English and journalism teacher Chris Holmes of Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, Missouri, is the second Truman graduate to receive the Missouri Teacher of the Year award. From changing his major to finding his path to education, Holmes is one proud Bulldog. Q: Where are you from originally? A: I grew up in Canton, […]
Last Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Missouri General Assembly conducted its annual veto override session. According to the Missouri Senate’s website, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a record 33 bills this year. The republican-led congress overrode about a third of the vetoes up for discussion during the override session.
Of the many contentious tax cut bills which were vetoed and strongly opposed by Governor Nixon, congress chose to focus its attention on only a few, allowing other vetoes to stand without debate.
Below is a breakdown of notable bills debated last week based on data compiled from the Missouri Governor, Senate and House websites. This list is not exhaustive, but includes well-known bills and bills with a wide impact.
During the past century, Rev. Marvin Cross says the church has had a rich history. During World War I, a ladies aid group met at the church to sew quilts and other items for the Red Cross. The church has a tradition of supporting the troops, and church members sent goods to American soldiers during […]
Following the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., several campus organizations will sponsor a mock town hall, a speaker and a sidewalk chalking event to facilitate discussion about Ferguson. The event Start a Movement: Ferguson Town Hall brings together faculty members of different expertise, such as criminal justice and protest, for a panel discussion. It will […]
Faculty Senate has renewed last year’s ongoing debate about converting to a plus-minus grading system at Truman State. If implemented, this system would introduce additional grades like B+ and B– to the existing scale, for a total of 12 possible final grades instead of the current five. University President Troy Paino says his experience before […]
The Women’s Resource Center will host its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week September 22-25, and will feature several new events. Students will be able to attend evening seminars Monday through Thursday, in addition to the Clothesline Project, which will be on the Mall all week, says Danielle Fritz Women’s Resource Center director. An event called […]
Truman State women’s soccer player Alexis Heffernan was recently awarded the NCAA Player of the Week. Check out her tale and her team’s contributions that led to her nomination.
Former assistant coach Chris Foster takes over as head coach of Truman State’s men’s basketball team after former head coach Matt Woodley accepted a position with the NBA Development League. The announcement of Woodley’s departure came during the basketball team’s first week of practice. Athletic Director Jerry Wollmering says Woodley notified him at the beginning […]
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 […]
You have your Pandora set on your favorite station when a subtle guitar riff stops you in your tracks. A powerful drum beat causes you to stop what you’re doing and turn up the song. You’ve never heard the song, but fifteen seconds into the track, you are hooked. Sometimes music can overcome a person […]
1. Wilco – “My Darling” A song to listen to while lying in a twin-sized bed after your 7:30 bedtime. 2. Radiohead – “No Surprises” A song to listen to on your Walkman while waiting for the school bus. 3. The Postal Service – “We Become Silhouettes” A song to hum while catching frogs in […]
During my three years at Truman State I’ve always heard rumors about allowing wet tailgating, but I never thought I actually would see it happen. This time the rumors are true, and Truman now permits wet tailgating. The decision is a surprising departure from the normally conservative view of alcohol on campus. The decision likely […]
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.
Join Maren Eriksen-Russo and Caleb Bazzell in the studio as we highlight a local protest against an imminent construction project and discussions about issues of race on Truman’s campus. Plus, find out what happens when one of our very own reporters jumps out of an airplane (with a parachute). Stay tuned for the Dog Pound […]
Join Lilian Onochie and Scott Kriegshauser in the studio as we highlight a local robbery, look back at Governor Nixon’s visit to campus, and highlight Bulldog football in the Dog Pound. Stay tuned for the Detours Travel Tip of the week as well as our newest segment, FilmCast.