Archive for Politics

Questioning Congress: Rep. Bill Sarpalius, D-Texas, Rep. Steven Kuykendall, R-California

September 22, 2015 No Comments

Brent Rosenauer

Former Congressmen Bill Sarpalius, D-Texas, and Steven Kuykendall, R-California, were invited to campus Thursday as part of Western’s celebration of Constitution Day. While on campus, the Griffon News sat down with the two politicians to interview them about their time as representatives and their opinions about politics today. [audio mp3=""][/audio]   What would you consider […]

Western Cracks Down on Sexual Harassment

September 1, 2015 No Comments

Brent Rosenauer

In compliance with upcoming federal changes to Title IX, the university has implemented new policies regarding discrimination. Title IX discrimination refers to sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity. Legislation Today Title IX refers to a section of the federal Educations Amendments […]

Higher education performance funding to increase?

April 14, 2015 No Comments

Nick Ingram

Missouri Western is potentially in line to receive an additional $600,000 in funding next year. The Missouri Legislature is currently in the process of debating on an approximate 3 percent increase for higher education funding across the state. At this point, the outcome of House Bill 3 is in the hands of lawmakers in Jefferson […]

SSA Committee to meet on new proposal

January 29, 2015 No Comments

Jon Dykstra

The Student Government Association has several big decisions on their plate for this semester, but none of those have the potential repercussions or the benefits as the decision of what to do with the $672,000 raised through the Student Success Act. The Student Success Act, or SSA, states that it is “student approved fees” and […]

AIDS activist discusses importance of finding cure

December 3, 2014 No 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 is syndrome, rather […]

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