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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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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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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

Your college years are meant to be unforgettable, timeless and fun. This is the time to not only build a professional foundation for success, but to make lifelong friends, find your passions and grow intellectually.   For most new students, college also brings a newfound sense of freedom. For the first time, you are the […] READ MORE

A car crash in parking lot E near Vaselakos Hall resulted in the damage of three parked cars and the driver’s vehicle. The driver was issued three city summons for careless driving, losing control of vehicle causing accident, unauthorized plates/tags for expired temp tags and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. The driver was […] READ MORE

Two legal proceedings involving Missouri Western led to guilty pleas over the winter break. Marcus Anthony Cooper was arrested at Missouri Western on Nov. 13 for unlawful use of a weapon defined by Missouri statutes as exhibiting “in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry […] 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

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

Although some high heels may hurt, men of the St. Joseph community received the opportunity to walk miles in them to raise awareness of assault of women. On April 2, Young Women Christian Association, the Center For Multicultural Education and Title IX office sponsored, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Looney Complex gymnasium to […] READ MORE

Students and faculty at Western attended Roundtable on Responses to Sexual Violence in Spratt Hall March 28th. During the roundtable discussion individuals spoke about sexual violence Freshman at Western, Ravyn Miller, attended the event and left with more than what she expected. “It definitely exceeded my expectations, I didn’t know what I was going into but I […] 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

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

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

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The annual Casino Night event has been canceled indefinitely due to a concern of promoting gambling. Casino Night had drawn in 300 to 500 students each since 2011, according to Director of Residential Life Nathan Roberts, which made it one of the most popular events put on by Residential Life. Roberts said the event had […] READ MORE

Compromise. That was the theme for the Student Success Act Fee Advisory Committee, as their April 6 meeting ended with major improvements to the Looney Complex and Blum Student Union being agreed upon. With the end of the semester looming, the committee needed to come to a consensus before the end of the year. The […] READ MORE

When there is a problem on campus that affects student life at Missouri Western, that’s when the Student Government Association is there to help the student population. Many students play basketball at the Commons on the outdoor basketball hoops, but this activity is getting more and more difficult for students that wish to enjoy a […] READ MORE

One of the most discussed and debated issues in the Student Government Association the last few years has been the inclusion of a food pantry on campus, but it no longer has to be, as the administration has spoken. No matter if SGA supports the project or not, a food pantry will be on campus […] READ MORE

Internet bandwidth speeds for Missouri Western residence halls were doubled Wednesday, March 18, from 250 megabits per second (mbps) to 500 mbps. To do so, the university is going to pay $5,250 per month. Western was paying $3,025 for the 250 mbps contract. The increase was proposed by Fred Nesslage, manager of Information Technology Services, […] READ MORE

Candy and giveaways highlighted Heart Your Union, as 16 various student organizations and services gathered on the second floor of the Blum Union to show students what they have to offer. This free event was put on by the Student Government association and headed by Senator Brian Shewell, who serves as the Chairman for Campus […] READ MORE

Western Activities Council hosted its annual Light Up Western event on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Fulkerson Center. The night was full of different activities, including “iceless” ice skating, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating and free prizes for students in attendance. Western students and community members alike enjoyed the festivities in Fulkerson to […] READ MORE

Missouri Western faces one of the highest numbers of students living on campus in its history with 1,306 residents. At the beginning of the semester, housing was so full that students were put on a waiting list for a place in one of the residence halls. According to Nathan Roberts, director of residential life, this […] READ MORE

In previous years in the Interfraternity Council, there was a limit for the amount of new members each fraternity could receive. This cap has recently been removed, leaving each social fraternity with an equal opportunity to gain as many members as they find necessary. The three social fraternities that went through recruitment week are Phi […] READ MORE

Missouri Western is set to get a couple of electric car charging stations in the future for students and professors to utilize. KCP&L, the electric utility company, had a micro-grant program for green initiatives, receiving 135 applications. Seventeen were awarded, with Missouri Western receiving the maximum award, $3,000. Dr. Brian Cronk was the professor who […] READ MORE

  Missouri Western’s seven residence halls are full due to an increase of about 120 on-campus students from last year. Nathan Roberts, director of residential life, said that last year, the halls housed roughly 1220 students. Currently, 1340 students are assigned to a room on campus. Even more students than are assigned have applied to […] READ MORE

Blum Union has undergone many changes this year in an attempt to make the building more inviting to students. Important changes to Blum Union are still being made to both update the facility and ensure that it’s student-centric. The first big change to the union was the addition of new furniture in the main floor […] READ MORE

Candidates for the Residential Life Director positions will soon be visiting campus. The position was opened in October after Mark Stier took a job at New College of Florida. Since Stier’s leave, Assistant Director Amy McLarren has served as interim director. Judy Grimes, the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, is the […] READ MORE

