COMMUNITY

Aquadome venue condemned

Aquadome venue condemned

The Aquadome will spend the fall semester organizing house shows in local residences and events at local businesses after its former venue at 121 N. Main St. was condemned.

The Aquadome first notified the community of the venue change June 22. Aquadome Webmaster senior Jake Hurst says members of the Aquadome’s executive board first noticed insulation was coming down after a period of heavy rain. The problem was worsened by more rain throughout the following days, which Hurst says eventually led to the venue being condemned.

“We looked for a place to start up this fall but we couldn’t find anywhere that worked,” Hurst says. “So this semester we’re trying to hash out work with other businesses to see if we can have shows there. Basically, anywhere that we can [we’ll try to] have a house show, anywhere that will take us.”

Hurst says the search for a new venue will allow Aquadome volunteers to work in ways they have not thought of before. Hurst says rather than the Aquadome being a physical place, it has become an idea to build community and bring art to Kirksville.

Mills and Steele Win City Council Election

Mills and Steele Win City Council Election

Jerry Mills and Richard Steele won seats in the April 8th city council election, after a long count due to an unexpectedly high voter turn out. On the ballot, city council and school board decisions were announced hours past the expected time due to high turnout and write ins. Results from the County Clerks office […]

Propane leak occurred on Green Street

Propane leak occurred on Green Street

A propane leak occurred this afternoon at 2:45 p.m. at Hunter Tire, located at 1616 N Green St. The leak currently is contained. Kirksville Fire Department Captain James Snyder says Heetco was working on a propane tank when the safety shut off valve failed. The leak became out of control during the process of replacing […]

CAMPUS

Students Participate in ALS awareness campaign

Students Participate in ALS awareness campaign

Ever since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral in late June, Truman State students have been cooling off from the summer heat by pouring large buckets full of iced water over their heads to raise awareness for ALS, a neurodegenerative disease. The challenge begins with a nomination, usually by a friend. Participants then video-record […]

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Truman welcomes a new Assistant Dean of the Multicultural Affairs Center

Truman welcomes a new Assistant Dean of the Multicultural Affairs Center

Although this weekend the multicultural affairs center says goodbye to one of its longest serving faculty member, it will be welcoming its newly appointed Assistant Dean. TMN reporter Amber Draper tells us more.

Ferguson hits close to home

Ferguson hits close to home

Truman State’s chapter of Amnesty International organized a candlelight vigil in honor of Michael Brown, shooting victim and Ferguson, Missouri, resident Aug. 25 at 8 p.m.

In addition to the vigil, the organization set up a table on The Quad from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the same day, and invited the Truman community to add their handprints to a banner that read “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” According to the Truman Amnesty International chapter’s Facebook page, these events invited members of the community to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri.

Senior Natalia Albanese, president of Truman’s chapter, says the Truman branch aims to raise awareness for the violence and police brutality displayed in Ferguson.

EDITORIAL

What in the World is Happening in Gaza

What in the World is Happening in Gaza

Sarah Muir The conflict in Gaza, Palestine might seem like a far-removed issue, but its impact on US politics could affect everyday citizens. If you haven’t been keeping up, here’s what you need to know about the situation. Where this is happening The Gaza Strip is a tiny slice of Palestinian territory governed by Hamas, according to aJuly 17 Vox article. It borders Israel, the Mediterranean Sea and a small part of Egypt. Who’s fighting Hamas, the organization governing the Gaza Strip, and Israel. Hamas is a political organization with a very active militant wing that doesn’t recognize the state of Israel, and as a result Israel blockades the Gaza Strip, according to the Vox article. Needless to say, there is constant tension throughout the region. Why they are fighting The first thing to understand is that the history surrounding the Gaza Strip and Israel is too complicated to fit into this column. If you want to know more information about that history, visit this Vox article.

Spring

Spring

Cartoonist Megan Archer comments on the marketing value of spring weather at Truman.

