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Where’s the Gold?: It’s time to own up to dorm life

April 12, 2013 No Comments

Dave Hon

Let’s be real for a minute. They’ll called dorms. When I look back on my four years of college, nothing amuses me more than the attempt to re-label the buildings I lived in as “residence halls.” There is nothing residential about them. Let’s ignore the fact that you can’t have pets. Let’s also remove that […]

It’s a close one

January 12, 2013 No Comments

Andy Garrison

Most students probably fail to realize how some of the current happenings in Washington may cause us to take a sucker-punch to the wallet; those issues are sometimes overshadowed by the tug-of-war across the aisle and other issues that target larger publics. One such event was the recent “fiscal cliff” debate. Simply put, this “cliff” […]

Smoking should not be an issue

October 10, 2012 No Comments

Nick Brewer

I’m Nick Brewer, an economics major here at MWSU and a non-smoker.  That being stated, a smoke free-campus robs students of possibly the most valuable lesson college has taught me; opportunity cost.  That life is full of choices and tradeoffs between goods and services.  These past four years have been a safe place to experiment […]

Innovation Campus comes to Western

August 21, 2012 No Comments

Matthew Hunt

This fall Missouri Western will be one of nine universities awarded a grant of $1 million to establish an Innovation Campus. Thanks to the partnership of the state of Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri Western, Metropolitan Community College and several others who made these projects possible, students will now have the chance to discover endless […]

Welcome to Western, Freshmen!

August 18, 2012 No Comments

Matthew Hunt

Welcome to the incoming freshmen class of Missouri Western. It’s a new year, and the world is in the palm of your hands. Though you now have the freedom to do what you want, you must remember the cost of staying here at Western. It has been said time and time again that there are […]

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