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As Matt Baker sat in his office Jan. 7,  tucked near the far corner of Northwest’s Student Engagement Center on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union, the University’s assistant vice president of Student Affairs described the events of the previous year in contradicting terms.  Read more

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Whitnee Ice’s life has been defined by goals since she was in adolescence. At just 22 years old, Ice, a senior at Northwest, said she’s already accomplished a lot. This month she’ll be graduating with two degrees: communication rhetoric and interpersonal communication. Ice wasn’t even sure s… Read more

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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 official holiday for gluttony is here, and it is going to look different. Out of an abundance of caution — I hear this phrase in my nightmares — my family has decided to shrink the guestlist for this year’s event. It will result in some classic Thanksgiving staples being absent from the …

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I spend a lot of time in my car. Most of the decent things in Maryville are firmly out of walking distance, so I hop in the decade-old sedan and go for a jaunt. I also try and visit my parents, who are hundreds of miles away, rather frequently. They pay for my tuition and have supported me f…

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Whitnee Ice’s life has been defined by goals since she was in adolescence. At just 22 years old, Ice, a senior at Northwest, said she’s already accomplished a lot. This month she’ll be graduating with two degrees: communication rhetoric and interpersonal communication. Ice wasn’t even sure s…

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More than 15 million Americans have turned 18 years old since the 2016 election, when President Donald Trump was first elected into office. Now, the growing voting block — which includes almost every college-age student — has played an essential role in deciding the 2020 election.

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So, there I am in the midst of my post-Halloween slumber when I awake to a curious sound. The faint sound of Michael Buble — he’s super relevant all year round — echoes throughout my house, and I can smell pine-scented candles in the living room. 

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It’s finally here. This weekend I will finally get to enjoy the best holiday that America has to offer. I plan on having a raucous celebration with treats and costumes. I may even turn on a spooky movie late at night to celebrate. I am of course talking about daylight saving time.