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Missouri primary is a waste of money

February 6, 2012 Comments

Gary Weidemann

On February 7, we will witness a statewide exercise in bureaucratic futility. Missouri is spending about $8 million to hold a presidential primary, a nomination procedure that decides which candidate receives a state’s delegates. But not a single delegate will be awarded as a result of this election. Those silly little things will be determined […]

Editor’s Soap Box: Community needs to step up

January 18, 2012 Comments

Dave Hon

Ringing in the New Year, a fellow Eagle Scout, someone I know, confessed to the brutal murder of 22-year-old Alissa Shippert. The night I found out I was staying up late working on our website, In our small community, people knew Quintin worked with Shippert. Somehow, he walked around for seven months, acting relatively […]

SOPA infringes on free speech

January 17, 2012 Comments

Nat Larsen

He’s twenty-eight years late, but the fear of Big Brother isn’t over yet. Big Brother is the dictator of George Orwell’s “1984”, but I’m not talking about a generic totalitarian figurehead. I’m talking about a much worse evil that could cripple the Internet. SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, is an Internet censorship bill […]

A ‘Major’ Pain

January 2, 2012 Comments

Aly Rinehart

Life at Missouri Western has been great so far. I’ve gained confidence in myself, made new friends, learned new things, travelled to new countries, experienced much and gained much experience. There is only one complaint I have about this school, and I suppose you could call it a ‘minor’ one. What I have noticed during […]

University president addresses campus future in tough economy

January 1, 2012 Comments

Robert Vartabedian

I have been asked to address how the campus in holding up during these tough economic times and what can be expected in the future. We are making the best of a challenging economic climate. One recent example of this would be this year’s homecoming celebration. This was the best homecoming that I have experienced […]

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