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The Animation Club at Missouri Western provides students with valuable hands-on experience within a field that isn’t often easily accessible. Whether it’s a hobby or career interest, all Griffons are encouraged to join in on the creativity. Freshman and Organization President R.J. Cousins de… READ MORE

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For a few years now, the internet has been the go to place for Halloween costume inspiration. Whether it be Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest or n… READ MORE

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Pull out your creepy decorations, go buy some candy and pick out a fun costume because Halloween is right around the corner. With just one wee… READ MORE

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Her first thought when she opened her eyes was, “Where the fuck am I?” READ MORE

Homecoming across our nation is something that tends to be a very big deal for a plethora of reasons. Here at Missouri Western State Universit… READ MORE

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If you walked into a dark room and saw a mass of students jamming out to absolute silence, you would probably be both amused and confused. As … READ MORE

On Thursday, October 14th, the Western Activities Council (WAC) hosted “Hustlers Game Show Night” in Blum 218/219. Five students from the crow… READ MORE

I am a creature of flight. My wings are large and carry me out into the open expanse of land that is the world. Night is my time of exploratio… READ MORE

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The orange-yellow sun has almost disappeared behind the desert mountains near over the Loki Loop trail on the outskirts of Henderson, Nevada. … READ MORE

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Manufacturing is the production of a good through the combination of labor, materials and the use of tools or machines to process the material… READ MORE

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Homecoming has finally returned to Missouri Western. After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19 complications, the busiest week of the school yea… READ MORE

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One: The scar on my forehead from falling on a rock at Grandma’s. READ MORE

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No matter how many statues of Clint Eastwood, Bill Gates, READ MORE

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The aroma of Thanksgiving filled the kitchen as Sheila pounded the potatoes. Although she was cooking for herself and three others, it was lik… READ MORE

Fall foliage surrounds a welcome sign at Crockett Family Farms  READ MORE

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Fall is upon us, and students at Missouri Western are ready for whatever changes the season will bring. There’s an aura of excitement around campus as the weather cools and the leaves begin to transform. Computer Science major Jacob Teasley explained why students are so fond of the season.   

“The aesthetic elements of fall are intriguing.” Teasley said. “People love the weather because it’s a nice sweet spot. When you’re around a bonfire, you get warm and cold feelings simultaneously.”

This sentiment of fall weather is shared by many Griffons, including Senior Sadie Lysaght.

“I don’t like when it’s too cold outside, but I also don’t enjoy when it’s really hot.” Lysaght said. “When you add a breeze into the equation, It’s a perfect mix.” 

There are plenty of fun holidays right around the corner. Although students have become too old for trick or treating, there are still reasons to be excited for Halloween. Griffon R.J. Cousins is looking forward to the holiday, and has already begun making plans. 

“Fall is a time where people come together and have a great time.” Cousins said. “For halloween, I plan on doing a group costume with my friends, and we’ve already thrown some ideas out there.” 

While many students dress up, some are just excited to see what costumes others have in store.

“I like seeing other people dressed up.” Lysaght said. “It’s fun to watch kids knock on the door and give them candy. I enjoy seeing their costumes.”

For many students, the events leading up to Halloween are just as fun as the holiday itself. Spooky decorations, fall themed drinks, and trips to the pumpkin patch are all traditions involved with the season. Schweizer Pumpkin patch has become a popular destination in the St. Joseph area, and is a perfect place to visit for Griffons looking to get into the Fall spirit. 

“It’s so pretty, I love going to Schweizer and picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve.” Lysaght said. “I usually keep mine simple, but my sister picks the hardest designs and spends hours on them.”

Those who aren’t looking forward to the holidays still have reasons to love the season. Sports enthusiasts have plenty to be giddy for. The return of NFL football, NBA basketball, and MLB playoffs all coincide during the Fall. 

“I’m excited for football.” Teasley said. “Chiefs games are electric.”

As the Fall semester nears its midway point, many Griffons need a break. The crisp weather, warm bonfires and vibrant leaves provide a nice change of pace. Break out the flannels and pumpkin spiced lattes, because Autumn has officially arrived

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The 2021 fall semester is in full swing now as we enter October and start preparing for midterms. Before you start to get overwhelmed by homew… READ MORE

When Andrew Murphy first came to Missouri Western in 2017, the idea of Esports was still a foreign concept to many. Since then, the gaming ind… READ MORE

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A puddle of blood surrounds me as I lay on the ground, struggling to breathe. My SUV flipped on its side next to me. I managed to climb out, b… READ MORE

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I see your eyes as they come down the shelf, scanning the covers. You’ve only stopped once, to glance over the back of some soppy romance nove… READ MORE

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Emily Ludwig became MWSU’s Director of Recreation Services in January 2020. Only a few months later, the University would be forced to shut do… READ MORE

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Marvel Studios took home its first Emmy award at the 2021 Creative Arts ceremonies. The show that kicked off phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic U… READ MORE

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On September 12th, 2021, MTV hosted their 40th Video Music Awards (VMAs) in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center. It was their first in-p… READ MORE

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On October 2nd, the Missouri Western Dance Company will celebrate its fifth anniversary as a student organization with a special Founder’s Day… READ MORE

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With school starting up again, clubs all around campus are beginning their events and volunteer work. The Wildlife Society (TWS) has wasted no… READ MORE

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With the spring semester winding down, students in their final semester are preparing for graduation, and what comes beyond. Many have struggl… READ MORE

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While departments shift and merge from Missouri Western’s cuts, many talented professors were unfortunately let go in order to keep finances a… READ MORE

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This school year has definitely been filled with its ups and downs. It started with a lot of uncertainty in the air since everyone was sent ho… READ MORE

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Believe it or not, teachers and professors do have a life outside and before the classroom. Dana Andrews exhibits that perfectly. With only a … READ MORE

Students from the MWSU School of Fine Arts participated in the Undergraduate Art History Symposium. This event was hosted by the Albrecht-Kemp… READ MORE

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The Chemistry program is getting a redesign that cuts down on redundancies and makes it easier for students to customize their degree for thei… READ MORE

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With graduation right around the corner, Missouri Western decided to start a new tradition for students to pick up their caps and gowns: Grad Fest.  READ MORE