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Professor describes translating Holocaust letters

April 6, 2019

During 2017-2018 Timothy Farley, French professor at Truman State University, spent his sabbatical translating letters from the Holocaust. “It’s the liberal arts and science culture at Truman that allowed me to branch out into translation […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part IV

April 2, 2019

This is the fourth installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part three here. When Dushan opened the front door of his apartment to […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part III

March 23, 2019

This is the third installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part two here. Aislinn walked over to Briar. Her lips were pressed together […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part II

March 21, 2019

This is part two in writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can find catch up here with part one. Aislinn walked over to Briar. Her lips were pressed together […]

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Testimony of the Living, part eight

February 2, 2019

This is part eight of a serialized fictional story written by freshman staff writer Allison Maschhoff. Part seven can be found here. By the time our parents were heading to our rooms to wake us […]

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Testimony of the Living, part seven

January 27, 2019

This is part seven of a serialized fictional story written by freshman staff writer Allison Maschhoff. Part six can be found here. A few months later, Jonah and I were eating lunch at school. There […]

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Truman graduate publishes poetry collection

December 9, 2018

Last month 2014 Truman State University graduate and writer, published his first book of poetry titled “What Loss Taught Me.”

Stephen Furlong chose to write poetry because he was blown away by the beauty and complexity of it. Furlong compared it to standing close to a painting and seeing the brushstrokes, and then by stepping away, one can see how ideas are woven together. That is one of the mystifying elements of writing, but he always thought that poetry was different. […]

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Testimony of the Living, Part Six

December 8, 2018

What is this? This is the beginning of a story. Not a story about Truman State University, nor a story of real people from anywhere, but a work of fiction. A short story from the brain of a person with too much going on inside her head. And this is only the beginning of it.
Each edition will bring you a new piece of the story until it has been fully told. Then, perhaps, I’ll tell you a new story. For now, welcome to the world of five teenagers living in Finder’s Point, Washington, a town that one of them describes as a “hideout for the lifeless.” This is the story of the creative, passionate, and animated living among the dreary, dull, and almost dead. This is the story of a group of friends whose own parents didn’t know what to do with them. A group of friends who are committed to staying alive. […]

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Cancún Mexican Cuisine — from burrito stand to brick and mortar

December 5, 2018

It all began with a simple burrito stand at the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings.  Hector Contreras, John Garlock and Contreras’s two nieces would fry tater tots and sausage at 5 a.m. and place their burritos into a wagon to pull two blocks to The Square. With demand for burritos and Kirksville community support high, Contreras came up with an idea: turn the burrito stand into a restaurant. […]

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Textbook creator, educator to visit Truman

November 6, 2018

Back in 1975, Janet Burroway, a writer and teacher who will be visiting Truman State University, realized there was a problem in college classrooms across the country: no textbooks were available for creative writing students. Writing programs were appearing all over the country, but students were not provided with guidance from a text. Burroway said very few students even knew how to write, so she set out to write a book that would help students learn how to write short stories. […]