April 25, 2011
The NFL lockout between the NFL Player’s Union and the league itself may seem like a national issue, but what happens if Missouri Western doesn’t get to host the Chiefs training camp? Last summer, almost 60,000 fans came to campus to see the Chiefs. The money that was made off the camp wasn’t made off ...
April 18, 2011
The best vision for student government to aspire to is one that represents the students — a democracy. While Allison Norris and Jacob Scott should be commended for their ambitions and good intentions, the student body should be mindful of their obligation in the process as well. On Monday April 18 at 4:00 p.m., Norris ...
April 11, 2011
A wise man once said,” It’s very strange when the life you never had flashes before your eyes.” Imagine the greatest career of your life suddenly passing you by and being given to your peers. Imagine missing out on a job that pays ten figures and a chance to live life comfortably, completely debt free. ...
April 5, 2011
With a student’s lack of time and supreme budgeting knowledge, it’s hard to factor money matters; especially matters of whether a student can afford to take classes here. To make matters worse, the Missouri Board of Governors approved a 9.5% increase of tuition. Yet, before throwing yourself off of the top of the Clock Tower, ...
March 28, 2011
Before throwing away the old notes and getting too excited about the upcoming summer vacation, students should focus on improving their mid-term grades and making this semester end on the best note possible. Though the truth is that we only have four and a half weeks until finals, it’s important for students to not slack off at this time. Fooling around with exams and assignments might have worked in high school, but historians did not term the word “college” for no reason; as the Rome originated word stemmed from collegium, which is defined as an educated group of colleagues consistently working together under a common set of rules. Even the ancient Romans knew college wasn’t for slackers. April 1 marks the final day to withdraw from courses and April 4 marks the first day of fall registration. These dates make the best performance at the end of the semester extremely vital. No one wants to deal with the stress of failing a course at the end of the semester and having to e-mail an advisor to look up a pin to re-adjust a schedule just to take the course again. Since students have the option to withdraw from courses before possibly failing and ultimately lowering their GPA, they should take advantage of this opportunity. However, let’s be honest- accepting the fact that a class is going to hinder more than hurt is a sad thing for a student to understand. Yet, it’s better to accept this fact than allow one course to affect an entire college performance. One D or one F can easily turn a 3.0 GPA to a 2.0 or below, which is not worth the studying, class attendance and hard work that a student has put toward his or her grades. Not everyone can say they have been to college, so students should feel confident just for the simple fact that they are here at Western in the first place. Now, it’s students’ soul responsibilities to do the best they can while being here in school. Doing the best they can means using every opportunity they have to be a successful college student. It means taking all measures, even if it includes getting tutoring, having private meetings with teachers and asking for extra credit. At this time in the semester, the question students should ask themselves is whether they are giving 100 percent and truly doing the best they can do. If the answer is yes, then students should pat themselves on the back and keep up the good work for the remaining few weeks of school. Yet if the answer is no, then its time to buckle down, focus and improve those grades. The mid-term mark is just a check point in this imaginary race towards success. Yet, if you’re barely making it while just jogging in the back in the line, then you will never be the winner. The key is using this time to catch up and regain your strength in the race. This way when you win, it will be your turn to hold up that huge golden trophy, which is called a degree.