Privacy in the Age of Information

November 18, 2014

We live in an age where information travels as fast as the click of a mouse. The Internet is a constantly growing mountain of information, especially in the realm of social media. However, the volume of information […]


Two Parties Aren’t Enough

November 4, 2014

Americans have long grown used to the constant fighting between Republicans and Democrats. After all, there’s no one alive to remember a time before these parties existed. However, this does not mean that the two-party system is […]


Video Games Make Art Interactive

October 19, 2014

Video games are often criticized for being violent, mindless and a waste of time. However, many developers are trying to change that perception. Many modern video games are more than just games — they are […]


Editor Remembers Mackenzie McDermott

October 16, 2014

For many of us at the Truman Media Network, Mackenzie’s McDermott’s death is deeply personal. During her freshman and sophomore years, Mackenzie was a columnist for the Index. She also wrote music reviews for KTRM. […]


Judge Rules on Same Sex Marriage

October 9, 2014

A Missouri judge made a big move towards equality this Friday when he ruled in favor of 10 same sex couples. Gay marriage still can’t be performed in Missouri, but now the state must recognize gay marriages from other states. […]

Sarah Muir, Columnist

What in the World is Happening in Gaza

August 27, 2014

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. […]

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April 24, 2014

Cartoonist Megan Archer comments on the marketing value of spring weather at Truman. […]

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March 20, 2014

Cartoonist Megan Archer reminds us that games haven’t really changed all that much. […]