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People who knew him say nothing but good things about him. They talk about how he was a positive person, and a good guy whose approach to life was subtle but impactful. He emphasized believing in the artist behind the work. 

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As the weather cools and fall approaches, persimmons rain down from their tree. They must, because they were still on the tree when Michael Ashley saw them before he went to bed at night, and come morning, they littered the ground, as any fruit does. 

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Every fall, Missouri Southern offers a theme semester, bringing the opportunity for students to learn about new regions or specific countries. To emphasize the Oceania semester, the Spiva Gallery is hosting a new exhibition about Papua New Guinea, called “Oceania Journey.” The artwork will b…

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If I could offer only one piece of advice to all students it would be to set your sights on graduation and never consider or think about dropping out or even stopping out. Yes, I know the phrase “drop out” has become politically incorrect and we now prefer to use less blunt wording like “fai…

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As we come to the end of the semester and this being our last issue of The Chart for the 2019 spring semester, I could write about how to study for finals, but that's just not that fun and after writing about how to study for midterms, it's the same as finals. 

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A mere week before the start of the Spring 2019 semester at Missouri Southern, the Mathematics Department moved to its new home in Nixon Hall, although the transition began at least a few years earlier.

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As I sat and listened to Lora Jones use the story of Esther to talk about things which happened in her own life, I was struck by this phrase.

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Thanks to you. Thanks to you I’ve had an illustrious college career. My four years – well this is my fourth year but since I graduate in December it’s only been 3 and a half – of working in the communication department here at Missouri Southern have been nothing shy of special. I cannot than…

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Last week here at the Chart my fellow sports writer Trey Vaughan had a strong opinion on the Missouri Southern fall sport programs. If you didn’t get to read his column I would strongly recommend it because Trey makes some very good points. I would agree with what Trey says in MSSU fall spor…

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This week Trey Vaughan and Mitch Carney will be having a comical debate on the winner of the NBA MVP award. Both debaters have chosen a very unlikely candidate for the award.

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This may be one of the most talked about sports topics in all of history and I understand on why some of you may be tired of it, but why is there even a debate still on who is the greatest to ever play in the NBA. The answer is obvious, it’s the King himself, LeBron James. I know I’m probabl…

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Fall sports at Missouri Southern have been unsuccessful to say the least. In my fourth year of watching, broadcasting, and reporting on fall sports at Missouri Southern I have yet to see a fall team accomplish much. I have watched teams finish with losing records, miss the playoffs, and at t…

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As we enter week 10 of college football I will analyze each of the 12 teams that I think still have a chance to earn one of the four desired positions in the CFP and then I will give you my prediction for who finishes in the top four.

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Students learn about water conditions in Mexico

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The Kansas City Chiefs are now 3-0 and it seems that they have the most dynamic offense in the NFL this season, but what about the defense? The Chiefs currently are one of the worst, if not the worst defense, in the NFL or so it seems.  The Chiefs have allowed the most yards by over 100 yard…

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Exactly nine years before Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) passed away, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) died from the same brain cancer on August 25, 2009.

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According to the third definition from Urban Dictionary (basically an eternal fountain of knowledge), a chump is “A sucka that tries to act cool, but is really a fool, and tries to act tough, but really isn’t.” Based on his recent decision to back out of the final Republican debate in Iowa, …

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Although 2015 was a fantastic year for new music, with releases from the likes of Adele, Chris Brown, One Direction, Justin Bieber, and many more, the beginning of 2016 could already arguably be the most influential several months in music release history.  Rumors are flying and naming every…

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In preparation for the upcoming Presidential election, we all have a vested interest in making sure that not only do we vote, but we do our research on the candidates on the stump hoping to hold the highest office in the land.

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It’s not crazy to chase your dreams

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So Carolina Panthers franchise quarterback Cam Newton has been ‘Dabbing’ across end zones left and right while leading his team to an 11-0 start. Dabbing is a new dance originating in Atlanta. Dabbing has infectiously taken over social network and every sports locker room in America. After 1…

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Our college career encompasses a vast amount of experiences. We are encouraged to grow both personally and professionally. The distractions of working a dead-end job, attending our friend’s parties, girlfriends or boyfriends, and every other thing you could think of hinders us from learning …

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C.C. Sabathia departing from his team and the playoffs on Monday sent a shockwave through the sporting world. And a day after his decision, the Yankees fell short of the Astros 3-0 in Tuesday’s American League Wild Card game.

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Kevin Durant just seems so nice out there on the basketball court. Durant doesn’t strike me as a guy who trash-talks and tries to hurt your feelings. But according to the Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, Durant is one of the more underrated trash-talkers in the NBA.

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When it’s all said and done, Tom Brady may go down as the best quarterback to ever grace a National Football League field.

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On Aug. 24, the face of the WWE John Cena granted his 500th wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cena appeared on NBC’s Today show to capture the milestone moment with an 8-year-old kid name Rocco Lanzer.

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Out with the old sports editor and in with the new

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Battle and War won

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Joplin cyclists now have a new supplier for their cycling needs. Blue’s Bike Company, which opened in March 2015, has stepped into the place left by recently closed downtown bike shop, Spokes and Spandex.