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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

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College tuition rates are out of control in the United States. Students know it and parents especially know it. The culprit behind exponential tuition increases cannot be attributed to any single factor, but decreasing government support for colleges is the leading suspect. Inexplicably, the… Read more

The recent passing of Amendment 2 has brought medical marijuana to the state of Missouri. While it can benefit people experiencing pain from a range of illnesses, it has consequences that need to be taken into account.

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.