Editorials

Will all this planning pay off for schools?

    No matter where you stand on schools reopening and mask wearing, there is one thing you have to acknowledge right now—our area school districts have done some outstanding planning for the 2020-21 school year. Will it work? We’re about to find out.

To contain COVID, it’s wants vs. needs

    “I just want to get back to normal.” People say it all the time. It’s an appropriate feeling, but these are far from normal times. If we want to get back to normal, we must all look at our “wants” versus our “needs.”

Continuing to stay socially connected while physically distanced

By Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
    If you feel that time has been moving at a different pace during the coronavirus pandemic, it seems you’re not alone. A study published last month in the journal PLOS ONE found that most respondents to a questionnaire reported experiencing a distorted sense of time during lockdown. For some, days and weeks seemed to pass more quickly than normal. For others, more slowly.

The responsibility of all journalists

By Phill Brooks
    As an emeritus faculty member of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, I feel compelled to offer some thoughts about the recent controversy involving the tweets by two school newsroom reporters and the university president's response. I suspect none of them will be pleased by what I write.