Concealed weapons bill meets objections on campus

University presidents in Missouri, as well as campus police, are all against legislation that would allow concealed weapons on campus, while supporters of the bill stand their ground.

Oil billionaire supports alternative energy

Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens advocated for weaning the U.S. from foreign oil by using alternative energy such as wind power and natural gas.

The Beat: Happpy birthday, Kewpie

Columbia Missourian reporter Kaity Kerwin talks about the centennial celebration planned for the Hickman High School mascot.

The Beat: Groups come together to revise school resource officer contract

Columbia Missourian reporter Ben Magnuson talks about a plan to revise the school resource officer contract.

Missouri softball splits with Iowa State

The Big 12-leading Tigers won game one 5-0 but dropped game two 4-3.

LETTER: Marriage should continue to be between man and woman

While the idea of marriage has changed a lot over more than 5,000 years, the unifying norm has been that marriage is between a man and a woman. Perhaps same sex marriage advocates should choose a different term to have more success.

Rock Bridge Senior Signs With Syracuse



Five pounds carries extra weight

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.

Details of Missouri campus concealed-carry bill

Under legislation moving through the Missouri General Assembly, those wanting to carry a handgun on state campuses would have to be certified through a gun safety class.

Jayhawks beat Missouri at Kauffman Stadium

A three-run home run in the sixth inning put Kansas ahead as Missouri blew a 3-1 lead.

Columbia church members learn firsthand about poverty on trip to Heifer Ranch

Members of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church traveled to Heifer Ranch in Arkansas to learn about poverty firsthand. The members all returned home changed, each finding different ways to alter their daily lives.

Today's Question: New measures to prevent identity theft

There are many potential solutions for identity theft before the Missouri legislature. One proposal would require companies to notify people when their information has been compromised. Another would remove Social Security numbers from public court records. Which of these bills would offer the best solution for identity theft? Which, if any, of the bills should the House pass?

T. Boone Pickens' address highlights Missouri Energy Summit

The inaugural summit, which starts Wednesday, will include other energy leaders and has drawn 800 reservations.

Oil billionaire talks alternative energy

Cougars show energy in final home softball game

The Columbia College softball team is in a three-way tie for first in the American Midwest Conference after splitting the doubleheader with Williams Baptist College. Sophomore Kacey Rehagen pitched both games, all 13 innings for the Cougars.

Jefferson City man arrested for DWI on U.S. 63

William P. Cayce Jr., of Jefferson City was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license.

Professor to visit MU to discuss immigration issues

Jon Inda, an associate professor from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will focus his lecture primarily on current issues regarding immigrants from Mexico.

Respun Shakespeare's play captures silent film era

Director Brett D. Johnson re-imagines Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night Or, What You Will," drawing parallels between characters in the play and those of the silent film era.

Departments find innovative ways to save MU money

All divisions were asked in January to prune $5.2 million in nonpayroll items such as travel, equipment and supplies this fiscal year. In the end, the cuts will save the university $100,000 more than requested.

Fayette artist finds joy in art restoration and creation

Thomas Yancey, a professor emeritus from Central Methodist University, creates art and restores it — all under the watchful gaze of one of his works, Maxine the mermaid. "You bring a painting to life," Yancey said. "I really enjoy that aspect of it.”