Category: Student Life

Cronk: “Gas stations of the future”

Western is now the proud location of eight top-of-the-line electric car chargers, thanks to the perfect combination of hard work and sheer luck. Funding for the charging stations began as a micro-grant provided to Western by KCPL. Brian Cronk, chair of the psychology department and electric car owner, proposed the original micro-grant to KCPL in…

The Student Government Association has signed a contract with St. Joseph Transit to provide students, faculty and staff of Western with free public bus rides. Anyone with a valid Western I.D. will be allowed unlimited rides to and from any of the bus stops Transit already routes. Shana Meyer, director of student affairs, explains that…

Compromise. That was the theme for the Student Success Act Fee Advisory Committee, as their April 6 meeting ended with major improvements to the Looney Complex and Blum Student Union being agreed upon. With the end of the semester looming, the committee needed to come to a consensus before the end of the year. The…

Western celebrates women

Whenever Americans hear of Ireland, we often envision fighting Irishmen, angry Leprechauns and exorbitant drinking on St. Patrick’s Day. Dr. Ed Taylor, assistant professor of political science, revealed to Western students and staff a piece of Irish history that is often forgotten— the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition. His lecture was named “Enter the Peacemakers: The…