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Men’s, women’s basketball teams have bright futures ahead

February 28, 2009 Comments

Gregor Avey

In a perfect world the teams we root for would win every game and be perfect year in and year out, but this isn’t a perfect world. From the outside looking in the Griffons men’s and women’s basketball seasons may have looked disappointing, but if you take a deeper look it couldn’t be further from […]

Obesity; a growing matter on campus

February 19, 2009 Comments

Daniel Donan

I am way past the mean when it comes to waist size. I am a large fellow. My six foot frame carries 280 and some odd pounds about on its daily walk through life. If I were standing in a doorway, you could not move through it easily without bumping breasts. I am portly. I […]

24 hours of non-traditional life; no easy task

February 19, 2009 Comments

Jerrod Huber

Its 4 a.m. and the alarm clock is making that annoying sound again. I roll over and tap the snooze button hoping for a few more winks but I know that’s impossible. After laying there for a moment fantasizing about 10 more minutes of sleep I give up and shut the alarm off and wobble […]

Baby changing tables: a modern necessity for a modern campus

February 12, 2009 Comments

Charlene Divino

Students with children sometimes feel that their university has overlooked their needs in contrast to more traditional students. As any other parent that has ever attempted to change a diaper at Missouri Western can tell you, it is no different here at Western. Despite the presence of a Non-Traditional Student Association which works hard to […]

Internet re-establishes oral culture with streaming video and Youtube

February 12, 2009 Comments

Jeff Powers

Mankind has spoken stories by firelight since fire was discovered. It brings us together as a family and with friends. It’s not just telling a story, but sharing a history. Spoken language is something we monkeys are wired to pick up from birth; while written communication is something that has to be learned, something that […]

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