Category: Columns

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, 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 »

No easy answer for gun control

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I don’t know much about guns. I spent the past six years of my life thinking the first gun I shot was a .22, but it turns out a .22 is just the kind of bullet I used. For the record, I still don’t know what kind of… Read more »

Try sporty chic for a week

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — As college students, if we could wear workout clothes on a daily basis, we totally would. They’re comfortable, easy to mix and match, and quick to throw on in the morning – even if they aren’t the most fashion forward. However, there’s a way to pump it up! Sporty… Read more »

Concert review: Spotlight hosts quality concert

By NHAN VACCA & SAMANTHA WATSON Reporters (WARRENSBURGS, Mo., digitalBURG) — Five bands took the stage Friday night, putting on an exceptional concert that magnified the Multipurpose Building. Traveling from various places throughout the country, these amazing groups played a rocking show here on campus. Jon Barr, president of Spotlight, coordinated the event for UCM’s fall concert…. Read more »

Fashion: Jump into jeans

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The time has come! Let your jeans creep out of your closet as cooler temperatures set in for the beautiful fall weather. This year though, don’t stick to your typical blue skinny jeans. Try mixing it up a bit. Since the 1970s and punk rock movement, skinny jeans have… Read more »