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Due dates and graduation statistics

When you type “pregnant college students” into the search engine it generates statistics regarding unplanned teen pregnancies, high school dropout rates and pregnancy prevention propaganda. Why doesn’t society like to discuss pregnant women dedicated to obtaining bachelor degrees from four-year universities in a positive light? Pregnant women aren’t only concerned about their due dates– they are also planning their graduation... Read More

Student wins on Wheel of Fortune

Western junior Jordan Alford won $3,000 and an all-inclusive trip to Disney World on a recently aired episode of Wheel of Fortune. Alford and her grandmother, Yolanda Irvine, traveled to Disney World after being selected to appear on Wheel of Fortune’s very first Grandparents week. They  were placed at Disney’s all-inclusive resort for four days during the filming of the... Read More

BSU host sixth annual fashion show

The Black Student Union held their sixth annual fashion show last Friday night to creatively show the true meaning behind melanin. The entire event was proudly coordinated by students in The Black Student Union. The models, makeup artists and hairstylist positions were filled by students, and local clothing lines such as Set your Reality and Got Banz donated to the show. A... Read More

From China with love: American life through the eyes of an international student

by Jonathan Aldridge “They all look the same, especially the guys with those beards,” said Hanyu Lou, a 27-year-old senior graphics design major from Chengeu, China. After four years of life in America, Lou realizes that Americans aren’t as crazy as she thought they might be, but how does a Chinese student adjust to life in Saint Joseph, Missouri?... Read More