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After reading the opinion pieces printed in the Northwest Missourian during the last two weeks, I am responding in my role as the leader of the University’s Diversity and Inclusion office. Through the course of events in our country this summer, more people have been able to identify with th… Read more

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And so it begins, the blame game. COVID-19 cases have surged since Northwest resumed in-person classes — shocking — and as a result, students, faculty, administration and community members are beginning to point fingers. Everyone in their own way is accountable for what is happening. No one … Read more

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There’s been a lot of tension in the world recently with the Black Lives Matter movement storming back to the forefront of the media. For now, it seems like our pandemic has taken a backseat to the current outrage. The uproar was sparked by the video of a Minneapolis police officer unlawfull… Read more

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As if times couldn’t get any stranger, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a lawsuit against China on behalf of Missourians for the way China handled the coronavirus. While China is certainly in the wrong in the way it handled the virus, suing them will not help the state of Mis… Read more

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Humans, especially athletes, are a sentimental bunch. We (speaking as a washed-up athlete) cling to moments and milestones to carry us through and give us motivation for the next task ahead. One of the largest and most important times in a young athlete’s life is the opportunity to compete i… Read more

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Midterms suck. These tests or projects are smack dab in the middle of the semester — except when they decide not to be for some reason. They are worth just as much as a final and they don’t get a whole week devoted to them. Finals week is a five-day period focused solely on helping students … Read more

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While many are worrying about having to wear a mask and whether or not the vaccine for the coronavirus will be ready in time and safe, another virus is about to begin rearing its ugly head. We are about to enter flu season while still being in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which mea…

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I have learned a lot in my public education career from government and history classes. I can recite the three branches of the U.S. government with ease as well as their responsibilities. I know the fourth amendment of the U.S. Constitution. I even remember many arbitrary and inconsequential…

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After making the decision earlier this semester to suspend fall sports until at least Jan. 1, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its commitment to the health of student athletes, the MIAA announced Oct. 1 tentative plans to go ahead with a winter sports season. 

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What cultivates your identity? Is it the color of your skin? Is it the movies you watch? Or, is it the type of people you hang around? According to the standards I’ve grown up with, it’s a mixture of all of the above and none of the mentioned.

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I know I’ve been preaching mask wearing and social distancing for weeks now, in order to protect those around you. I hope that the well-being of those around you is constantly on your mind. However, in all this constant worrying about others, don’t forget to focus on yourself. Don’t neglect …