Category: Opinion

Social Media Coordinator signing off

Saying goodbye to the Muleskinner is bittersweet. I started off at the Muleskinner as a confused volunteer looking to get involved but not knowing where to start. I then became a contributor and wrote stories and covered events until I was able to find my voice and began writing about topics I am passionate about…. Read more »

Muleskinner adviser found family at UCM

Twelve years ago, I was standing in the middle of Douglas Street in downtown Lee’s Summit getting my picture taken. I’d just returned to that fabled suburb of prosperity and sweet outdoor shopping malls after a stint with the daily newspaper in Sedalia. Prior to that, I worked at the Lee’s Summit Journal for several… Read more »

Saying ‘goodbye’ to co-workers, friends

When I graduated high school, I thought my journalism career was over. All four years of high school I was involved with our student newspaper. I also interned with the local newspaper, where I saw the newsroom go from a staff of six or seven to only one or two. I saw with my own… Read more »

Top MCU movies as the franchise moves into Phase IV

Over the past two years, I’ve written a lot about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the franchise. So in honor of “Endgame’s” release, here is an updated list of Top 10 MCU films. Click the links to see full reviews of some of these movies, along with… Read more »

Mort Garson’s last masterpiece ­— exploring “Plantasia”

By Louie Sharp/For the Muleskinner One of the most unlikely success stories in music history is that of Mort Garson’s 1976 Moog masterpiece “Mother Earth’s Plantasia.” “Plantasia” was the last release by Garson, and it followed an eclectic stream of ambient synthesizer experiments based on such wildly different ideas as sensuality, the Zodiac, the musical… Read more »