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
We understand not many people pick up the newest issue of the Missourian as soon as it comes out on Thursday. Most people pick it up if there is some big news, or they heard about something controversial in it. However, there is one section that will gets looked at every single week: the blotter. Read more
Class president elections in high school were a joke. We all know that. However, one would expect college to be different. It usually is, but every once in a while, college students see something that reminds them of high school. Uncontested elections for student government here at Northwest… Read more
College tuition rates are out of control in the United States. Students know it and parents especially know it. The culprit behind exponential tuition increases cannot be attributed to any single factor, but decreasing government support for colleges is the leading suspect. Inexplicably, the… 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your sanity is important to survival in society and can be the most important thing to take care of in any type of setting, whether that be an academic setting or in the workplace.