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Kansas bills violate transgender rights

Despite increased acceptance of the LGBT community, transgender students are the newest target of discrimination laws. Specifically in Kansas, two proposed bills would prohibit transgender students from using a restroom or locker room that correlates with their gender identity.

The Mabee Library is receiving a new name, a new look, and some new services over the summer and will be ready for students to return in the fall. Photo by Joshua Brisco.

Library to get new look, new name and new services over summer

This summer, Mabee Library is scheduled for a first-floor renovation, a name change, a new academic support center and the launch of MidAmerica’s Career and Life Calling office.

Lisa Downs (left), Ron Jackson (center) and Mark Hayse (right) have all taken new positions within the university. Photos courtesy of the Conestoga.

Staff restructuring brings new ASG adviser, ministry changes

Familiar faces are set to take on new roles at MidAmerica, bringing changes including a new adviser for Associated Student Government, campus officials said on Monday.

The MNU softball team cheered on their teammates during a game against the Missouri Valley Vikings. The team continues to work on their weaknesses in order to prepare for the upcoming Heart Tournament. Photo by Andrew Evans.

Softball turns attention to conference tournament

A spring ritual was on display in mid-April as Missouri Valley College met the Pioneers for a softball doubleheader in Olathe.

Head coach Ryan Thompson leads his team in from the outfield during the April 23 doubleheader against Benedictine. The Pioneers are 34-13 with four regular-season games remaining before postseason play begins. Photo by Jim Smith.

Baseball team raises the bar in preparation for postseason

The Pioneer baseball team holds the third-best record in the Heart Conference, now a threat but not a favorite to win the conference tournament. This season, the 34-13 Pioneers reached No.

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Casting a ballot for voting reform

To have a president that truly represents the will of the people, we need to utilize a system that will allow each person a chance to be heard.

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Teaching teachers to be advocates for the underdog

"It's all going back to the two greatest commandments,” said Dr. Neil Friesland, professor of education at MNU. “Love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself."

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Graduating seniors aim abroad

“I wanna do something exciting,” said senior intercultural studies major Phillip Prado, one of several MNU seniors aiming abroad after their time as students at MNU comes to an end.

 

Video: Students track phone usage with "Checky"

Technology has a far greater impact on students' lives today than ever before. In this experiment, MNU students were asked to install "Checky," an application that counts how many times a person unlocks his or her phone in a day and comment on that number. Jacob Lett, guest lecturer in Theology, shares his comments on technology in classes as well as in his personal life.

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