — As fall weather approaches, our eyes are peeled for cute sweaters, cardigans, coats and warm accessories such as hats, scarves and gloves. The obvious place to look for these types of clothing would be in the women’s section of our favorite store, but this season it’s time to expand… Read more »

Your form by fashion forums

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Giants in the fashion magazine industry like Vogue, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar have been providing styling tips and tricks to women for decades now. However, as college students, we don’t always have the time to run to the nearest store to grab a copy. Sometimes, we need fashion inspiration on the spot. Online magazines give readers… Read more »

Ask Adalyn

Dear Adalyn, I’m a freshman at UCM and I don’t really know how to get involved. I love my spiritual life and I love sports, but I’m too scared to talk to people and try new things. Help! I need your advice! Dear Freshman, When I first started school here, I was in the same… Read more »

A fashion column: fall footwear for you

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — As fall approaches, summer shoes make their way to the back of your closet along with your shorts and tank tops. When browsing for fall footwear to replace them, here are a few types of shoe styles to keep your eyes peeled for. It’s all about looking for boots… Read more »