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Jacob Scott the best candidate for SGA

February 27, 2012 No Comments

Matthew Hunt

What’s the purpose of running for SGA President and Vice President? Every year something seems to happen where we only have one ticket running and there is no real contest. I think last year was the first year in a while where we actually had a competition going, until one candidate had to step down […]

Diversity extremists tear American ideals apart

February 8, 2012 1 Comment

Gary Weidemann

Every generation of Americans must confront a critical question: what holds our nation together? The melting-pot concept is one of our defining features and an integral part of our history. It provides a common identity and a shared story that unites our diverse society. E pluribus unum: out of many, one. While our nation still […]

Missouri primary is a waste of money

February 6, 2012 No Comments

Gary Weidemann

On February 7, we will witness a statewide exercise in bureaucratic futility. Missouri is spending about $8 million to hold a presidential primary, a nomination procedure that decides which candidate receives a state’s delegates. But not a single delegate will be awarded as a result of this election. Those silly little things will be determined […]

Editor’s Soap Box: Community needs to step up

January 18, 2012 2 Comments

Dave Hon

Ringing in the New Year, a fellow Eagle Scout, someone I know, confessed to the brutal murder of 22-year-old Alissa Shippert. The night I found out I was staying up late working on our website, In our small community, people knew Quintin worked with Shippert. Somehow, he walked around for seven months, acting relatively […]

SOPA infringes on free speech

January 17, 2012 2 Comments

Nat Larsen

He’s twenty-eight years late, but the fear of Big Brother isn’t over yet. Big Brother is the dictator of George Orwell’s “1984”, but I’m not talking about a generic totalitarian figurehead. I’m talking about a much worse evil that could cripple the Internet. SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, is an Internet censorship bill […]

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