Students in the LGBTQ community have been turning to crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe to fund their education, and they need our support. Read moreLGBTQ students require proper support system
I am pro-life. When I tell people I believe all have the right to life, they assume my belief ends once the child is born. This is not the case. I believe everyone has a right to life, including our criminals. Read moreLife in prison more beneficial than death for criminals
In a world where murder, terrorism and acts of violence are commonplace on the local news, it is sometimes necessary to use capital punishment. Read moreDeath penalty acts as deterrent for violent crime
The Missouri House of Representatives has passed House Bill 258 which allows concealed carry of firearms on campus for faculty. Sponsor of the bill Rep. Jered Taylor (R-Mo.) is adding an amendment to it which would allow students the same rights, stating it’s for their safety. Read moreMissouri bill amendment not necessary for student protection
As students, we learn about the issues leading to the Civil War and the effects of the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s. Yet, it is rare to learn about Native Americans outside of the context of the Pilgrims or as groups that caused conflict in the American West. Read moreSchools need to better teach Native American history
Northwest is known for being green in more than one way, clearly dedicating itself to sustainability and going green environmentally. Read moreOff campus recycling in Maryville should be easily accessible
Civic engagement is critical, and as Bearcats, we’re severely lacking it. Not civic engagement on a local, state or even national level, but as a campus. Read moreNorthwest Student Senate requires our votes, participation
Although online shopping has become more popular, shopping by physically going to stores is more beneficial on both personal and economic levels. Read moreReal life shopping better than online, experience more satisfying
President Donald Trump said April 2 the U.S. southern border would be closed to prevent immigration if he fails to make a deal with Congress over the issue. Read moreBorder closure recipe for expired produce, crashed auto industry
Although Rate My Professor sounds like a useful tool, it can be misleading because students usually just air their frustrations, rather than using the site for its rightful purpose. Read moreHonest, accurate online ratings for teachers achievable
The war against vaccines is not a battle anybody should need to address. It’s 2019, and having measles outbreaks plastered across multiple headlines is unbelievable with the amount of technology we have. Read moreMeasles outbreak ridiculous: Simple solution found in vaccines
When California was rampaged by wildfires earlier this school year, we sent aid. When Florida got hit by a hurricane two years ago, we rallied around them. Now, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are asking for help. Read moreMidwest flood victims need national relief
Johnny Depp claims to have submitted 87 pieces of evidence against his ex-wife Amber Heard, stating he is the victim of abuse. Sadly, no one seems to care. Read moreAbused men need same support, platform as women
An old federal law is proving to be difficult and is negating the rights the second amendment provides by wrongfully targeting people who choose to use medical marijuana despite if its legal within the state. Read moreMedical marijuana not part of gun issue
In the U.S., Japan is often thought of as a country known for three things: peculiar culture, anime and cutting edge technology. Read moreUS education should apply Japanese technology
It’s 2019, and women’s clothing still has fake pockets. Nothing is worse than buying a new pair of jeans only to come home and see the pockets either aren’t real or are so small that anything larger than a penny would fall out. Read moreWomen need larger pockets for true equality
Few people think of cartoons and simultaneously think of crimes as serious as sexual harassment and assault. Read moreAnimators take stand against sexual misconduct
The government represents the people, but limiting public access to information minimizes the people’s voice. The public has the right to an open government because all citizens are affected by the decisions government officials make. Read moreStrike down new bill, public has right to access information
I don’t think I’ve ever seen my mom more shocked than when I told her, the summer before my sophomore year at Northwest, I did not know what STDs or STIs were. Read moreSex education necessary for students safety
Most of us grew up knowing February is Black History Month. In elementary school, we studied Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, and discussed the invention of peanut butter by George Washington Carver. School teachers also went out of their way to include multiple activities to… Read moreBlack History deserves celebration
A simple quote from one of the wisest fictional characters ever to grace the pages of literature in the last 20 years could not be more poignant for Northwest this week. Read moreNorthwest students need to get out of bed, seize the day
Last month, the notorious 35-day government shutdown ended. The reason the shutdown took place is because President Donald Trump refused to sign off on a congressional budget because senators and representatives refused to allocate funds to his border wall. Read moreState of emergency declaration is pathetic, dangerous game
