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Las Vegas

December 3, 2014 Comments

Jessica Kopp

If you decide to spend a big chunk of your thanksgiving break in Las Vegas with a bunch of international students you might not get a single paper or project done, but you’ll learn a couple of valuable life lessons. For example, you get a hands-on experience how life as the mother or father of […]

Fall sports give Western student bragging rights

December 3, 2014 Comments

Michael Penn

Most Missouri Western students have that one friend who goes to another college and always talks about how great their athletics program is even though their school is only good at one sport. The conversation, of course, ends up in a semi-serious argument to see who can one-up the other person. This fall, Western athletics […]

We have other classes, too

November 12, 2014 Comments

Mika Cummins

It’s quickly approaching that time of year again. Ah, yes, finals week. To our fellow students, we are all in the same boat. Suddenly, what felt like an eternity to raise that midterm grade is now two weeks and those deadlines for three projects are approaching at a high-rate of speed. And it sucks. A […]

10 things I learned about Americans in 11 1/2 weeks

November 12, 2014 Comments

Jessica Kopp

I’ve been in the US for about 11 1/2 weeks now and boy, did I learn some interesting stuff. For example, you can buy avocados, barbie band-aids and shotguns in the same store… not to mention that you can do your banking, get a haircut and have an eye examination there, too. But behold, the […]

Why music is important

November 12, 2014 Comments

Mika Cummins

Music—an everyday occurrence yet complex notion. Music permeates our culture, used as a means of communication, expression of emotion, and even a form of therapy. We hear it on the radio, driving to and from school or work. We hear it in the supermarket as we go aisle to aisle, scouring the shelves. But what […]

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