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You enter an airport and walk to the nearest computer to print out your flight information. As you listen to the glides of suitcase wheels treading the ground and the echo of chitter chatter from travelers filling the air.  READ MORE

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Missouri Western President Matt Wilson met with students in the Non-Traditional and Commuter Center to discuss his plans to move the center fr… READ MORE

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Missouri Western students will get the opportunity to conduct their own experiments inside of the Griffon Lab at the Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire. READ MORE

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This May, a group of Missouri Western students and faculty will be traveling to Austria and the Czech Republic to perform choir concerts.  READ MORE

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Students gathered in Blum Union for contests, cookie decorating and to meet the different organizations Missouri Western has to offer. READ MORE

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The Zuzu African Acrobats tumbled and flipped their way into Missouri Western during an event put on by the Center for Multicultural Education… READ MORE

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A sea of red will be filling the Kansas City area on Sunday for the 2020 Super Bowl, and Chiefs fans everywhere have been preparing themselves… READ MORE

By: Austin Hoverder  On the spookiest day of the year — Halloween — the Missouri Western Spanish Club held their largest annual event, the Day of the Dead celebrations.  Missouri Westerns Spanish Club President, Elizabeth Combs said that the Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico on the second and third of […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods The fundraising table in Blum Student Union lobby was filled with already made and steaming crepes. The toppings had been lined up waiting for students, who had come hungry.  On Nov. 5, the International Student Council held a fundraiser in Blum Student Union The organization sold French Crepes for three dollars a […] READ MORE

By: Austin Hoverder After a busy Halloween, Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is yet another fall celebration.  It is held the first two days of November and is an important holiday to many Latino cultures. This years first Day of the Dead happened to fall on the first Friday of the […] READ MORE

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By: Avery Corkins Missouri Western has a broad range of backgrounds across students and staff. One category that can get overlooked are members who have served or are serving in the military.    Recently, Missouri Western has taken several opportunities to give thanks and show appreciation for the community of members on campus. John Hewitt, […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods This year’s homecoming theme was the ’90s, and this which meant bright colors and a flash to the past. The homecoming pep rally took place on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Looney Complex and was followed by a bonfire at 9 p.m. in the back of Spratt Stadium.  For […] READ MORE

By: Avery Corkins On Wednesday night in Fulkerson, two DJs sent students roaring and soaring through the ‘90s by utilizing a new approach to live music called a silent party.    The concept of what a silent party is and how it works is simple. There are multiple DJs playing all different music, and each […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan The Missouri Western Dance Company held at dance battle royale on Oct. 2, and  while no other dance groups came to battle, that didn’t stop the Missouri Western Dancing Company from showing off its skills.  The dance battle marks two years since the MWDC was founded. The event – held in Blum […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods Succeeding in college can be a difficult feat, but the opportunities are endless and get you prepared for your field of choice.  The marketing and communications department were seeking students to give testimonials on how being a Griffon has aided them.  The Casting: Share your Missouri Western Story event was put on […] READ MORE

By: Austin Hoverder Almost everyone has to wake up and enjoy their morning cup of joe even our local campus police.  On Wednesday Oct. 2, 2019 Missouri Western Police held an event called “Coffee with Cops.” There was free coffee and prizes that were given away.  Some of the prizes included a blanket among other […] READ MORE

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By: Ryleigh Reagan The 23rd Annual Banned Book Reading at Missouri Western was held on Sept. 26, where eight people each read a passage from a book that has been challenged or banned according to the American Library Association.  The Banned Book Reading is an event sponsored by the Prairie Lands Writing Project, department of […] READ MORE

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by: Christian Banez On Saturday, Sept 7, Café Espresso hosted the opening of Missouri Western student Chloe Oyler’s art exhibition.    Chloe Oyler is a Senior Studio Art student with a concentration in sculpture and minor in illustration. She had her first solo exhibition, “It’s Me,” at the Soulard Coffee Garden in St. Louis, Missouri, […] READ MORE

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By: Kathleen Woods Missouri Western has the honor of hosting a military appreciation football game once a season.  This year, the game was hosted on Sept. 21 against University of Central Missouri.  The Missouri National Guard and their organization of the presentation of colors kicked off the game with an American flag that stretched the […] READ MORE

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By: Ryleigh Reagan The Mokaska Coffee Company in downtown St. Joseph, Missouri, held the first open mic of the semester on Sept. 19. This is the second year that Mokaska has hosted Reach 4 The Mic, an open mic event held by the Englsih and Creative Writing departments. The theme for the night was Spanish […] READ MORE

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By: Kathleen Woods Cheers of laughter and the sound of chatter filled the halls of Missouri Western as families reunited with each other over family weekend. To kick off family weekend began with a concert by Oferle at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 in Spratt 101. The president’s pasta extravaganza was celebrated Saturday, where […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods Stepping out in front of a crowd and knowing that you will be singing for Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green and Adam Levine on The Voice is no easy feat. Nelson Emokpae made it seem effortless as he sang “Ain’t No Sunshine” in 2012 and won over Coach Chirstina Aguilera.  Emokpae’s […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan The 2019 national suicide prevention week is here to bring awareness and support to those struggling with mental illness and remembrance to those who have lost their lives to suicide.  Out of the Darkness, a suicide prevention walk, was hosted at Bishop LeBlond high school on Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. The […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan Game shows have been popular since the early 1930s, and one of the longest running, and most popular is Family Feud. For the first time ever, Missouri Western hosted the MWSU Family Feud on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. in Blum Union. This event was put on by the Missouri Western International […] READ MORE

By: Parker Williamson With finals week just around the corner Student Affairs hosted a Ready to Learn session on depression and suicide on Tuesday. The session focused on how to understand and respond to concerns about depression and suicide. It also covered the do’s and don’ts with people at risk. This was the first event […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods   A battlefield of colorful smoke in various shades of a rainbow poof in the air. Screams of laughter and joy ring over the sound of music throughout the Kelly Commons. Participants rush to grab their next handful of powdery colored chalk to toss on the backs and faces of others. Leaving […] READ MORE

By: Dayton Bissett Missouri Western will be hosting a free transgender name and gender marker clinic at Wilson Hall 206 on Thursday, April 25. The clinic will be for any transgender students or anyone in that community. At the clinic, there will be guidance from the Legal Studies Department to help anyone in the transgender […] READ MORE

By: Ali Pilgram The Western Activities Council put on their fourth Spring Comedy Show on Wednesday, April 17 with Ronnie Jordan as the opener and DeRay Davis as the main act. VIP seats in Looney were offered to the first 100 students who went to the Center for Student Involvement to claim the tickets. The […] READ MORE

By: Ali Pilgram   The Student Honors Organization hosted a fundraiser where students could interact with therapy dogs and participate in a baked goods sale.   The fundraiser, advertised as Puppies and Pastries, raised over $100 within eight hours. The executive officers of the club were proud of the turnout they had and plan to […] READ MORE

By: Dayton Bissett Missouri Western traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to learn about civil rights and the history behind it. Legal studies professor Dr. David Tushaus was the lead of this trip. “The inspiration for this trip was that I had been to Memphis a few years ago and went to the National Civil Rights Museum,” […] READ MORE

“Mean Girls” is a signature movie known by almost every nineties and early two-thousand generations. Comedian Daniel Franzese, is best known for his role as Damien or the actor that says, “She doesn’t even go here” in Mean Girls. Although Franzese is a comedian, he does not mind being recognized for his role on Mean […] READ MORE

By: Parker Williamson Missouri Western students attended a short workshop on Monday evening to help them conquer their fear of public speaking. This event was organized by Madeleine Pasco, the coordinator for the Center for Student Involvement. The speakers included theirselves, Dr. Chris Bond and professor Tommy Brecheisen. All three speakers shared their tips for […] READ MORE

