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  • UCM Students React to Biden and Harris’s Inauguration January 21, 2021
      Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the president and vice president, respectively, of the United States on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington as University of Central Missouri students experienced the historical event while on campus.   Biden and Harris each made history by accepting their new roles. Biden, at 78 years old,...
    Matthew Goldsmith
  • Celebration of Life: Colby Christian West December 15, 2020
     Colby “Bull” Christian West, age 19, of Weston Missouri, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.   He was born April 24, 2001, in Kansas City, Missouri, the loving son of Dan and Danielle (Rush) West and little brother to Chloe. A 2019 graduate of Platte County High School and was attending University of Central Missouri seeking a...
    Danielle West
  • UCM Enacts Retrenchment in Response to Enrollment Decline December 14, 2020
      The University of Central Missouri enacted procedures on Nov. 6 to review university faculty positions to determine whether they will still be appropriate for the 2022 and 2023 academic years and to provide retrenchment rights for those affected. Retrenchment was enacted because of an enrollment decline of more than 4,000 students in the last five...
    Matthew Goldsmith, News Editor
  • Goodbye and Good luck to our Graduates December 11, 2020
    Carley Taylor: Muleskinner Minute Manager     Carley has worked for the Muleskinner since 2018. She started in the news section and developed her writing skills. However, this semester she was our Muleskinner Minute manager, producing all our video content alongside her team. She has grown so much during this semester. Carley has been an...
    Muleskinner Staff
  • Virtual Theater Performances Bring New Challenges to the Stage December 8, 2020
    While “Tilikum” took on the ongoing challenge of racism and “Night of Noir” combined six studio theatre one-act shows into one entertaining night, the theatre department and its students rose to the challenge of virtually showcasing performances  during a global pandemic.   Senior theatre major Emily Layt was the dramaturg for “Tilikum” and director of  “After...
    Skye Melcher, Features Editor