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As the ice thaws, many students wonder what to do for spring break. Traditionally spring break is a time of traveling and wild adventures, but many students want a COVID-friendly escape from their studies. So how about an outdoor adventure that doesn’t require you to board a plane? READ MORE

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Spooky Season is finally upon us, so why not settle down with a good book for your quarantine? Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane is the perfect n… READ MORE

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Missouri Western students will have the chance to celebrate alongside a different culture. This week, the Center for Multicultural Education i… READ MORE

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Missouri Western President Matt Wilson met with students in the Non-Traditional and Commuter Center to discuss his plans to move the center fr… READ MORE

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Last Thursday, Missouri Western canceled classes due to weather for the third time this spring semester.  READ MORE

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The Zuzu African Acrobats tumbled and flipped their way into Missouri Western during an event put on by the Center for Multicultural Education… READ MORE

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By: Avery Corkins “Mama Mia” is a brilliant romantic comedy from 2008 written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. It is based off of the 1999 musical of the same name that was also written by Johnson. The film is filled with songs from the pop group ABBA, and additional songs that were […] READ MORE

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By: Austin Hoverder The Jonas Brothers: A literal band of brothers that from 2005 until their most recent concert, Sunday Sept. 22nd 2019, have kept our generation jamming. They made their big debut on Disney Channel in 2008 with the movie “Camp Rock”. Since then they have had a sequel, a television show and many […] READ MORE

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By: Ryleigh Reagan Having only been released on Sept. 13 of this year, the Netflix original “Tall Girl,” written by Sam Wolfson is a unique take on self-love and acceptance with love interests and highschool drama mixed in.  “Tall Girl” starts out as the stereotypical highschool love story with the awkward outsider protagonist that is […] READ MORE

By: Austin Hoverder Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original show watched by millions.  The season four premiere alone drew in 6.7 million viewers in the first 72 hours according to viewership data from Nielsen,  making it the second most watched cable show the week of its release. Orange is the New Black […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan Game shows have been popular since the early 1930s, and one of the longest running, and most popular is Family Feud. For the first time ever, Missouri Western hosted the MWSU Family Feud on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. in Blum Union. This event was put on by the Missouri Western International […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods New Orleans is known to be the city of jazz and broad cultures. This spring break Missouri Western students had the opportunity to attend an alternative spring break trip to visit New Orleans, Louisiana. To be eligible to attend this alternative spring break opportunity, students had to compete for one of the […] READ MORE

By: Dayton Bissett Students have been encountering technical difficulties with links connected to the campus website. There have been a number of complaints about error pages coming up when students or professors try to search for something within the Missouri Western website. Freshman Gabriella Rustici has had an encounter with the error page many times. […] READ MORE

Missouri Western offers both on-campus and online classes. Students may prefer one over the other. The difficulty in having a decision like that is deciding which one is best for you. Students may be taking online courses because of flexibility with their personal schedule or because they prefer the isolation aspect and focusing on their […] READ MORE

It’s been 50 years since the Bushman Planetarium hosted its first showing on Missouri Western’s campus, and Thursday evening didn’t disappoint as another showing took place.   The guests of Thursday night’s showing, Journey to the Stars, primarily consisted of married couples and families with young children. The program was narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.   […] READ MORE

This past weekend was Family Weekend here at Missouri Western, and many people came out to enjoy the events that took place. “You can see the crowd here. It’s a very good crowd,” MWSU President Robert Vartabedian said. “We hope they have a great day. We have things planned for almost every hour, so they’ll […] READ MORE

It’s only the second month of 2018 and I think we already have our movie of the year: Black Panther. Black Panther raised many eyebrows when it was announced in 2013 that the movie was under development, yet it did not fail to meet expectations.  Marvel’s newest movie is now estimated to make over $192 million […] READ MORE

Since 2011, fans of the “Harry Potter” series have been waiting for another film extension of the wizarding world created by author J.K. Rowling. This weekend, their wish finally came true with the release “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, the first of a five-part spinoff series written by Rowling. Despite being set in […] READ MORE

The cast of Missouri Western’s “Godspell” certainly “prepared ye a way for the Lord” during their rendition of the popular musical this past weekend. Friday night brought in a full house, and the cast failed to disappoint in this modern interpretation of a 2,000-year-old story. Originally released off Broadway in 1971, the musical is centered […] READ MORE

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If you like 80s music, big hair and big trouble, then “The Marriage of Figaro” is one play that you won’t want to miss this season. This show tells the story of two lovers, Figaro and Susan, who are due to be married within the day and how everyone around them seems to be plotting […] READ MORE

