An Illinois based band plays at a local dive bar with instruments made out of broken down home appliances. The bass guitar is made out of a washtub. One man plays the washboard. Another, a eucalyptus bamboo digeridoo. The band’s name is the Woodbox Gang and the lead singer, the man who made … Read more
Peace and quiet were two things Priyanka Patel did not expect to find when she came to study abroad in the United States. Even with the unexpected, studying abroad has been a rewarding experience for Patel in many ways. She has gained confidence and has enjoyed communicating with different t… Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
As college students, we always joke that we are dirt poor even though we may have a decent sum in our bank account. For some though, this is a serious issue. Read more
The Student Activities Council has seemed to struggle in appealing to the student population with its concerts for the past few years, but with fresh ideas, this year may be different. Read more
Gun control is arguably one of the hottest topics in the nation. As Americans, we live in a desensitized culture. Citizens across the country have formed several groups in effort to combat the issue. So far, there hasn’t been much change. Read more
Northwest Missouri State Athletics is known for its success across the national stage. At the same time, bumps can occur along the road Read more
Missouri state budget cuts are catching up with higher education, as the University prepares for another increase in tuition for next fall. With the spring semester brings FAFSA applications, scholarship approvals and class enrollment. For the semester on the horizon, it seems the perfect ti… Read more
Social media has become such a prominent part of our daily lives, as we share the most intimate and recent event of our lives with the world. The Missouri Senate committee is proposing that our postings are private affairs that should no longer determine someone’s academic eligibility, renti… Read more
It has come into immediate attention, as things usually do when a hot-button issue resurfaces and people suddenly realize its importance, that Americans everywhere are in disagreement about practically everything. Read more
It seems college students aren’t catching any breaks from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens as he proposes another major cut in funding to higher education. With state funding down to less than 30 percent forcing more budget cuts to Northwest, it seems the college experience is only becoming even … Read more
There’s plenty of things to be asked for in the small town of Maryville: more shopping options, better food choices and a Chipotle. While most times none if these requests are ever fulfilled, Maryville is finally getting an upgrade that is requested, needed and could even save lives. As of l… Read more
In last week’s issue of the Missourian, the blotters section of the paper recorded three cases of alleged drunk drivers in Maryville — and these were only the ones who were caught. The loss of a student to a drunk driver shouldn’t be what it takes for us to pull together and shut down those … Read more
The Student Activities Council’s (SAC) annual Fall concerts are the most anticipated events of the year, the source of our biggest entertainment experiences each year and the most expensive expenditure on SAC’s to-do list. Read more
Lately it seems plenty of debatable bills are being passed or not passed through Congress. From forgotten deadlines for low income children, insurance to net neutrality, Congress has had their fingers busy signing bill after bill, and the latest is the new tax reform bill effective in 2019. … Read more
More and more college students are suffering from mental illnesses , such as depression, anxiety, OCD and eating disorders. Why are mental health issues on the rise among college students? One word: stress. Read more
A new social media trend hit Northwest April 4. This brought police to investigate a drawing in sidewalk chalk. The trend called “The Chalkening” has come to multiple college campuses throughout the country in the last couple months. Read more
Georgia recently vetoed a bill which protects homophobia. The same bill was passed in Missouri, leaving us wondering why Missouri is now less progressive than Georgia. Read more
After legislation was announced that would allow conceal and carry on college campuses in Missouri, President Jasinski sent out an email to students stating Northwest Missouri State University would not support the bill. We strongly agree with the statements Jasinski made and are also firmly… Read more
Kansas City, Kansas law officials have officially passed ordinances raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21. This decision has not been a popular one among many young smokers and has raised the question, is it worth it? Read more
Another week passes and we still have no names for several of the summonses issued on campus. While University Police continues to hide behind Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), there are more issues now that need to be explained further than “a summons was issued…” or “there… Read more
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.
The University’s academic calendar is released two years in advance, so there is no excuse for local landlords to still have May to May leases when the finals week extends past May 1.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
The recent passing of Amendment 2 has brought medical marijuana to the state of Missouri. While it can benefit people experiencing pain from a range of illnesses, it has consequences that need to be taken into account.