Columnist Mackenzie McDermott warns students against accepting news reports at face value.
In his final column at the Index, columnist Connor Stangler reflects on his relationship with Truman and his experience as a student of the liberal arts.
Managing editor Robert Overmann discusses how being knowledgeable about common medical concerns is the most important way to keep yourself healthy.
Refuting the statement that Spanish is the only practical foreign language, Columnist Andrea Trierweiler encourages students to pursue the study of a foreign language for learning and self-fulfillment, not simply for the likelihood of needing to use that language.
Columnist Sarah Muir supports legislation currently in the Missouri Senate which would reduce penalties for non-violent crimes throughout Missouri, claiming it would save money and result in a reduction of crime rates.
Opinions editor Robert Overmann argues that the phrase “When will I ever use this?” in the relation to liberal-arts learning stems from a failure of students to understand the use of abstract abilities.
Columnist Lacy Murphy argues against Missouri House of Representatives legislation which, she claims, would unfairly burden the children of welfare recipients by tying parents’ welfare benefits to their children’s school attendance rates.
A tax on violent video games, as proposed in the Missouri House of Representatives, is based on incorrect assumptions and scapegoating of video games as the reasons behind violent crime, according to columnist Adam Rollins.
Editor encourages others to live out the phrase, “You Only Live Once.”