Category: Columns

The (Il)legality of Litter

A Warrensburg Project: An analysis on litter and enforcement, part II   by CHRIS HOLMBERG Reporter One evening at the end of August, I set out to collect trash on the Spirit Trail, a footpath on the south side of Warrensburg that runs along Route DD. In the process, I had four strangers stop and… Read more »

A response to wages reinstatement

By MATT BIRD-MEYER Faculty Adviser President Chuck Ambrose has a sort of running joke with the incoming managing editors at the Muleskinner. It’s not so much a funny-ha-ha joke but a friendly commentary on the state of the news industry: “So how much longer are you all going to keep printing the paper?” or something… Read more »

Together we are better: A look at the Women’s March in Kansas City

By PAIGE ARCANO Reporter (KANSAS CITY, Mo., digitalBURG) — “Whose voice?” “Our voice!” “Whose voice?” “Our voice!” “Whose voice?” “Our voice!” The echo of this chant rang through Washington Square Park in Kansas City as I stood among thousands of other people. About 10,000 people. People sharing signs, pink cat hats, cookies and hope. I attended… Read more »

The 2016 presidential election: an awakening and beyond the rhetoric

By ROBYNN KUHLMANN Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — This has been a very busy election season for me. Along with teaching and research, I receive media inquiries. This means that I have to pay attention to developments in not only the presidential election, but also all of the statewide elections, ballot initiatives and issues… Read more »

Working toward one world

By JESSICA FRASER Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — For thousands of years, countries have struggled with the concepts of nationalism and internationalism as they established their foreign policy. When they chose nationalism, they put the security of their people ahead of their global alliances. When they chose internationalism, they put global stability ahead of their… Read more »

A Journey to Pakistan

By ANNEMARIE CARRIGAN Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Hello there. I was able to go to an event called “A Journey to Pakistan” on Wednesday, October 26. This event was very interesting with a warm, vibrant culture and showed some unique aspects of Pakistan. Five Pakistani UCM students gave a presentation about Pakistan and followed… Read more »

Evolution of the Mule

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A life-size statue of a mule was recently completed as part of a parking lot improvement project at UCM, with the intent of paying homage to the strong history of the Missouri Mule in the region and at the university. The statue stands at the east end… Read more »

Giving a voice to refugees

By ANNEMARIE CARRIGAN Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I was able to go to an academic conference called “Uprooted—Refugees/Migrants/The Displaced” Oct. 10 and 11 in the Elliott Student Union. At the conference, they spoke about different international programs all around the world. The speakers made great points to help make this world a better place… Read more »