Our View: Take a stand for diversity on campus

13 Nov , 2015  

Jonathan Butler decided to stop eating Nov. 2. Butler, a graduate student at the University of Missouri, made his decision after Mizzou President Tim Wolfe declined to respond to “several instances of racism and discrimination in the past months,” according to a Nov. 2 Maneater article. Butler promised he would not “consume any ‘food or […]

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Opinion: Perpetuating rumors is irresponsible

2 Oct , 2015  

At a small campus such as Truman State, one of the hottest commodities — second only to reliable Wi-Fi — is gossip. Our university is set in a small Midwestern town, amplifying the sense that you can’t go anywhere without running into someone you know and consequently hearing all the latest “news.” We trade stories with classmates, neighbors, other students in […]

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Opinion: Police protocol exists for a good reason

24 Sep , 2015  

The story of Ahmed Mohamed, the teenager from Irving, Texas, who was arrested after his teacher mistook a homemade clock for a bomb, has sparked quite a bit of controversy. Social media discussion about his arrest mostly has focused on discrimination based on Ahmed’s race and religion, and concerns about whether he should have brought […]

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