Category: Columns

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 »

Meeting friends and making connections in Dominica

By SANDY IRLE Dominica is a Caribbean destination unlike any other. Located between Guadeloupe and Martinique, the “Nature Island” is the perfect place for nature lovers and hikers with some good diving options, too. Located on the Northeast coast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Calibishie is a good first stop to get a taste of life… Read more »

Nine Inch Nails offer visually stunning show

By ANDY LYONS (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A multitude of fans gathered at the Sprint Center Monday night to catch the Nine Inch Nails on their first tour in nearly four years. Unsure of when the doors actually opened, concert-goers started amassing around 6 p.m. to be let into the venue just before 7. It… Read more »

Switchfoot offers fans inside look

  Story by Andy Lyons Photos by Andrew Mather Fans gathered at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on Saturday for alt-rockers Switchfoot. It was the second night of a 48-city tour for the band, which recently released an EP to promote their upcoming full-length album, due for release in January. The Midland was… Read more »

Venture into Vancouver

By SANDY IRLE (VANCOUVER, digitalBURG) — Vancouver, British Columbia, is a large Canadian city comprised of many smaller neighborhoods, all with their own special personality. Spend time at Marinaside Crescent on False Creek and discover chic cafés and shops, bicyclists enjoying the dedicated bike path and a veritable fashion runway of people with shopping bags…. Read more »

Oak Ridge Boys open eyes and hearts at State Fair

  Photos by ANDREW MATHER Story by ANDY LYONS (SEDALIA, Mo., digitalBURG) — Unseasonably mild weather marked a special night at the Pepsi Grandstand Wednesday. The crowd was a lot different on this night; motorized chairs and grey-haired heads marked the audience. The multitude of fans gathered to see the Oak Ridge Boys, who are… Read more »