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Missouri Western President Matthew Wilson sent an email out to faculty and students announcing new plans for how the university will run in the fall semester due to COVID-19. READ MORE

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Due to the health concerns that come with the recent spread of COVID-19, Missouri Western has decided to close campus for the rest of the semester. READ MORE

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Missouri Western went from having over 1,000 students living in the residence halls to only about 50 students in a matter of days. READ MORE

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Students at Missouri Western and throughout the country are left with questions about their futures as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemi… READ MORE

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After the primary debate and election held the last week of February,  presidential candidates Nathan Scott and Dillon Schreckler were once ag… READ MORE

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Student confusion arose as talk spread on changes to the graduation commencement ceremony scheduled for this May. READ MORE

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In hopes of increasing the number of international students in the coming years, Missouri Western State University opened the Global Center on… READ MORE

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The Office of Residential Life has had a busy semester as they bring many changes for the residence hall desk workers, including a cut in hour… READ MORE

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Local Chiefs fans got a treat this Valentine’s Day when Missouri Western announced it would continue to host Chief’s training camp for the nex… 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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Originally making appointments through walk- ins and emails, the Center for Academic Support decided it was time for a new scheduling system t… READ MORE

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A new year brings new changes to the Missouri Western campus and administration believes these changes will be exciting by offering better cam… READ MORE

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As students begin to settle into a new semester, many have questions about recent changes and new opportunities on campus. This week covers a … READ MORE

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On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Missouri Western held a watch party for the 2020 State of the Union Address, given by President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

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Thirty-five positions were eliminated from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at Missouri Western, but out of the 35 positions, only 14 people were let go. READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna This week’s Chats with Matt discusses recent employment cuts, setting the record straight on Fall break and winning song association at the Western Voice. How can you justify new expenses when we are cutting student and full-time positions? During the last week of October, 14 university employees were let go. Another 21 […] READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna   Lightning seldom strikes twice, but the storm shows no signs of passing for the 7 Thunders Club. Earlier this semester, the club — also known simply as “7 Thunders”— lost their status as a registered student organization due to the lack of a faculty advisor. Despite this and other changes for […] READ MORE

By: Avery Corkins Beginning in August 2020, Missouri Western is implementing a new approach to course scheduling called Gold Fridays.  This initiative was introduced by President Matt Wilson to make Fridays more functional for students.  Most classes will be held from Monday to Thursday so that students can utilize any tools, work opportunities, study time, […] READ MORE

By: Zoe Jones Thirty-five positions were eliminated from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at Missouri Western, but out of the 35 positions, only 14 people were let go.  Over the last five years during former President Robert Vartabdeian’s term, the university had managed to lose a little bit more than $11 million. When President Matthew Wilson and […] READ MORE

By: Parker Williamson Missouri Western’s Student Government Association has released an executive agenda for the 2019-2020 school year. SGA hosted a town hall Monday night kicking off SGA week. The email announcing SGA week was sent out on Monday at 12:25pm, 85 minutes after the first event listed was to start.  Six hours later SGA […] READ MORE

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By: Christian Sarna For this week’s edition, President Matthew Wilson discussed the potential for a split fall break, current measures to control the deficit and his Halloween plans.   Midterms hit hard — can we get a break in October?   During the fall semester, Missouri Western students have non-weekend time off every month besides […] READ MORE

