COMMUNITY

Chris Holmes Q & A

Chris Holmes Q & A

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, […]

By September 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Results of Missouri 2014 veto session

Results of Missouri 2014 veto session

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.

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
For 100 years, Bethel Community Church has been a fixture in Kirksville

For 100 years, Bethel Community Church has been a fixture in Kirksville

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 […]

CAMPUS

New Programs Added to Awareness Week

New Programs Added to Awareness Week

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 […]

Major renovations lack needed funding

Major renovations lack needed funding

Truman State’s aging campus infrastructure is threatening a major breakdown because of a lack of funding for construction. Building heating and cooling, as well as underground utilities such as plumbing and electricity, are due for replacement says Mark Schultz, the University Architect and Project Manager. Some of those systems were constructed more than 50 years […]

Gov. Nixon visits Truman; Announces Release of Funds

Gov. Nixon visits Truman; Announces Release of Funds

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Truman State University September 18th to discuss the recent veto override sessions that allowed 2 million in funds to be released to the university. University President Troy Paino spoke to TMN reporters about the funding and it’s impact on Truman. “So now that that 2 million dollars is released, the […]

EDITORIAL

Wet Tailgaiting

Wet Tailgaiting

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 […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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.

LIFESTYLE

No Good Deed Review

No Good Deed Review

The trailer for “No Good Deed” only gives a small taste of the action of this horror film. I was on the edge of my seat from the very beginning, and I stayed that way throughout the entire movie. This is a dark kind of action, though, so be prepared! It definitely isn’t a movie […]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Review

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Review

Don’t let the previews fool you — this is much more than a love story. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a film bursting with culture, and it is a breath of fresh air from the average film starring American characters and set in American locations. The music, sets and dialogue are rich with Indian and French […]

By September 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Lessons from a cross-campus cyclist

Lessons from a cross-campus cyclist

Buying my first bike seemed like a great idea. I’d learned to ride as a child on the smooth and crowd-less sidewalks of my suburban neighborhood, and as the saying goes, you never forget how to ride a bike. So at 19 years old I purchased an adorable 1972 red Schwinn bicycle to ride across […]

SPORTS

Basketball has new head coach

Basketball has new head coach

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 […]

By September 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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.

TMN TELEVISION

Full Show 9.11.14

Full Show 9.11.14

Join Chad Davis and Amber Draper in the studio as we highlight recent storm damage, protests against a proposed power line, and Kirksville’s commemorations for the anniversary or 9/11. Stay tuned for the Dog Pound as we say goodbye to Truman’s head basketball coach and find out what Truman students think about the new iPhone […]

By September 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Early Morning Storm Sieges Kirksville

Early Morning Storm Sieges Kirksville

Footage captured in the early morning hours in Kirksville shows some minor flooding around Truman’s campus and damages in the area caused by severe weather on September 9th through September 10th. Reported by Dan Stewart, filmed by Rem Zimmerman.

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Full Show 9.4.14

Full Show 9.4.14

Join Ingrid Roettgen and Scott Kriegshauser in the studio as we highlight police practices in Ferguson, Obama’s response to the Islamic State, and the Global Issues Colloquium right here on campus. Stay tuned for a Bulldog sports update.

By September 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →