Category: Student Life

This year’s spring commencement will have two student commencement speakers. Seniors Alex Atkinson and Ida Haefner were selected as this year’s commencement speakers.  Haefner will speak first at commencement, followed by Atkinson. Vice President for Student Affairs Shana Meyer said that there were several qualified candidates for commencement speakers, which afforded the opportunity to have…

Guns may be coming to campuses all across Missouri in the near future. Senate Bill 731 and its identical House Bill 1910 would remove the current ban on conceal and carry weapons on college campuses. This means that anyone aged 19 and above who completes the required courses and registration associated with conceal and carry…

“The administration doesn’t even know where it’s going at this point, because it’s just this sum of money. They can’t even start to think about where to put the money because it hasn’t been approved. If it’s approved, then they can start to think about where to put the money.” SGA President Ida Haefner said…

Western could soon see change in residential housing options. Western’s Pride Alliance and Residential Hall Association have been working hand-in-hand to propose the university designate a select number of gender neutral dorm rooms. Pride Alliance President Kate Chapman feels that creating gender neutral dorms will allow students to feel safer on campus. “My freshman year…