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Western student invents microscope adapter for smart phones

Western student invents microscope adapter for smart phones

February 26, 2015 Comments

Brent Rosenauer

Sophomore Justin Turner presented his homemade invention to a classroom of genetics students on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The “Just In Time” Adapter is an adapter for microscopes that allows students to take pictures of specimens on a slide using their smart phones. Turner described the inventing process as “extremely independent.” “I saw a need and […]

Jazz It Up

Jazz It Up

February 19, 2015 Comments

Cassandra Daldrup

Lewis Armstrong once said, “Man, if you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” Whether or not that holds true, the Jazz Festival took place on Saturday, Feb. 14, and featured Kansas City jazz band, The Project H. The Project H is a seven-piece ensemble recently chosen as Kansas City’s best jazz ensemble […]

Griffon Alert

Griffon Alert

February 13, 2015 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Last week, rumors were circulating that a man in a green van was terrorizing certain neighborhoods with a machine gun and a sawed-off shotgun. Some students who were following the news on their phones or laptops were alarmed, primarily because the coverage was so scattered – some sources claimed that he was roaming around Central […]

Civil Rights Movement Advocacy Event Looks To Educate Public About LGBT Rights

February 13, 2015 Comments

Christina Ruark

The Civil Rights Movement Advocacy event was hosted on Feb. 6 in Spratt 205.  David Tushaus, professor and chair of criminal justice, legal studies and social work, explained about the event before it happened. “The meeting tomorrow is a training for anybody interested in learning how to go and advocate for something in the legislature,” […]

Flu prevention

Flu prevention

February 13, 2015 Comments

Daniel Cobb

It’s odd to think that only a few weeks ago, everyone was guarding themselves against the prevalent flu virus. Unfortunately, the flu remains fairly widespread across the country. This year, the flu virus has become a very real threat to the health of many people, especially considering the flu shot this year had a bit […]

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