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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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Kaylea has only been with the Chart for an entire school year, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t made an impact. In her short time with the program she has transformed the way I have thought about newspaper and made me a better person, designer, writer, and reporter. I don’t think I would hav…

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I along with many other Americans know the struggle of living off of minimum wage too well. 

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Community advocate, entrepreneur and artist Nipsey Hussle born Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed on March 31, 2019 in front of his store in Los Angeles, California. He leaves behind his parents, brother, sister, longtime girlfriend and three children. 

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You may have heard the theme song for the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place sing to you in your head. If not, that’s ok.

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With the everyday hustle and bustle, it can be easy to get caught up in work and school. In doing so, sometimes we find ourselves doing the least possible amount of work we can to get by.

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Every college student should make a regular habit of going to the recreational center or a gym. The reason being exercise is tailor made to benefit the lifestyle of the stressed college student. Ask any exercise nerd about the benefits of working out or being active and they will likely talk…

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The world as we know it has become frightening. Physical and sexual violence is on the rise, especially amongst women. But this should not discourage any female from learning to defend herself.

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Recently, the name Mollie Tibbetts has circled through news outlets nationwide as the subject of news reports and editorials. 

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Recent suspensions of three Major League Baseball players including superstar Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins for the use of PED’s got me thinking about if steroids are actually bad for the game or not. 

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It’s hard to believe. It’s hard to believe that my time here at Missouri Southern is almost over.

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Now that we, as students at Missouri Southern State University, are coming to the final down wind of our spring 2016 semester, stress is becoming more and more inevitable. Coping with the stress of being a college student and wanting to pass your classes can be tough. 

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Republican Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich have teamed up in a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump for getting the parties nomination for President. The former foes have decided to not campaign in states where they feel the other stands a chance of winning. 

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By now most people have heard that Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has a strained MCL that will cost him at least two weeks of the playoffs. Now this would usually not be a big deal but after the Warriors went 73-9 to break the single season wins record it was just expected of the…

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To me, there is a clear winner when the “best sport to watch” debate begins. Sure, some will contest this for a number of reasons, and justifiably so. Good lord, if we all wanted to watch the same thing then the entire world would be enthralled with the table-tennislike action bounding back …

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The Treasury Department made a welcome and long coming move this week announcing Wednesday that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s image will appear on a new series of $20 bills. Tubman will be the first African-American to appear on U.S. paper currency and the first woman in more than a century.…

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Last week, protesters in Chicago proved to everyone, once again, how ignorant they actually are. Their attempts to “seek justice” were ill-founded, and they ultimately proved that they are more worried about perpetuating a particular narrative than they are about truth. Personally, I’m glad …

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This being my senior year, I have spent a lot of my time reflecting on my past years at Missouri Southern. Asking myself how I could have better prepared myself, or even how I could better prepare someone else to get the most out of their college experience. I thought about the strategies I …

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While the regular season just ended this past Wednesday, it’s the perfect time to look forward into the NBA playoffs. Some teams have made their way down to the final stretch and seem ready to begin the postseason while others are tripping at the finish line. For example, the Rockets who had…

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Is this really it? After 20 amazing years, Kobe Bryant will finally leave us basketball fans with one less legend to watch and cheer for. It is safe to say that as a child born in the mid 90s, he will be labeled as the greatest player of our generation. Kobe is a five time NBA World Champion…

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Jordan Spieth could have made history last weekend; he could have been the first golfer to win the Masters in wire-to-wire fashion in consecutive years. 

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It seems that the entire Los Angeles Lakers attention has been focused on Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour as he prepares to retire at the conclusion of this NBA season, and if you are tired of hearing about it I can’t blame you but there is a new storyline to focus on that may just pique your in…

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On March 24, the Governor of North Carolina signed a bill which, among other things, restricted access to restroom facilities to the sex identified on a person’s birth certificate. 

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We’ve all seen the stories and photos of unwanted dogs and cats finding their forever homes in a manner that almost belongs in a movie. The sad reality is, however, that most lost or unwanted pets remain lost or unwanted for the rest of their lives or, even more sadly, are put down when shel…