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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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+

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.