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‘Dogs Host Clinics

March 5, 2015

The Truman State women’s volleyball team hosted its final winter youth clinic last Saturday in Pershing Arena. The Bulldogs instructed boys and girls from fourth graders to high school seniors during the two sessions. The […]


Student Awaits Preliminary Hearing

March 1, 2015

The Truman State student facing rape charges was released after his bond was paid in full and now awaits the preliminary hearing for his case March 18. The student was charged with rape or attempted […]


Baseball Plans to Succeed

February 22, 2015

As the winter sports continue toward the postseason and championships, other teams have been training and working all winter to preapre for their seasons. The Truman State men’s baseball team has been gearing up for […]

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Softball is ready to reload

February 12, 2015

Truman softball is looking to pick up right where it left off with a record of 43-13 last season, but is doing so with some new faces. Senior outfielder Ally McReynolds, team captain and outfielder, […]

At Home & Abroad

8 Things to Do Before Studying Abroad

February 9, 2015

Kate is a junior studying this semester in Linz, Austria. Check in each week for posts from Kate and other bloggers as they share their experiences abroad.   Preparing to study abroad doesn’t happen overnight, […]

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The university’s first dog

April 24, 2014

Just when the Truman State community had gotten used to the four person Paino family, it has grown to five. They recently adopted a puppy named Oscar. According to Paino, his daughters finally wore him down and he couldn’t say no to the cute, furry little friend. The Index asks him about the new addition to the family.

Grace Bueckendorf: Why did you choose the name Oscar?
Troy Paino: It actually does have significance. He was named after Oscar Robertson. Probably no students will have heard [of him]. He was a great basketball player from Indianapolis, Ind., and in many respects, he was the Jackie Robinson of high school basketball. He led an all-black high school team to back-to-back state championships. I’ve always looked up to Oscar Robertson. He’s a role model, he’s one of the greatest NBA players of all time. A lot of people put him as one of the top five players ever to play the game. He’s a pretty phenomenal basketball player.