COLUMN: How to create the perfect soundtrack

Following a few simple rules can help any music lover create a soundtrack that viewers can love as much as the movie or television show.

TIGER TIPOFF: Missouri's Phil Pressey explains the alley-oop

When looking to set up an alley-oop, Missouri freshman guard Phil Pressey said he likes to keep things as simple as possible.

Bristol Palin won't appear on Washington University abstinence panel

The university decided to cancel Palin's appearance after student protests about her lack of expertise and large speaking fees.

Columbia College men's basketball defeats Harris-Stowe Hornets

New highlight reel excites Rock Bridge, but same old formula fuels win over Hickman

A slow start and a second-half Rock Bridge run leads to a 64-43 rout of the Kewpies.

Three people arrested in meth lab discovery

The Boone County Sheriff's Department found chemicals, containers, tools and equipment needed to make methamphetamine, according to a news release.

MU students' igloo pays homage to St. Louis Blues

Several East Campus residents created the ultimate man cave in snow, complete with a flat-screen TV, radio and plenty of seating. Its future might be in question with warm weekend weather.

MU professor reflects on riots in Egypt

MU geography professor Joseph Hobbs recalls his experiences in Egypt and shares his concerns for the country's future.

Arctic oscillation plays cold winter hand

La Niña, an Arctic oscillation and a break in the polar jet stream add to the uncertainty of this winter's weather, except that it's likely that there will be more snow than usual. 

UM curators vote to raise tuition, course fees

Increases in tuition for the University of Missouri System sparked a debate among UM curators Friday.

MU minority organizations team up to host blood drive

The Mizzou Black Men's Initiative, along with several traditionally African-American fraternities, held a blood drive to increase awareness on the importance of blood donation by minorities.

Attorneys give closing arguments in Doisy trial

Deliberations in the Doisy murder trial began a little before 1 p.m. Friday. The defense called only three witnesses Friday morning. 

Sleet, ice possible on Monday

A storm system could bring a mix of sleet and ice on Monday if the storm heads north and away from Columbia. If the storm steers south and toward Columbia, snow is more likely.

Shortage of execution drug widespread in US

Many states through the U.S. are experiencing shortages of a key execution drug. Any attempt to switch to a different drug could be faced with legal challenges.

Taco Bell fights back on beef lawsuit with ad campaign

Taco Bell is fighting back against charges that its taco filling isn't beef with full page ads in major newspapers Friday.

Park service delays plan to empty Civil War Museum

The National Park Service is considering its plan to relocate its collection out of the Wilson's Creek Civil War Museum.

DEAR READER: We're remodeling Global Journalist to serve you better

Look for new and exciting changes to MU's Global Journalist — in print, on air and online. Its new mindset includes a commitment to community and conversation that's convenient for all users.

Former St. Louis city prosecutor dies after gunshot

Police are investigating Jessa Schauman's death, which has been classified as suspicious. She had also worked in Audrain County.

Missouri lawmaker disputes cost of drug testing bill

The House speaker said Republicans might challenge the cost estimate, which is $2 million according to legislative staff reports. The bill's sponsor says it should cost $500,000.

Missouri lawmakers seek money for organ donor registry

Legislation pending before a House committee seeks to boost contributions to Missouri's donor registry by adding a check-off option on state income tax forms.