The Current won the following awards from the Missouri College Media Association for 2009 publications at two-year colleges: [...]
Tag Archives: Michael Bartlett
September 1, 2009
Former Current editor Michael Bartlett is now reporting for UCM’s Muleskinner. Find his stories here.
July 31, 2009
Michael Mann’s latest film, Public Enemies, is a cinematic recreation of the life of the infamous bank robber and public celebrity John Dillinger (Johnny Depp). The movie opens with Dillinger breaking out of prison with several of his accomplices. From there we follow Dillinger across the Midwest robbing depression era banks and evolving into a mythical hero of sorts. He wins the affection of the public and journalists alike robbing banks as the public believes they robbed them. [...]
June 6, 2009
Professor of biology Andrew Higginbotham stands in front of his Biology 101 class silent. The class is not sure what to expect. They are never sure what to expect. Suddenly, the 29 year-old professor of biology launches into an interpretive dance with the help of a musically inclined student humming The Nutcracker. Shuffling back and forth across the classroom, arms flailing, he tries his to represent the topic of cell division through a rhythmic dance. [...]
May 31, 2009
In the polarizing topic of nuclear disarmament it is hard not have an opinion on the issue and even harder to keep said opinion to oneself. Keeping that disclaimer in mind, my opinion hinges on one simple skepticism on the growing debate.
Second disclaimer: no one—okay, almost no one—wants to live in a world with the threat of millions of people dying because of a nuclear attack. But the gleefully ideological idea that we could just discard 10,000 nuclear weapons without any consequences is a bit short sighted. [...]