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Fighting the misinformation pandemic

August 30, 2020

It’s safe to say we’re all probably exhausted by all of the information about COVID-19, social issues, local and national elections and all sorts of other hodgepodge that’s been hurled at us through our televisions, […]

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Copy Chief Cara Quinn says farewell

May 6, 2020

This might come as a shock to my fellow Index staffers, but despite my affinity for clapping while I aggressively voice my complaints and my constant RBF, I’m actually a sensitive, emo mess. I hate […]

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We’re all journalists

April 10, 2020

Amid this pandemic — seeing everyone who is struggling with where they’re going to live, how they’re going to pay rent or student fees and what their next meal is going to be — I […]

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How to make college more disability friendly

February 24, 2020

There is no doubt about it: college is not very disability friendly, despite the Title IX anti-discrimination policies and accommodation rules set in place. Although its primary purpose is academics, college is a multifaceted experience […]

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Feature writer bids farewell

December 11, 2019

Just yesterday I felt the heavy pressure of Truman State University perch on my shoulders. Every day was a weighted trudge from class to class. From the short treks to Violette Hall to the long […]

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Consider this liminal space in life

November 4, 2019

When you are a teenager, finding the one place you fit in is hard enough. Countless movies and TV shows have highlighted teen angst so well that it borders on cliche. Coming into college, I […]

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Take time, be self-centered

October 20, 2019

As we briskly move into the fall season, I am filled with excitement for the cooler nights, the holidays and the family time to come. I am also, unfortunately, reminded of the mental and emotional […]