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Our Opinion: Priorities among faculty, staff seem misplaced

The Chart December 7, 2012

It seems to us at The Chart that a person fortunate enough to have a job in today’s economic landscape would be thankful for that alone. It seems to us that faculty at an institute of higher education...

Our Opinion: Veterans cannot be thanked enough

The Chart November 16, 2012

Every Nov. 11, we as a country honor our service men and women, both past and present. But do we really take the time to appreciate the sacrifices these men and women make to ensure our protection and...

Our Opinion: Election season embarrasses us

The Chart November 9, 2012

On one hand, the election season of 2012 should make America proud.The peaceful passage of power, the right of each citizen to have their voice heard, these are all things that we get to show the rest...

Our Opinion: Scratching our heads at campus smoking ‘policy’

The Chart November 2, 2012

This week, The Chart attempted to publish an article on the long-controversial smoking “policy” here at Missouri Southern. Yes, it’s been done before, but our understanding is that it’s been brought...

Our Opinion: Conference a chance to improve

The Chart October 26, 2012

This Wednesday, most of The Chart’s staff will be leaving the state for the annual Associated Collegiate Press convention in Chicago. The reason we are going to this conference is to ensure that our...

Our Opinion: Feedback is key to forum

The Chart October 12, 2012

There is a reason this section of the paper is labeled “Public Forum,” as opposed to “Opinion.”As simple as it sounds, it is because this section is just that: a true, unfiltered public forum.We...

Our Opinion: Cancer awareness; Chart cares

The Chart October 5, 2012

With this issue of The Chart, we begin going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.But, it should be said that we’re aware of and sympathetic to all other cancers, even if they don’t get...

New site helps us help you

The Chart September 28, 2012

Last semester, we began the process of migrating over to a new web site provider.  Our old hosts raised their rates, so decided to start looking.  We found a new host, but there was a problem.  They...

Our Opinion: Give everyone a fair shake

The Chart September 21, 2012

For those getting ready to graduate, finding a job may seem like a daunting task.Nowadays a degree alone doesn’t cut it. Experience, networking and aggressiveness are crucial if you want to actually...

Our Opinion: Diversity spiel doesn’t ‘clique’

The Chart September 14, 2012

Freshmen at Missouri Southern are required to take the University Experience course their first semester on campus.The course is essentially designed to assist students in familiarizing themselves with...

Our Opinion: First year experience?

The Chart September 7, 2012

The point of coming to college is to get an education, not just in the classroom, but in life.How many of our students, though, are learning things the hard way?We are in the third week of the fall semester,...

Our Opinion: MLK Day should be cherished, not abused

The Chart August 30, 2012

When the Missouri Southern President’s Council approved a proposition to cancel classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many people around campus rejoiced. We did too. At first. Don’t get us wrong,...

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