Archive for Student Life

AIDS activist discusses importance of finding cure

December 3, 2014 Comments

Meghan Stevens

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have been around for many years without a probable cure. HIV is a particular virus that weakens the immune system by destroying cells that fight infection–T-cells and CD4 cells. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome occurs when your immune system becomes deficient. According to, “AIDS is syndrome, rather […]

Patricia Donaher, beloved professor, touched many lives

Patricia Donaher, beloved professor, touched many lives

November 12, 2014 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Dr. Patricia Donaher passed away from her battle with breast cancer on Nov. 4, 2014. Donaher came to Missouri Western College in 1995 as an adjunct instructor after receiving her Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska. Over her career, she taught over 20 English courses at Missouri Western and was awarded the Jesse […]

Senate passes $10,000 to fund Student Centennial Committee

November 12, 2014 Comments

Katelyn Canon

In a measure to fund student activities for the Centennial, the Student Government Association approved a $10,000 appropriation on Monday, Nov. 10. The proposal was originally heard in the senate meeting the previous week. Student Governor Lionel Attawia sponsored the measure. Attawia, who is on the Student Centennial Committee, said that while the university has […]

Homecoming Parade 2014

October 29, 2014 Comments

Jessica Kopp

This year’s homecoming parade took place last Saturday and was blessed with beautiful weather. Mackenzie Lovitt, an art therapy major, watched the parade for the first time. “I really liked the parade, this year was my first time being here and it was really cool,” Lovitt said. Sharon Rodriguez Benarroch, vice president of the international […]

MTV comedian cracks up students

October 29, 2014 Comments

Mika Cummins

On Thursday, Oct. 23, MTV’s Guy Code comedian Chris Destefano helped lighten the moods of busy students. Western Activities Council hosted the comedian as part of Homecoming week. Destefano is a comedian from Long Island, New York, where he went from Division III athlete to doing standup comedy. “What got me into comedy was that […]

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