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Paco Varol, left, senior, international business, hands Sara Cavener, senior, music, a Christmas ornament at the 7th annual Southern Lights festival, Dec. 3.

Deck the Oval: Campus holds holiday festivities

John Davidson, Staff Writer December 5, 2013

With Christmas lights twinkling against the night sky, Missouri Southern ushered in the holiday season with its annual Southern Lights ceremony Wednesday.It was a night full of joy and cheer. Families,...

Southern looks to bounce back at home after disappointing loss

John Davidson, Staff Writer November 15, 2013

Missouri Southern’s women’s basketball team hit the road Nov. 8, travelling down I-44 to take on the Drury Lady Panthers in Springfield.The next contest will be the home opener against Southwestern...

New mens basketball assistant coach, Nick Bradford directs players during a scrimmage drill at practice the week before their first game.

Brotherhood brings a new coach to Southern

John Davidson, Staff Writer November 4, 2013

At a young age, a member of a close family in Fayetteville, Ark., knew basketball was his calling. He has been on a lifelong journey ever since. It is a journey that has gone through places such as the...

Senate entertains appropriation bids

John Davidson, Staff Writer November 2, 2013

Student Senate met briefly on Wednesday night before breaking up to participate in their bi-weekly committee meetings.The entire Senate discussed a couple of things, including finding a Senate representative...

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Hubbard leads Lions to exibition victory in her first game as coach

John Davidson, Staff Writer November 1, 2013

On Wednesday night, the Missouri Southern women’s basketball team opened their home season with an 85-62 win over Livin’ the Dream in an exhibition game.The game was Coach Ronda Hubbard’s first game...

Senior foward Tiffany Laughlin pushes the ball upfield during Southern’s game against Lindenwood on Oct 6 that ended in a 0-0 tie.

Soccer team sports two faces

John Davidson, Staff Writer November 1, 2013

Ups and downs are a very common thing in sports; a player will get hot at the right time and have the week, month or maybe just the game of their life. This also holds true when talking about a team.The...

John Davidson

True fans never leave a team

John Davidson, Staff Writer October 17, 2013

It isn’t easy cheering for a perennial loser, actually it sucks; there is no reason to put it lightly.The St. Louis Rams are bad. They are bad now and they have been bad for quite a while now. I remember...

Community involvement focus for campus

John Davidson, Staff Writer October 14, 2013

Joplin and Missouri Southern are rumored to have a disconnect. It has been said that the city doesn’t support the University and that the University doesn’t get involved with the community.Director...

Sophomore Karley Thomas beats the goalie to the ball for a shot on goal for the Lions during the game against Lindenwood University on Oct. 6.

Lions travel to SBU, then host Pink Game

John Davidson, Staff Writer October 11, 2013

The Missouri Southern soccer team hit the road to play No. 11-ranked Central Missouri last night. The Lions will now head to Southwest Baptist in Bolivar on Sunday; both being conference games, the Lions...

Sophomore Michaela Altvater dribbles out of the Lion’s defensive third during the game against Northeastern State on Sunday.

Southern shows promise early in first two conference games

John Davidson, Staff Writer September 27, 2013

Playing the Central Oklahoma team that ended their season in 2012 on Friday night and facing an undefeated Northeastern State squad on Sunday afternoon, the Missouri Southern soccer team was bound to be...

Senior Dana Wilhelm takes the ball down the field during a scrimmage earlier in the season against John Brown University.

Wilhelm earns defensive recognition from MIAA

John Davidson, Staff Writer September 27, 2013

After a strong team defensive showing by the Lion’s soccer team this weekend, senior midfielder/defender Dana Wilhelm earned the honors of being named the MAIA Defensive Player of the Week.“I was shocked...

Johnny Manziel tweet

Manziel is just living the college dream

John Davidson, Staff Writer September 11, 2013

Johnny Manziel has established himself as the most controversial player in college football.Fresh off of a Heisman trophy award-winning season, Manziel decided to spend the offseason celebrating in the...

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