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Think you’re safe?

April 24, 2007 No Comments


College students everywhere have been immersed in updates, memorials and opinions of the Virginia Tech murders for the past week and a half. Self-portraits and videos of the killer have flooded the Internet and splashed across television screens worldwide. We have worn ribbons and joined Facebook groups in memory to mourn the victims, all the […]

Learning in the field

April 17, 2007 No Comments


You sometimes hear students on this campus complaining about things they’d like changed around here. It’s easy to point out what could be better and whine about things you have no influence on. It’s human nature. But the fact is, there are some areas where Western really excels, and it would do the student body […]

Governor pushes for more need-based funding

April 3, 2007 No Comments


A politician keeping his word? It’s unheard of. Rare though it may be, Missouri Western is watching it happen at this very moment. Gov. Matt Blunt has wooed us with whispers of increased financial aid for the needy college student, and he’s making it happen. Blunt has a vision to help Missourians keep and enjoy […]

Lack of parenting skills, not Book It, to blame for child obesity

March 27, 2007 No Comments


Remember being in grade school and reading books in hopes of receiving a personal pan pizza hut pizza as a reward? How many books would students actually read if it weren’t for the promise of a four-piece beauty with extra cheese? Well, one motivation for students to read is in jeopardy thanks to critics now […]

Hate: it’s all around us

March 6, 2007 No Comments


Sometimes it’s more comfortable for people to close their eyes to the hate around them than to see the truth and do something about it. Judy Shepard saw the truth up close and personal when her son was beaten to death out of hatred for his lifestyle. She’s seen it, and she’s doing something about […]

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