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By: Ryleigh Reagan   Broken washers and dryers will supposedly become a thing of the past this coming January as Missouri Western upgrades laundry services in of all the residence halls.  Caldwell and Gregory, a company that focuses solely on university laundry systems, has been chosen to complete the renovations — at no cost to […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan   The Community Blood Drive was hosted on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Blum Student Union as a way to give back to the community for Missouri Western’s Homecoming week.   The blood drive has been an event held at Missouri Western for over 20 years. This is the first year that […] READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna This week, President Matthew Wilson discussed the status of Friday classes, the new Griffon Guarantee scholarship and the ‘presidential limo’.   Do we get Fridays off now? Some students might have noticed a lack of Friday classes available during spring registration. According to Wilson, an announcement about the status of Friday classes […] READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna Missouri Western hosted an array of competitions during homecoming week 2019, with one of those competitions being created to help MWSU students in need.   A penny war was held to benefit MWSU’s student cupboard.    Missouri Western senior Nah’ryan Reed-Crawford is the president for Western Activities Council. She had the opportunity […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan Missouri Western President Matthew Wilson announced a new scholarship, and while current students won’t be able to receive it, Wilson said that this new program will make the scholarship process much easier for everyone. “The idea is that we want more students to be able to graduate,” Wilson said. “It was looking […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods It’s the homecoming pep rally, and you’re on the basketball court with your best dress waiting to hear if your name will be called. Both third and second place have been handed their trophies and it’s down to two. The announcer makes the call for first place, and it’s your name he […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan   Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community showed up bright and early Saturday morning for the Homecoming parade despite the brisk weather.  The Missouri Western homecoming parade started off the last day of homecoming on Saturday Oct. 12 through downtown St. Joseph. The parade consisted of the Missouri Western marching […] READ MORE

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By: Zoe Jones There’s one in every four Imagine you’re an 18-year-old female heading to college for the very first time. You’re excited to be heading out and venturing on your own. You start to make new friends and you now identify your dorm as your home. Before you know it, these feelings change. You […] READ MORE

By; Kathleen Woods, Avery Corkins, Austin Hoverder A former student of Missouri Western is coming back to his alma mater to speak to students about “Bold Solutions.”  On Thursday, Oct.10, from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Spratt 101, Missouri Western will be welcoming a speaker with great knowledge to our campus. Missouri Speaker of the House Elijah […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan Missouri Western’s upcoming homecoming week starts on Oct. 6 and will feature a ‘90s theme, with nine total events for Griffon students to participate in and will conclude with a football showdown against Missouri Southern on Oct. 12. The week will start off with the event “Let’s Drive Into Homecoming” on Monday […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods Missouri Western’s ‘Roaring and Soaring’ through the ‘90s homecoming week is right around the corner. To kick things off on Monday is “Black and Gold” day. Be sure to dress up in your favorite Griffon gear and get ready for all the upcoming festivities.  This is an all-day event on Oct. 7 […] READ MORE

By: Austin Hoverder Every student enrolling in Spring classes at Missouri Western will be required to go through Spring advisement.  Seniors, graduate students and athletes will start registering Oct. 7. Juniors can begin to register Oct.10, sophomores on Oct. 14 and freshman on Oct.16.  Derek Evans is an advisor in Missouri Western’s Office of Student […] READ MORE

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By: Ryleigh Reagan Some Missouri Western students say they’re feeling left in the cold after recent complaints about water temperature in the residence halls. According to students, some rooms have been experiencing cold or almost scalding water temperatures in the residence halls. Jacie Fisher is a sophomore living in Griffon hall. Fisher said that she […] READ MORE

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By: Christian Sarna This week, President Matthew Wilson discussed his new Together We Soar scholarship, what experiences led him to focus on student involvement and his dream convocation speaker. What is the Together We Soar scholarship? As part of his recent presidential installation, Wilson announced his new Together We Soar scholarship. According to Wilson, this […] READ MORE

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By: Christian Sarna In times where fear itself can look like a strong opponent, what is worth striving for? According to convocation speaker Jon Meacham, we should strive for impacts of all sizes. A historian with a diverse range of accomplishments, Meacham spoke about America’s historical potential to move beyond division for the 26th annual […] READ MORE

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By: Parker Williamson In this week’s National Recap we take a look at Warren’s poll progress, wall building funds and the war on assault weapons. Warren pulled ahead of Biden in the recent Iowa poll In the latest Iowa poll, Senator Elizabeth Warren took at two-point lead over Joe Biden. This is the first time […] READ MORE

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By: Kylie Hawes The 26th Annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues will be taking place on Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Looney Complex Arena.  This year’s event will feature Jon Meacham with his presentation, “The Soul of America: Moving Beyond Division and Hostility.”  Meacham has contributed to Time Magazine and the New York […] READ MORE