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Dangers of personal social networking

January 21, 2011 No Comments

Jerrod Huber

We all know the benefits of social-networking that have allowed long lost loved ones to find each other and make new friends as well as reconnect with old ones. Social-networking has even solved crimes, but we truly need to consider the personal information we give that many of these sites ask for when signing up? […]

Vartabedian hopeful about Western’s future

December 10, 2010 No Comments

Guest Columnist

As this semester is winding to a close, I have been asked to reflect on the future of Missouri Western-particularly in light of the budgetary challenges that we face. Until the state budget is finalized in the spring of 2011, we will not know the true extent of our budgetary challenges. All indications are that […]

Student appreciates sports complex

November 5, 2010 No Comments

Nick McCutcheon

I have always been a sports junkie so maybe my opinion is biased, but I have grown tired of complaints and whining about the attention and money that athletics garner at this university. I lost count of how many instructors complained about budget cuts while we built the G.I.S.C. and a Spring Sports Complex. Western’s […]

Professor challenges Gingrich’s politics

September 30, 2010 3 Comments

Guest Columnist

Guest Columnist Jonathan Euchner Western’s Convocation on Critical Issues is one of the best programs our campus offers. This year’s speaker, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will likely continue the convocation’s tradition of presenting different opinions and ideas on the issues of the day, as he should. But, free speech functions best when engaged […]

Idol worship doesn’t help

September 24, 2010 No Comments

Clint Willman

I think idolizing movie stars is ridiculous. I see teenagers running and screaming just to catch a peek of their favorite actors and it makes me sick to my stomach. These people are not heroes; they merely read lines from a script. Some of these actors do admirable things off the set, but if I […]

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