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Opinions editor says farewell

April 28, 2016

Well, here we are. The end of another wonderful year and, for me, the end of my career at Truman State. For the past year I’ve served the Truman State University Index as the opinions […]

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Opinion: Attend more cultural events

April 9, 2016

When I checked my inbox Monday, an email from the Multicultural Affairs Center caught my eye. It was about Asian-American Heritage Month, which usually is during the month of May, but had been moved to April because campus would […]

Features

Food for thought — Thanksgiving without the turkey

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving always seems to bring to mind images of going “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house” for turkey, family and the annual Thanksgiving football game. But for me, grandmother’s house is less “over the river and through […]

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Retrain your brain with phonemes

April 9, 2015

Learning a foreign language is difficult. Most Truman students will choose to study a language that has an alphabet based in Latin lettering — also known as the Roman alphabet because the pronunciation of the […]

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Religion Shouldn’t Be Forcibly Shared

March 1, 2015

“Have you met Jesus?” It had started as just another Thursday in Barnett Hall when a fellow Truman student approached me. She introduced herself, we talked about our majors — and then she asked if […]

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Knitting can help with relaxation

February 12, 2015

Last weekend, I spent the better part of two completely sober hours staring intently at a white turtleneck sweater. Okay, it was off-white, with a few coffee stains on the front. And it probably was […]

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Halloween deserves an entire month

October 30, 2014

It’s almost Halloween and the costume hunts are in full swing. Candy fills the store aisles, from pumpkin-shaped peanut butter cups to highlighter-orange colored chocolates and cream filling, and carved pumpkins and fake spiderwebs are […]

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The median should not have a fence

September 25, 2014

Last year, as a part of campus improvement, Truman State decided it would be a good idea to install dividers on Franklin Street between Centennial Hall and the Student Union Building. While the dividers technically […]