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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...

Lisa Olliges poses for her first portrait as the General Manager of KGCS-TV.

Olliges Named New Head of KGCS-TV

Jace Opel, Reporter September 15, 2022

Coming from an extensive background working in the communications field, Lisa Olliges has now claimed the title as the General Manager of KGCS-TV.  Monday, Sept. 12, officially marked Olliges’ first...

Tales from our troops: what does Memorial Day mean to you?

Brooklyn Cady May 30, 2022

          Thank You For Your Service

Tales from our troops: being a disabled veteran

Content Warning: Obscene language in this article may be offensive to some readers.
Brooklyn Cady May 30, 2022

  According to Statista, a database of statistics for market data, as of 2019 roughly 1.66 million veterans had service-related disability ratings of 70% or higher. U.S. Army Veteran...

Tales from our troops: sexual assault and harassment in the military

Trigger Warning: As the title suggests, this article discusses themes and accounts from veterans and enlisted personnel surrounding sexual assault, harassment, rape, and other potentially disturbing content for some audiences.
Brooklyn Cady May 30, 2022

As of 2020, women only make up about 16% of enlisted forces for the United States military. Even though there is nearly three women for every 20 men in the military, the Department of Defense (DoD)...

Tales from our troops: battling with mental health struggles and suicide

Trigger Warning: As the title suggests, this article discusses themes and accounts from veterans and enlisted personnel surrounding depression, suicide, rape, and other potentially disturbing content for some audiences.
Brooklyn Cady May 26, 2022

Although the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides mental health services, treatment through the VA emergency department, and access to the Veterans Crisis Line, millions of Veterans receive...

Tales from our troops: an insight on the process of military service

Tales from our troops: an insight on the process of military service

Brooklyn Cady May 23, 2022

Memorial Day is a national holiday where most Americans celebrate a day off work by grilling hot dogs and cooling off by a pool. For the Americans who served in the military, or loved someone who served,...

Exchange students Yoko Koike (Japan), Risako Yokote (Japan), and Yuna Seo (South Korea) enjoy the final international event of the semester.

International Club provides classic American experience

Alexa Fletcher May 12, 2022

Pretty dresses, corsages, limousines, promposals. Around the world, young men and women watch TV shows and dramas portraying the big dance: Prom. Students like Tamaki Seimiya, a Japanese international...

According to the World Health Organization, 4.7 to 13.2% of maternal deaths are attributed to unsafe abortions, or approximately 220 deaths per 100,000. According to Business Insider, 12 of the 13 states with trigger laws would allow abortions to be performed if the mother’s life was at risk, with Oklahoma being the only exception by not allowing abortion for any reason, even if the mother is in danger.

A student’s journey through unplanned pregnancy

Morgan Shields May 9, 2022

Due to the sensitive nature of this story, this student requested anonymity so names have been changed to respect her privacy. Amelia Miller’s abortion was February 17. A young woman too scared...

Students to travel abroad amidst war in Eastern Europe

Students to travel abroad amidst war in Eastern Europe

Lydia Carlson May 6, 2022

In the spring of 2022, Missouri Southern State University students are heading out to seven study abroad trips in Europe for the first time since before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. However, an unforeseen...

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