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UCM remembers Sept. 11

Story by Courtney Muns, for The Muleskinner Eleven years ago, life was put on pause for a moment. Classrooms, offices and households silently watched live news broadcasts and witnessed New York City in shambles as tragedy struck and the twin towers fell. UCM’s annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony was at noon Tuesday. Students, faculty and staff members… Read more »

Panhellenic doors locked by request

Story by Andy Lyons, News Editor The doors to the public areas of Panhellenic Hall were locked around the clock after the murder of Blaine Whitworth. Panhellenic Hall is an all female dorm located on the west side of campus and houses seven sororities. The hall also has its own cafeteria and houses the office of… Read more »

New Success Committee keeps students engaged

Story by Kevin Lyon, for The Muleskinner One of the ways UCM keeps its number of students high is not only through enrollment, but through freshmen retention. The national average on student retention for most colleges between freshman and sophomore year is 66 percent, while UCM has a 72 percent retention rate. The rate fluctuates every… Read more »

Clean sweep for Mules football

The Mules football team swept the MIAA Football Player of the Week awards after defeating Northwest Missouri State for the first time since 2003 last Saturday. Junior quarterback Colter Smith, senior linebacker Joe Carter and senior punter Matt Jordan, won the Offensive Player of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player… Read more »

Golf squad has tough test at famous course

Story by Jason Strickland, Sports Editor With the four top-ranked teams in Division II as some of the competition coming up for the No. 10 Mules golf team, Central will likely have to step up its game. The Mules are coming off a second-place finish last week at the Missouri Intercollegiate tournament and a third-place finish… Read more »

Rutt uses her personal experiences to help others

Story by Kevin Lyon, for The Muleskinner The first thing that jumps out about Beth Rutt is her positive attitude, even at 9:30 in the morning. “You always have to have a smile,” she said with a laugh. “It’s a choice that I make, to be a happy person.” Rutt transferred to UCM in 1976 from… Read more »

Getting the most our of your education

Story by ELLEN BECKER, Managing Editor The fact that many young people today do not like to read is nothing new. We are in the age of technology. If they can get the same basic information from a 140-character tweet or a short Facebook post instead of reading a full article, that’s what they’re going to… Read more »

Talking Mules exhibition focuses on Chik-fil-A

Story by MITCHELL Brown, for The Muleskinner One hot button issue of the summer was a controversy concerning Chik-fil-A. Things started to heat up in July when Chik-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy said that those in favor of same sex marriage are part of a “prideful” and “arrogant” generation. In the Baptist Press, he declared he was… Read more »