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New Aramark contract will replace Java City with Starbucks

Tanner Cobb Starbucks is a major attraction to many students at Missouri Western due to most students needing their daily coffee fix to function. Western is getting a new Starbucks this summer, following a seven-year contract renewal, with an additional three year-option, with Aramark. Western’s previous contract with Aramark was from 2014-17 and was renewed on March 21, 2017. The... Read More

Scholarship money from Foundation

Madison Rounkles The percentage of scholarship money given out in fiscal-year 2017 is only 14.9 percent of Missouri Western Foundation’s total expenses, but that number does not tell the whole story. Although the percentage number is lower than previous years, the amount of money given out in scholarships for the fiscal year 2017 exceeded previous years – totaling over $861,000.... Read More

Meet Market 4/25/2018

My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost six months and I thought that we’d both agreed that we don’t want kids. But while he was drunk, he admitted that he does want them. -Sincerely, Still Don’t Want Kids Dear Still Don’t Want Kids, Having kids is a mortifying double-whammy of both moral considerations and responsibility. Anyone who has... Read More

Daffron and O’Connor retiring

Missouri Western faculty and administration received an email from President Vardebedian that announced the retirement of not one, but two prominent figures on the university’s campus on on Friday, April 13, at 2:11 PM. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeanne Daffron and Dean of Professional Studies Kathleen O’Connor will both retire from Western effective June 30th. Daffron, who... Read More

SGA tables constitutional amendments

Despite a demonstration and a meeting dedicated to editing the constitution, SGA has tabled its constitutional amendments to next semester. Last week’s meeting saw the first proposed constitutional amendments since Jan. 29’s demonstration against what SGA saw as an imbalance of power between it and administration. There were concerns among both senators and administrators that the constitution was not ready... Read More