20 Aug , 2016
When I started school at Truman State back in 2013, I was working as a reporter for the Index before I was even a full-time student. I’d arrived on campus with every newspaper article I’d ever written, pestered the news editors incessantly, and walked out of Barnett Hall with a job after three days of […]
23 Nov , 2014
It’s starting. The nip that brings a red glow to the tip of your nose. The encroaching numbness in your toes and fingers when you have to stand outside for more than five minutes. The dread of walking from the shower to the warmth of your space heater. Rapidly, winter is approaching, and instead of […]
13 Nov , 2014
The Truman State football team achieved a hard fought win Senior Day against the Quincy University Hawks Nov. 8. Truman pulled out the victory 17-14, scoring the game-winning field goal by redshirt freshman kicker Roger Howard with 5 minutes, 4 seconds left to play. The ‘Dogs have improved to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the […]
13 Nov , 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 thousands of lines of code. Modern life is possible only because of the computers that run behind the scenes and […]
6 Nov , 2014
The Bulldogs broke a streak of back-to-back GLVC losses by defeating Southwest Baptist University 52-7 in Bolivar, Missouri, Saturday. Truman State had a 24-0 lead at the half — something the Bulldogs had difficulty doing during their last two games versus Indianapolis University and William Jewell College. The ‘Dogs move to 5-3 overall and 4-2 […]
25 Sep , 2014
Coach Nesbitt’s squad traveled to Rolla, Mo. and captured a conference victory. The Truman State Bulldog football team went on the road last Saturday to face Missouri S&T in Rolla, Missouri. A 27-16 victory for Truman gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 record in GLVC competition and a 2-1 mark for the season so far. The […]
19 Sep , 2014
The Truman football team used two touchdowns from senior players to propel them to their first win of the season, defeating the NAIA’s No. 23 team Langston University 17-12 during the Bulldogs’ home opener.
Freshman kicker Nick Dolezal put the first points on the board with a field goal. After a blocked field goal by sophomore Chris Stanton, senior Garrett White busted a 58-yard rushing touchdown to give Truman a 10-0 advantage mid-way through the 2nd quarter.
Langston got on the board just before halftime during a 9-yard run from sophomore quarterback Mark Wright. The extra point was botched to give the Bulldogs a 10-6 halftime lead.
The Bulldog defense shined during the 3rd quarter, not allowing any points with their “bend but not break” defense. Another botched field goal snap by Langston and a goal line stand by the Truman defense kept the game 10-6 at the end of the 3rd.
11 Sep , 2014
As a kid, I didn’t really follow sports any more than a little girl without cable TV would be expected to. But I did know of Kobe Bryant — one of the three NBA players I was aware of. I remember sitting in a car on a trip with my older brother and saying how I liked Kobe Bryant. He turned to me and said, “No, Anna, Kobe Bryant is a bad guy.”
Although eight-year-old Anna didn’t understand about the details of Bryant’s sexual assault case, she did know her brother always was right. I still get a sick feeling when I think about Bryant, and despite him never being convicted, I never have been impressed with his accomplishments.
4 Sep , 2014
Rush Week during September is a way to get involved at Truman State, and there are many different reasons to participate. Truman offers a choice of social, service and professional organizations.
There will be some organizations with later rush weeks, such as the service sororities and fraternities. Be aware most sororities only rush during the fall, while most fraternities rush during the fall and spring.
About 20 percent of Truman students are involved with Greek Life, whether they are in a service or social Greek organization.
17 Aug , 2014
Starting college is a major life event for many because almost everything changes — your schedule, friends, classes, responsibilities, freedom and habits. So why not start college with good, healthy habits that make the rest of the changes easier to deal with?
Many have heard of the “Freshman 15” and might be worried about gaining weight, but there are many ways to avoid this phenomenon. Here is some advice from Truman State students about how to stay healthy during this crazy time called college.
Senior Hannah Hyer, a nursing major, said going into your first year with goals and plans about your health is a good idea. However, there does have to be balance between watching your diet and obsessing about it.
17 Apr , 2014
Truman State senior Josh Goldstein is teaming up with communication and film studies professor Marilyn Yaquinto for a new class fall 2014. The class, aimed at film study minors, will allow students to lead the production of their own 30 minute film that will be completed at the end of the semester.
Taylor Thompson: So what filmmaking experience have you had prior to this film?
Josh Goldstein: I took an adaptations course, JINS actually, From Page to Screen, my junior year, which was really cool. For our final project we shot a trailer, as if a movie was actually going to be released. For my fraternity I do social media, and I was Rush Chair a few times, so I always produce our rush videos. So I have experience editing software and that kind of stuff. I’ve always written stories and scripts in my free time — just something I love to do.