Making Kirksville feel like home is easy

August 19, 2015

There’s nothing like the bittersweet return to school. Whether it’s your first year here or your last, being in Kirksville can elicit a lot of conflicting emotions. Living in Kirksville can be either one of […]


Welcome from the editorial staff

August 15, 2015

On behalf of the Index Editorial Staff and our Truman Media Network colleagues, welcome. As we begin this yearly journey together, many of you for the first time, I want to take a moment and […]


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 […]


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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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 […]


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 […]