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
In discussing the story on page A1 this week about Northwest Student Senate, we editors asked ourselves a simple question: who represents us on the student senate? Embarrassingly, none of us could say for sure. Though we’ve all read or written stories about their activities, our ignorance, i… Read more
You’ve all seen the numbers advertised. “97.5 percent of undergraduate and 99 percent of graduate students at Northwest secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation.” Wow, those are incredible numbers; perhaps even unbelievable. It must feel great to attend a… Read more
The high-rise dorms here at Northwest are the butt of far too many jokes. Exemplified by Dieterich Hall’s permanent nickname “Dirty D,” these ancient halls are routinely ridiculed as freshmen abuse them every year. Bearcats should never expect a pristine dorm, but they should be concerned wi… Read more
Last Friday, the movie “Selma” was released in theaters. The dramatization of the famous march for civil rights in 1965 is already garnering heavy praise and criticism from historians and activists alike. Brushing aside the debate over historical accuracy for a moment, there are invaluable l… Read more
The serious issue the computer science department has been grappling with as of late should be one that most students can see with their own eyes. There seems to be more and more computer science majors, most of whom are international students, coming to Northwest every year. Read more
It’s almost impossible to escape it. Whether you’re walking through campus, sitting in class or having a drink at The Palms, the excitement is everywhere. “Royals Fever” is contagious in Maryville and everyone is catching it, from lifelong Royals fans to students who couldn’t tell you what a… Read more
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.
It’s no secret that America as a country has a hard time accepting anyone who is culturally, racially or simply religiously “different” from the standard.
One of the most recent bills working its way through the House of Representatives will make or break students deciding whether they want to pursue higher education or not, but it is a step in the right direction.
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…
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…
Sigma Phi Epsilon has been suspended after reports of hazing in the fraternity. The strange thing, however, is the university’s reluctance to speak up on the issue.