By The Index
A weekly podcast for Truman State University's student-produced newspaper, The Index! We take a deep dive into the biggest story each week and talk about what else you need to know.
Season 4, Episode 2: Volleyball earns season's first win
In this episode of Dry Ink, Editor-in-Chief Genna Tlustos talks with Sports Editor Lillie Morisaki about the volleyball team's first win this season.
November 03, 2022
Season 4, Episode 1: Truman introduces esports program
In this episode of Dry Ink, Editor-in-Chief Genna Tlustos talks with staff writer Seth Jarvis about the esports program recently started at Truman.
September 09, 2022
Season 3, Episode 2: Catching up with D.O.M Alumni at Dukum
In this episode of Dry Ink, follow Features and Opinions Editor Genna and Editor and Chief Rachel Becker as they chat with Truman State University’s Delta Omicron Mu fraternity members. The fraternity has been annually reuniting at the DuKum Inn for 40 years. Find out what brought this group together and how they reflect on their time at Truman.
October 01, 2021
Season 3, Episode 1: Get to Know the Editors
Time to get to know the editors of The Index in this episode! Editor and Producer of Dry Ink, Trevor Grandin, interviews The Index Editor in Chief Rachel Becker and Managing Editor Anakin Bush.
September 23, 2021
Season 2, Episode 25: A Reflection with Ryan Pivoney
Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Ryan Pivoney joins to reflect on his time at The Index and give us a preview of what he is planning to do after graduation. Read his farewell column here!
April 29, 2021
Season 2, Episode 24: Truman Facebook Groups Provide a Connection for Students
Index Features and Opinions Editor Genevieve Tlustos joins to talk about her latest story about how Truman State University students are connecting on the Facebook groups “Overheard at Truman,” “Shit Truman Professors Say,” and “Memes for Typical Truman Teens.” Read the full story here!
April 22, 2021
Season 2, Episode 23: The Future of Detours Magazine
This week, we have a special report from Detours Editor-in-Chief Anna Mercer about the future of the online, student-produced travel magazine. Read the full story here!
April 15, 2021
Season 2, Episode 22: Truman Football Team Gearing up for Spring Season
Index sports reporter Ethan Hewett joins to talk about the start of the spring football season. Read the full story here!
April 01, 2021
Season 2, Episode 21: COVID-19 Precautions Next Fall
Index News Editor Rachel Becker joins to talk about how Truman State University is planning its COVID-19 response for next fall semester. Read the full story here!
March 25, 2021
Season 2, Episode 20: Complete Family Medicine Now Oversees Health Center, UCS
Index News Reporter Jenna Manzelli joins to talk about her latest story covering the partnership between Complete Family Medicine and Truman State University's Student Health Center and University Counseling Services. Read the full story here!
March 18, 2021
Season 2, Episode 19: President Thomas Delivers All University Address
Index Assistant News Editor Anakin Bush joins to talk about the All University Address delivered by University President Sue Thomas last week. Read the full story here!
March 04, 2021
Season 2, Episode 18: Career trends amid the pandemic
Index Managing Editor Elisabeth Shirk joins to talk about her latest story covering the current job market trends amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story here!
February 25, 2021
Season 2, Episode 17: COVID-19 Cases Surge at Truman
Index News Editor Rachel Becker joins to talk about her latest story on the dramatic increase of active COVID-19 cases at Truman State University. Read the full story here!
February 11, 2021
Season 2, Episode 16: The Men's Basketball Team Returns from Quarantine
Jeff Horner, men's basketball head coach, joins to talk about the team's experience quarantining for the last two weeks and what four postponed games means for the Bulldogs. Read the full story here!
February 04, 2021
Season 2, Episode 15: Residence Life Closing Some Campus Living Areas
Assistant News Editor Anakin Bush joins to talk about his latest story on the floor closure of some residence halls and the permanent decommission of Randolph Apartments next year. Read the full story here!
January 29, 2021
Season 2, Episode 14: Starting the Spring Semester Amid the Pandemic
Welcome back Bulldogs! This week, we're talking to Scott Alberts, the president of Faculty Senate and member of the COVID-19 working group, about what students can expect this spring semester in regard to Truman State University's response to the pandemic. Read the full story here!
January 21, 2021
Season 2, Episode 13: Racist Posters Spark Community Response
This week, we have a special report from Index News Editor Rachel Becker as she sits down with a key source in her latest story on the "You belong here" campaign in Kirksville. The campaign, along with a multitude of other responses, is in response to racist posters found in town. Read the full story here!
November 19, 2020
Season 2, Episode 12: Homecoming During the Pandemic
Index News Reporter Kennedy Cooper joins to talk about her latest story on how Truman State University adapted its Homecoming celebrations for the pandemic. Read the full story here!
