Bill Kuntz, Truman State University Farm Manager, couldn’t be happier to see the bitter cold and merciless snow and ice of winter coming to an end. Kuntz is responsible for taking care of the farm […]
It’s icy on Thanksgiving Day in Kirksville, Missouri, and there’s a line winding around a small white building. People from different walks of life hold up a plate to get a home-cooked meal and sit […]
No holiday season would be complete without “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Viewers can’t help but relate to the issues that result from when family visits for the holidays. “A Charlie Brown […]
As Winter Break approaches, the Truman State University community started its holiday season celebrations — or at least as much celebration as finals allow. But because we live in a country where the dominant religion […]
A roof air conditioning unit in Ryle Hall froze during winter break causing water to pool in the ceiling and drip out into the foyer ceiling. Student Advisors first noticed dripping from a single area […]
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.