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Most of us grew up knowing February is Black History Month. In elementary school, we studied Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, and discussed the invention of peanut butter by George Washington Carver. School teachers also went out of their way to include multiple activities to… Read more

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Missouri state budget cuts are catching up with higher education, as the University prepares for another increase in tuition for next fall. With the spring semester brings FAFSA applications, scholarship approvals and class enrollment. For the semester on the horizon, it seems the perfect ti… Read more

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There’s plenty of things to be asked for in the small town of Maryville: more shopping options, better food choices and a Chipotle. While most times none if these requests are ever fulfilled, Maryville is finally getting an upgrade that is requested, needed and could even save lives. As of l… Read more

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In last week’s issue of the Missourian, the blotters section of the paper recorded three cases of alleged drunk drivers in Maryville — and these were only the ones who were caught. The loss of a student to a drunk driver shouldn’t be what it takes for us to pull together and shut down those … Read more

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Lately it seems plenty of debatable bills are being passed or not passed through Congress. From forgotten deadlines for low income children, insurance to net neutrality, Congress has had their fingers busy signing bill after bill, and the latest is the new tax reform bill effective in 2019. … Read more

When California was rampaged by wildfires earlier this school year, we sent aid. When Florida got hit by a hurricane two years ago, we rallied around them. Now,  Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are asking for help.

An old federal law is proving to be difficult and is negating the rights the second amendment provides by wrongfully targeting people who choose to use medical marijuana despite if its legal within the state.

The University’s academic calendar is released two years in advance, so there is no excuse for local landlords to still have May to May leases when the finals week extends past May 1.

The government represents the people, but limiting public access to information minimizes the people’s voice. The public has the right to an open government because all citizens are affected by the decisions government officials make.

Most of us grew up knowing February is Black History Month. In elementary school, we studied Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, and discussed the invention of peanut butter by George Washington Carver. School teachers also went out of their way to include multiple activities to…

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.