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Everyone should have a plant in their room. I have six, and honestly I would love to have even more. Does that make me a plant nerd? Of course it does, but that’s totally fine by me. There’s actually lots of research to back up why people should have houseplants, with the main ones being bet… READ MORE

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You want to meet someone in biology 101 or the creative writing club. You want to meet someone in the break room, when you’re both eating vend… READ MORE

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The Exit Exam. That mysterious box that exists on every Missouri Western student’s path to graduation. Just because we all have to take it doe… READ MORE

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For the past seven or so weeks, I have been staying up to 2 a.m. every Friday just so I can be one of the first people to witness the newest e… READ MORE

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We live in a time full of distrust, disunity, and chaos; that seems to be something upon which everyone can agree. With truth becoming muddled… READ MORE

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Imagine this: it’s Sunday, the Chiefs just lost the Super Bowl, there’s no more football and you don’t have a Valentine.  What do you do?  Tur… READ MORE

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It’s time to address the incompetence of the Grammy Awards. Recently, the committee decided that artist The Weeknd was undeserving of a 2021 n… READ MORE

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Funerals in 2020 are no more fun than funerals in general. Having to attend a funeral recently, I would know that it is not an ideal turn of e… READ MORE

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Being a college student is difficult within itself without a doubt, but being a student-athlete in college is something that you only will und… READ MORE

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During this global pandemic, playing college football should not be important. Putting young athletes at risk of getting COVID-19 should not e… READ MORE

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While the Chiefs were in Buffalo this weekend, one professional sport made its way to Kansas City. READ MORE

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Black women are the most disrespected humans on the earth. For years women have been excluded, and for even longer, black women are still bein… READ MORE

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I love my dorm. It has a kitchen, bathroom, shower and a bed. All the essentials. There are many things I don’t like about my room in Leaverto… READ MORE

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This opinion piece actually came to me when my third time in quarantine occurred.  I was supposed to be catered meals while I was in my room. … READ MORE

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Throughout their first three weeks of play, the NFL has done an excellent job at keeping players and staff members COVID-19 free, until this w… READ MORE

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As education and economy continue to demand our participation during this global pandemic, we barrel towards a dividing issue: when is it appr… READ MORE

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The 10th of September, while I was at work, my manager received a call from an associate reporting that she’d tested positive for COVID-19.  READ MORE

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I should have been more specific when I asked for a vacation over the summer. I received a quarantine vacation for about a month thanks to COV… READ MORE

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My name is Chloe Earwood and I am a student athlete at Missouri Western.  I am a volleyball player and recently have had a run in with COVID-1… READ MORE

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Frantic loved ones, check. Wrinkled gown, check. The smell of freshly cut grass, check. Waking up to multiple missed “congratulations” texts, … READ MORE

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Note to self: Karma is real and karma will come after you when you share 46 memes about the coronavirus on social media. READ MORE

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Universities are charging students hundreds of dollars for required textbooks, and students and faculty agree textbook prices are unreasonable. READ MORE

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Me, Ben Smith, Jon Bogart and Derek Zimmerman-Guyer have lived inside room 2108 in Vaselakos Hall for a hot minute. Now we live in room 2015 w… READ MORE

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Well, we’re officially back to another semester. It’s crazy to think that we’re back and already publishing again. We spent last semester tryi… READ MORE

Dr. James Carviou I began this semester as the incoming adviser for the Griffon News. Under the leadership of EIC Zoë Jones, I had the privilege of watching the news staff form into a solid unit with one central goal of doing journalism that represents the interests of Missouri Western students. Jones rose to the occasion […] READ MORE

By: Zoe Jones I recently had the chance to live out a dream I didn’t realize I had.  From Oct. 30-Nov. 3 I was living it up in Washington DC. I had gone to present with members The Griffon, our Lifestyles Editor Kathleen Woods and our adviser Dr. James Carviou. We did a presentation about […] READ MORE

By: Lenora Stearns I am a senior in the social work program at Missouri Western. I am also a student worker in the Information Technology and Telephone Services office, which is my only source of income. On Nov. 8, I was told that after winter break I will no longer have a job. I am […] READ MORE

By: Harry Loomis Kansas State is a Division I university in one of the most competitive athletic conferences in the nation. They have an enrollment of 21,719 people, over four times the size of Missouri Western’s enrollment. On Sept. 22, a group of 17 Missouri Western students ranging in age from mid-20’s to myself, a […] READ MORE

By: Zoe Jones It’s that time of the semester where everything is starting to fall. The leaves, the temperatures, the time with sunlight, attendance in class, mental health – the list goes on. I think sometimes people don’t take it seriously when college students start to talk about how their mental health is struggling at […] READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna This weekend I took a trip to Crowder State Park in Trenton, Missouri, for a beginning backpacking class. We traipsed through mud and scampered over streams for a few hours before settling into camp. Though the class was small with less than 15 people, there were clear divisions in wilderness preparedness and […] READ MORE