By: Dayton Bissett A celebration of diversity and unity took place at the world religions panel in Blum 222 last Wednesday. This was an important event that helped anyone who wanted to come get a more broad understanding of four different religions and how those religions play a role in our community.   Dr. Jay […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods Imagine you are walking to your car at night after a class on the Missouri Western campus. As you walk, you are making sure you keep a good pass, stay where there is light and around people if you can. To protect yourself you carry pepper spray and your keys between your […] READ MORE

By: Ali Pilgram The Communication Club raised over 300 items for the canned food and clothing drive. The food drive gave students and faculty a two week window, from March 25 – April 4, to collect and donate items to the Campus Cupboard and the Pop-up Closet. Jordan Atkinson, the advisor of the Communication Club, […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods New Orleans is known to be the city of jazz and broad cultures. This spring break Missouri Western students had the opportunity to attend an alternative spring break trip to visit New Orleans, Louisiana. To be eligible to attend this alternative spring break opportunity, students had to compete for one of the […] READ MORE

A small crowd came to Spratt Hall 101 on Thursday, March 21 for a comedy show put on by the Western Activities Council.   Comedian Corey Forrester came to Missouri Western to put on a show but was met with little fanfare. Turnouts like this are something Forrester is familiar with.   “It’s uncommon for […] READ MORE

By Ali Pilgram   Three Missouri Western alumni led a discussion about being a woman in their science related careers as part of Women’s History Month.   Associate Professor Dr. Melinda Kovacs chooses the theme each year when planning the entire event series. The goal of this year’s theme, “What Is and Is Not Feminist?,” […] READ MORE

By: Dayton Bissett On Wednesday, Feb 27., the social work department put together a mixer to give attention to the hard work of social workers. The point of the mixer was for students or anyone to come interact with people in the social work department and gain a better understanding over what social work is. […] READ MORE

Worlds collided at the Chinese New Year Festival that was held on Monday in the upstairs of Blum Student Union, as Missouri Western students competed in trivia and challenges learning about an unknown culture.   Lili Wang put this event together to educate Western students about many different aspects of Chinese life. Wang says everybody […] READ MORE

Wholesome and pure are the words that come to mind when thinking of the Missouri Western theater department’s showing of “Little Women,” resulting in the audience feeling all the feels once the final song ends.   This showing of the musical was meant to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the play, and it delivered on […] READ MORE

The Blackness Worldwide event was an opportunity for the open discussion of on Feb. 19 at MWSU to help better understand diversity. The International Center hosted Blackness Worldwide: One Color, Many Cultures as one of the many diversity events they put on. This is the second annual Blackness Worldwide that has been put on by […] READ MORE

 by: Kathleen Woods Valentine’s Day celebrates the day of love and is the perfect time of year to make sure that students are being safe if they are sexual active. Heart Your Union took place on Valentine’s Day, Feb.14, upstairs in Blum Union from 12:30-2:30. This event was for students to not only celebrate Valentine’s […] READ MORE

There’s a good chance any student hasn’t heard of the play Little Women, as once again the Missouri Western theater department will be putting on a showing in of the classic Louis May Alcott novel.   The play will be held in Potter Hall and will be shown on Friday, Feb. 22. The story is […] READ MORE

By: Ali Pilgram The Black Student Union hosted their third annual “Black Love” event to provide a fun, free and positive atmosphere for Valentine’s Day evening in Blum Student Union on Thursday, Feb.14.   The space was full of lively music and radiating with energy from all of the attendees. Rose petals and balloons were […] READ MORE

By: Ali Pilgram The Majors Fair has been dormant since 2003 until it was resurrected when board members of the Student Success Center decided it was time to bring the event back to life.   The fair took place in Fulkerson on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Refreshments were provided as well as prizes, […] READ MORE

By: Parker Williamson Missouri Western’s International Center hosted their first Tea and Talk of the semester on Tuesday, Jan. 29.   This has been a reoccurring event at Western for a few years. Students, as well as the general public, were welcomed to socialize about current issues and have lunch in the International Center Blum 210. They […] READ MORE