The IFC, or Interfraternity Council, rush numbers are around what they expected them to be. Here at Western, the IFC is comprised of three fraternities: Phi Sigma Kappa, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Phi Delta Theta. Phi Delta Theta reports the most new members. Alex Atkinson explains: “That’s what we usually aim to get, around that […] READ MORE

Christopher Nathaniel “Nate” Cripps, 19, passed away the morning of Sept. 24. According to Capt. Jonathan Beaver of the St. Joseph Police Department, around 6:00 a.m. several St. Joseph police officers met university police at the 4900 block of Mitchell Ave. Upon arriving at the scene, police discovered the deceased, Cripps, in his vehicle. The […] READ MORE

Mark Stier and Dr. Judy Grimes are two current western employees that have made it known that they are running for VP of Student affairs. Shana Meyer a employee Fort Hayes State University stated her case Feb. 14 when she held a speech for students and staff in Spratt. Meyer comes in with a strong […] READ MORE

Getting to class is hard enough when you live in the same town as your college campus. Imagine how much harder it would be to be a dedicated, prompt student if you lived outside of the confines of Saint Joseph. The question of commuting to college or living on campus is a question that a […] READ MORE

Black History Month at Western is shaping up to be anything but boring. All month long there will be a long list of things to do to celebrate; from cultural movies to a taboo talk event, the Black Student Union and the Center for Multicultural Education are hoping to bring a lot of passion and […] READ MORE

Missouri Western’s Spring rush took place last week. Assistant Dean of Student Development Isaiah said that the process in the spring is less formal than that in the fall. He also said that there are advantages to rushing in the fall, rather than the spring. “If you rush in the fall time you have more […] READ MORE

The haze of smoke will soon disappear as Missouri Western forges past other universities’ failed smoke-free policies. Dr. Christopher Bond, Western’s tobacco implementation committee chair, said he is reviewing every step before the policy goes into affect July 1 to ensure all issues are worked out. He said all universities that implement a smoke-free policy […] READ MORE

Greek life at Missouri Western will soon be enhanced even more with an outdoor plaza behind Juda Hall. The new circular plaza will be used by Greek organizations for ceremonies and as a recruiting tool. Greeks have never had a place to call their own on campus until now, with the new Greek Village and […] READ MORE

By this time next year, residents of Griffon Hall will hopefully have all complaints put to rest. Mark Stier, Director of Residence Life, said that all new facilities have issues and with Griffon Hall, there are issues but they are minor. Part of the problem with the residence is the amount of time it takes […] READ MORE

Leadership, commitment and an open mind  are just a few of the qualities that Residential Life is looking for in those applying to become a residential assistant. Crystal Carlson, Scanlon residence hall director, said that if students are interested in becoming a resident assistant, applications are out now. She said that applications can be picked […] READ MORE

Budget cuts are affecting all aspects of Missouri Western, including the maintenance department. In the last several years, the maintenance staff has decreased by four custodial employees, a painting position and a mail clerk. “Our staffing levels are bare bones right now,” Director of Facilities Lonnie Johnson said. Johnson said that the campus only has two […] READ MORE

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To provide better safety to the students and give the campus the most efficient technology, the key office and the facilities department partnered with residential life to install new key mechanisms for the residential halls. Instead of the old padlock keys that have been installed for several years, the departments decided to get brand new […] READ MORE

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To provide better safety to the students and give the campus the most efficient technology, the key office and the facilities department partn… READ MORE

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Esther Peralez has an actual badge that says “SHERRIF,” but for the vice president of student affairs, the increase in drug law violations is more about education than enforcement. “I’m really about accountability. I’m really about teachable moments and educational moments,” she said. “So if we say that there are no drugs or alcohol on […] READ MORE

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Before students plan on renewing their leases for off-campus apartments for the Fall semester, they may want to reconsider living on campus, as Griffon Hall, the new dormitory for students 21 and up, will provide everything that an apartment can.             Griffon Hall Residence Director Danny Thompson feels that Griffon Hall is almost better than […] READ MORE

Magical blue machines are sweeping across the Missouri Western campus for the new school year. Often referred to as “dream machines”, these big blue devices are sponsored by Pepsi and funded by the Student Government Association. These machines even perform tricks by giving students free prizes. All the machines need to perform are a few […] READ MORE

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For the past four years the number of residential students that have chosen to call Missouri Western their home has continued to grow. This year, the number sets an upward trend for the university at 1,110 residential students as of the fourth week of the semester. To meet this number Residential Life modified a mojority […] READ MORE

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Can’t get to your e-mail or P-Drive? Don’t worry, your computer isn’t broken. Lately, a number of students and faculty have been having difficulty logging in to their e-mail or accessing the P and O-Drives. Frequent and extreme activity on one of the Novell servers has been causing it to crash, making the network drives […] READ MORE