Trump, Clinton, and 2016: Why We Need the Electoral College

May 8, 2019

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.” (Ben Franklin on Liberty.) It turns out he wasn’t wrong. Say there are 100 people in a room. 51 of them are impoverished and 49 of them are wealthy. In a pure democracy, the 51 could easily […]

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How to weave a purse

April 23, 2019

A hand-woven purse is a creative way to show off something that is both beautiful and practical to use. Paula Rosen, weaving instructor at Drury University, demonstrated for The Scoop how to create a woven purse — a great accessory or handmade gift. Materials needed A 3½-inch by six-inch piece of cardboard A variety of […]

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How to improve your curveball

April 2, 2019

The key to a solid pitch? Good movement, says Drury Pitching Coach Gage Jacobs. “In high school baseball you can get away with a slow, loopy breaking ball,” says Jacobs. “But it doesn’t really play at the college level. Sitting in those scouting meetings, I heard the discussions. If there are two right-handed pitchers that […]

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Artsfest on Walnut Street

March 20, 2019

Walnut Street will be filled with artists, musicians, food trucks, and more on May 4th and 5th. This two day event will feature various entertainment and activities to enjoy with both your family and friends. Nicole Chilton, Director of Marketing and Development for the Springfield Arts Council says, “Artsfest is the largest fine arts festival […]

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Coping with mental-health challenges in college

March 18, 2019

During college, students across America face a variety of mental-health challenges such as chronic stress and anxiety, depression, and addiction. Research conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness states one-quarter of college students have a diagnosable illness, and 40 percent do not take advantage of the resources available to them Chronic stress At Drury […]

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