May 14, 2014
Fast Yeti Tees specializes in custom T-shirts and embroidery, but also sells custom hats and polos. Reid Lyle, Jordan Roudenis, and Ryan Montgomery, began preparing their shop space in February. The business opened in April.
Preschool students visited the MU Child Development Lab on Friday to learn about gardening. The lab's new project is a learning garden that uses the outdoor classroom to teach students about sustainable living.
May 13, 2014
Breonna Brown chose to attend Douglass High School after struggling with school in the wake of her mother's death. Douglass, an alternative school, has smaller classes sizes than Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools.
May 11, 2014
Parkside Skateshop's Garage Games featured contests and prizes for skateboarders. Attendees got to skate the fifth through ninth floors of the Fifth and Walnut Street parking garage, which is normally prohibited to skateboarders. The city granted Parkside permission to use the structure from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Michael and Carmen Beck are spending their first Mother's Day as parents at home with their newborn twins. The babies were born premature at 25 weeks and spent time in the neonatal intensive-care unit at the Women's and Children's Hospital.
May 10, 2014
The first commencement ceremony for Columbia College hosted 310 graduating students and featured the traditional cutting of the ivy chain, symbolizing the graduates' separation from the college.
Stephens College held its commencement ceremony for its graduating candidates Saturday at the Missouri Theatre.
Kai Qiao and Yang Wang, a couple from China, find the transition to Missouri to be a culture shock of cooking styles and economic burdens. At least 68 percent of urban households in China are middle class, though the middle class of central Missouri looks and feels much different.
May 9, 2014
Thousands participated in Senior Sendoff on Friday, an annual event that symbolizes students leaving their college lives behind and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. The event includes the Tiger Prowl, the Senior Sendoff, and free drinks, food and games.
May 8, 2014
Gentry Middle School is one of many Columbia Public Schools that has started to implement the New Generation Science Standards, a set of standards developed under a rubric similar to the Common Core State Standards.
May 7, 2014
Despite the 90-degree temperatures, MU students skated on synthetic ice at the university's Frozen Sing-A-Long and Ice Skating event Wednesday. The event was supposed to help students relax before exams.
Senior citizens practice and compete in pool tournaments at the Columbia Senior Activity Center on Wednesday mornings. Most players bring their own pool equipment, and it costs $2 to play.
Large crowds fill Harpo's Bar & Grill on April 24. According to research, alcohol consumption is often linked to sexual assault. Colleges across the nation are implementing programs like MU's Green Dot to teach students to intervene when they see someone being victimized.
May 6, 2014
Originally designed to be a furniture store, the Museao Building's former showrooms have been transformed into workplaces for six different startups. In this unconventional building, work can be done on couches, beds, sheds or even a hammock.
Willie D. Hall dedicates his life to fitness and faith as the owner of D-Life Fitness Christian Gym and pastor for New Life Faith Praise & Worship Center. Hall's schedule is filled with community outreach for both worship and workouts.
May 5, 2014
Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain.
May 4, 2014
The Missouri Department of Conservation held an Asian carp cleaning and filleting session at the North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market in Columbia on Sunday. The fish are seen as so harmful to the ecosystem that there is no harvest limit in Missouri.
The Missouri baseball team had four hits in its 3-1 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.
Students were initially reluctant to dance at Hickman High School's prom on Saturday at the Expo Center. The prom's these was Midnight in Paris.
May 3, 2014
The Missouri softball team fell to Alabama 2-0 on Saturday at University Field. The Crimson Tide took two of three games from the Tigers in the weekend series.