Finale

Finale

Cartoonist Megan Archer comments on the ending of a popular sitcom.

LIFESTYLE

Movie Review: “The Giver”

Movie Review: “The Giver”

If I could describe the film “The Giver” in one word it would be this — Profound. As the main character Jonas experienced the world’s memories, I was floored by an overwhelming sense of awe. The happiness of a wedding, the horror of war and the warmth of love all enveloped me. Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, experiences all of these emotions in a matter of months and sees that life isn’t worth living if these emotions aren’t present.

Thwaites does an amazing job of conveying this large range of emotions. Whether it’s the joy and love he feels with Gabriel and Fiona, or the pain and sadness of realizing how broken his world is, ‘Jonas’ shows everything he feels. Not to mention he is devilishly handsome.

“Cope” – Manchester Orchestra

“Cope” – Manchester Orchestra

8/10 stars If you’ve grown weary of the indie dance craze that has taken over alternative radio, look no further than Manchester Orchestra’s fourth album, “Cope.” Manchester Orchestra is a five-piece indie rock band from Alanta, Ga. They also run their own record label, Favorite Gentlemen, which released “Cope” April 1. “Cope” puts the rock […]

This Week In Music History: The Beach Boys record “I Get Around”

This Week In Music History: The Beach Boys record “I Get Around”

On April 2, 1964, the Beach Boys recorded the instrumental track for their single “I Get Around.” Band members Brian Wilson and Mike Love wrote the song, featuring Love on lead vocals with Wilson backing. It was notable for its back-to-front structure, starting with the chorus and two short verses. At the time of recording, […]

SPORTS

Building on last year

Building on last year

The Truman State men’s soccer team has great outlooks for the upcoming season, with the personnel and depth to take the Great Lakes Valley Conference by storm. Men’s soccer returns eight starters from last year’s team. Coming off of a 7-8-3 finish during their first year of being a part of the GLVC, the men […]

Football is back in town

Football is back in town

For the Truman State football team, summer is not a time for rest and relaxation on the beach. Summer is when the team begins to run, lift and get ready for football to give them the best chance they have to win. For the team, August means more than the start of a new semester. It means the start of a new season and an opportunity to win a Great Lakes Valley Conference title.

During the past two years the Bulldogs have shown that Truman’s reputation does not hinge only on the success in the classroom. The football team proved throughout their season that they were unlike any Truman football team in recent years. Last year, the team had statistically the best defense since 1994, as well as a strong kicker with senior Jacob Lamp who helped the team become 3rd in the country for kickoff returns and 2nd in overall punt average.

Bullet’s Women’s Rugby Team Finds Trouble in Nashville

Bullet’s Women’s Rugby Team Finds Trouble in Nashville

While in Nashville, Tenn., for a tournament, the Bullets women’s rugby team from Truman State returned to their motel rooms around 10 p.m. March 21 after a brief dinner and discovered a broken window and several personal belongings missing. After realizing one of the team’s four motel rooms had been broken into and items including rugby […]

TMN TELEVISION

Full Show 8.28.14

Full Show 8.28.14

Join Scott Kriegshauser and Laura Seaman in the studio as we highlight Truman’s vigil for Michael Brown, meet the new Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs, and catch up with Bulldog sports in the Dog Pound. Stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this.

Truman welcomes a new Assistant Dean of the Multicultural Affairs Center

Truman welcomes a new Assistant Dean of the Multicultural Affairs Center

Although this weekend the multicultural affairs center says goodbye to one of its longest serving faculty member, it will be welcoming its newly appointed Assistant Dean. TMN reporter Amber Draper tells us more.

TSU Ferguson Vigil Promo

TSU Ferguson Vigil Promo

Truman’s chapter of Amnesty International organized a candlelight vigil for Michael Brown on August 25th. For the complete story, tune in to TMN Television on Thursday August 28th at 5:30pm. Channel 36 on campus.