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Last year, at a Northwest football game, then-junior Nick Verwers had an idea to get onto the jumbotron — buy one of the blazers covered in Northwest logos at Walmart and wear it to the game. Little did he know, he set in motion the creation of the Bearcats in Blazers. Read moreBearcats in Blazers: students become local celebrities

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A cloud of dust combined from the gravel roads and the crops nearby disperse to reveal a red-brick building. The structure is seemingly out-of-place with the rest of the area mainly being used as farmland. Just before the 320th Street intersection on the west side of U.S. Highway 136 in Noda… Read moreSchools across Missouri see decline in football participation

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The roars from the crowd inside Bearcat Stadium seemingly got louder with each passing second. Washburn sophomore quarterback Kellen Simoncic just got acquainted with the turf on Mel Tjeerdsma Field and the culprit was Northwest football senior defensive tackle Zach Howard. Read moreHoward talks about life before Northwest, his time as a Bearcat

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A pale yellow house sits near the end of Second Street. This quaint looking house is the home of an organization that has done a lot for people in the Maryville community and beyond – the North Star Advocacy Center.  Read moreNorth Star Advocacy Center: A bright light for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors

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While her desk sits in Martindale Hall, Assistant Professor Nina Adanin has traveled and ventured all across the globe, from the heights of the Himalayan Mountains, the scorching Middle East, the majestic Atlantic Ocean, the freezing Arctic and the humid Colombian jungles. Read moreNorthwest Assistant Professor Nina Adanin reflects on her journeys around the world

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On the bottom floor of the Nodaway County Administration Center sits a large room full of old letters, collections of wills and dozens of large books full of court records going back to the county’s formation in 1845. To most people, this place would be something more elaborate than someone’… Read moreBecky Carlson helps Nodaway County unfold records from the past

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Everyone seems to be all up in arms about this email we got on April Fools’ Day. I mean, I don’t even know what a regent — sounds like some pimple medicine honestly — is, and I’m sure they do suck as much as you guys say. But can we appreciate President John Jasinski’s all-time April Fools’ joke? Read moreThe Stroller | Your Bearcat loves Dr. Jasinski's April Fools' joke

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If you read old versions of this ridiculous satire piece read by three people, you won’t actually find satire. You’ll find one person writing about things they saw on campus. It’s wild; they would use names and everything. Essentially, this part of the newspaper was for a stalker to publish … Read moreThe Stroller | Your Bearcat loves proper sidewalk etiquette

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Northwest junior guard Trevor Hudgins drove straight at the Northern State player directly in front of him. With the defender off-balance, Hudgins planted his right foot, angling back and left to create separation. Hudgins exploded upward, releasing his shot several feet behind the 3-point a… Read moreVinnie Vaccaro: a Northwest fan

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Warm light flickered across the face of Señor Burrito co-owner Eric Dickey as he took a long-awaited break in a booth across from the entrance of his business. The restaurant was quiet, only filled with the low hum of music and the chatter of three customers as they ate burritos prepared by … Read moreThe Dickeys, Señor Burrito's hard working owners

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Rain meant no farming would get done on that particular, strangely chilly September day. Interrupting the quiet surrounding, an engine croaked up the side of the house. In his Polaris four-wheeler, which was covered in dust and filled with loose tools, sits Larry Ecker, a more-than-classic-f… Read moreMeet Larry Ecker, the last dairy farmer to occupy a small town in northwest Missouri

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I’ll admit it, I’m a lover of WebMD. There is nothing more thrilling than going on Google, typing in your symptoms and letting a website convince you that you are going to die in three business days. WebMd and I have been through a lot. 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but I’m not talking about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or even winter solstice. I’m talking about how a couple of glorious months of the year, us Americans are blessed with the best sandwich to come out of fast food — the McRib.

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A cloud of dust combined from the gravel roads and the crops nearby disperse to reveal a red-brick building. The structure is seemingly out-of-place with the rest of the area mainly being used as farmland. Just before the 320th Street intersection on the west side of U.S. Highway 136 in Noda…

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I have come to realize that parking in general is kinda the worst, but specifically parking on campus is another topic. I compiled a list of things that drive me absolutely insane while I am attempting to park in these peanut-sized lots. 

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A secret sauce is typically used to enhance food or make food special. Northwest coach Amy Woerth, and 2022 MIAA Volleyball Coach of the Year, said Northwest volleyball has its own ‘secret sauce’ that helps the Bearcats get better every year.

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This week will go down in Maryville history — the flashing yellow lights on South Main Street are no longer with us. The red and green lights have returned and so have the mile-long row of cars that lead up to them. I miss you yellow lights.

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The leaves are turning red and my reminder that “cuffing season” exists is coming in full swing. Not that my mom hasn’t reminded me all year, but at least I have mastered how to distract her from the conversation.