Archive for Student Life

Spring break on a tight budget

March 6, 2007 Comments

Jessica Payne

Imagine waking up in a cold, dreary apartment. Spring break is supposed to be the best week of a student’s life, but instead you are stuck at home. Friends are gone because they went somewhere exciting for this special week. Many students have to stay home because they don’t think they have enough money to […]

Western professors affected by the death of Matthew Shepard

March 6, 2007 Comments

Guest Columnist

By Ellis Cross For Missouri Western professors Pat Scott and Martha Ellison, the news of Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder in October of 1998 represented more than the loss of a life because of anti-gay hate— it meant the loss of a friend. Both Ellison and Scott met Matthew at the University of Wyoming, where they […]

Vaccine cost sticks students

February 27, 2007 Comments

Ciarra Leathers

A vaccine for genital human papillomavirus could be made available in the Esry Health Center at Missouri Western, but whether students could afford it is an issue. Administrative assistant Angie Beck said that the vaccine is so expensive that they don’t have the money for it. “We’ve had some inquiries, but we don’t have the […]

Keeping track of finances, key to ending money strife

February 27, 2007 Comments

Joshua White

For many college students, learning to live on a budget for the first time and having a limited income can pose significant challenges. One unplanned expense can often snowball into a major financial disaster with little or no recourse other than using credit cards with high interest rates or taking out loans, both of which […]

Wii, Xbox and Playstation 3 face off in the Console Wars

February 20, 2007 Comments

Chaz Hoskins

Back in the day, kids had two choices: the Super Nintendo, or the Sega Genesis. However, in this era of video games, decisions aren’t so easy. Three next generation systems are out at the same time, the Nintendo Wii, Sony’s Playstation 3, and Microsoft’s Xbox 360. In the world of gaming at this time, this […]