Category: Columns

Total “Fortnite” Takeover

Hearing the name “Fortnite” probably already has you itching to ditch class and kick back on your couch with a controller in hand. What’s so special about a game that is supposedly a rip-off of the game “Player Unknown BattleGrounds”? Maybe it’s all the cartoonish features that were created so this game could be a… Read more »

Safety awareness on campus

When choosing a college, a main factor all students and guardians must consider is location. Location is an important factor for college students because it gives us a sense of community. The beautiful University of Central Missouri is located along U.S. Highway 50 between Kansas City and St. Louis, drawing in many students from all… Read more »

How to survive your freshman year

By Danielle Sachse College is a stressful time. Some feel like they are in the shallow end, and others feel like they are drowning in the deep end. So here’s to the freshmen, and what college students wish they knew before taking off their life vests and drowning in the craziness of college (you really… Read more »

Cutting the president’s salary is not the answer

The president of our university earns more than anyone else at our university. In the university’s current financial climate, it is understandable that a little more attention has been given to that fact. The attention has become more prevalent and more open. It is also a bit misguided. At the student forum held on April… Read more »

Saying goodbye to my serving job and sexual harassment

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Sexual misconduct. It happens everywhere. Homes, schools, workplaces. If you go out to eat regularly in Warrensburg, there’s a chance that I’ve brought you food. In the past four years, I’ve worked at five restaurants in town. I was either sexually harassed or sexually assaulted at four of them. I was 17… Read more »

What I hope for in the new SGA president

The Student Government Association sees a change in Presidents for the first time in two years. Courtney Abt, a graduate student studying criminal justice, recently won the SGA presidency by just 11 votes above DaVonte Hair. She will make a great president, and she really seemed to care about the issues of the students. I… Read more »

Political stagnation, learning from rats

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – After the last political cycle, it is very apparent to anyone that isn’t hiding under a rock that the political atmosphere has stagnated due to polarization. A 2015 study from the University of San Diego found 46 percent of Americans identify themselves as “strongly Republican” or “strongly Democrat.” In 1989, only about 30… Read more »

A review: ‘The Thing’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Yes, good remakes do exist. In 1982, “The Thing” was released to theaters. The movie is a remake of the 1951 film “The Thing From Another World” is one of them. It has the same plot from the original, or at least the short story it was based on. At an isolated… Read more »

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 »