Mules track & field wins MIAA Championship

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – With five All-MIAA performances and five individual conference champions, the Central Missouri Mules track & field team claimed the 2013 MIAA Indoor Track & Field Championship. The Mules edged out Pittsburg State for the team title, collecting 122.5 points compared to the Gorillas’ 106.5. The Jennies finished third in team standings, collecting… Read more »

Have something to confess? An online social experiment draws outrageous, raunchy and humorous stories from students and alumni

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor— A new Facebook page, created by UCM students and alumni, is both a form of dramatic entertainment and a way for users to anonymously blow off steam. The UCM Confessions page launched Sunday and already has nearly 3,000 “likes.”  The page takes submissions anonymously from a tumblr.com account with… Read more »

Tunnel of Oppression offers social perspective

Story by KRISTIN GALLAGHER, Business Manager— The sound of a gunshot rang through the otherwise silent Union Ballroom Feb. 14. The shot was part of one of the several skits that made up the Tunnel of Oppression event that offered insight to different types of oppression to 150 students during Unity Week. The event, hosted… Read more »

Murder trial dates are set

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor— A trial date is set for the second defendant in the shooting death of Warrensburg bar owner William “Blaine” Whitworth. Ziyad T. Abid, charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action, has a pretrial conference scheduled for April 29. The trial is set to begin June 4 at the… Read more »

Scholars Symposium showcases student research

Story by ELLEN BECKER, Managing Editor— Students will have the opportunity to present their undergraduate research projects in a public forum during the 12th annual Scholars Symposium Tuesday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the JCK Library. The symposium is an event dedicated to promoting the research and creative achievements of undergraduate… Read more »

Unity Week engages students in shaping the future

Story by Andrea Lopez, for The Muleskinner— ONE voice. ONE goal. ONE campus. Unity Week was a diversity program consisting of speakers, panels, entertainment, food and music that ran from Feb. 11-15. Hosted by the Diversity Committee, it was a collaborative effort put on by students, faculty and administrators. To kick off Unity Week, four… Read more »

Movie Review: “A Good Day to Die Hard”

Story by Joshua Leonard, for The Muleskinner— “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth installment of the “Die Hard” franchise, was a decent action movie, but not a good “Die Hard” movie. In this film, John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes a ‘vacation’ to Moscow, Russia, to visit his son, Jack McClane, aka John McClane… Read more »

“The Walking Dead”: “Home” episode

Story by Joshua Leonard, for The Muleskinner— Sunday’s episode, “Home”, should have been the mid-season premiere. “Home” gave “The Walking Dead” fans everything we want out of season three. Spoiler alert: “Home” starts where we left off with the end of “Suicide King.” Rick is still off his rocker and chasing around a dead Lori… Read more »