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Falling for Kirksville

October 10, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Winter might be coming, but first there is a long Kirksville autumn. Perhaps the most beautiful season in Kirksville, fall brings out the very best of our small town and Truman State’s campus. Aside from football games and tailgating, […]

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Holiday giving is easy

December 4, 2014

Finances can be tough for college students. Between rent, books and groceries, it can seem like the bank is always empty. However, spare pizza money or extra change left behind in pockets can go a […]

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ASG hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Week

October 23, 2014

Every October, service sorority Alpha Sigma Gamma hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Week. However, this year iis especially important after the loss of Truman State psychology professor Terri Heckert last spring. Heckert was the speaker for […]

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Laci Green speaks about rape culture

September 25, 2014

CSI, Panhellenic Council, IFC and Women’s Resource Center organized  to have Laci Green speak about what students can do to turn rape culture around on Sept. 17. Truman State hosted speaker and activist Laci Green […]

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Feminism is equality

September 25, 2014

Emma Watson, actress and Brown University graduate, gave a speech Sept. 20 to the United Nations for the HeForShe campaign, which is working for women’s rights and activism throughout the world. Watson discussed the sexism […]

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Index writer offers advice for protection from fall UV rays

September 11, 2014

Even as the heat of summer fades into fall, the sun still beats down upon Truman State’s campus. Students’ skin still is vulnerable to the damaging effects of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Overexposure to UV rays can result in severe skin damage and skin cancer.

Protect yourself this semester by following these simple steps recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Wear Sunscreen

Even if it is just a lazy afternoon on The Quad, using sunscreen can help prevent skin damage and skin cancer. Shade from trees does not entirely eliminate risk. […]

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Shop and contribute to the greater good

September 11, 2014

All I wanted to do was buy a cup holder I could put on the handlebars of my bike. I began my search at Amazon.com. When I opened the page, however, I was greeted with a large box asking me if I wanted to leave Amazon and try a new site, Amazon Smile.

I clicked “yes” out of sheer curiosity.

Amazon Smile is business at its finest. It uses Amazon’s huge customer base and giant profits to help better our world.

Upon entering the site, you are asked to pick a charity. For every purchase you make, 0.5 percent of your order subtotal will be donated to your charity by Amazon. While that might not seem like a lot of money at first glance, it really is a way to buy for the greater good. All I wanted to do was buy a cup holder I could put on the handlebars of my bike. I began my search at Amazon.com. When I opened the page, however, I was greeted with a large box asking me if I wanted to leave Amazon and try a new site, Amazon Smile.

I clicked “yes” out of sheer curiosity.

Amazon Smile is business at its finest. It uses Amazon’s huge customer base and giant profits to help better our world.

Upon entering the site, you are asked to pick a charity. For every purchase you make, 0.5 percent of your order subtotal will be donated to your charity by Amazon. While that might not seem like a lot of money at first glance, it really is a way to buy for the greater good. […]

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Students, faculty contemplate the meaning behind the University name

September 4, 2014

During 1995 Northeast Missouri State adopted a new, statewide mission under University President Jack Magruder. The new mission provided a liberal arts foundation for the school while maintaining an affordable public education. With a new mission came a new name — Truman State University.
Harry S. Truman was the last president of the United States to take office without a college education, according to whitehouse.gov. Born in Lamar, Missouri, and raised in Independence, Missouri, Truman was raised in a farming environment and could not afford to go to college. […]

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Spring clean your mind

April 10, 2014

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to only mean scrubbing your floors or throwing away months of pizza boxes. Do some mental spring cleaning and prepare your mind for the end of the school year.
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