Sten Spinella is a second-year Master’s student studying magazine writing and print and digital journalism. He is Deputy Editor of Vox Magazine and a reporter for Politifact Missouri. In the past, he has reported for The Day newspaper in New London, Connecticut and for the Columbia Missourian.

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Has MU bent over backwards to increase faculty diversity?

Political commentators often point to the fall 2015 protests at MU as the beginning of a national trend of emboldened student activists making noise at institutions of higher education. In the case of writer David French and the National Review, MU is a cautionary tale about what happens when student activists are too loud — enrollment, finances and tradition suffer.  

Claire McCaskill, Josh Hawley argue over immigration, taxes in final Senate debate

Sen. Claire McCaskill fended attacks on immigration and health care from her Republican challenger, Attorney General Josh Hawley, in the Senate debate Oct. 25, 2018. 

Fact-checking the first televised Missouri Senate debate between Josh Hawley, Claire McCaskill

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and state Attorney General Josh Hawley debated Oct. 18, 2018, at the Nine Network’s studio in St. Louis. Our class of fact-checkers at the University of Missouri weighed their claims and attacks.