From the Desk of the Editor: Stay tuned for next semester

Certainly, this has been an unprecedented and challenging semester for most on campus. As we prepare to leave for the first break of the semester, find some time to relax, do something fun, take your mind off school work and find some escape from the overwhelming stress of going to college in a global pandemic. 

To assist in this process, check out our latest fun and exciting stories throughout this paper and online at Whether you’re an enthusiastic television buff, arts and crafts devotee or just want to read about the remarkable efforts around campus, we’ve got you covered. 

If you haven’t already, subscribe to The Index email newsletter, which is sent directly to your inbox every Thursday morning. You can sign up on the TMN website. While there, be sure to check out Dry Ink, The Index podcast that is also published every Thursday. The podcast can also be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Be sure to follow along on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.

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This is the final issue of The Index for the fall semester, but we’ll be back with more coverage next semester. Provided Truman State University continues in-person instruction throughout the entirety of the spring semester, we will print five issues on the following dates:

  • Issue 6 Thursday, Jan. 21
  • Issue 7 Thursday, Feb. 11 
  • Issue 8 Thursday, Feb. 25
  • Issue 9 Thursday, March 25
  • Issue 10 Thursday, April 15  

This schedule is subject to change pending developments in the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also continue providing coverage between issues with online-exclusive content, as well as the weekly newsletter and podcast. 

Our commitment to providing quality reporting on the issues and events that matter most to the Truman community carries on, even with fewer issues than a typical semester. In addition to typical news events, featured content and the return of many sports, the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and its wide-ranging effects will continue to be an area of focus. We are looking forward to the opportunity to continue providing this coverage next semester.