Faces: Shayna Norman

After graduating magna cum laude with a psychology degree from The George Washington University in Washington D.C., Shayna Norman felt at a loss.

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With the price of textbooks increasing, MU officials have started looking for ways to reduce those costs. This includes the possibility of a new program that would allow students to rent the books they need.

A change in style

Several students dropped off paintings Wednesday for a window display at the Vintage Shop at 8 S. Ninth St. to promote the Jane Doe/Joe Schmo Art Show, which begins Friday.

City considers helping keep up sidewalks

The City Council is considering producing legislation that would allow the city to help pay for sidewalk repair downtown and in older residential areas. The legislation would be produced in response to a Sidewalk Repair Funding report brought before the council last month.

Group taking action over Medicaid cuts

Fourteen volunteers gathered at Grass Roots Organizing headquarters in Columbia for the annual March Forth on March 4th event on Sunday afternoon.

Council to vote on runoff ordinance

The Columbia City Council will vote tonight on a proposed ordinance that aims to regulate the amount, speed and quality of storm water allowed to run off developed properties. The ordinance is part of Columbia’s compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations and must be in place by the end of this year.

Rock Bridge earns national dance title

Rock Bridge High School dance coach Tracey Pfeiffer wasn’t able to make the trip to Orlando, Fl., where her team competed in the national championships.

No holding back

Missouri senior gymnast Whitney Crater never practices an ending pose for her floor routine. Instead, she prefers to wait for competition and let her emotions guide her.

Quinn waiting his turn

It’s usually easy to tell when one of the Missouri baseball team’s practices has finished.

Newcomer award given to Hannah

Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah calls his rivalry with Iowa State guard Mike Taylor a “friendly one, at least most of the time.”

Tigers dominant in doubleheader

Waiting out mother nature proved to be a good decision for the Missouri baseball team over the weekend.

Missouri softball team falls to No. 2 Arizona

The Missouri softball team lost 8-7 to No. 2-ranked Arizona on Sunday. With the loss, Missouri falls to 14-9. Senior outfielder Leanne Bowers

Candidates discuss city’s future at forum

All six City Council candidates debated issues for Columbia on Sunday at the League of Women Voters forum. Mayor Darwin Hindman, who did not attend two previous debates for reasons related to his cancer treatment, began by emphasizing that his condition was temporary and that he will be going “full steam ahead” before long.

Evicting trans fat

Two Columbia hotels are trimming trans fat from their menus, while another has never used the cooking substance in the first place.

Ex-senator Eagleton dead at 77

ST. LOUIS — Former U.S. Sen. Thomas Eagleton, who resigned as George McGovern’s vice presidential nominee in 1972 after it was revealed he had been hospitalized for depression, died Sunday.

Class to teach young hunters is going online

Hunter education is going digital.

Response to neo-Nazis is discussed

About 50 Columbia residents gathered Sunday night to discuss what the community should do in response to a planned visit by the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group, on March 10.

Columbia man gets five years on child porn possession

A Columbia man was sentenced to five years in federal prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography Monday morning, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.