Editorial

Our View: Don’t allow Truman to be high school 2.0

December 10, 2018

Think about the classes you took in high school. If your high school was like the standard American high school, your classes only surveyed a topic’s surface and had names like “Biology 1,” “U.S. History” or “English A.” Your curriculum probably did not feature specialized study opportunities like SOAN 452: Social Dimensions of Health and Illness or PSYC 430: Psychopharmacology: Drugs and Behavior, two actual classes offered at Truman State University next semester. While high schools provide foundational knowledge, colleges are supposed to provide a more specialized education, which translates to a greater wealth of intelligence and greater self-marketability upon graduation. […]

Editorial

Truman needs to differentiate B.S. and B.A.

November 17, 2018

No one at The Index was quite sure what to make of the news that a Bachelor of Science degree had been created for the philosophy and religion major. When deciding on a degree, the vast majority of students at any university are given a choice between two options: a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. At Truman State University, the options exist in many majors with little distinction between the degrees. […]

Editorial

Hunting For Sport Isn’t Impressive

October 30, 2017

Controversy Abound: Hunting For Sport Isn’t Impressive I like animals, and that shouldn’t be a secret if I’m writing this piece. I stopped eating meat three years ago so I wouldn’t sound like a hypocrite […]

Editorial

Homecoming Should be Revised and Repurposed

October 16, 2017

For more than a century, colleges and universities around the country have been celebrating homecomings. The tradition is said to have originated 90 miles south of Kirksville at the University of Missouri, when Mizzou’s football […]

Editorial

Be Concerned Over Equifax Leak

September 25, 2017

Many of us college students have only just started taking control of our finances. It’s no easy task for anybody, but for students trying to manage debt while as they put themselves through their education […]