MYMISSOURIAN: Finding love at a tailgate, Occupy Mizzou and a Civil War re-enactment

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Monday, October 24, 2011 | 4:02 p.m. CDT; updated 7:45 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Love at an unlikely tailgate, sleeping on straw at a Civil War re-enactment battle and videos expressing the reasons behind the Occupy Mizzou protest are just a sampling of what our community at has to offer this week.

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Love can be found between beers, burgers at tailgates

Shared by Janie Gibson

"... tailgating at Mizzou is the best! But despite the beer, chips and somewhat superficial conversations at a tailgate, it is possible to find your one true love."


Columbia man finds new hobby, experiences history while re-enacting Civil War battle in Lexington

Shared by Jeremy Grove

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time, as the entire unit was very helpful and willing to share their knowledge of re-enacting and the history itself. I also felt like I got to experience a bit of the reality that our ancestors experienced who fought in the war. It rained most of the weekend, and we slept in canvas tents with straw under our bedrolls and sleeping bags."


Occupy Mizzou students: Why we protest

Video by Austin Alonzo, Missourian community outreach team

Occupy Mizzou demonstrated Oct. 13 at Speakers Circle to protest corporate influences on the U.S. government. In the videos, MU students describe their reasons for protesting and what the “99 percent” movement means to them. 

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