November 12, 2020
Season 2, Episode 11: The 2020 Election in Adair County
In this week's episode we're taking a look at how the 2020 election played out in Adair County and the state of Missouri. We also get a special report from KTRM Studios on the state of polling this election cycle. Read the full story here!
November 06, 2020
Season 2, Episode 10: Planning for the Spring Semester
Genevieve Tlustos, an Index news reporter, joins to talk about her latest story on the spring semester schedule planning. While a decision has yet to be made, the Executive Leadership Team is considering CDC guidelines and results from a survey sent to students, faculty and staff. Read the full story here!
October 29, 2020
Season 2, Episode 9: Campus Recreation adapts to the Pandemic
Eric Vaughn, director of intramural and recreational sports at the Student Recreation Center, joins to talk about how the campus Rec Center is adapting its offerings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of traditional team sports, the Rec Center has started offering more single or double participant activities.
October 22, 2020
Season 2, Episode 8: Contracting COVID-19 at Truman
Erica Lindsay, The Index features and opinions editor, shares her experience of what it was like to test positive for COVID-19 at Truman State University. In addition to talking about the process she went through, she provides some of her thoughts on what she was feeling at the time. Read Erica's column here!
October 08, 2020
Season 2, Episode 7: Truman Students March for Breonna Taylor
In this special episode Index News Editor Rachel Becker provides a report from the field at a march organized by students at Truman State University. The march in support of Breonna Taylor was followed by a candlelight vigil the same night. Read the full story here!
October 01, 2020
Season 2, Episode 6: The CARES Act Provides Funding for Students
Index News Writer Genna Tlustos joins to talk about her latest story on the CARES Act and it's economic support for students. In addition to institutional support, the law requires half of the funding go to direct student aid. Read the full story here!
September 24, 2020
Season 2, Episode 5: COVID-19 Spending Gets Reimbursed
The Index News Editor Rachel Becker joins to talk about her latest story covering how Truman State University is being reimbursed for money spent on COVID-19 precautions. The University also has a rapid testing machine that was provided for free. Read the full story here!
September 17, 2020
Season 2, Episode 4: Truman's Theatre Department adapts to COVID-19
Index News writer Brittany Morrow joins to talk about her latest story covering how Truman State University's theatre department has made adaptions to its two performances this semester. Read the full story here!
September 10, 2020
Season 2, Episode 3: Scholar Scott McCloud Visits Truman
Erica Lindsay, Index features and opinions editor, joins to talk about cartoonist and comics theorist Scott McCloud's recent visit to campus. The latest in the Clayton B. Ofstad visiting scholars, McCloud gave a presentation and conducted weekend workshops. Read the full story here!
September 03, 2020
Season 2, Episode 2: The Sue Ross Arts Center
Index Managing Editor Elisabeth Shirk joins to talk about the opening of the Sue Ross Arts Center in downtown Kirksville. With a familiar exhibit on display, the Kirksville Arts Association has many plans for the new building. Read the full story here!
August 27, 2020
Season 2, Episode 1: Reopening Residence Halls in the Pandemic
News Editor Rachel Becker joins to talk about her reporting on the COVID-19 safety guidelines on campus for the fall semester. Read the full story here.
August 20, 2020
Episode 6: Fall semester decision making
University President Sue Thomas and Janet Gooch, vice president for academic affair and provost, join to talk about how the Executive Leadership Team is making a decision regarding the fall semester. While there hasn't been a formal decision made, Thomas said she hopes students are back on campus in the fall. Read the full story here.
May 07, 2020
Episode 5: A Second Stimulus Bill Working Through Congress
Staff Reporter Anakin Bush joins to talk about his latest reporting on a second stimulus bill working its way through Congress. This bill would include many students that were not eligible to receive the last one. Read the full story here.
April 30, 2020
Episode 4: The University Budget
Truman State University's vice president for administration, finance and planning joins to talk about the latest related to the University's budget. With a $7.3 million cut, there's a lot to talk about. Read the full story here.
April 23, 2020
Episode 3: Autism Awareness Month in April
Features and opinions writer Siobhan Neely talks about her latest column on how to be an ally during Autism Awareness Month. As an autistic college student, Neely suggests some ways others can increase their understanding of the subject. Read the full column here!
April 09, 2020
Episode 2: "Bacurau” movie review and cinema in the age of coronavirus
The Index's Movie Reviewer Gordon McPherson joins to talk about his latest review of "Bacurau," which he gave five out of five (Symbolic) Joined Hands. We also talk about what movies to look out for while spending time at home. Read the full review here!
April 02, 2020
Dry Ink Episode 1: Coronavirus and Truman State University
The Index's News Editor Rachel Becker sits down to talk about her reporting on the COVID-19 virus and how Truman State University has responded to the global pandemic. For more information, follow along at tmn.truman.edu
March 26, 2020