Category: Opinion

Recycling is no longer the answer

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Recycling is a cause that people champion even though many people haven’t the slightest notion of what happens between the time they drop something into the recycling bin and when that material is – if it is – reincarnated and used again. Warrensburg does not recycle. Warrensburg collects recycling. It’s important to… Read more »

A review: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Premiering in July, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” marked the web-slinger’s official entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans can finally see Spider-Man alongside the Avengers on the big screen–if only the Fantastic Four and X-Men could do the same. It follows Spider-Man, played Tom Holland, as he struggles to be a superhero and be a… Read more »

A review: Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

By RYAN SHEEHAN Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Thirty-five years after “Blade Runner” was released, “Blade Runner 2049” hit theaters Thursday, Oct. 5. I had the opportunity to watch “Blade Runner” and “Blade Runner 2049” back-to-back on opening night. Both films take place in the same movie universe which is a dystopian future where androids called replicants… Read more »

A review: Looking for Alaska

I read “Looking for Alaska” by John Green.  “Looking for Alaska” is about a boy named Miles who is a new student at a boarding school.  There, he meets a girl named Alaska, who is wild and crazy by pulling pranks, smoking cigarettes, and getting them into trouble with their dorm keeper.  While at school,… Read more »

Be proactive, Warrensburg.

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – It’s easy to ask for things of our governing body, and it’s easy to point out what’s going on that is either wrong or what could be better. However, it’s hard sometimes to remember there are systems in place by which citizens can communicate their needs and ideas to our governing bodies…. Read more »

The incredible journey of litter

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The litter that’s visible is obnoxious. But there is a lot going on that isn’t visible. Just because you can’t see it does not mean that it isn’t affecting you. Through an intricate web of drains, pipes, man-made channels and natural creeks designed and maintained to reroute stormwater away from the city, litter… Read more »

Litter has a pretty hefty price tag

Litter is taking money out of your pocket and lighting it on fire. You, personally, are having money taken out of your pocket by people you’ve never met and circumstances that you cannot control at a point in time that could be years from now. Please let that wash over you for a second: Litter… Read more »

How to navigate digitalBURG.com

A guide to navigating our new website: The Muleskinner staff recently changed digitalBURG.com from the main website of the Muleskinner to the main portal of the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Communication’s three media platforms – Muleskinner for news, CentralTV for television and the Beat for radio. digitalBURG is the landing page for all… Read more »

Litter… Has layers

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – I’m frustrated about what I perceive as an issue with litter and trash in Warrensburg. I’ve explained what I’ve seen, how much I’ve seen, and I don’t think I’m without a case. Until last week, that’s all I had: my own observations and the statistics I was able to obtain just by… Read more »