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90.9 The Bridge keeps focus on its listeners

Story by KEVIN LYON (for The Muleskinner) Unlike  some  stations, 90.9 The Bridge, UCM’s alternative radio station, focuses on providing new types of music for its listeners instead of simply rotating Top 40 songs. Started in 1963, 90.9 The Bridge became a Triple A station (Adult Album Alternative) on Aug. 19, 2001. Jon Hart is the program… Read more »

UCM alumnus becomes Hollywood director

Story by JASON STRICKLAND (Sports Editor) UCM graduate Jerry J. White III is a director in Hollywood, but that might not have happened if it wasn’t for what one person told him at a film festival when he was at Central. He told someone at a film festival in Kansas City, Mo. that he didn’t like… Read more »

Hoping to continue conference dominance

Story by JASON STRICKLAND (Sports Editor) The Jennies soccer team has not lost a conference game since they lost to Truman in October of 2009, but it may be tougher this season with four new conference members.“It will be more of a challenge, but I expect us to still do extremely well,” junior Becky Lackey… Read more »

Replacing some of the best

Story by JASON STRICKLAND (Sports Editor) The Jennies volleyball team is coming off a 30-5 record and an Elite Eight appearance last season, but they are coming into the 2012 season without two all-time great players in Jens volleyball history in Allie Huffman and Paula Harris. The Jens also lose All-MIAA performers Taylor Krejci and… Read more »

School “gunning” for 3-year-old to change his name

Story by ELLEN BECKER (Managing Editor) I was browsing through Facebook the other night when I ran across a post one of my friends had shared. The titled read “Deaf boy’s name violates school’s weapons policy.” I was intrigued, so I clicked on the link. Apparently, a preschool in Nebraska is asking a 3-year-old deaf boy to… Read more »

Todd Akin and the post-fact society

Story by MITCHELL BROWN (For The Muleskinner) Politicians often say ridiculous things. The recent comments of Rep.Todd Akin(R-MO.) are the latest example. By now I’m sure most people are familiar with what he said– “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try  to shut that whole thing down.” After uncorking his… Read more »

Rights or respect?

Story by ANDY LYONS (News Editor)  Congress passed a law Aug.  6 that extends the picketing zone around a military funeral service from 300 to 500 feet and increases the buffer around access routes to a funeral service area from 150 to 300 feet. The law also increases the quiet time before and after military funeral services,… Read more »

Summer changes in housing

Story by CHRISTOPHER LUY, for The Muleskinner / Photos by ANDREW MATHER, Photo Editor Students returning to the residence halls will see many changes in many of the buildings. Overall, the changes are being made to help accommodate and give the students a better place to live. Enrollment has been going up for the past… Read more »

Jennies golfers just having fun

by JASON STRICKLAND, Sports Editor Getting experience and having fun is what Jennies head golf coach Chris Port said are his goals for the first group of Jennies golf players. With three freshmen, two juniors, one senior and a graduate student, the team certainly has a mix of stories and experience. It was difficult for… Read more »