TSU media deserves funding

March 18, 2015

As the academic year winds down and we get closer to the bottom of the budgetary barrel, we at student media would like to encourage those who control the University’s purse strings to continue financially […]

Arts & Entertainment

Staging a fight

March 16, 2015

To fight monsters and slay dragons, members of Truman State’s theatre department are studying stage fighting to prepare for  playwright Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters” — a show about a teenager’s discovery of the world […]

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Greed can help explain tuition hikes

March 5, 2015

University President Troy Paino recently announced that without significant changes, Truman State’s 2020 budget will run a $3 million deficit, according to the page 1 Index article “Paino urges change” from Jan. 29, 2015. This […]

Arts & Entertainment

Band Review: Desert Noises

January 27, 2015

In an interview for “Paste” magazine, the lead singer of the indie outfit Desert Noises nailed his own personality in two sentences. When asked what early band recordings were like, Kyle Henderson stumbles through a […]

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Amateur art is important

January 15, 2015

One of the most liberating experiences of my young life was finding a vast collection of online Harry Potter fanfiction, none of which I could bring myself to read. It was liberating because I saw […]

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Basic tech literacy is important

November 13, 2014

We live in an era of technological marvels. Everything from the cars we drive and the papers we write to the phones in our pockets are made possible by dozens of programs made up of […]


Sustainable Living Community Finding Its Footing in La Plata

November 6, 2014 and

The Catholic Worker movement was founded in New York City during 1933 by Dorothy Day. It is a network of about 240 houses and farms across the United States dedicated to serving those in need. The movement is interfaith and ecumenical, Bambrick-Rust says, and seeks to emulate the life of Jesus Christ through a life of poverty, service to others, and a challenging of the dominant religious and political authorities.
The White Rose branch of the Catholic Worker movement began in Chicago during 2009 while Bambrick-Rust was pursuing his masters degree in Ministry at Loyola University.
After hearing about and becoming intrigued by the idea of a land and craft-based society, Bambrick-Rust started a garden in his Chicago neighborhood.
Along with two partners, Jerica Arents and Jake Ozlen, Bambrick-Rust’s operation expanded to a farm south of Chicago, according to Marquette University’s alumni magazine.
Bambrick-Rust and his wife Regina later were invited by the Possibility Alliance to move a branch of the White Rose to La Plata.
“We certainly did not imagine that would lead us to be living without electricity in rural Missouri,” Bambrick-Rust says.
Bambrick-Rust, his wife and their infant daughter, Johanna, live on the land semi-permanently, either in camping tents or, when the weather gets cold, in the workshop. […]

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Let’s talk about socks

October 1, 2014

No, that’s not a typo in the headline. Yes, this is a column about socks. Wait, just hear me out! You might think to yourself, “A sock is a sock, what’s there to talk about?” […]