Archive for Student Life

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 […]

XBox tourney hits Blum Union

February 20, 2007 Comments

Margaret Slayton

XBox tournament draws large crowd, fun and plenty of friendly competition Students were never so happy to see the lights out in the Blum Union lobby as they were last week. It was not an electrical outage, rather an electrical game. Thirty-two Western students competed in last weeks XBox competition sponsored by CAB. Approximately 100 […]

Save money while attending school

February 20, 2007 Comments

Ryan Richardson

After a run to Starbucks, tickets for the movies and a late night McDonalds’ order, most students don’t have enough money to pay bills, much less think about saving money. According to the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, a government-funded study that researches student aid impact, the average undergraduate student will leave college with a […]