With finals week upon us, students are now in crunch time. The next week will be spent studying, seeing friends before the break, planning graduation parties or trying to find a job for the next stage of life. Read moreStudents should make the most of their winter break
Date rape or acquaintance rape is not just as it sounds, in fact, you could take away the first word in both of them, and it would still have the same meaning. Giving rape a name in front of it is just another attempt to soften the blow of what actually happened — it’s rape, no exception. Read moreStanding With Survivors: Stop giving rape a subsidiary name
As the leaves continue to change colors and the temperature continues to drop, it’s common to see people fall into a seasonal depression. This isn’t only impacting students, but people living and working in rural communities who have less access to mental health resources. Read moreBetter mental health services need to be offered in rural communities
I am sick of it. There’s no exaggeration to that statement — I am literally disgusted. Every time I hear or see a story of a woman talking about how she was sexually assaulted or abused in any capacity by a man, I can’t help but feel absolutely sick to my stomach. Read moreOpinion | Women need more support from men
There are days that I fear my future employers aren’t going to be my future employers because of a few of the tattoos residing in my skin. Specifically the one tattoo in particular that I fear will harm future employment is the one that matters the most. Read moreStanding With Survivors: Consent isn’t coercion, it’s a one word answer
This year marks the 50th anniversary of when Title IX was passed into law in 1972. Title IX changed the landscape of college education forever and is one of the most important laws related to school athletics. Read moreTitle IX for athletics is great, work still needs to be done
The holidays are approaching and that means that the shopping season is as well. Of course it’s easier to go to Walmart on Black Friday or go to your nearest Target the night of Thanksgiving, but the real gifts are located elsewhere. Read morePeople should shop small businesses for holidays gifts
For those of you who may not be aware of the situation, Palestinian people are being oppressed by the military, police and even some citizens of Israel. This has been happening for far longer than most people would care to admit. The worst part of it is that the U.S. has been nothing but sup… Read moreOpinion | Free Palestine from Israel
People constantly say that you need to pick your battles, that you need to make sure that you are willing to die on the hill of the argument that you are about to make. For me, I’ve been standing on this hill, and I don’t plan to get down anytime soon. Read moreStanding With Survivors: Stop protecting assailants, victims come first
There are a ton of unrealistic body expectations and beauty standards in our society. Women are expected to have big butts and boobs but be rail thin everywhere else. Men are expected to be at least 6 feet tall and ripped — and those are just the tip of the iceberg. Read moreOpinion | Don't spend your holidays worried about beauty standards
It was a cold, windy afternoon, as one should expect this time of year approaching the end of October, but who really knows anymore? It was 40 degrees one week, 80 degrees the next, 40 degrees again after that and now expected to get back up to 80 again. Read moreOpinion | It continues to be a great semester for Northwest athletics
Donating blood has been encouraged throughout everyone's life, yet very few people donate. This year has been the worst blood shortage in over a decade with a 10% decline in donations since the pandemic, according to the American Red Cross. Read moreThe pandemic is over, it's time to start donating blood
Midterm elections will be held Nov. 8. These elections might not seem like they’re all that important, but they matter a lot more than most people believe they do. Read moreOpinion | Your vote matters, so use it during midterm elections
At least once or twice a week, I receive a breaking news notification about mass or school shootings. I know I am not the only one that drops their head when they read it but also has to continue throughout their day waiting for the next notification. Read moreOpinion | Mass shootings are still happening, more attention needs to be brought to them
Nearly each week, the Northwest Missourian dedicates the Our View to bringing a topic that needs attention to light and giving our view on the matter. This week, we decided to take a break from doing so and do something different. Read moreThe Editorial Board's favorite things about fall
Women in Iran and their allies have been protesting in 80 different cities throughout the country, demanding justice for the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini was murdered by Iran’s morality police due to her hijab not completely covering her hair. Read moreOpinion | Pay attention to women in Iran
