Category Archives: Opinion

The Importance of HBCU’s

Commentary by Keishera Lately  Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are important for the African-American culture now and into the future. HBCUs were first created well before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with the intent to provide for educational … Continue reading

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What makes a good student?

Commentary by Will Sites A few weeks ago I attended a holiday party in my hometown, a rural east-central Missouri community of about 7,000. Some of the attendees were old friends, many were acquaintances, and others complete strangers. But nearly … Continue reading

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Commentary: Veto of helmet law will save lives

By Will Sites/Assistant Prof. of Journalism On July 19, 2019 Gov. Mike Parson vetoed SB 147, a transportation bill that would have allowed motorcyclists 18 and older to ride without a helmet. His fellow Republicans sponsored and passed the bill. … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Trump’s campus free speech order is misguided

By Will Sites “To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.” – Frederick Douglass, 1860. President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at ensuring … Continue reading

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