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Kirayle Jones stood before the distanced roundtables in an Oregon sweatshirt, black shorts and a mask. He was talking not only to the senators loosely clustered around the tables but to a laptop sitting on a chair that was the vessel to the online patrons of the meeting. It wasn’t the presid… Read more

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Darren White tends to tell stories as he explains his campaign platforms and thoughts on policing. In fact, he tends to tell stories when he explains just about anything, outlining his views on things as pertinent as the duties of a sheriff’s office or as unconnected as the rising cost of hi… Read more

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A transistor radio on the bed of his childhood room. That’s what John Coffey estimates as the beginning of his love for sports broadcasting. That love became a career as the “voice of the Bearcats,” and now Coffey’s love vaulted him into a general manager position and a corner office. It all… Read more

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Being a college student in 2020 has many challenges. Between facing uncertainty around safety, coping with financial stress and learning time management, young adults are often overwhelmed. Some have the added obstacles of parenthood. Junior Alysa Johnson’s pregnancy came as a shock to her.  Read more

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It’s been almost six full months since COVID-19 first arrived in Missouri. Gov. Mike Parson held a press conference March 7 to announce the first patient to “test presumptive positive” for the virus, back when cases were still rare across the state and the country, still a full week before t… Read more

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Jena Henderson woke up Aug. 18 with the worst back ache of her life, no appetite and a splitting headache. She knew something wasn’t right. The Wellness Center told Henderson, a freshman at Northwest, she couldn’t get a COVID-19 test until 48 hours after her symptoms started. She missed her … Read more

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The vibrant pink walls of the Mary Lynn Auditorium seem just a little less lively this semester. Every other row of the 1,000-seat theater is clothed in black cloth, as if mourning the loss of the crowds it used to hold. As mitigation efforts drastically limit audiences, the Northwest Depart… Read more

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On Aug. 15, Northwest students arrived at Powerhouse Bar and Dance Club, looking to reclaim their college lifestyle. Their masks varied, some wearing homemade coverings while others pulled shirts up around their mouths. Many were willing to risk contracting COVID-19, pointing out the high su… Read more

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Northwest sophomore Elizabeth Skelly was one of many students on their way to some of the world’s most distinguished and sought-after study abroad institutions in late January. Many were set to spend months in countries across the globe, studying foreign cultures and experiencing things far … Read more

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She’s closed the Nodaway County Senior Center before in her 13 years as an administrator at the lunchtime refuge for elderly people across the county, usually shutting its doors for a day or two when the weather turns bad and the roads ice over. Amie Firavich knows how her daily patrons will… Read more

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Most people haven’t seen the small scar that sits beneath Joel Osborn’s left clavicle, the one he’s worn beneath his collarbone for almost a decade now. When they look at his narrow face and overtired green eyes, they don’t see the blemish that occupies the space a catheter once did. They do… Read more

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He had taken a liking to the nearly-indestructible eyeglasses brand he had been sporting for years, but Matt Johnson grew annoyed by the need to replace them so frequently. Every six months or so, the black paint would wear off certain parts of his frames, leaving him a victim of “planned ob… Read more

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The two men stood at the center of Bearcat Arena Feb. 8 in front of a crowd of close to 2,000 people, clad in dark green ceremonial gowns. They were perhaps overdressed for the pair of basketball games the arena hosted that day, but their outfits were appropriate for the commencement in between. Read more

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            A large blue barn just off campus, a reprieve from the cold and refuge for eager horseback riders, filled with dust as the Northwest Horseman’s Association galloped across its dirt-covered ground. Each horse and rider weaved between cones much like how the equestrian club weaved … Read more

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The sound of drums echoed through the auditorium. Stomping feet and clapping hands from both the audience and the performers were united together in rhythm. The performers on stage danced to the beat, not only incorporating their hands and feet, but the entirety of their body. Legs kicked hi… Read more

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With numerous social distancing measures in place, hundreds of thousands of kids are missing out on what they know as school, being taught a new way of learning. It’s now up to teachers to fill students’ days with enriching material without compromising their safety.

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To many, Homecoming may seem like an arbitrary celebration completely constructed to make people that pay money to have friends and know three letters of the Greek alphabet feel like their organizations are important, but to me, it’s so much more than that. Even with COVID-19, I’m still real…

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The Northwest Jazz Ensemble and Studio Jazz Ensemble took the jazz to the grass 6 p.m. Oct. 5. at the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion, as COVID-19 mitigation efforts prompted them to host their first concert of the semester outside.

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Darren White tends to tell stories as he explains his campaign platforms and thoughts on policing. In fact, he tends to tell stories when he explains just about anything, outlining his views on things as pertinent as the duties of a sheriff’s office or as unconnected as the rising cost of hi…

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I’ve seen all I need to see after the presidential debate. Well, I didn’t actually watch the debate; I rewatched episodes of “The Office” that I have seen 11 times — it’s better than “Friends” — and then saw a highlights video on Facebook, but I am now sure in my choice for who I am voting f…

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It had been at least a month since Heather Simon last saw the sun. After a long string of bad air days, ash and smoke-filled skies, on Sept. 15 from her home in Valley Springs, California, she had a bit of relief. 

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A transistor radio on the bed of his childhood room. That’s what John Coffey estimates as the beginning of his love for sports broadcasting. That love became a career as the “voice of the Bearcats,” and now Coffey’s love vaulted him into a general manager position and a corner office. It all…