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We’ve already had a heck of a year with everything that’s been going on in our world lately. A virus no one could have predicted, save for President-elect Joe Biden, brought this country to its knees on its own. The entire country of Australia spent much of the first half of 2020 ablaze. Bas… Read more

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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

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In the shadow of a global pandemic and perhaps the most contentious election any of us have and probably ever will see, one piece of normalcy returned to Maryville to round out the spooky season. The annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat marked its silver anniversary in an unconventional manner Oct…

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Whether we want to admit it or not, each and every single one of us has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you haven't caught COVID-19, your physical health may be following its normal path considering you don't exercise and have a poor diet. Your mental health, however, has most lik…

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I know I’ve been preaching mask wearing and social distancing for weeks now, in order to protect those around you. I hope that the well-being of those around you is constantly on your mind. However, in all this constant worrying about others, don’t forget to focus on yourself. Don’t neglect …

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There has been some relatively encouraging news in recent days when it comes to COVID-19 on a local level. This time last week, the 7-day rolling average of daily positive cases in Nodaway County had dropped by more than half — from 29.43 at the tail end of August to just under 11.71. Now, t…

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It might be just me, but there’s something about this world we’re living in that has me completely unmotivated. Even for my classes that have met entirely in person, I can’t seem to gather the courage to a) walk to class and be an active participant or b) do any of the work I’m assigned.

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There are a lot of issues with attempting to rank the most accomplished Northwest men’s basketball players of the 2010s, maybe the most important of which boils down to one simple fact: not every college career is started and finished within the vacuum of a decade.

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As we all know, climate change is a big issue in the world today and the environment needs our help. According to National Geographic, climate change is defined as “the long-term alteration of temperature and normal weather patterns in a place.”

I am pro-life. When I tell people I believe all have the right to life, they assume my belief  ends once the child is born. This is not the case. I believe everyone has a right to life, including our criminals.

In a world where murder, terrorism and acts of violence are commonplace on the local news, it is sometimes necessary to use capital punishment.