Archive for Student Life

Unemployment woes facing those with college degrees

January 17, 2011 1 Comment

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 1 Comment

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 No 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 […]

Book rentals now an option

October 14, 2010 1 Comment


Missouri Western students now have the option to rent textbooks from the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on campus. The rental program is a new option offered for the first time this semester. Western decided to try the textbook rental program because it seems to be growing in popularity. Western plans to make the rental program […]

What floats your boat?: Art students row across pond in homemade boats

October 14, 2010 No Comments

Kyle Inman

After building a homemade life jacket last week, professor Neil Lawley’s 3-Dimensional Design class designed and built boats that are capable of carrying a person across the pond on campus next to James McCarthy Drive. The basic requirements of the project are that it be well-designed, both aesthetically and functionally, be able to buoy the […]