Editorial

Shop local, support your neighbors

April 13, 2019

In my four years living in the Kirksville community, I have seen a lot of growth. The city has welcomed Hobby Lobby, Menards and, most recently, Gordmans since I’ve been here. While I can’t pretend […]

Columns

Take time for film festivals

April 4, 2019

I realize we’re all busy this time of the semester. Papers, presentations, tests, etc. — true academic bliss. But are we so busy that we can’t support the first annual Truman State University Film Festival […]

Editorial

Our View: Don’t allow Truman to be high school 2.0

December 10, 2018

Think about the classes you took in high school. If your high school was like the standard American high school, your classes only surveyed a topic’s surface and had names like “Biology 1,” “U.S. History” or “English A.” Your curriculum probably did not feature specialized study opportunities like SOAN 452: Social Dimensions of Health and Illness or PSYC 430: Psychopharmacology: Drugs and Behavior, two actual classes offered at Truman State University next semester. While high schools provide foundational knowledge, colleges are supposed to provide a more specialized education, which translates to a greater wealth of intelligence and greater self-marketability upon graduation. […]

Editorial

Truman needs to differentiate B.S. and B.A.

November 17, 2018

No one at The Index was quite sure what to make of the news that a Bachelor of Science degree had been created for the philosophy and religion major. When deciding on a degree, the vast majority of students at any university are given a choice between two options: a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. At Truman State University, the options exist in many majors with little distinction between the degrees. […]

Editorial

Mental health is not Truman’s responsibility

November 15, 2018

If you have picked up an issue of The Index before this very moment, you probably know mental health is a contentious issue at Truman State University. Students have been demanding mental health reform for […]