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Fond memories of growing up in the Union

Story by Ellen Becker, Managing Editor In honor of the Elliott Union’s 50th anniversary, I thought I’d take some time to reflect on my personal experiences with it. I’ve lived in Warrensburg my whole life, and my parents live near campus. When I was about four years old, my dad took me up to the campus… Read more »

How to create a religious terrorist

Story by Mitchell Brown, for The Muleskinner When I heard about the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens during an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya a couple of weeks ago, I was surprised, not by his death, but rather by the reason for it. The attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya was… Read more »

Mules facing the option offense

Story by Jason Strickland, Sports Editor Even though Mules football is known for its explosive offense, this year’s team has proven that defense is alive at Central. The Mules (3-1, 3-1) are fourth in the MIAA in total defense, which is led by senior defensive end Latavious Davis, who leads the MIAA in sacks (6) and… Read more »

Mules golf going to unfamiliar territory

Story by Jason Strickland, Sports Editor With Lindenwood entering the MIAA this season, the No. 10 Mules golf team faces an unfamiliar golf course Monday and Tuesday at the Lindenwood Invitational. Central has not competed at the Whitmoor Country Club in St. Charles, Mo., so there are even question marks for Tim Poe, who is in… Read more »

Conference honors women veterans

Story by Derek Spence (For The Muleskinner) Margaret Scott, a Vietnam era veteran who served as a 91-D20, an operating room specialist, was announced as Woman Veteran of the Year at the Missouri Women Veterans Conference last Friday, in Elliott Ballroom at UCM. The event was hosted by the Missouri Veterans Commission Woman Veteran Coordinator,… Read more »

Issues of social justice explored at annual film festival

Story by Mitchell Brown (For the Muleskinner) The Show Me Justice Film Festival, will take place on Oct. 17-20. The festival will showcase movies that place attention on issues of “social justice.” Mark von Schlemmer, festival director and associate professor of communication, described social justice as the essence of democracy. He said that social justice… Read more »

UCM alumnus launches multi-million dollar airline

Story by Kristin Gallagher (Business Manager) One UCM alumnus is taking his name to the sky. Wade Eyerly, a 2002 graduate, launched an all-you-can-fly airline, Surf Air, earlier this year in Los Angeles. The membership-based airline is based on a flat subscription of $1,000 a month, allowing frequent flyers to travel as many times as… Read more »

Jennies volleyball team searching for go-to player

Story by Jason Strickland (Sports Editor) Even though the No. 8 Jennies volleyball team (8-3, 2-0) has three wins against ranked teams and have started the MIAA schedule with two straight-set wins, they haven’t found that go-to player. “In previous years, there was always a chance to just take the ball and shoot it outside… Read more »

Party Central

Story by Kristin Gallagher (Business Manager) It is nearly mid-semester and many of us have realized that perhaps it is time to break the seals on our books. Professors are slowly hinting at upcoming exams, and we are forced to assume they are not kidding. It’s about to get real. The beginning of fall semester… Read more »

Dangerous driving distractions

Story by Ellen Becker (Managing Editor) In today’s society, advertising is everywhere. It’s on television, radio and online. I can’t even watch a video clip on YouTube without having to view an ad first. Once, I had to sit through a 30-second commercial to watch a 60-second video. Recently, I was driving along highway 13… Read more »