Columns

Occupy the Quad for Democracy

April 28, 2015

I think we all remember our third grade history class, with the American flag coloring books and “Schoolhouse Rock!” videos. We were told to be proud of the country we live in, because it is […]

Columns

The Oxford Comma Deserves More Use

April 26, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]As an English major, there are small grammatical errors I always notice, whether I’m actively looking for them or not. There are a few that are more obvious than others — missing quotation marks, […]

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Columns

Opinions Podcast #4

April 16, 2015

The TMN Opinions Podcast features a discussion of recent commentary by TMN writers, hosted by Index columnist Conor Gearin. This week’s program includes discussions of the value of learning languages from other language families, the […]

Editorial

Protect urban wetlands

April 14, 2015

Forest Park in St. Louis was not always a park — it was once a swampy floodplain which supported abundant wildlife. Wetlands in urban St. Louis and small-town Kirksville are valuable habitats, and we should […]

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Columns

Be aware of your situation

April 7, 2015

When I was asked to write this column, I thought, “I could talk about the typical things you hear in relation to staying safe on campus.” You’ve heard them before — lock your doors, don’t […]

Columns

Interns deserve payment

March 31, 2015

Many United States students are offered an unfair employment deal — work for no pay. Students know about these programs, called unpaid internships. They often are thought of as innocent programs created to help students […]

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Editorial

Opinions Podcast #3

March 31, 2015

The TMN Opinions Podcast features a discussion of recent commentary by TMN writers, hosted by Index columnist Conor Gearin. This week’s program includes discussions of the ethics and economics of unpaid internships, the value of […]

Columns

Vaccines still are essential

March 24, 2015

Quick quiz — who knows what’s best for your health? Is it — A. you, B. your best friend, C. your physician or D. your crazy uncle who distrusts modern medicine? If you answered anything […]