Archive for Student Life

Financial help coming

April 3, 2007 Comments

Lauren Epps

Western and state teaming up to help students with greater financial needs Missouri Western has teamed up with Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman to help students prepare financially for college with the MOST program and Legacy Initiative. “It’s going to be great for Missouri families to be rewarded for opening college savings accounts and saving for […]

Western enchants the night

April 3, 2007 Comments

Ciarra Leathers

Students, faculty, and staff dance at spring formal Campus Acitivites Board presented An Enchanted Evening spring formal with the theme, “A Night Under the Stars,” on Saturday in the Fulkerson Center. The formal started off with soft jazz music from a band called Intrigue. Students and faculty filled the place with elegant attire, looking to […]

Prescription drug abuse increases on college campuses

April 3, 2007 Comments

U-Wire

By Megan Menard TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – He gave in to peer pressure and illegally took a Lortab. He couldn’t  sleep well, so he bought Xanax from another student. He had to stay up to study for finals, so he got Adderall from a friend. During his college career, he has abused prescription drugs about 30 […]

Harris wins national award

April 3, 2007 Comments

Gregor Avey

Student Government Association member Ed Harris was announced the National Non-Traditional Student of the Year, SGA officials announced at the March 26 senate meeting. Harris, president of Western’s Non-Traditional Student Association received the award at a conference at Oklahoma State. Harris was one of four nominees for the award. “I was shocked by the award,” […]

Binge drinking still problematic for students nationwide

April 3, 2007 Comments

U-Wire

By Amelia Eanes CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Beer pong, flip cup, bar crawls, Thirsty Thursdays, pre-gaming, postgaming… For some college students, drinking has become a way of life. But for many, it may be hard to distinguish between social and binge drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “binge” or “high-risk” drinking […]

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