Category: Columns

Why it’s crucial to bring free press back into schools

In 1988, a monumental Supreme Court case was decided that would change student journalists’ first amendment rights. Today, Missouri House Bill 743 — commonly known as the Cronkite New Voices Act after longtime TV journalist Walter Cronkite — is seeking to override the Supreme Court’s 1988 decision in Hazelwood vs. Kuhlmeier to give the right… Read more »

MIC forges unique partnerships, opportunities

By Chuck Ambrose/For the Muleskinner After leaving the University of Central Missouri last summer, I was back in Kansas City with the KnowledgeWorks Leadership Team in December 2018 to engage in the Missouri Innovation Campus and meet its leadership team. For the first time in eight years, I could stop and look back at all… Read more »

MIC provides small solution to bigger issues

I’ve had a great opportunity this semester to learn about the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit. The campus is the result of a collaboration between UCM, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and Metropolitan Community college that places UCM and Summit Technology Academy in an innovative building with little to no physical barriers between classrooms… Read more »

Having the right tools to be successful

By Rick Smetana/For the Muleskinner I am a pretty competitive person. I want to succeed at everything I do whether it be professionally, educationally (I just started my MBA) or in my hobbies. In my mind, success can be achieved by identifying goals, dedication, hard work and having access to the right tools to obtain… Read more »

Songs of love at every stage

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Despite the ice on the ground and the commercial exploitation of the holiday, this tradition taps into the sappy romantic in all of us. It would be remiss, then, for this reviewer to discuss anything but love songs. Love is a volatile thing though, and a… Read more »