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Make exercise a “consistent” friend

August 19, 2016

The word exercise has, through far too many dodgeball games in gym class, overly pleased­-with­-life marathoners and cringe­-worthy weight loss shows, become both the savior and bane of our physical activity­-sapped existence. We’ve learned exercise […]

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Seek out your own adventures

April 30, 2016

Well, this is it. I’ve cleaned out my desk. I’ve logged out of my social media accounts — after a few too many Facebook hacks from officemates throughout the years. And now this is it. […]

Columns

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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Aim for health, not just for wealth

April 22, 2016

The U.S. has been, and will continue to be, the global poster child for freedom. The topic seems to show up in political and presidential conversations as frequently as selfies on social media. The very essence of Americana […]

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Opinion: Say no to Sodexo

April 19, 2016

This editorial originally appeared in the April 14 issue of The Index as part of the Head to Head column, featuring two columnists’ opposing views. To read Holly Fisher’s piece about the positive aspects of Sodexo, be […]

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Men should discuss body image

April 18, 2016

Two years ago, I walked into what I believed would be a typical lecture for my nutrition class. As the lecture went on, the professor came to a few slides on a topic I had, until that day, […]

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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 […]

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Opinion: Group work isn’t that bad

April 1, 2016

Most students are familiar with the resounding groan that echoes throughout a classroom in response to one dreaded phrase — group project. No one wants to deal with the hassle of organizing schedules, distributing workloads and collectively meeting […]