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A capella group sings loud for all to hear

April 25, 2012 Comments

Blair Stalder

Elegantly dressed students stand quietly in a horizontal line as they wait for their director to start the beat. What was once silence becomes twelve voices all blending in together to be one. This is Western Appeal, Missouri Western’s very first collegiate a capella group. A cappella is singing without instruments. Freshman Mary Beth Rosenauer […]

Local day cares keep Western moms and dads on track

April 21, 2012 Comments

Staff

Imagine a child crying, screaming, or just getting into trouble while you’re trying to study or do homework.  College students with children struggle through this every day — as if homework and tests weren’t enough. Students already have a hard time making it through school, but if you include taking care of a child along […]

Out with the old, in with the new

April 21, 2012 Comments

Staff

Tucked away in not much more than a plain hallway with a nook in the nary-traveled basement of the Hearnes Center, it sits on a well-used desk of nearly the same age. It serves out its remaining days toiling arduously away just as it was designed to do, and most of it still works as […]

One heck of a ‘Blumer’

April 21, 2012 Comments

Christian Mengel

From churches to outside on trailers to bars to auditoriums, St. Joseph native Aaron Blumer keeps on making his way up the ranks of the ultra-competitive music industry. “Playing in a worship service you can always tell when people are enjoying the music,” Blumer said. “Compliments start trickling in, and of course those people are […]

Bloodthirsty green giant steals the stage

Bloodthirsty green giant steals the stage

April 21, 2012 Comments

Blair Stalder

Steve Catron has a very deep voice. [caption id="attachment_10549" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Audrey 2 grows by the minute in the play "Little Shop of Horrors." Photo by Jason Brown."][/caption] In fact, he probably has one of the deepest voices in the theater department. When director of upcoming play “Little Shop of Horrors” Dallas Henry was looking to […]

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