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The Department of Theatre, Cinema and Dance are gearing up for opening weekend of The Marriage of Figaro, which is set to hit the stage this weekend in Potter Hall; running Feb. 19-21 and 25-27. Thomas Delgado, playing the lead role of Figaro, gives a quick review of the storyline of the play. “The Marriage […] READ MORE

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The Department of Theatre, Cinema and Dance are gearing up for opening weekend of The Marriage of Figaro, which is set to hit the stage this w… READ MORE

Let’s clarify something. Deadpool is not a superhero movie. Nor does it claim to be one. Numerous times throughout the film, Deadpool rejects the title of “superhero” and “hero.” Deadpool calls his movie a “love story” and later changes it to a “horror film.” Deadpool is definitely not a love story, despite some of its […] READ MORE

Everlost by Neal Shusterman is the first in the Skinjacker trilogy. The series is about a place called Everlost, which is where all children under the age of 18 go when they die and don’t make it to where they are heading, being heaven or hell. Nick and Allie are the protagonists of the story […] READ MORE

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Phase two has begun and the Gladers are back in this fast-paced dystopian. The Scorch Trials, which is the sequel to the 2014 “The Maze Runner” and is the second novel in the trilogy by James Dashner, begins right where the first movie left off. When we last saw Thomas and the Gladers, they were […] READ MORE

Honestly, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Scmidt,” produced by Tina Fey, is a lot better than I thought it would be. Two episodes into this Netflix original series and I have already laughed way more than I should have. Cast for the role of Kimmy Schmidt is Missouri-native Ellie Kemper, who is well known for her role […] READ MORE

A long time ago, one of the best selling games of the Star Wars franchise was released.  Recently, I was able to purchase it from GOG.com for my PC; Star Wars Battlefront II. I was expecting something just to occupy my downtime (what little there is) and at least relive the experiences I had with […] READ MORE

“Friends” – the horse that keeps being beaten and refuses to die. But what makes this TV show everybody’s darling? As of Jan. 1, “Friends” is available to stream on Netflix. This makes “Friends,” first released in 1994, one of the more dated TV shows Netflix offers, and still the excitement was great when the […] READ MORE

When it comes to video games, many players like to customize their character to immerse themselves in a world different from the real one. Dragon Age is a good example of a game full of customization. From choosing a different race (human, elf, dwarf, qunari) to a different play style, Dragon Age has always been […] READ MORE

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When it comes to video games, many players like to customize their character to immerse themselves in a world different from the real one. READ MORE

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” picks up right where “Catching Fire” left off. The third installment of the series begins with Katniss Everdeen in the underground, secret living quarters of District 13, having nightmares about the Quarter Quell that shook up the nation of Panem–not to mention her sanity–forever. I mean, if going through one […] READ MORE

“Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1: Zer0 Sum” is without a doubt one of Telltale Game’s most electrifying experiences to date. For those not already familiar with developer Telltale’s previous outings, they tend to lean toward episodic content spread out over the course of several months. “Tales from the Borderlands” is their newest five-part epic, […] READ MORE

As an American and son of a veteran, it is always important to me to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. One way to do so is to watch the gritty, dramatic, and realistic HBO show Band of Brothers. This show premiered in 2001 and portrays the actions taken by […] READ MORE

I am a true Star Wars nerd and it has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. There is no arguing that this epic story is permanently ingrained into our pop culture, and yes, even the prequels. Along with high grossing movies, George Lucas was a master at marketing […] READ MORE

                On the digital front-lines there is a war being waged. On one side sits Mac, smooth with graphics programs and video editing as well as being very intuitive. On the other side, PC with its superior gaming abilities and unparalleled upgradeability glares across the now well-established battle […] READ MORE

Everyone who enjoys video games has a favorite character in their favorite video game, and Super Smash Bros. brings the favorites from Nintendo to battle, handheld style. On Oct 3, everyone got the chance to purchase and experience Super Smash Bros on the 3ds for the first time. The game can start slow, as the […] READ MORE

“Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. . . . With us it ain’t like that.”  Hope is a powerful thing. It drives us, empowers us and reminds us that, when life gets hard, things will always get better. […] READ MORE

  Although many will probably disagree with some of my choices here, after going on five years of commuting to Western, this is my top five fast-food places I always find myself at. Taco John’s With its close proximity to campus combined with the golden deliciousness that are Potato Olés and the epic nacho cheese […] READ MORE

Understand this: I don’t play a lot of video games. If it wasn’t the newest version of Pokemon, it probably wasn’t in my realm of interest during my childhood. But, there is one series of video games that I have played top to bottom, start to finish: Crash Bandicoot. I could probably talk for hours […] READ MORE