Archive for Student Life

Tobacco policy goes on student ballot

March 1, 2011 Comments

Todd Fuller

Missouri Western, your opportunity to cast your vote on the much bandied about Tobacco Policy will happen March 7-8. This topic has been a sore spot for many students, particularly smokers, and now everyone will have the opportunity to read the new policy and determine whether or not to adopt it. It is important to […]

Health and Human Services changes spell relief for students

February 21, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huit-Johnson

Students will no longer have to worry about losing their health insurance if they become critically ill. A new regulation, proposed by the Health and Human Services, ensures students the right to have insurance if they are enrolled in college, even if they become sick or are in an accident. Under the new rule, insurance […]

Unemployment woes facing those with college degrees

January 17, 2011 Comments

Todd Fuller

Anxiety always runs high for college graduates, with the prospect of having to cope with a laundry list of new responsibilities, including finding that first “real job.” As commencement for December graduates was nearing the unemployment rate for the well-educated was on the rise, according to reports from the Bureau for Labor Statistics, reaching 5.1%, […]

Gun concealment bill dead, discussion alive

December 10, 2010 Comments

Guest Columnist

You’re sitting in class one day, look over at the student next you and see a gun in his inside jacket pocket. Is that a reality today? No, but it may be someday and that someday may be sooner than later. In April of 2009, the Missouri House of Representatives passed an amendment to the […]

Handicap Hardships: Disabled students voice their concerns to administrators

October 22, 2010 Comments

Todd Fuller

Several key administrators gathered in the Junior College meeting room in Blum Thursday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. to listen to issues that disabled students face daily at Missouri Western. Stacy Hersh, a junior, had several concerns she wanted to voice. “If I’m in a building, that I have to use an elevator to get […]

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