Category: Opinion

Venom: A good blockbuster that tried to be something more

Sony Pictures has tried to create their own “Spider-Man” universe in recent years. There was “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012 starring Andy Garfield as the Wall Crawler. It was a solid movie. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” followed in 2014 with the hopes of more movies to come, but it was a bad movie and it… Read more »

Halloween: An awesome reboot or an awesome sequel

Here is another remake of a classic film – but wait, this one is actually good. “Halloween” is one of the iconic slasher films made by the duo of director/composer John Carpenter and producer/writer Debra Hill. “Halloween” has been remade before. Rob Zombie’s 2003 “Halloween” received mixed reviews and made the franchise even more confusing… Read more »

The Halloween franchise: A confusing history

This October, “Halloween” returns with another reboot of the classic horror film. Simply titled “Halloween,” this newest version seems promising, featuring the return of lead actress Jamie Lee Curtis as franchise character Laurie Strode, and John Carpenter, who directed the original. Released in 1978, the original “Halloween” followed the mysterious killer Michael Myers, who is… Read more »

Reflecting on a lifetime in education

By Morris Collins/ guest columnist I was born Morris Lynn Collins in May 1947.  I am a native Missourian and lifelong resident of the Warrensburg area.  I was reared on a farm in rural Johnson County, attending a one-room country schoolhouse until integration of schools placed me in the fourth grade in Warrensburg Public Schools… Read more »

A look back over years spent teaching

By John Culp/ guest columnist I came from a 420-acre farm 7 miles north of Warrensburg.  I started first grade in 1953.  All my schooling, Grade 1 through Grade 12 was in the Humphreys Building.  All of us were part of the Training School, with lots of student teachers, especially in high school.  We had… Read more »

The interesting history of the Teen Titans

In DC Comics there is the Justice League, an alliance of superheroes who seek to help the innocent and fight evil across the world. Then there are the Teen Titans, a team of teenage superheroes – some of whom began as sidekicks – who have the same mission. The Teen Titans has become a staple… Read more »

Project Green Challenge: Centering the focus on energy

By Jasmine Bylander Whether we live on campus or not we all use the electricity here. We charge our phones and watch television while eating meals. But have you ever wondered where it all comes from? I did, so I dug deep, talked to many different people including the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Planning… Read more »

Supreme Court confirmation sparks sexual assault conversation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court on Oct. 8 after President Trump nominated him July 8. Kavanaugh sparked an important national conversation during his confirmation hearing after three women accused him of sexually assaulting them in high school and college. The conversation reminds us all that sexual assault is not… Read more »

LGBTQ+ rights improving, more work to be done

By Rebecca Baumler, for the Muleskinner In honor of National Coming Out Day on Thursday, I think it’s a good time to step back and take a look at the current goings on in the LGBTQ+ community. In recent years (following the legalization of gay marriage), there has been an increase in the acceptance and… Read more »

Protection: free speech or student welfare

By Alison Cummings, for the Muleskinner First, I heard shouting. Then I saw his finger pointing directly at a student. He lowered his hand to his Bible – no, he slammed his hand against his Bible. There was a staccato at the tip of every syllable he yelled. “You. Are. A. Sinner. Bow down on… Read more »