Category: Columns

Kane stands out in vice presidential debate

By ANNEMARIE CARRIGAN Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I was able to watch the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The two candidates are Mike Pence and Tim Kane. Pence is Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate and Tim Kane is Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate. Kane started talking first, and he said he wanted… Read more »

Healthy eating habits

By VENKATARAGHAVAN RAMAMOORTHY Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — My research began when I asked my students in an understanding nutrition class about the quality of foods being served by UCM dining services. The replies were mixed with some good opinions and some exaggeratingly bad ones. I decided to understand the phenomenon myself by personally… Read more »

Greek like me

By JESSICA FRASER Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — When Brooke Ley moved to Warrensburg to attend UCM, she was more interested in making friends than joining a sorority. “I was actually very unsure of joining a sorority at first,” Ley said. “As all girls usually are, I was also looking for a solid group of… Read more »

Do you remember what you were doing?

By JEFF HUFFMAN Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Most of us have a moment in time which is burned into our memory such that it fundamentally changes how we see the world around us. Too often, this memory is primarily due to a single tragic or traumatic event – which is beyond our control…. Read more »

Faces of UCM: Eli Leavell

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Eli Leavell has an unbreakable competitive spirit. His foot on the other hand, is very breakable. He is dealing with a fractured foot for the third time. Leavell decided to undergo surgery Wednesday, Sept. 7, in an attempt to keep his foot in one piece in… Read more »

Where were you on 9/11? Faculty, staff and students share their stories

By DENISE ELAM Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Fifteen years have passed since the terrorist attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, but for many the memories of that day are still vivid and real. Senior Airman William Burgess was stationed in the Royal Air Force Mildenhall in England when the attacks happened…. Read more »

Can we sit down, talk to each other?

By JESSICA FRASER Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — From Crispus Attucks to Trayvon Martin, the shooting of young black men has had a dramatic impact on the stability of our nation. In 1770, it turned a minor squabble between American colonists and British soldiers into a revolutionary battle cry. Two hundred years later, the deaths… Read more »

Ask Adalyn: Sorority trouble

Adalyn, There’s a girl in my sorority who thinks everyone likes her, but really no one does. She isn’t a nice person and she has a grudge out for a really good friend of mine who hasn’t done anything to hurt her. I support my friend 100 percent, but this has gone on long enough…. Read more »

UCM center for multiculturalism and inclusion to open

By TARA NAPOLEONE-CLIFFORD Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The start of the fall semester at UCM is always an exciting time of the year. Students, faculty, staff and community members walk around campus looking at the additions and changes, wondering what will be around the corner. This semester, there is a great deal to… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Aperiendae Penfield

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Aperiendae Penfield has a name that no one knows how to pronounce. She said none of her professors have gotten it right during these first couple weeks of school. Penfield said the uniqueness of her name can actually be an asset. “I love my name,” Penfield… Read more »