Archive for Editorial

Editorial: State funding leads to inequality for Western

February 18, 2013 Comments


In recent years Western has faced some difficult challenges—mainly through budget cuts. Unfortunately, the tough times for Western are most likely not over. Despite the economy turning around, the current Missouri Governor has made it clear that he does not support higher education. Unless there is a drastic change in Gov. Jay Nixon’s attitude, Western […]

Editorial: Missouri Western State High School

February 18, 2013 Comments

Ellis Cross

Personal freedoms are being limited at Western to the point that all we need to complete the experience is lockers in the hallways and bells between classes. Students are not allowed to vote on major legislation on this campus. Recently the Student Government Association made the decision for the student body and voted in a […]

Editorial: Time to act on fee is now

February 18, 2013 Comments


Be prepared to pay more money for your education next semester—or not. The Student Success Act, written and passed by SGA in the last month, imposes a new fee on students. The fee stepladders depending on your student status: full-time students will pay $75, part-time students $50 and summer students $25. SGA has held several meetings […]

Editorial: Next VP for Student Affairs must be in tune with students

February 12, 2013 Comments


Before Esther Peralez, Missouri Western was without a vice president for student affairs. If her brief time here taught students and faculty one thing it’s that we need a VP. It’s an important job. College isn’t just about grades and diplomas. It’s about an experience. What students need is an administrator that understands who they […]

Editorial: Western is slipping

February 5, 2013 Comments

Andy Garrison

Western’s school closing policy for weather events needs to loosen up or get better supplies to combat the conditions. In the aftermath of the freeze followed by snowfall recently, there have been many reports and witnessed events of students falling on several days of slippery sidewalks around campus. Physical Plant Director Lonnie Johnson explains the […]

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