Tracy Barnes columns
Don't let the name throw you. Yes, the Woman-Centric home's title may be cringe-inducingly outdated, but its innovative design makes it the house of the future for the family of today.
During the summer, Columbia might seem like a dull town to some, but the city in fact hosts a wealth of films, festivals and concerts.
Experience as an MU student shows that the School of Journalism's iPhone/iPod Touch requirement is probably unnecessary, which leads to more questions about the decision to make the devices mandatory.
With a humane society makeover in the works, a record number of volunteers for a Cleanup Columbia event and a successful NFL draft for Mizzou, it's a good time to be living in Columbia.
Today's society is one where food is readily available and exercise is becoming increasingly difficult to fit into a daily schedule. This dilemma may cause some to feel guilty for gaining weight.
First ladies are more than just fashion icons. The role of first lady has evolved, yet coverage is still focused on what they wear, not political beliefs.
Unemployment can be depressing, but it's an opportune time to smell the roses and do something productive.
The church offers families, the disabled and those who don't like to dress up in their Sunday best a way to attend church in a more accommodating manner than traditional churches.
Columbia's Humane Society finished in the top spot after phase one of Zootoo.com's national search for a shelter to make over. The Humane Society still needs Columbia's help to win phase two of the contest.
A bill proposed in the Missouri House would require Taser users to gain more knowledge about Tasers and would create a task force that regulates its usage.
A study by the Harvard Business School found eight out of 10 states that consume the most online porn were states McCain won in the 2008 presidential election. Turns out the conservative “red” states might now be labeled the “red light” states.
We don't need more laws restricting what we do in the car, but we should use a little more common sense.
With the recent news regarding Chris Brown's arrest for assault, various news outlets have reported that Brown's girlfriend, Rihanna, was the victim. This incident brings into question the policy of privacy for naming assault victims and whether or not it should be the same as the one for rape victims.
The journalism industry is losing skilled reporters left and right because it can't afford to keep them, but the public can't afford to lose the benefits of journalism in the process.
The laptop debate centers around whether senators would be paying attention to their laptops rather than the debate.
With President Barack Obama's current popularity, Rush Limbaugh's controversial comments won't help the Republican Party's image.
The governor laid out some important promises in his State of the State speech Tuesday night, including reiterating his call for no budget cuts to higher education and a pledge of balancing the budget with no new taxes.
Using government power to seize the property occupied by two downtown businesses to build a new facility for the State Historical Society of Missouri is unethical.
A typical New Year's resolution to be more healthy and lose weight is easier to achieve when friends support your efforts via Twitter, Facebook and other social networking outlets.
What is the point of an indoors smoking ban if nonsmokers have to walk through a cloud of it to enter a building?