Category: Letters

Letter to your freshman self: Andrea Lopez

By ANDREA LOPEZ Multimedia Editor So you’ve moved 2,000 miles away from home, live in rural Missouri, know not a single soul and you’re 17 years old. Good luck. Warrensburg may not be filled with rows of trees or spectacular views of Mt. Hood, nor is it a 20-minute ride to Portland or an hour… Read more »

Letter from the editor: ‘I’m sad to see me go’

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor This is the last issue of the Muleskinner for the semester. But to be completely honest, I still can’t believe it’s my last issue as managing editor as well. I’m sure a lot of you graduating this semester have serious cases of senioritis, but it still hasn’t hit me that… Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Advocating safer sidewalks

Dear Editor, In 2014, the Warrensburg City Council unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the importance of safe pedestrian and walking infrastructures within the community.  The document concluded with the following commitments: 1)    The City of Warrensburg shall endeavor to facilitate the integration of bicycling and walking into daily life, providing for both transportation and recreation… Read more »

Letter to the editor: Green Dot coverage

Dear Editor, I am writing today to express my disappointment at the lack of coverage on Green Dot, UCM’s new violence prevention initiative, in this week’s issue of the Muleskinner (Oct. 1, 2015). This week is indeed launch week for Green Dot, featuring many special events and programs. Green Dot is a program that our… Read more »

Letter to the editor: Swap shop harassment

Dear Editor, The event in discussion started simply enough. Someone on the Warrensburg Swaps and Sales! Facebook page inquired as to where one could donate unwanted clothes. I suggested Big Brothers Big Sisters, while many others suggested Salvation Army to “support their local community.” I added my two cents and informed all the reading posters… Read more »

Letter to the editor: Universal responsibility

Dear Editor, I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for one self, one’s own family or one’s nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to… Read more »

Letter to the editor: a college degree

Dear Editor, A college degree does not guarantee what used to be thought of as a college education. A high school diploma long ago was a mark of distinction. No more. A high school grad today often cannot solve a simple equation or write a literate paragraph. The same is now true of some college… Read more »

Common sense by the yard

Dear editor, Incidental chemical exposures, contamination of our waterways, decimation of honeybee populations, declining water tables and a general winnowing of bio-diversity. These might seem like amorphous problems we have little or no hope in solving; but part of the solution might be as close to us as our own front yards. Americans apply around… Read more »