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  • There is No War on Christmas December 10, 2021
      With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it’s important to have some respect for the people who celebrate differently. Not everyone will celebrate Christmas this year, so it’s important to make an effort to normalize saying “happy holidays” rather than “merry Christmas.”    There are fourteen religious holidays in December. According to Associated Press National Opinion Research...
    Written by Lillian Tate, Reporter
  • Saying Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas December 10, 2021
  • Wish Others Well According to their own Holiday Beliefs December 10, 2021
    It’s that time of year again — the annual debate of whether or not to say “merry Christmas” or “happy holidays.” Some argue people should say merry Christmas, while others say it would be more polite to say happy holidays. However, people should say both according to the preference of who they’re speaking to.  Saying...
    Written by Blair Miller, Reporter
  • COVID-19 Increases Cause Mask Mandate Extension December 8, 2021
      While some area universities have lifted their campus-wide mask mandates, the University of Central Missouri’s face coverings requirement stays intact.   UCM announced that the mask mandate would be extended on Nov. 29. Events and activities at the UCM Multipurpose Building are no longer included in the requirement, although face coverings are still strongly recommended. The...
    Written by Matthew Goldsmith, News Editor
  • UCM Men’s Cross Country Ends 2021 Season at National Championship December 7, 2021
      After tallying meets in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri, the University of Central Missouri Men’s cross country team finished their season with a national appearance at the 2021 cross country championships in St. Leo, Florida.   This year’s team consisted of 14 runners, with 11 of them being underclassmen. The young team had shown promise throughout...
    Written by Bryan O'Barr, Reporter