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Cutting my losses

Cutting my losses

Mark Linville
November 15, 2010

In 2008, I began to delve into the world of anthropology. What a vast, confusing, and very textual world it was, but interesting all the while. Anthropology is a broad study of five subfields in the study of humans: Cultural anthropology, linguistics, archeology, sociology and...

‘Do I have a booger?’ U-News staff apology and retraction

Melissa Oribhabor
October 4, 2010

Dear University News readers, A forum piece entitled “Do I have a booger?” was published in last week’s issue of U-News. The article was indisputably offensive and condescending to the people it described and there was no legitimate excuse for its publication. All remaining...

Letter to the Editor

U-News Staff
October 4, 2010

Hello. I’m sure it has already been brought to your attention the controversy surrounding the “Do I have a booger” article. I do not believe the writer wrote with the intention of being racist or coming off as bigoted. As an African-American student at UMKC, I understand...

Letter to the Editor

U-News Staff
October 4, 2010

Dear Ms. Oribhabor, Honestly, I feel outraged that this article was even published in the newspaper, especially as an African-American student it hurts even more. There is a way that one can go about things. I understand that Ms. Bomgardner was upset about her food taking a...

Election? What election?

Nathan Zoschke
October 4, 2010

Ding-dong. Pause. A middle-aged man answered the door. “Hello sir,” I said. “My name’s Nathan and I’m here to talk to you about the upcoming election on Nov. 2...” “Election? What election? We have an election this year?” he replied. “Haha. Good one,”...

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