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Northwest Missourian wanted to shed light on the importance that this month brings. The “Letters From” Project was reopened to the public, allowing victims and survivors to share their experience. Read moreGiving a voice to the voiceless: Domestic violence "Letters From" Project
We live our lives referencing and quoting research, and we link statistics to articles or websites where we found the information. This is just common practice as we go throughout our lives in education, but there is something teachers and professors don’t tell you — the statistics are inaccurate. Read moreStanding With Survivors: We are being misled by sexual violence statistics
The Nodaway County Historical Society recently had a guest speaker detailing the history of Black community in Nodaway County and even setting up a special month-long exhibit from the Missouri State Museum on the rise and fall of the state’s Black businesses. It’s a great thing considering t… Read moreTeaching Black history in Nodaway County is imperative
As it’s the last week of Suicide Prevention Month, I wanted to discuss something I think is a very important thing to do — checking in on the people in your life. Not just the ones that you know struggle with mental health, but also the ones who seem like nothing is wrong. Read moreOpinion | Talk to the key people in your life
As a student, the daily struggles of getting decent grades and making sure bills are paid are just two of the worries that we have. One thing that we shouldn’t have to worry about is whether or not we will make it to class on time due to filled lots and minimal parking options. Read moreUniversity parking needs to better accommodate commuters
Having anxiety is something that, for the most part, isn’t taken seriously. Being officially diagnosed with it and medicated for it is a whole other wave of judgment most of the time. You’re often told to suck it up, deal with it and do it alone. This has gotten better with time, but there a… Read moreOpinion | Needing anxiety medication isn't a bad thing
It has been brought to not only our attention, but the general public as well, the grass lot clean up is being neglected. A lot, bought specifically for students and Northwest fans in general to enjoy tailgating among a dry campus, has left people in dismay. Read moreTailgaters need to be held responsible for the grass lot
I know what some of you are probably thinking after reading this title, “She’s a crazy liberal! She wants the government to get rid of all our guns,” which is not true at all. I only want the government to ban one gun — the AR-15. Read moreOpinion | US citizens don't need access to AR-15s
It was a hot afternoon, as is most afternoons this time of year. I just got to my apartment, I unlocked the door and as I walked in, my lanyard caught on the doorknob. As anyone else would in that situation, I immediately start searching through my life memories to find just where everything… Read moreOpinion | This is a special year for fall sports at Northwest
Nearly six months ago, a Northwest student was charged with invasion of privacy, and today we are still awaiting a trial. Read moreCounty courts need to stop elongating cases for months
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder is often stereotyped as being spacey, forgetful and always having too much energy. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg for most people who are neurodivergent. Read moreOpinion | The stigmas around ADHD need to come to an end
The Inflation Reduction Act is being praised as a victory for climate justice in the United States by the government and the media. However, it’s not the victory we’re being told it is. Read moreOpinion | The Inflation Reduction Act is no victory
After over three months of being away from campus, students are filing into classrooms and residential halls, ready to start off the semester. While they were away, Northwest was scattered with construction cones and workers throughout campus. Read moreRegents need to prioritize student workspaces first
It is nothing new to the Maryville community, but we are here to reiterate it yet again and catch those up who are new. On April 1, former President John Jasinski announced his departure from the University to the Bearcat community. Four months later, we still know little for the future of N… Read moreNorthwest Presidential Search should have started months ago
My name is Kennedy Kalvoda, and I am a bisexual woman. I grew up in a town where my high school was predominantly white and the majority of my peers used every slur in the book. It was a toxic environment to be in and coming to terms with my sexuality was twice as hard because of it. Read moreOpinion | Maryville community needs to be more accepting of LGBTQ+
Welcome to the final edition of Walk the Talk, the weekly mailbag column that’s existed for roughly two years with the purpose of answering — or at least trying my best to answer — your questions regarding Northwest Athletics. Read moreWalk The Talk: Thank you, Maryville.
