SideTracked: Rating Pitchfork’s ratings

We’re closing in on the end of the year, and the end of the decade. It’s the time of year when every entertainment publication is devoting all of their resources to tell their readers the best X things in the last Y years. I intend to do the same, but I’m holding out for a… Read more »

Snap Reactions: Kadaver, Municipal Waste, Lynyrd Skynyrd

by Chance Chamberlain Snap Reactions is a column where two new albums and one classic album will be reviewed briefly after just one listen through. This provides instant thoughts and feelings that are often lost with multiple listens of an album. This week’s releases are Kadavar’s “For the Dead Travel Fast” and Municipal Waste’s “The… Read more »

A quick guide to Jewish holidays and traditions

We’re nearing the holiday season and with it comes celebrations, especially in the Jewish religion.  Arthur Rennels, a retired Messianic Jewish Rabbi, said the most recent holiday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah translates to “head [of] the year.” This year, Rosh Hashanah lasted from sundown on Sept. 29 until sundown on … Read more »

Mules overcome slow start for sixth win on Homecoming

For 15 minutes, Homecoming looked like it might be a disaster for the UCM Mules. The University of Central Oklahoma took the opening kickoff, marched 61 yards on 10 plays and hit a 32-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead. The Bronchos (2-4) forced and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and added… Read more »

Acquisition librarian retires from UCM

Faculty at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library said goodbye to acquisition librarian Karla Massia as she starts a new life in retirement after nearly two decades in the library. Massia started at the University of Central Missouri in fall 2001 as a graduate assistant at the reference desk. She came to the university to pursue… Read more »

The magic of the moment: Magician comes to campus

by Kylie Teem Jay Mattioli, magician and former contestant on “America’s Got Talent”, is used to doing things out of the ordinary. Mattioli performed Thursday night at Hendricks Hall at the University of Central Missouri. He combined hilarious dance moves, great jokes and astounding magic into one unforgettable show. Themed music accompanied each act and… Read more »

RAD programs teach valuable skills

For two decades, the Rape Aggression Defense and Resisting Aggression with Defense programs have helped people learn valuable defense skills. The programs, sponsored by the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety, teach techniques for de-escalating situations and defensive maneuvers. The UCM program is part of a national program founded in 1989. It has… Read more »

Muleskinner Minutes

This week on campus is the SOCK-tober sock drive, information about living off campus, Monster Mash at the Union, the RAD program for men, and more. Michael Moana describes what’s happening on this week’s edition of Muleskinner Minutes.