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Barista Leilani Vaipulu pours a specialty drink for customers at the Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, 506 S. Joplin Ave. 

Coffee shop plans to expand

Savanah Mandeville, Staff Writer February 12, 2014

The Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S. Joplin Ave.) has been a downtown favorite for nearly two years, but owner Kristy Warner says there are some big changes on the horizon.Don’t worry, those changes...

Server and bartender, Jake Cornett, serves up K.C. Thunder Clouds at Instant Karma on November 6, 2013

‘Instant Karma’s gonna get you’

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor November 8, 2013

If you think the phrase “gourmet hot dogs” sounds like a contradiction, I can’t say I would argue with you. Aren’t hot dogs a cheap concession stand staple? Aren’t they the thing you throw on...

Senior Homecoming King Logan Alumbaugh and senior Homecoming Queen Karlie Monroe celebrate after the crowning ceremony on the Oval during the Homecoming Picnic on Friday, Nov. 1.

Alumbaugh, Monroe elected King and Queen

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor November 8, 2013

Although last weekend’s Homecoming activities were canceled due to the death of Assistant Football Coach Derek Moore, some events had already taken place, including the election of Homecoming King and...

Country singer Jake Gill to visit Southern

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor October 22, 2013

This Thursday, Oct. 24, country singer Jake Gill will be performing an acoustic set in the Lion’s Den from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Gill is currently touring the Midwest and is making a special stop at...

Attendance rising for campus activities

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor October 14, 2013

The events hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) have seen a steady rise in attendance this year thanks to a number of factors.The semester got off to a good start with attendance numbers at Welcome...

Employees of JJs Woodfire Pizza wear new pink company t-shirts that will be worn for the breast cancer awareness fundraisers during the month of October. From left to right are: Courtney Breamer, junior, dental hygiene; Jordan Duley; Lindsey Monson; Kelly Cook; Crystal Wagner, junior, criminal justice administration; and Tyler Kalbrleisch, senior, criminal justice administration. Photo taken Sept. 29.

JJ’s Pizza raises funds for research

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor October 5, 2013

JJ’s Woodfire Pizza in Webb City has always taken pride in giving back to the community, and the tradition continues during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout October, the locally owned pizza...

Stopping to compose a photograph, Steve Russell, walk leader, points out photogenic spots along the 2013 Joplin Photowalk course in downtown Joplin on Sept. 25. Russell said each participant in the October 5 walk will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Mpix. Mpix, a division of MillerÕs Professional Imaging in Pittsburg, Kan., donated the gift certificate to the Joplin 2013 Photowalk.

Joplin photogs join worldwide walk

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor October 1, 2013

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a local chapter of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk on Oct. 5. Local photographers will be among thousands of others in cities all over the world participating...

Savanah Mandeville

Material girl takes one more chance to express herself

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor September 18, 2013

As Congress and the American public sit divided over President Obama’s plan to strike Syria, a beacon of wisdom rises up to guide us toward the light.It could be none other than the Material Girl herself,...

The Breeders announce reunion and spring tour

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor April 10, 2013

I just got some news from that made me pinch myself.  The Breeders are going on tour this spring!   The Breeders are an all-girl grunge band from the ‘90s.  Check out their song...

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