Northwest is located in Maryville, Missouri, also known as Title Town. Bearcats are known for winning national championships in football, basketball, tennis and others. But do I care? Should I care?

Going to Walmart Inc. is, by itself, a rough experience. The parking lot makes no sense. The Subway to the left of the grocery entrance is just begging me to spend money. There are employees everywhere, except when you actually need one.

A lot of people grew up with the words, “You can be anything,” ringing in their ears. Usually people will realize the truth, but for the amateur rapper community, they obviously still believe this little fib.

Vaping has had a bad couple of months, hasn’t it? I mean, like, only six people have died from vaping-related illnesses this year, but still, the headlines haven’t been kind to your beloved past time.

I forgot, over the summer, that there was a third Casey’s General Store coming to Maryville, so when I drove down Main Street from Highway 71 on move-in day, getting ready for my sophomore year, I was thrilled.

We’ve all walked out of the Union, ice cream in hand, chatting it up with friends as we head to the parking lot. It’s sunny, the birds are chirping the songs of angels, and everything is as beautiful as it’s ever been. 

With the end of the year comes panic, both over finals and finalizing last minute details as people prepare to move for the summer. Everything should be going smoothly, but instead we’re sitting here wondering why a stranger is in our house.