Archive for Student Life

Love isn’t supposed to hurt

October 9, 2014 Comments

Mika Cummins

When you think about domestic violence, plenty of images can flood your mind. A battered Rhianna after a fight with Chris Brown or Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator. Those are just the instances that stick out in the media over recent years. Recently, two events focusing on domestic violence have […]

Parents of slain student speak out against domestic violence

October 9, 2014 Comments

Mika Cummins

On Thursday, Oct. 2, Christie and Curt Brungardt spoke to dozens of students about their lives after their daughter was murdered. Their daughter, Jana Mackey, was a law student at the University of Kansas. She was well-known throughout Kansas for speaking out against domestic violence and volunteering to help its victims. In early July of […]

Largest sorority recruitment ever

October 8, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

Spratt Stadium was filled with laughter, tears and excitement on Sunday when Missouri Western’s sororities added a total of 61 new members. Last week’s Panhellenic recruitment set new precedents at Western due to it being the largest rush class in history and holding bid day in Spratt Stadium for the first time ever. Kendra Greer, president of Panhellenic council, […]

Western students possibly receiving tuition refund

October 8, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

Missouri Western undergraduate students who are residents of Missouri may have some money coming their way in the near future. The Western Board of Governors will be polled anonymously to decide whether or not to refund 1.74 percent of tuition, or $3.35 per credit hour, to resident undergraduate students. If passed, the tuition increase will also […]

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 […]

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