Meet Your Meat

By Lauren Looney On the days when my family decides to go to Outback Steakhouse, I have to watch this video to – mainly stop pouting that I could only order a sweet potato- and to remind myself why I became a vegetarian. This video explores the wretched conditions that animals are subjected to in…

A Schurz Exposé: Do these Brats Recycle?

By Lauren Looney Recycling is one of the most elementary attempts at sustainable living. Seriously, toddlers and gorillas can sort their own refuse (though at the moment, I have no research to back the latter up).  So as I lose faith daily in our campus’ ability to do the simplest things for the environment, I…

Gulf Sounds Success

By Lauren Looney Here are some highlights from the Gulf Sounds benefit concert for oil spill relief. It was amazing, y’all should have been there. (Y’ALL? I’m from Missouri…). Ahem, anyway- Davis Dunavin, Kyle McDonald, The High Street Nephews and The Nacho Brothers all played a great show at the Blue Fugue.  There were Neutral…

Beyond 10/10/10

Along with everyone who has a firm grasp on the obvious, I have realized the momentous date of October 10, 2010 has come and gone.  Celebrities (such as Ellen Page), organizations, and just plain old regular bums much like ourselves pledged earlier in the month to work towards climate change on 10/10/10… but did the expectations…

“Clean” Coal?

It only took the coal utility Ameren $786,000 in political donations to be on the receiving end of almost $1 billon from the Department of Energy for the development of the ultimate oxymoron–a clean coal plant. According to industry claims, FutureGen will develop technology allowing for carbon dioxide capture and underground storage, making it the…