COMMUNITY

City Council Approves MIP Ordinance

City Council Approves MIP Ordinance

The Kirksville City Council approved an ordinance amending Chapter 4 of the Code of Ordinance at their Jan. 5 meeting. In accordance with the new ordinance, any person who has been convicted of a minor in possession charge can apply to have all records of the arrest, plea, trial and conviction expunged. The ordinance will […]

By January 15, 2015 Read More →
MDC Assesses Containment Zone

MDC Assesses Containment Zone

The Missouri Department of Conservation has not found a single case of a deadly disease strain in deer in northeast Missouri this year. Jasmine Batten, a wildlife health specialist with the MDC, says the department didn’t find a single case of chronic wasting disease, a fatal and highly contagious neurodegenerative disease found in deer species, […]

By December 7, 2014 Read More →
Kirksville’s hidden history: the Princess Theater

Kirksville’s hidden history: the Princess Theater

Behind the racks of scarves and colorful baubles of Kirksville’s antique vendors at the Princess Emporium lies the story of a theater which spans nearly a century of entertainment and real estate history. Constructed in 1916, the Princess Theater was once a venue for vaudeville acts, silent films, traveling shows and other early 20th century […]

CAMPUS

Delta Phi Epsilon comes to Truman

Delta Phi Epsilon comes to Truman

Delta Phi Epsilon will join Truman State Greek Life as a Panhellenic organization this semester. Their recruitment week will begin Feb. 16 and they hope to petition for charter at the end of this semester to become the Zeta Beta chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon. Delta Phi Epsilon will serve as an extension to Truman’s […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →
Students Serve in Annual MLK Challenge

Students Serve in Annual MLK Challenge

More than 150 students made their day off a day on by volunteering in Kirksville on Martin Luther King Day. Students who participated in the MLK Challenge were randomly assigned to teams and completed service projects throughout the day. Places of service included the Humane Society, Twin Pines, and Preferred Family Health Services. Students cleaned, […]

By January 23, 2015 Read More →
Truman awarded $400,000 grant

Truman awarded $400,000 grant

Truman State recently was awarded a $400,000 grant to implement a competency-based education program between the University, a high school dual-credit course and a course through Truman’s Joseph Baldwin Academy. The grant, named the Data Mastery Initiative, aims to apply competency-based learning methods to different levels of education, including a new online data science graduate […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →

SPORTS

Women’s basketball drops third in a row, falls to 9-6

Women’s basketball drops third in a row, falls to 9-6

The women’s basketball team hit the court twice last week, losing both games to fall to 9-6 overall and 3-4 in GLVC play. During a road trip to University of Missouri-St. Louis Thursday night, Truman State fell behind by 15 points midway through the first half and could not recover, losing by a final score […]

By January 23, 2015 Read More →
Men’s basketball wins big in Pershing Arena after a tough loss on the road

Men’s basketball wins big in Pershing Arena after a tough loss on the road

The Truman State men’s basketball team put on a dominating performance at home last Saturday as they took down Maryville University 74-53. After a loss to University of Missouri-St. Louis in St. Louis two days earlier, Truman ended Maryville’s two-game winning streak in front of a big home crowd to begin the spring semester. Head […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →
Basketball Stays to Play

Basketball Stays to Play

While many students have been away from Kirksville enjoying their four week break from classes, the Truman State men’s and women’s basketball teams stayed behind to compete. Bulldog basketball did not have the luxury of going home right after completing finals. For basketball players, the work was just about to begin. The quiet campus seemed […]

By January 15, 2015 Read More →

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Band Review: Desert Noises

Band Review: Desert Noises

In an interview for “Paste” magazine, the lead singer of the indie outfit Desert Noises nailed his own personality in two sentences. When asked what early band recordings were like, Kyle Henderson stumbles through a sentence or two before uttering, “During the recording, my brother left on a Mormon mission. So that kind of happened.” […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →
American Sniper Movie Review

American Sniper Movie Review

“American Sniper” was everything I hoped for and much more. This film, based on the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, played by Bradley Cooper, is more than a classic war film with tanks, explosions and grief. This movie looks at the Iraq War through one man’s eyes, taking us through his life from […]

By January 25, 2015 Read More →

Parks and Recreation Series Review

It’s the Parks and Recreation Department versus the Parks and Recreation Department on the final season premiere for the NBC comedy. Season seven’s first two episodes premiered Tuesday. It’s 2017 in Pawnee, Indiana, and things are different. The first episode, “2017”, continued right where season six’s finale ended, with Ben and Leslie discussing the meeting […]

By January 18, 2015 Read More →

EDITORIAL

Find Inspiration in What We Don’t Know

Find Inspiration in What We Don’t Know

A new species of frog was discovered in New York City last year, and this news should remind us how much there still is to discover. New species are discovered every year. Even during the 21st century, scientific discoveries occur not only far from home but within our most densely populated urban areas. Researchers identified […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →
We Are Not Slaves to Technology

We Are Not Slaves to Technology

“Technology is ruining our ability to live life.” This simple phrase is one I’ve seen all over, and one that echoes years of technophobia. This begs the question: Is there any truth to it? I don’t think so. Modern technology may be misused occasionally, but the benefits to its use far outweigh the costs. We […]

By December 7, 2014 Read More →
Let’s Talk About Dumps

Let’s Talk About Dumps

A dump is either my room or a place where all of a town’s trash goes. However, only one of those places also could be described as a landfill. What’s the difference between a dump and a landfill? Waste management agencies use “landfill” to describe the modern method of disposing refuse – pile it all […]

By December 4, 2014 Read More →

DETOURS: AT HOME & ABROAD

The Adventure Begins!

The Adventure Begins!

Friends, neighbors, countrymen, citizens of every land, welcome to this first installment of my travel blog! If you don’t know me already…hi! My name is Jonah and I’m a university student from the US studying abroad in Helsinki, Finland. I have an exhaustive bio in the right sidebar or on the “About Me” page, so I […]

By January 25, 2015 Read More →
My New France

My New France

Mary is a sophomore studying abroad this semester in Angers, France. Check in each week for posts from Mary and other bloggers as they share their experiences abroad.   Like many Americans, the Paris I imagine in my head is the one depicted in countless novels and films — where love goes to blossom and […]

By January 19, 2015 Read More →
The Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden is now a site where many Truman State alumni choose to get married. Legend says if a couple has their first kiss in the garden at midnight, they are destined to get married. Missouri Hall Director Zac Burden shares his memories of student weddings in the garden during this week’s Detours Travel […]