Series: Spring stories in Warrensburg

Editor’s note: This story is the last in a three-part series of spring stories assigned in Matt Bird-Meyer’s Advanced Digital Journalism class. To see the origin of the assignment and the first story of the series, click here. To read the second story in the series, click here. Here are the challenges for the spring… Read more »

‘Triple Frontier’ gives new life to heist genre

After being in a long period of development hell, going through the hands of many backers, filmmakers and actors, the now Netflix Original “Triple Frontier” released to the streaming platform in March. The movie is set up as an action adventure, following a group of former special operations forces soldiers, who, for different reasons, decide… Read more »

Series: Spring stories in Warrensburg

Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series of spring stories assigned in Matt Bird-Meyer’s Advanced Digital Journalism class. To see the origin of the assignment and the first story of the series, click here. Here are the challenges for the spring stories presented below: In your story, someone must reference water. The… Read more »

Series: Spring stories in Warrensburg

Instructor’s Note: Go out there and find a spring story. Essentially that was the assignment. However, embedded in this simplicity were layers of complexity. The student reporters were each given a list of five challenges to guide the structure and content of their stories. They also drew slips of paper from a box that instructed… Read more »

Journalism taught me more than just writing

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” These words from Winnie the Pooh accurately represent my thoughts on transitioning out of college, specifically with the Muleskinner and moving on to “a big kid” job. I’ve been so lucky to get to work with the staff of the Muleskinner and… Read more »

You get what you give… and much more

I hate saying goodbye. It isn’t easy to come to terms with the fact that an impactful part of my life will change drastically in less than two weeks. That’s what will happen when I graduate and my time working at the Muleskinner ends. It’s sad. I’d go as far as to say it is… Read more »

Goodbye to my job and a great adviser

The Muleskinner has been a part of my life for a long time. I have worked here for two years: as Multimedia Editor then as the News Editor. Before that, I was a contributor. My love for storytelling came due to the Muleskinner, so I joined the journalism emphasis of digital media production as a… Read more »

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 »

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