As the month of April, and the school year, nears its end, it’s about time for students to start preparing to move into their new housing locations. Most leases in Maryville expire April 30, and if you haven’t found a way to hold your stuff until your new place is available, good luck. Read moreLandlords should structure leases around Northwest's schedule
It’s been a while, so welcome back to Walk The Talk, a mailbag column with all of the answers to your questions regarding Northwest Athletics. Read moreWalk The Talk: Which position group to watch at Northwest football's spring game? And more
Those wishing, yearning, for answers from the Northwest Board of Regents on its decision to not renew President John Jasinski’s contract were left with nothing but the same questions following the Board’s April 12 meeting. Read moreBoard of Regents owes community answers concerning Jasinski's dismissal
Records. They’re not the only way to show success in a position, but they are a good barometer of it. Northwest President John Jasinski has overseen many records under his tenure: records in enrollment, retention and donations. Read moreNorthwest needs to find a successor that can live up to Dr. Jasinski
To the very brave Bearcats sharing their experiences in the Letters From project: Read moreLetter to the Editor: To the brave Bearcats writing in the Letters From project
For the third time in as many tournaments, Northwest men's basketball trounced through the Division II NCAA Tournament and walked away with a national title. Read moreDivision II athletics should reevaluate national postseason regionalization
Many people can agree that education is the key to a successful future. If that’s the case, American school systems should have curriculums that produce well-rounded, educated individuals who can assess the intricacies of society and make decisions that create a better one. Read morePoliticians should stop restricting education on 'controversial' topics
The “Letters from…” project was created in partnership with the Northwest Missourian Editorial Board, Northwest Wellness Services and North Star Advocacy Center, and will be a part of the opinion section. The series will run from the March 24 issue of the paper throughout the month of April … Read moreIntroducing The "Letters From..." Project
Millions of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, but there’s an overlooked group that is being affected by the conflict’s side effects — the African students who have been studying abroad there. These students are thousands of miles from home with nowhere safe to go… Read moreOpinion | World governments should help African students stranded in Ukraine
With the world fighting to solve its numerous problems in the past couple of years, everybody is feeling their own variation of pain. Empathy has been vital, and it shouldn’t only be felt and shared by common citizens. Read moreStudents and families deserve leniency amid rising inflation rates
Amir Locke was asleep when Minneapolis Police Department officers barreled into the living room of his cousin’s apartment in search of his cousin, Mekhi Camden Speed, Feb. 2. As Locke started to wake up, most likely disoriented and unaware of what was going on, officers shot him while he was… Read moreOpinion | No-knock warrants shouldn't be a death sentence for people of color
As the year continues, campaign signs for City Council and the Maryville R-II School Board are starting to pop up in people’s yards and on social media. Rather than just scrolling or driving past, students need to take a longer look. Read moreOpinion | Northwest students should vote in local elections
For the first time for many of us, we are watching a war unfold on social media. Russia’s reprehensible invasion of Ukraine has been plastered across platforms. Along with hard news on the situation, we have also seen various attempts to humorize the situation through memes. To those of us w… Read morePeople shouldn't joke about global tragedies
There are days that I fear my future employers aren’t going to be my future employers because of a few of the tattoos residing in my skin. Specifically the one tattoo in particular that I fear will harm future employment is the one that matters the most.
When most people hear the word feminist, they think of angry women who hate every man on the planet. I’m here to put those misconceptions to rest and talk about what being a feminist really means.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of when Title IX was passed into law in 1972. Title IX changed the landscape of college education forever and is one of the most important laws related to school athletics.
The holidays are approaching and that means that the shopping season is as well. Of course it’s easier to go to Walmart on Black Friday or go to your nearest Target the night of Thanksgiving, but the real gifts are located elsewhere.
For those of you who may not be aware of the situation, Palestinian people are being oppressed by the military, police and even some citizens of Israel. This has been happening for far longer than most people would care to admit. The worst part of it is that the U.S. has been nothing but sup…
People constantly say that you need to pick your battles, that you need to make sure that you are willing to die on the hill of the argument that you are about to make. For me, I’ve been standing on this hill, and I don’t plan to get down anytime soon.
There are a ton of unrealistic body expectations and beauty standards in our society. Women are expected to have big butts and boobs but be rail thin everywhere else. Men are expected to be at least 6 feet tall and ripped — and those are just the tip of the iceberg.
It was a cold, windy afternoon, as one should expect this time of year approaching the end of October, but who really knows anymore? It was 40 degrees one week, 80 degrees the next, 40 degrees again after that and now expected to get back up to 80 again.
Donating blood has been encouraged throughout everyone's life, yet very few people donate. This year has been the worst blood shortage in over a decade with a 10% decline in donations since the pandemic, according to the American Red Cross.
Midterm elections will be held Nov. 8. These elections might not seem like they’re all that important, but they matter a lot more than most people believe they do.