This is letter to the editor submitted by sophomore Ben Wallis originally appeared in the April 7 issue of the Index. Six years ago, Human Rights Watch released a 132-page report on violations of collective bargaining […]
If you’ve watched movies or television shows lately, the stereotype seems to be college students going to Panama City Beach or the like for a week of spring break shenanigans. However, as bona fide college […]
The minimum wage in Missouri will increase to $7.65 per hour as of Jan. 1, resulting in wage increases for Truman State’s student workers. The minimum wage in Missouri increased based on the cost of […]
During his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a raise in the federal minimum wage to $10.10, hoping to build momentum for a minimum wage hike for all workers. Raising the minimum wage will be more detrimental to society than beneficial.
The goal of a business is to make the highest profit it can, and when there are barriers such as wage laws, firms must find new ways to make a profit. Rather than paying high variable costs like wages continuously, firms will invest in new innovations and machinery to make goods production more efficient. As machines begin to do more of the necessary work, firms will lay off unneeded workers. […]
I try my hardest not to stick to my values.
According to Jon Stewart and his quote on posters around campus, “If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values — they’re hobbies.”
However, this type of thinking that is pushed by the political parties is harming political discourse. A person’s values can contradict, so they shouldn’t be the sole basis of decision making. People should refrain from making political decisions based on strict values political parties arbitrarily assign to issues. […]
Surfer chick meets riot grrrl in Tacocat’s second album, NVM. Filled with short, energizing punk songs with surfy, power pop melodies, NVM is a commentary on a variety of topics from sketchy parties (“Party Trap”) […]
Dean of Students Lou Ann Gilchrist proposed a $10 student fee to the Organization Activity Fee committee March 3. If this fee is approved, it will benefit the Center for Student Involvement and other aspects […]