Archive for Student Life

Binge drinking still problematic for students nationwide

April 3, 2007 Comments


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 […]

Blunt speaks about Access at Western

March 27, 2007 Comments

Lauren Epps

Governor tours the state promoting new scholarship program The road to a college degree might have a few less hills and pot holes as a new program to help student’s finance college. Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt came to Western on March 21 to promote a new Financial Aid program, Access Missouri. Blunt has been touring […]

Student’s counseling practicum: helping others with relationship issues

March 27, 2007 Comments

Patrick McGuire

Everyone has times when they struggle with relationships, and Western students can find help right here on campus with that issue. For the next three weeks, senior psychology major Lindsey Barnes will be continuing a group session based on everyday relationships. Her group meets every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Counseling Center, located in […]

Summit brings close to Women’s History Month

March 27, 2007 Comments

Ciarra Leathers

The Center for Multicultural Education presents the first Annual Women’s Summit, “Sisterhood Denied,” on March 26 in Blum Union 218/219 at 6 p.m. for Women’s History Month. The summit will introduce women to Global Sisterhood and controversial issues that deny true unity among women. It will start with the introduction of the staff, which is […]

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 […]