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Food for thought — Thanksgiving without the turkey

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving always seems to bring to mind images of going “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house” for turkey, family and the annual Thanksgiving football game. But for me, grandmother’s house is less “over the river and through […]

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Consider the situation before speaking

December 4, 2014

As my family drove to my grandparents’ house in St. Louis for Thanksgiving, knowing the protests and rioting in Ferguson and throughout the country would be an inevitable discussion topic, I thought about the Greek […]

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Traditions need to be unique

December 4, 2014

While helping to prepare the food for my family’s Thanksgiving, I found myself texting a friend I hadn’t communicated with for a while because she has been studying in Puerto Rico for the semester. I […]

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Our View: Ferguson needs help

December 4, 2014

In light of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, during the Thanksgiving holiday, many in the Truman and Kirksville communities are looking for ways to make sense of the situation. As an Editorial Board, we would […]

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Allow yourself to relax over break

November 13, 2014

About a week from now, Truman State students will be thrown into a time offering two extremes — the comfort of rest, family and food, and the stress of impending finals, projects and presentations. Each […]

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Sustainable Living Community Finding Its Footing in La Plata

November 6, 2014 and

Origins
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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Halloween deserves an entire month

October 30, 2014

It’s almost Halloween and the costume hunts are in full swing. Candy fills the store aisles, from pumpkin-shaped peanut butter cups to highlighter-orange colored chocolates and cream filling, and carved pumpkins and fake spiderwebs are […]

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Ameren updates substation

October 30, 2014

Ameren crews repaired damage from a circuit breaker fire Ameren U.E. is completing $930,000 worth of repairs and equipment updates to the power substation adjacent to Truman State’s campus during October. Following the circuit breaker […]