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Curtains for West Side Story: Western Playhouse suspended for 2017 season

Due to a drastic cut in state allocations, Western has suspended the theater program Western Playhouse for the 2017 season. Making its debut in 2012, Western Playhouse is an equity theater company that performs three full length productions per summer and casts actors, dancers and stage technicians from across the country. The program was created to give Western students an... Read More

Editorial: Dear Governor Greitens

Dear Governor Greitens, We are writing to ask the question on the mind of every public college and university across the state: What the hell? We understand the need for budget cuts and that to balance the Missouri state deficit things had to change. However, we are a little curious why you chose to take a majority of the deficit... Read More

New Spaces for New Mothers: Western installs lactation rooms

In Missouri, new mothers are protected under law to be able to breastfeed their child(ren) in public spaces with discretion, but despite legal protection, it can often be difficult or embarrassing for new mother to feed their children while attending classes. Missouri Western has recently designated a series of lactation rooms throughout campus to make new parents more comfortable while... Read More

What’s in a Name?

Due to budget cuts to higher education, many universities may now find it difficult to continue expanding campus structure and programs. To combat the decreased amount of state allocations, Western will kick-off the ‘What’s in a Name?’ campaign this month. The goal of the new campaign is to inform the community of university naming opportunities and raise external funds. Vice... Read More

Western Debate Duo Ranked No. 1 in Missouri

Seniors Mike Smith and Chris Miles are now ranked as the number one debate duo in the state of Missouri, and according to the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE) the pair currently rank 16th nationally. After several years of working together as a team, Chris Miles feels that the national recognition from previous tournaments they have received has set... Read More