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AIDS activist discusses importance of finding cure

December 3, 2014 Comments

Meghan Stevens

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have been around for many years without a probable cure. HIV is a particular virus that weakens the immune system by destroying cells that fight infection–T-cells and CD4 cells. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome occurs when your immune system becomes deficient. According to AIDS.gov, “AIDS is syndrome, rather […]

LGBT & Faith panel

November 12, 2014 Comments

Meghan Stevens

For as long as many can remember, questions about homosexuality and its relation to the Bible have surfaced. On Oct. 29, three local church affiliates joined a crowd of questioning faces to discuss how LGBT and faith collide. The panel consisted of Steven Andrews, pastor at Parkville Presbyterian Church; Brian Kirk, pastor at First Christian […]

Western hosts congressional debate

October 20, 2014 Comments

Mika Cummins

Western held a congressional debate on Tuesday, Oct. 14 where students could ask candidates questions about their position on important subjects. Dr. W.A. (Bill) Hedge and Russ Monchill are both running for Missouri 6th District of the United States Congress. Dylan Gibson, a political science major, had a big hand in organizing the debate. “Politics […]

Senator visits Western

Senator visits Western

October 8, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

Due to new legislation and changes to old understandings, one local politician has taken it upon herself to help educate Missouri college campuses regarding sexual violence. As part of her “Claire on Campus’ tour, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Missouri Western to speak to administrators, faculty members and students about sexual assault. She made her visit on […]

The living, breathing law: Title IX

October 3, 2014 Comments

Meghan Stevens

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Above is a quote from Title IX, a law passed in 1972 that, by definition, requires gender equity […]

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