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Western generally regarded as safe

February 27, 2008 Comments

Heather Fields

With both the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois tragedies happening within less than a year of each other, students and faculty nationwide are wondering if their school might be next. Missouri Western and the campus police department are doing everything possible to ensure that something like that doesn’t happen here. Jonathan Kelley, chief of campus […]

Western student arrested for YouTube rap

October 9, 2007 Comments

Ellis Cross

A Missouri Western Student will be arraigned on five felony counts on Oct. 11, stemming from a video posted on YouTube. On Sept. 18 Andrew County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Stevenson filed charges against Kenneth Darrell Black Jr., a 20-year-old business major, along with accom­plice Benjamin D. Stevens. The two men allegedly constructed a rap video […]

LEMAP suggests arming campus officers

October 2, 2007 Comments

Patrick McGuire

The Public Safety Task Force will bring a recommendation to the next Board of Governors meeting asking that the Public Safety officers should be armed. Missouri Western is the only public university in the state that employs commissioned officers that do not carry guns. Beth Wheeler, Director of External Relations, spearheaded the task force that […]

Should MWSU arm Public Safety Officers?

October 2, 2007 Comments


Pro or Con: …. Pro:  It’s time to conquer fear and face reality, arm the officers Charlene Divino The argument against arming campus security can only be attributed to fear. There is no rational or factual argument against it.   I don’t believe in buying into media fed mass hysteria. An environment of fear isn’t […]

Black Student Union fight

September 18, 2007 Comments

Patrick McGuire

The Black Student Union threw a welcome back party last Saturday night that could be providing an extended hangover.   The event, which was attended by over 400 people, ended earlier than scheduled after off duty St. Joseph Police Officers, hired by the BSU for security purposes, used pepper spray to control a crowd that […]

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