Discussion of gender roles in college

Professors, students consult on modern feminism

“If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are—we can all be freer.” –Emma Watson Continue reading

Understanding Ebola: Q&A with disease expert

Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain

In the early hours of Oct. 8, Thomas Duncan died after being in isolation at a Dallas hospital for nine days since Sept. 30. Duncan was the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola after traveling back from Liberia earlier in September.
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Drury men’s soccer ranked 25th in the nation

Roy leads Panther golf to second place finish in “The Buc”

Photos courtesy of Drury University Sports Information

Photos courtesy of Drury University Sports Information

Men’s golf
This past Tuesday, the Drury golf team wrapped up “The Buc” tournament, held by Christian Brothers University at Northcreek Golf Course in Southhaven, Mississippi. After leading the tournament through the first rounds of the course, the Panthers ended up taking second place out of the nine teams in attendance. As the first round concluded on Monday, the Panthers ended the day with a record-setting 276, the lowest – and therefore, best – team score in Drury history, after the first day of competition. Continue reading

Drury soccer boasts talent from around the world

Although soccer is the most popular sport in the world, in the United States it has to compete with football and baseball. In some cases, playing sports in the United States can give you more opportunities than other parts of the world. This year, the Drury men’s soccer team has a higher than normal amount of international student-athletes. The Mirror asked Coach Ryan Swan and some of the players what they look for when coming to Drury to play soccer. Continue reading

Riots in Hong Kong sparked by lack of freedom

Hong Kong native and Drury diver explains Umbrella Revolution


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Hong Kong

Many things have been going on in Hong Kong in the past week. The escalating tensions are drawing attention from the world and I have to voice out since Hong Kong is where I call home. Continue reading

Midterm advice from Drury’s finest (and not so fine)

Perspectives from the overachiever and the underachiever

Although the weather has been fantastic, campus has been quiet. It’s midterm season, and two students – both juniors but one an over achiever (O) and the other an under achiever (U) – comment on their habits in an anonymous Q&A to guarantee their opinions are not limited by potential backlash. Continue reading

Understanding modern day gaming culture

Proliferation of practice has made it more acceptable

Photo by Greg Saquing

Photo by Greg Saquing

Over the past few decades, video games have undergone a multitude of changes, not only in how they are made and what they can do, but also who plays them and what people think about gaming in general.  Continue reading

Missouri Partners in Prevention data released

Four-part series will compare numbers from 2013 and 2014

The Missouri College Health Behavior Survey is designed to understand the role of alcohol, drugs, mental health and relationships. This survey is provided electronically every spring to undergraduate students at 21 private and public universities in the state of Missouri. The Mirror will publish a four-part series on each section of the survey.

This week, we are analyzing mental health on DU’s campus. According to Matt Battaglia, director of Residence Life and chief judicial officer, Drury is forced by law to submit a response plan based on the updated numbers every year. The response to the data is called the Prevention Initiatives Strategic Plan, and it has already been submitted to the state for the 2014 survey results.

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Decathlon team gears up for final stretch

Solar initiative is organized by the Department of Energy

While many students on campus are looking forward to the upcoming Fall Break, one date weighs a little more heavily on the minds of the Drury-Crowder Solar Decathlon team: Oct. 8 – of 2015. Just this week, the team has started its one-year countdown for when they will head to Irvine, Cali., to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Continue reading

Brother to Brother: a new chapter to Drury

Org. seeks college success rates among potential students

Springfield universities and high schools are taking part in a new initiative to increase college readiness and success among local students. The program, Brother to Brother, mainly involves minorities, with emphasis on first-generation college students, but is open to all. A chapter of the program recently began on Drury’s campus. Drury’s coordinator of diversity Rosalyn Thomas is enthusiastic about the club’s purpose and potential. Continue reading