A sit-down with Nikki Giovanni

Famous poet and Black Arts Movement activist Nikki Giovanni visited campus last Thursday, thanks to an invite from the Mochila Review. The Mochila Review invited outside writers to judge its annual national writers’ contest, the undergraduate MoRe prize. Editor and assistant professor of English Marianne Kunkel said she didn’t expect a prominent poet like Giovanni […]

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Haylee Danielle Smither passes away

Missouri Western student Haylee Danielle Smither, 21, passed away Feb. 18, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph after being involved in a car accident. Smither was working toward a degree in Business Administration. Her close friend and fellow student, Heaven Bryant, said Smither had a very specific goal in mind. “Her dad has […]

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Stephen Webber to come to campus

Stephen Webber, chair of the Missouri Democratic party, will visit campus on March 8 at 7 p.m. in Kemper Hall. The event is sponsored by The Griffon News and Missouri Western’s Politics Club with the support of the United Democratic Club of NW MO. Advisor of the politics club Edwin Taylor said the event is […]

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Casino Night canceled

The annual Casino Night event has been canceled indefinitely due to a concern of promoting gambling. Casino Night had drawn in 300 to 500 students each since 2011, according to Director of Residential Life Nathan Roberts, which made it one of the most popular events put on by Residential Life. Roberts said the event had […]

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