With 38 percent of the U.S. population able to donate blood and less than 10 percent actually donating, the blood shortage has thankfully not affected Maryville. Even with this stroke of luck, community members and students who can donate blood should still do it. Read moreBlood donations should be priority
Babies grow up to become a myriad of things. They can grow to be doctors, lawyers, teachers, parents, comedians—the possibilities are endless. That is, if the baby is given that opportunity to grow. Sadly, many children are deprived the opportunity to even experience life outside the womb. Read moreAbortion deprives babies right to life
The new minimum wage change increases the Missouri minimum wage from $7.85 to $8.60. This change, however, is not mandated for public universities. Read moreMinimum wage, maximum impact: University wage increase benefits students
I grew up watching crime shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Bones” and “Criminal Minds.” These shows helped shape my personality. It gave me a passion for history, forensic science and psychology. Read moreAmerica’s obsession with serial killers has gone too far
Every year, the halftime show during the Super Bowl leaves a mark in everyone’s memory thanks to fantastic performances and special effects. This year, however, the memories left behind will be full of controversies. Read moreSuperbowl halftime show disappoints all
Driving seems simple enough on paper, but once a cellphone is added to the mix it can turn from an easy trip to the grocery store to one that ends in tragedy. Read moreMissouri needs to ban texting while driving
Vampire Weekend announced a new single for the first time in six years Jan. 24. Formed back in 2006, Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band that started to take off in 2008. Read moreThe Kids, or Rather Band, Don’t Stand a Chance
Maggie is one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met. She wiggles her hips like a diva when she walks and wants constant attention. Yet Maggie, and many other dogs like her, are discriminated against because of one thing: She is a pit bull. Read moreBreed specific laws don't combat bites
As a young female from an ethnic background, diversity is something important, whether that’s in reality shows or TV programs. It is vital to have other cultures incorporated in order to be educated about new perspectives and learn from other people’s experiences. Read moreDiverse Reality: Reality TV needs more diversity
My mom’s first observation when she visited me was the tidiness of my room, or rather the lack of it. My unmade bed and paper-littered desk stood no match against my roommate’s folded blankets and perfectly stacked textbooks. Read moreNo need to stress over a mess
Keep your eyes closed, unless you want to lose your mind is the major tenet of the 2018 film “Bird Box,” which was released on Netflix mid-December. While it has received a huge amount of views, it left me with a sense of disappointment when I was hoping for a true horror film. Read moreBird Box doesn't deserve hype
The Northwest Board of Regents will take a vote on the proposed Student Organization Conduct Policy in its meeting Dec. 13. Read moreControversial policy is needed for all students
People will argue that parents should never lie to their children about anything, not even when it comes to Santa Claus. I believe children are better off experiencing all of the “magic” of Christmas and the mysteries it brings. Read moreSanta lie no cause for alarm, helps imagination
As students, we learn about the issues leading to the Civil War and the effects of the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s. Yet, it is rare to learn about Native Americans outside of the context of the Pilgrims or as groups that caused conflict in the American West.
Civic engagement is critical, and as Bearcats, we’re severely lacking it. Not civic engagement on a local, state or even national level, but as a campus.
Chances are if someone has ever worked in fast food, retail or a similar customer service based industry, they have heard someone say something along the lines of, “When are you going to get a real job?”
Although online shopping has become more popular, shopping by physically going to stores is more beneficial on both personal and economic levels.
President Donald Trump said April 2 the U.S. southern border would be closed to prevent immigration if he fails to make a deal with Congress over the issue.
Although Rate My Professor sounds like a useful tool, it can be misleading because students usually just air their frustrations, rather than using the site for its rightful purpose.
The war against vaccines is not a battle anybody should need to address. It’s 2019, and having measles outbreaks plastered across multiple headlines is unbelievable with the amount of technology we have.
When California was rampaged by wildfires earlier this school year, we sent aid. When Florida got hit by a hurricane two years ago, we rallied around them. Now, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are asking for help.
Spring break is by far one of the biggest highlights of the second semester. Students spend hundreds of dollars each year to travel to destinations such as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, or Panama City, Florida.