Amid the flashing lights, pounding music and a fog of Juul vapor, students congregate at Molly’s, a local dance club and bar. Read more
The number of sexually transmitted disease cases across the nation is at an unprecedented high. Nearly half of the 20 million new STD diagnoses made each year are among ages 15-24. Read more
An adjustment international students must make when they get to Northwest is speaking English on a daily basis. For those who don’t have a community of students who speak their native language, the only time they can speak it is when they call home. Read more
Some people “talk with their hands.” They make hand gestures to demonstrate their point as they speak. Others actually use their hands to speak. Read more
Devastating headlines revealing 450 vaping-related illnesses and seven deaths in 36 states has started nation-wide conversations about electronic cigarette use and a proposed guidance from President Trump. Read more
The freedom to plan their own daily schedule is part of the college dream many students may have. However, when the hours of classes, homework, study time, part-time jobs and other activities add up, students often sleep less than recommended. Read more
The red, swollen bumps, the annoying blackheads, the puss-filled pockets of inconvenience — acne is something many young adults struggle with. However, some find solace in videos of professionals removing the gunk from people’s bodies. Read more
The role models in people’s lives influence who they may become later in life. For young children these can become the unofficial big siblings they attach themselves too as they grow up. Read more
As cut-out hearts, roses and diaper-clad Cupids decorate walls and social media feeds, the ever-present question pops up: what does it mean to love another person? Read more
The Netflix original movie “Bird Box” has left many viewers blind to common sense as they attempt the “Bird Box Challenge.” Read more
For most Bearcats, Thanksgiving break is a time to travel back to their hometowns, enjoy a home-cooked meal, watch a parade and football. Read more
As the Student Activities Council prepared for its first music festival, the organization didn’t need to look far for talent. Read more
With the popularity of movies like “The Nun” and “The Quiet Place” and TV shows such as “American Horror Story,” the horror genre seems to be rising from the grave much like the zombies of “The Walking Dead.” Read more
Dating in college can be difficult. Most students are broke, and after a while the popular date hotspots around Maryville can get boring. However, the popular dating app, Tinder, updated and added new features just for college students. Read more
As a hangover cure, a way to stay awake during an 8 a.m. lecture or a key ingredient to pulling an all night study session, caffeine is a staple in many college students’ diets. However, like with any substance, too much can cause more harm than good. Read more
Northwest is full of different traditions and opportunities for students of all ages. With all sorts of activities going on at any given time around campus, many students don’t need to leave to find some fun. From taking pictures with Bobby Bearcat in the Union to taking a dip in Colden Pond… Read more
Thanks to shows such as “Stranger Things,” “Freaks and Geeks” and now a “Rick and Morty” crossover comic book, the tabletop role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, has grown from ultimate nerd status to a more normalized past time with friends. Read more
It seems rare to run into someone who doesn’t swear in college. A bunch of young adults trying to figure out how not to f@$% up their lives can sometimes lead to some colorful language. Read more
Looking past the differences we have in times of misfortune can be a daunting task, but thanks to the energy known as Never Forget Fest, Maryville will never be the same. Read more
A night where music and message meet is finally on its way to Northwest, and it is all thanks to AfterDark. Read more
The mystery behind Northwest’s vigilante advice hero has stumped many, creating a custom craving for the Life Advice Batman’s insight on all things college, love and life. And he’s only just beginning his journey of unprecedented guides to surviving the four to five years of college life. Read more
It is the time of year again where everyone decides between one of two ways to celebrate the Super Bowl: partying or actually watching the game. Read more
Simplified from the acronym, it is the Student Activities Council, a group responsible for coordinating a number of different campus events for students. What many may not realize though is SAC is a group of students tirelessly working to provide specific and varied entertainment to students. Read more
Dressember’s webpage has a quote that reads, “Can a dress change the world?” Read more
Making a difference in an impactful way can seem like quite the daunting task, especially in today’s political environment. Thankfully, there is a select few who are willing to put in the work and take chances in order to make some change, even if they are only about 10 years old. Read more
Since Oct. 15, a viral campaign has been setting a new example for the power of speech, and it does it with only two words. Read more
A couple of months ago, if anyone had said Rihanna would be the leading proponent in broadening the racial inclusivity of the makeup world they would have gotten some strange looks. Read more
There are certain mythos surrounding the first year of college. These legends normally begin to cloud eager freshmen minds, but not with positive thoughts. Read more
This is not Modern warfare, as both Tactical Foam Warfare (TFW) and Tactical Nerf Nerds (TNN) focus on bringing communities together to strategize and battle in all-out Nerf-gun wars. Read more
Chances are, as a college student in the year 2017, many if not all have met someone with some form of anxiety. Read more
“Where America is rich, Haiti is poor. Where Haiti is rich, America is poor,” Kevin Lee, a group leader with the Global Orphan Project, said. Read more
There is a clear divide in the world between races, religions and political ideologies. As much as anyone would like to deny it, there is also a divide on campus between domestic and international students. Read more
There it sits, patiently waiting to be discovered. Its hue feels like home. Its pages are thick and firm. It is found layered under piles of old, washed-out photos and boxes of clothes you will never wear. It is under sweaters your grandma gave you, old crafts your mom had you keep from elem… Read more
Despite much political resistance, the United States has taken certain measures to become more inclusive and respectful to gender minorities. Read more
Every school has some tradition people take part in to feel a little more connected to alumni, fellow students and faculty. Northwest just takes it a step further by jumping into a pond that is not technically for swimming. Read more
As Maryville transitions into fall, it is difficult to not dread winter coming. The allure of spring break, sunshine and palm trees is overwhelming during the months filled with snow and ice. Read more
There is a social phenomenon called the “mere-exposure effect.” The more someone experiences interpersonal interactions with another person, the more likely he or she is to act like said person. Read more
America is in a constant battle to advocate for diversity, but too often we believe that culture is synonymous with race or ethnicity. Read more
November marks National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It is a time where writers buckle down to write 50,000 words within a 30-day time span. This is equal to about 1,700 words a day, which is a large time commitment that many college students cannot even fathom completing with everything… Read more
The month of October marks the LGBTQ+ pride and history month. It is a month to highlight the history of this group of individuals as well as show pride in different identities. Read more
Devastating headlines revealing 450 vaping-related illnesses and seven deaths in 36 states has started nation-wide conversations about electronic cigarette use and a proposed guidance from President Trump.
The freedom to plan their own daily schedule is part of the college dream many students may have. However, when the hours of classes, homework, study time, part-time jobs and other activities add up, students often sleep less than recommended.
Thousands of people huddled around screens as the steady rhythm of drums and horns signaled the beginning of an end. Winter has arrived with dragons in tow.
The red, swollen bumps, the annoying blackheads, the puss-filled pockets of inconvenience — acne is something many young adults struggle with. However, some find solace in videos of professionals removing the gunk from people’s bodies.
Northwest prides itself on providing opportunities for women to step forward and take the reigns. As March moves forward these women are stepping into the limelight.
The role models in people’s lives influence who they may become later in life. For young children these can become the unofficial big siblings they attach themselves too as they grow up.
As cut-out hearts, roses and diaper-clad Cupids decorate walls and social media feeds, the ever-present question pops up: what does it mean to love another person?