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The Missouri Senate recently voted to ban so-called vaccine passports. Vaccine passports are documentation stating someone has been vaccinated for COVID-19. This means that Missouri residents won’t have to show they’ve been vaccinated in order to use transportation such as planes, buses or trains. Read more

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On March 22, the Maryville City Council voted to terminate the city’s mask mandate effective midnight the next day. The motion, introduced by Councilman Matt Johnson, passed by an overwhelming 4-1 vote with Councilman Tye Parsons serving as the lone dissenting voice in favor of extending the… Read more

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The most divisive action the Maryville City Council has taken since the beginning of the pandemic is no more. The mask mandate was revoked after a 4-1 vote Monday — Tye Parsons was alone in his opposition — and as of midnight that day, there was no city face-covering requirement. It’s sad th… Read more

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The bliss of romantic relationships comes from personalities working together in harmony. Attaining that feeling of comfort, understanding and requited companionship is what many people search for. However, in my experience as a cisgender, heterosexual, Black man, it’s a little harder to fin… Read more

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For years people have been told about the negative consequences that can come about from people driving impaired. This has been something that has been stressed over and over, and it will continue to be shared until some real change is made and a stop is put to those who drive while impaired. Read more

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Women’s History Month celebrates the achievements of women, and the movies they’ve been a part of are a great place to turn for celebrating their accomplishments and embracing female strength, determination and independence. In celebration of Women’s History Month, I’m suggesting five movies… Read more

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I can see where some students are coming from. It is unfortunate that unlike other universities and even high schools, our spring break was but a measly Monday. If you’re a student reading this, you might be feeling ripped off, and I can empathize with you. It sucks. But people must realize … Read more

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Representation is important. Those on a governing body need to be able to relate to the people they are making decisions for. The undermanned Northwest Board of Regents has one gaping issue when it comes to representation, and it needs to be fixed. One of the open seats should be filled by a… Read more

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Last week the United States saw record snow and cold temperatures in most of the Midwest. Southern states such as Texas and Oklahoma that don’t see severely cold weather very often were woefully unprepared as the severe weather caused people to lose power and water for days. Read more

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Since it’s Black History Month, I think it’s important to address the lack of Black history taught in American education. African American history curriculum is neglected in schools, with Black culture and experience underrepresented; too often Black history is a footnote in American History… Read more

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The Missouri Senate recently voted to ban so-called vaccine passports. Vaccine passports are documentation stating someone has been vaccinated for COVID-19. This means that Missouri residents won’t have to show they’ve been vaccinated in order to use transportation such as planes, buses or trains.

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Northwest recently announced that it would be seeking to return to a “traditional campus experience” for the fall 2021 semester. The specifics of what that means have yet to be established, but likely it will be a semester that resembles the fall of 2019 more than the fall of 2020. In order …

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On March 22, the Maryville City Council voted to terminate the city’s mask mandate effective midnight the next day. The motion, introduced by Councilman Matt Johnson, passed by an overwhelming 4-1 vote with Councilman Tye Parsons serving as the lone dissenting voice in favor of extending the…

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On March 11, students and staff received a special email from the office of President Jasinski announcing that Friday, April 2, would be designated as a “day of engagement and wellness for students and employees.” There will be no classes and all offices will be closed.