Green Room: A great thriller

Released in 2015, “Green Room” is a horror/thriller that was overlooked at first but has since gained high critical acclaim, some calling it a great movie. And it is. “Green Room” was written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, who earlier in his career directed the well-received revenge thriller “Blue Ruin.” Set in the backwoods of… Read more »

Writing about death

Looking back to August, when I was told that I was responsible for editing the obituaries we receive and making sure they got published online in Associated Press style, I remember thinking, “Wow, what a sad responsibility.” In particular because I tend to enjoy the “good news.” I am the features editor, which typically involves… Read more »

Remembering Stan Lee

No comic book personality was more well-known than Stan Lee. You didn’t have to know comic books to know his name or his characters. Some have mixed feelings about him concerning whether or not he took more credit for creating certain superheroes than he should have. Which certainly he did do; he took the lion’s… Read more »

Grad student combats homelessness with Salvation Army

A graduate student at the University of Central Missouri landed a job that has helped diversify her experience as an individual and a student. Eliza Ridenhour is pursuing a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling. She also works with the Salvation Army as their caseworker. Ridenhour said caseworker is an interesting term because… Read more »

Film student travels to Iowa to make documentary

A documentary film about a commune in southern Iowa by a UCM film student provided some insight about his family’s little-discussed past. As a project for his documentary class, Zach Nowlin, a senior digital media production major, visited this secluded, religious community known as The Brotherhood of Christ Church, also commonly referred to as The… Read more »

UCM Gaming Network launches first esports team

After years of unsuccessful attempts, the UCM Gaming Network is getting in the game with the debut of its first esports team. The Gaming Network hosted a showcase Nov. 3 in Morris 210 to celebrate the launch of the UCM “Overwatch” team. The showcase gave the team a chance to display their skills to students… Read more »

Remembering Kathleen Miller

As a master’s student, teaching assistant and mother of seven children, Kathleen Miller was a busy woman. Miller, 62, died in a car accident on Nov. 12. She was pursuing a Master of Arts in history while teaching at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, and taught GED classes. Jon Taylor, UCM history professor,… Read more »

Remembering Andrew Pierson

The Thursday before he died, Andrew Pierson was sitting in on a private lesson in the electronic composition studio while a student was recording a song. Pierson put his head back, closed his eyes and listened to his classmate’s music. When it was over, he looked at the student and said, “That was really beautiful.”… Read more »