Archive for Lifestyles

Theater springs new lineup of productions

January 15, 2009 Comments

Daniel Donan

Potter Hall will be the location of much passion and poetry with shows like Fool for Love and Marlowe on the play list. Missouri Western students will have a chance this spring to take in the more cultural side of the university by going to see student and professor directed shows on Potter’s main stage and the Black Box theater. The main stage, which last fall was the setting for Night of the Living Dead, will be switching speed later this spring with a Western original play, written by our very own assistant professor Don Lillie, entitled Marlowe.

Healthy eating, exercise go hand in hand with weight loss

January 15, 2009 Comments

Karyn Daugherty

The turkey has been carved, the presents have been un-wrapped and the fudge has had plenty of time to firm on your outer thighs. In addition to the holiday family dinners, from the first fun-size chocolate bar consumed on Halloween to the last personal sized chocolate heart that is digested around Valentine’s Day, holiday weight […]

Awake

December 4, 2008 Comments

Alison Norris

If you haven’t guessed it already, the force that can stand in your way is your body’s need for sleep. After the third hour of studying the words from your textbook become blurred and your eyes feel heavy then you lay your head down for just a second, but it’s too late; sleep has already taken you captive. Students try to avoid this scenario by using various stay awake drugs to keep them from falling asleep, but some of these methods can be harmful to students in the long run.

Father Christmas comes from cultures around the world

December 4, 2008 Comments

Daniel Donan

As we approach the Christmas holiday, all around America people will be greeted by the sight of a jolly fat man. Santa Claus has become such an iconic figure in our culture that there are even those who suggest that he has come to detract from the true meaning of Christmas. America is not alone […]

Local “Freak Folk” Band

November 14, 2008 Comments

Daniel Donan

Imagine the big one has finally hit. The second civil war has been fought and California has fallen off into the sea. All the things we have gotten used to; electricity, luxury cars, digital television, air-conditioning and food distribution are all myths of the past. The zombies are clawing at the windows and extinction is calling your name. In times like this, the tribes of humanity will still be able to take comfort in the basic pleasures of humanity, like good company and better music. Steel Wool Mill will probably be the band playing.