Babies grow up to become a myriad of things. They can grow to be doctors, lawyers, teachers, parents, comedians—the possibilities are endless. That is, if the baby is given that opportunity to grow. Sadly, many children are deprived the opportunity to even experience life outside the womb. Read more
With 38 percent of the U.S. population able to donate blood and less than 10 percent actually donating, the blood shortage has thankfully not affected Maryville. Even with this stroke of luck, community members and students who can donate blood should still do it. Read more
The new minimum wage change increases the Missouri minimum wage from $7.85 to $8.60. This change, however, is not mandated for public universities. Read more
I grew up watching crime shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Bones” and “Criminal Minds.” These shows helped shape my personality. It gave me a passion for history, forensic science and psychology. Read more
As a young female from an ethnic background, diversity is something important, whether that’s in reality shows or TV programs. It is vital to have other cultures incorporated in order to be educated about new perspectives and learn from other people’s experiences. Read more
Keep your eyes closed, unless you want to lose your mind is the major tenet of the 2018 film “Bird Box,” which was released on Netflix mid-December. While it has received a huge amount of views, it left me with a sense of disappointment when I was hoping for a true horror film. Read more
With the semester coming to an end, I’ve learned several important tips for getting by. Specifically, I’ve learned to constantly check my email or else risk missing information. Read more
Everybody knows the consequences of smoking and how it is bad for those around them. Some have even taken commendable steps to stop their bad habit through different means such as chewing nicotine gum, behavioral therapy or even quitting cold-turkey. Read more
As college students, we always joke that we are dirt poor even though we may have a decent sum in our bank account. For some though, this is a serious issue. Read more
Whether people love them or hate them, everybody knows about scary movies. With movies like “Silent Hill,” “Paranormal Activity” and “The Orphan,” the horror movie genre has made a path within the movie industry and with quite the reputation. Sadly, scary movies are generally not held in hig… Read more
If there was one word to describe myself, many would think it would be the color red. However, in the deepest parts of my heart, I am a book lover. Entrapping myself in a new world, mainly of steamy love affairs and faraway lands, I find my happy place. Read more
The Student Activities Council has seemed to struggle in appealing to the student population with its concerts for the past few years, but with fresh ideas, this year may be different. Read more
A resonating message freshmen heard during college orientation was, “college is what you make of it.” With over 200 organizations on campus, there is plenty to get involved in. Read more
It has become a customary routine for me to enter the local grocery stores, in search of what I call, “my happy juice.” Usually it is accompanied by a tasty frozen pizza, or pasta, or any other food item that screams, “I have no life outside of school.” Read more
Gun control is arguably one of the hottest topics in the nation. As Americans, we live in a desensitized culture. Citizens across the country have formed several groups in effort to combat the issue. So far, there hasn’t been much change. Read more
I grew up watching crime shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Bones” and “Criminal Minds.” These shows helped shape my personality. It gave me a passion for history, forensic science and psychology.
Every year, the halftime show during the Super Bowl leaves a mark in everyone’s memory thanks to fantastic performances and special effects. This year, however, the memories left behind will be full of controversies.
Driving seems simple enough on paper, but once a cellphone is added to the mix it can turn from an easy trip to the grocery store to one that ends in tragedy.
Vampire Weekend announced a new single for the first time in six years Jan. 24. Formed back in 2006, Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band that started to take off in 2008.
Maggie is one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met. She wiggles her hips like a diva when she walks and wants constant attention. Yet Maggie, and many other dogs like her, are discriminated against because of one thing: She is a pit bull.
As a young female from an ethnic background, diversity is something important, whether that’s in reality shows or TV programs. It is vital to have other cultures incorporated in order to be educated about new perspectives and learn from other people’s experiences.
My mom’s first observation when she visited me was the tidiness of my room, or rather the lack of it. My unmade bed and paper-littered desk stood no match against my roommate’s folded blankets and perfectly stacked textbooks.