Category: Columns

Recycling is no longer the answer

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Recycling is a cause that people champion even though many people haven’t the slightest notion of what happens between the time they drop something into the recycling bin and when that material is – if it is – reincarnated and used again. Warrensburg does not recycle. Warrensburg collects recycling. It’s important to… Read more »

Be proactive, Warrensburg.

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – It’s easy to ask for things of our governing body, and it’s easy to point out what’s going on that is either wrong or what could be better. However, it’s hard sometimes to remember there are systems in place by which citizens can communicate their needs and ideas to our governing bodies…. Read more »

The incredible journey of litter

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The litter that’s visible is obnoxious. But there is a lot going on that isn’t visible. Just because you can’t see it does not mean that it isn’t affecting you. Through an intricate web of drains, pipes, man-made channels and natural creeks designed and maintained to reroute stormwater away from the city, litter… Read more »

Litter has a pretty hefty price tag

Litter is taking money out of your pocket and lighting it on fire. You, personally, are having money taken out of your pocket by people you’ve never met and circumstances that you cannot control at a point in time that could be years from now. Please let that wash over you for a second: Litter… Read more »

Litter… Has layers

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – I’m frustrated about what I perceive as an issue with litter and trash in Warrensburg. I’ve explained what I’ve seen, how much I’ve seen, and I don’t think I’m without a case. Until last week, that’s all I had: my own observations and the statistics I was able to obtain just by… Read more »

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 »