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As the holiday season approaches, many people feel the exhaustion of the pandemic and the disappointment of not being able to see family; howe… READ MORE Griffon Holidays

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 Chats with Matt: Fridays and financial aid

By: Avery Corkins Missouri Western english professor Mike Cadden has been teaching Griffons since 1996.    Cadden grew up in Long Island, New York. He attended Virginia Tech for his undergraduate and master’s programs and then moved on to Illinois State for his doctorate program.    Cadden started his educational experience not knowing that he […] READ MORE Teaching at MWSU for over two decades

By: Austin Hoverder Missouri Western Biology professor Tilottama Roy has always wanted to mold minds and teaching is the best way to influence students’ lives. Teaching for Roy is a reward and when students actually care about her lessons in and out of class she loves it. Roy loves being a biology teacher at Missouri […] READ MORE Influential Professor

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By: Avery Corkins Roaring and soaring through the ‘90s is this years homecoming theme at Missouri Western. A lot of our current students didn’t get to enjoy this decade like others did because they were born in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s. There are also many students here who got to experience this time […] READ MORE Missouri Western in the 1990’s

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By: Ryleigh Reagan The Mokaska Coffee Company in downtown St. Joseph, Missouri, held the first open mic of the semester on Sept. 19. This is the second year that Mokaska has hosted Reach 4 The Mic, an open mic event held by the Englsih and Creative Writing departments. The theme for the night was Spanish […] READ MORE Mokaska hosts open mic for all

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By: Avery Corkins Before I Die is an interactive art exhibit that invites passersby to think about their afterlife and consider things that matter the most or goals they simply want to accomplish before they can’t anymore. Highly accomplished artist Candy Chang started this project on the wall of an abandoned home in New Orleans, […] READ MORE “Before I Die” wall in Blum Union

By: Kathleen Woods Stepping out in front of a crowd and knowing that you will be singing for Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green and Adam Levine on The Voice is no easy feat. Nelson Emokpae made it seem effortless as he sang “Ain’t No Sunshine” in 2012 and won over Coach Chirstina Aguilera.  Emokpae’s […] READ MORE Q&A with Nelson Emokpae

By: Austin Hoverder College is a time of freedom for most, a time to find out who you really are, and for some, the answer to that is in their gender.  Missouri Western student Bre Eison believes pronouns are important for people to recognize. “Pronouns are very important to people that may not go with […] READ MORE Pros of pronoun usage

By: Clarissa Blakely She stands behind the curtains as she has done so many times. The crowd rustles around and slowly comes to a hush. She thinks over her lines. The music plays, the curtains draw back and she breathes in and releases stepping into the lights. Showtime. Abby Sexton is one of the many […] READ MORE Abby Sexton Takes The Stage

By: Kathleen Woods As classes come to a close, students rush to finish last minute assignments. The weeks leading up to finals are  stressful, and students are just trying to do their best to pass. It is a time where students cram as much information into their brains, drink too much coffee and lose out […] READ MORE The Week from Hell

By: Ali Pilgram The Communication Club raised over 300 items for the canned food and clothing drive. The food drive gave students and faculty a two week window, from March 25 – April 4, to collect and donate items to the Campus Cupboard and the Pop-up Closet. Jordan Atkinson, the advisor of the Communication Club, […] READ MORE The Communication Club Gives Back