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College students should watch for common financial pitfalls and short-term plans

February 20, 2007 Comments


As students, most of us have a good idea of what debt feels like. The majority of us will graduate with about $10,000 of loans, and many will have more oppressing financial burdens than that. The idea of the “poor college student” is fairly embedded in the American psyche, but when those poor students graduate, […]

Answer the cry for help

February 13, 2007 Comments


Students at Missouri Western have passed the time here in a lackadaisical transient to the real world and are becoming similar to the American public. The similarity is that we the students are not as involved with the major decision making around campus that students are affected by. For instance, the SGA has roughly $500,000 […]

MWSU’s new baby

February 6, 2007 Comments


Missouri Western will soon be feeling another effect of the institution’s recent growth spurt. In the near future, new graduate programs will be in place as an option for the students. There will be a Master’s Degree in Applied Science, which will boast three different branches: chemistry, human factors and usability testing and information technology […]

Is wage hike good?

January 30, 2007 Comments


Many Western student employees will rejoice at seeing a hike in their paychecks beginning in February. It’s a good reason to celebrate, right? One should think so. However, it could very well be that a glaring problem is lurking in the details of this change. Our university will be out an unexpected $240,000 for the […]

Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by setting unattainable goals

January 9, 2007 Comments


As we now move into the Spring semester here at Western, we will see many changes. The days are beginning to lengthen, we’ll have new classes and challenges, we’ll meet new people and hopefully make new friends. Nature will awake and all creatures will shed their winter coats, although we humans never got to wear […]

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