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This past week Missouri Western esports teams were as busy as ever with their Overwatch team, League of Legends team and Fortnite team all competing for glory in tournaments against other colleges and universities. READ MORE

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On Oct. 29 the Missouri Western women's tennis team braced the cold to volunteer at the Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. The team volunteered t… READ MORE

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The YMCA pool has closed thanks to the impact of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean any more swimming for the residents of St. Joseph, Missouri. READ MORE

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With the semester halfway over, students are hard at work trying to push on to finals week. While students hit the books, the Student Governme… READ MORE

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The emergency blood drive was able to hit their goal of 30 units this past Wednesday. The drive was held outside Blum Union in parking lot D. … READ MORE

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Oct. 2, 2020, the Student Government Association convened once again for their senate meetings. This week's meeting was jam-packed with import… READ MORE

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On Sept. 25 the Student Government Association held another senate meeting that ranged from talk on changes to Baker, voter turnout, 360 evalu… READ MORE

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Missouri Western has reached their fourth week of classes and as of Tuesday, Sept. 8, have 30 reported positive cases of COVID-19. 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

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: Christian Sarna It might only be located on the second and third floor of Hearnes, but the Missouri Western library has countless stories. Day two of the library open-house will take place today from 1-4 p.m. Students can enter to win one of two $30 Amazon gift cards and prize baskets. Prizes aside, library […] READ MORE

By: Kylie Hawes Every year new Griffons are excited to move in, begin their college career and join the Griffon family.  Although this can be a very overwhelming time, freshmen have the opportunity to participate in a program to help with this transition: Griffon Edge. Griffon Edge is a five-day program that gives students the […] READ MORE

Students at Missouri Western came to Spratt Hall 214 on April 19 for a night of eating pancakes, playing with slime and playing Black Card Revoked, all while in their PJs. The event, meant as a fun way to relieve finals stress, was sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. The event stated promptly at […] READ MORE

The Black Alumni Network sponsored Speed Networking on April 12. Students had the chance to discuss their résumé and chat with alumni. Director of Alumni Relations Colleen Kowich attended the event and explained what took place. “This event is a speed networking event, it’s sponsored by the Black Alumni Network which is a new Alumni […] READ MORE

Nicole Maines, a transgender motivational speaker, spoke to Western on March 29th in Spratt Hall about standing in her truth. Center of Student Involvement sponsored Standing in Your Truth at Spratt Hall 101 on March 29, students came to listen to Nicole Maines, a transgender advocate lecture about standing in your truth. Individuals listened to Nicole […] READ MORE

The National Guards and Center for Multicultural  Education sponsored a self-defense class in upstairs Spratt Hall. The event consisted of a presentation and several techniques students could use for self-defense. John Sorrentino is a recruiter for the National Guards and taught self defense class. “Me and Staff Sergent Hughes are both recruiters, we both tag-teamed […] READ MORE

Missouri Western’s International Student Services and Residence Hall Association sponsored the second annual International Cooking Class. Cooks, Isabelle Hannson and Maria Martens taught individuals how to make Swedish meatballs at the kitchen commons. Program Coordinator and student Charity Page has helped with the previous cooking class and believed that it’s not the numbers of attendees […] READ MORE

The International Student Services at Western hosted their first Tea and Talk on Feb 28th. The event consisted of tea and food and a discussion about relationships from other parts of the world. Assistant Director of ISS, Fumi Cheever discusses the meaning and importance of Tea and Talk. “People may have some questions about different […] READ MORE

The Chinese Spring Festival was packed full of traditional dancing, food and music that encouraged attendees to learn about Chinese culture.  On Mar. 6. in Blum Union the International Student Center put on the Chinese Spring Festival. The Chinese Spring Festival celebrated the Chinese New Year with a mix of education and fun activities.  Chinese […] READ MORE

It’s that time of the year again. Western will be holding their annual comedy show sponsored by Western Activities Council and the Student Government Association. Hailey Boyle will be on campus on March 1 at 7 p. m. in Spratt 101. The show will be open to the public and all are welcome. Natalie Smith, President […] READ MORE

For Valentine’s Day, the Heart Your Union event was hosted inside upstairs Blum. The event consisted of free HIV testing, multiple giveaways and opportunities to join organizations on campus. The Student Government Association and other various organizations sponsored the event. Director of Student Involvement, Britane Hubbard,  explained what took place at the Heart Your Union […] READ MORE

Missouri Western’s International Student Services and Residence Hall Association developed International Cooking Classes for each first Monday of the month in the kitchen Commons. On Feb. 5, an international student cooked Chinese omelettes and learned more about the culture. Charity Page,  student at Western and Program Assistant,  played a major role in the International Cooking […] READ MORE

With the promise of free ice cream, the Center for Multicultural Education delivered information on faith to all those curious on Monday, Sept. 12. Finding the Faith is an annual Missouri Western event that brings communities together to expose students to religion and help them find a sense of support during any rough transitions to […] READ MORE

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Missouri Western is known for many accomplishments and achievements. In December 2016, the university recognized a new SGA-funded program called GriffsGiveBack. Missouri Western senior and GriffsGiveBack Director Brent Rosenauer says this program was recently created to not only help the St. Joseph and Missouri Western community, but also to also raise awareness within each group. It […] READ MORE

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Missouri Western’s Student Government Association is urging students to donate items for victim care kits in conjunction with April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The YWCA reached out to SGA to help them create a month-long drive with the goal to collect items for personal care kits as an effort to make the women more comfortable […] READ MORE

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Those walking through Blum Union this semester may notice a few changes to the student union. Over the summer the upper floor received a makeover that SGA and the Student Affairs Office hope will make it easier for students to access resources in that area. “We see students from this office all the time come […] READ MORE

Western could soon see change in residential housing options. Western’s Pride Alliance and Residential Hall Association have been working hand-in-hand to propose the university designate a select number of gender neutral dorm rooms. Pride Alliance President Kate Chapman feels that creating gender neutral dorms will allow students to feel safer on campus. “My freshman year […] READ MORE

This week is Entrepreneurship Week here at Missouri Western. Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Alpha Kappa Psi, Entrepreneurship Week is a series of workshops and lectures for both students and community members interested in learning and strengthening key business skills. Annette Weeks, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, and the center’s advisory committee […] READ MORE

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Some students have extreme athletic talents and compete in sports; others can draw or write masterfully and enter into national contests; while others still have the talent of speaking fast and dominating discussions. Two of Western’s “fast talkers” proved their meddle at Webster University over the weekend by winning a state championship in Parliamentary-style debate. […] READ MORE

International Student Services can expect a four percent increase in funding for the 2016-2017 academic year after reappropriation of the Student Government Association budget.  Assistant Director of International Recruitment and Student Services Fumi Cheever is pleased with the additional funding for international student programming. “In the past, we didn’t have solid programming funding, so we […] READ MORE

While some campuses in Missouri, such as Mizzou, were having conversations about race during their Homecoming week celebrations, Western was having its own conversation on women’s equality. On Wednesday, the student group Women of the Future (WTF) held a demonstration outside of Blum Union from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students gathered in a line […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western Debate Team attended the 2015 Golden Gate Invitational tournament, held at UC Berkeley on Oct.3-4. Chris Miles and Michael Smith placed in the top eight in quarter finals at the tournament, making this one step closer to nationals. Other schools that competed alongside Missouri Western were Washburn University, Southern Illinois University, California […] READ MORE