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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

Saturday Night Live fired their newly added cast member, Shane Gillis, for mimicking Chinese accents and calling Asian American entrepreneur Andrew Yang a racial slur Sept. 16.

With election season around the corner, Americans continue to reinforce their lines in the sand with respect to where they stand politically. As more lines are drawn, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Republican and Democratic Parties continue to stand as giants over their third part…

The Missouri House of Representatives has passed House Bill 258 which allows concealed carry of firearms on campus for faculty. Sponsor of the bill Rep. Jered Taylor (R-Mo.) is adding an amendment to it which would allow students the same rights, stating it’s for their safety.

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.