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From Tests to Vaccines: MSSUs Health Center Offers Comprehensive COVID-19 Support

From Tests to Vaccines: MSSU’s Health Center Offers Comprehensive COVID-19 Support

Jazmine Knight, Reporter September 22, 2023

With the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases and schools across the US getting back into the swing of things, some concerns arise. "How can I protect myself when I’m around too many new people at school?...

Experience the Magic of Ireland on the Campus of MSSU

Experience the Magic of Ireland on the Campus of MSSU

Lydia Carlson, Reporter September 22, 2023

Missouri Southern's 2023 Themed Semester spotlights Ireland with various diverse events including guest speakers, book signings, musical performances, and even a a unique book club and...

Ready, Set, Thrive: Your Guide To Helpful Resources On Campus

Ready, Set, Thrive: Your Guide To Helpful Resources On Campus

Jazmine Knight, Reporter September 8, 2023

With the Fall semester still fairly fresh, many of us are still getting in the groove of our class schedules. With that, comes several questions. Questions about classes, financial aid, student services,...

Journey To Ireland: MSSUs Fall Themed-Semester Activities

Journey To Ireland: MSSU’s Fall Themed-Semester Activities

Lydia Carlson, Reporter September 8, 2023

In 1995, Missouri Southern signed a bill declaring that the university would develop an academic support program and service activities that would establish international and global education as a distinctive...

MSSU Said To Bring Main Street To Life For Third Thursday

MSSU Said To Bring Main Street To Life For Third Thursday

Darren Zustiak, Reporter September 8, 2023

One of the most vibrant, community-driven events in the Joplin area is just around the corner; this month, Main Street will be coming to life as MSSU takes over Third Thursday. From March to October...

Ralph Yarl after being released from the hospital.

Knock Knock, Who’s There?

Jazmine Knight May 3, 2023

“A walking miracle” is how activist Shaun King describes Ralph Yarl of Kansas City, Missouri. Yarl, 16, is the latest victim of senseless violence that has gained national attention after he was...

Missouri legalizes recreational marijuana

Missouri legalizes recreational marijuana

Jazmine Knight April 3, 2023

On Feb. 3, 2023, the sale of recreational marijuana became legal in Missouri. This follows the decision made by several other states, such as Colorado, California, and Washington.  During the November...

Attention Transfer Students

Attention Transfer Students

Jace Opel, Reporter February 10, 2023
It’s a new semester at Missouri Southern, which means a new and exciting announcement. MSSU announced an increase in scholarships for students looking to transfer in as a Lion. 
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Missouri’s largest school district yet to adopt four-day weeks

Jazmine Knight February 8, 2023
Remember in grade school when we would go through the school week, and we would be dragging by Thursday or Friday? Well, some school districts are looking to change that.  Back in December, the Independence school district voted 6-1 to become Missouri’s largest district to change to a four-day school week. Starting fall 2023, students will no longer have school on Mondays, but Tuesday-Friday school days will be extended by 35 minutes. 
The Billingsly Student Center is scheduled to be renovated for the first time since 2001.

Missouri Southern launches Lions Forward campaign

Deidre Brown December 4, 2022

When Dr. Dean Van Galen arrived on Missouri Southern’s campus in 2020, he knew that it was time to look to the future of the university and begin making changes for the betterment of the students,...

Prepare for the polls

Prepare for the polls

Morgan Shields October 25, 2022

Over the last decade voter turnout for college students has been on the rise. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, citizens of the United States have the opportunity to vote in midterm elections.  The 2020 presidential...

Tailgate parties with alcohol now allowed on campus

Jace Opel, Reporter October 6, 2022

Missouri Southern students 21 and over can now kick off home games with alcohol while tailgating. This new tailgating policy officially went into effect in August. According to Ryan Orcutt, Director...

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