The lack of consistent extracurricular distraction is a common lament among Truman State University students, and to some degree, the complaint is valid. Relatively mindless social activities are few and far between, but what our […]
A small crowd of students came together to follow the election in Missouri Hall’s Chariton Room Tuesday night. Red, white, and blue balloons and patriotic cookies set the festive mood for about 15 students who […]
For over a decade, the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce has been teaming up with businesses and Kirksville organizations to make the Downtown Student Welcome an event to greet Truman State University, A.T. Still University and Moberly […]
Choosing the next president of Truman State University is an important decision for our community. Whoever is chosen will have to handle our new sexual assault policies, growing concerns over mental health, systemic discrimination and […]
While many students traveled home and visited family during the winter break, some Truman State international students decided to tour the United States. One large group of international students decided to travel to New York […]
Just when the Truman State community had gotten used to the four person Paino family, it has grown to five. They recently adopted a puppy named Oscar. According to Paino, his daughters finally wore him down and he couldn’t say no to the cute, furry little friend. The Index asks him about the new addition to the family.
Grace Bueckendorf: Why did you choose the name Oscar?
Troy Paino: It actually does have significance. He was named after Oscar Robertson. Probably no students will have heard [of him]. He was a great basketball player from Indianapolis, Ind., and in many respects, he was the Jackie Robinson of high school basketball. He led an all-black high school team to back-to-back state championships. I’ve always looked up to Oscar Robertson. He’s a role model, he’s one of the greatest NBA players of all time. A lot of people put him as one of the top five players ever to play the game. He’s a pretty phenomenal basketball player.