COMMENT: 10 things you didn't know about Iowa State

A physical representation of high speed winds might be sort of tough to pull off in a mascot. But wouldn't it be worth the effort to have a devastating force of nature rather than a five-inch-tall bird?

The Beat: Reporting on Mizzou football

Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporters Robert Mays, Craig Thomas and Sam Wilson joined KBIA's Eric Durban on "The Beat" to talk about covering the team.

Hickman boys soccer team loses in state semifinals

Seniors George Plakorus and Taylor Cox scored goals, but the Kewpies' boys soccer team fell 6-2 to Christian Brothers College on Friday in the semifinals of the Class 3 state tournament.

Missouri wide receiver Alexander makes most of waking hours

The senior enjoys napping and updating his wardrobe when he's not on the football field.

Missouri football team values Gregory's leadership

Missouri senior and captain Kurtis Gregory isn't likely to scream to get across a point. As an offensive lineman, his football contributions might not stand out as much as other players' skills, either. His teammates say they value his unique leadership style along with his consistent play.

Little-known Lactation Station provides space for nursing mothers

The Lactation Station in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center serves as a private space for nursing mothers to use while they are on campus. It is the only facility of its kind at MU, but the university doesn't publicize it.

COMMENT: A first-time deer hunter's experience

In Missouri, hunting is something of a holiday. There is a Super Bowl like buzz around opening weekend of deer season. Schools close. Families gather. Money is spent. People make statements like: “Northern Missouri has some of the best deer hunting in the world.” In the spirit of our good state, I asked, show me.

SLIDESHOW: Asian students, their families celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving

Balancing immediacy and accuracy

Twitter is a good tool for gathering and delivering news, but what's found there can't be taken at face value.

Columbia College basketball falls in overtime

Stephens College freshman is ready for national cross country meet

By finishing in the top five in the AMC Championships on Nov. 7, Gracie Boelsems earned a spot in the NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Portland, Oregon. It is the first time a Stephens College cross country runner has reached the national meet.

A Thanksgiving Top 10 list Columbia can be grateful for

Columbians should be thankful for all Columbia has to offer.

VIDEO: Rock Bridge students volunteer through student-run service program

A study commissioned by The Volunteer Family and released in July reports that more than 70 percent of youths ages 12 to 17 have volunteered.

UPDATE: Resignation of Humane Society director was voluntary

The board selected Alan Allert as its interim executive director while it searches for a permanent replacement.

Two water main breaks might leave some without water

Two water mains, one on Hitt Street and the other on Rockcreek Drive, have to be repaired after breaking Friday morning. Columbia Water and Light said repairs could take a couple of hours and nearby residents could lose water service while repairs are being made.

Landlords plan meeting to discuss crime, screening tenants

Columbia landlords will hold a meeting in December to talk about their role in reducing city crime.

Ellis tells Missouri court white police attacked her

Testimony of a black school teacher charged with assualting police officers and disturbing the peace at a Walmart in Kennett concluded Friday.

Journalists discuss implications of Obama's trip to Asia

Barack Obama's recent trip to Asia leaves the journalists covering affairs between the United States and the countries of that continent with increased skepticism that this administration can obtain more substantive agreements in the region than the last one could.

MU graduate student wins composition prize

Mike Strausbaugh, a graduate student in classical guitar and music composition at MU, has won the Sinquefield Composition Prize for his guitar and cello duet, "Thermopylae."

Teen murder suspect in Olten case seeks mental care

The attorney for a teenager accused of killing a 9-year-old Missouri girl said she should be sent to a psychiatric hospital because showed signs of severe depression and anxiety.