Archive for Lifestyles

Second Harvest brings hope to many

November 20, 2009 No Comments

Alison Norris

Images of starving children flash across the screen with swollen bellies from malnutrition, dressed in rags and no shoes, surrounded by garbage and rubble. The living room becomes quiet as a deep voiced announcer begins urging you to pledge money a month to help a child in a third world country. Guilt and compassion sink […]

The Origin of Thanksgiving

November 20, 2009 No Comments

Ryan Scroggins

A time of Thanksgiving has been a part of our culture for hundreds of years, but the nationally recognized holiday was not made official until 1939. For many of us, Thanksgiving is remembered by its humble beginnings in colonial America, when the Native Americans helped puritan settlers survive in the new world by showing them […]

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week Seeks To gain support

November 20, 2009 No Comments

Eboni Lacey

From Nov. 15 through Nov. 21, Missouri Western’s Center for Multicultural Education will be hosting a full calendar of events in support of National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week (NHHAW). CME Student Development Program Coordinator Sandy Rodgers describes how these events will allow people to see how real and important the less fortunate people of […]

Friends of the Animal Shelter: If You Don’t Help Them Who Will?

November 20, 2009 No Comments

Hannah Strasser

With the leaves changing colors and turkey decorations filling every shop window, it is no surprise that the Holiday season is rapidly approaching. Tis the season to be merry, tis the season to eat so much turkey we can barely move and tis the season to give back to those less fortunate. During Thanksgiving, many […]

Local Mock band shows talent

November 12, 2009 No Comments

Hannah Strasser

Tequila Mockingbird: (noun) 1. Music house in Austin, TX. 2. An alcoholic beverage containing lemon juice, crème de menthe, and tequila. 3. A cover band from Saint Joseph, MO. While all three definitions are correct, clearly the most exciting of these is the latter. Five local guys, wild crowds and loud music: what’s not to […]