Missouri's Blaine Gabbert signs with Jaguars

Former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, the 10th overall pick in April's NFL Draft, signed a four-year contract with Jacksonville worth $12 million.

Dear Reader: Collegetown section helps students adjust to campus life

The Missourian presents its Collegetown section to help students avoid the pitfalls of the uneasy first stages of the college experience at MU. Read the stories online, or click the link in this story to download a pdf of the entire section.

Former Missouri QB Brad Smith agrees to deal with Buffalo Bills

After spending his first five NFL seasons with the New York Jets, Brad Smith agreed to a four-year contract with the Bills worth about $15 million on Thursday, Smith's agent said.

Experts offer advice for success in college

Good study habits and a balanced life that reduces stress will go a long way toward finding academic success in college, experts say.

Ward Reapportionment Committee weighs new options after public feedback

The Columbia Ward Reapportionment Committee discussed alternatives to the three previously proposed plans at a meeting Thursday night.

MU professor helps to plant seeds for an advanced biofuel economy

An MU scientist is helping to lead the development of an advanced biofuel economy along the Mississippi and Missouri river floodplains. 

LETTER: Plan B for ward reapportionment offers best solution

The plan offers the best opportunity for population parity and makes the future expansion of Ward 1 a possibility.

What is a 'real girl'? NYC middle-schoolers try to capture the answer on film

Girls from a Manhattan middle school are at Stephens College this week making a film about what "real girl" is to them. This is the first year for the partnership.

Getting involved can bring you friends at MU

College friendships often last a lifetime, and they start by getting out of your room and getting involved. MU offers numerous ways to meet new people.

Find your ideal spot for studying

Mizzou has a variety of study spots available, so we broke them up into categories to make finding the ideal study spot easy.

Treating, preventing knee injuries in girls' sports not an exact science

Many agree some injuries, particularly knee injuries, occur more often in females than males. Knowing why and what to do about it is hard to determine, though.

How to keep relationships alive, on campus and off

Mizzou studnets offers advice on keeping your relationships alive while at college.

High schoolers, former MU student recognized at Suicide Prevention Conference

Columbia high schoolers Haley Benson and Chandler Randol and former MU student John Buntel were given the 2011 Suicide Prevention Award for their work in that field around the community.

Mulekicker Cloggers perform at the Boone County Fairgrounds

For members of the Mulekicker Cloggers dance group, dancing is a way to relieve stress and connect with their friends.

'Best in Breed' contenders wait in the heat

With noses wiggling, rabbits waited in the animal tents Thursday at the Boone County Fair amid water bottles and fans meant to keep them cool in the heat. The rabbits named Best in Breed received trophies and ribbons.

Storm in Boone County downs power lines, causes other damage

A thunderstorm that formed west of Boone County resulted in damage at the Boone County Fairgrounds and in a few places around the county.

Defense wins motion in Kahler slaying case

Chief Judge Phillip Fromme of the Osage County District Court ruled that evidence about a relationship between Kraig Kahler's wife and another woman can be heard during his trial.

Anti-gang task force arrests 11, recovers guns, drugs

The crackdown was in response to reports of shots fired and other suspected gang-related activities in Columbia over the past three weeks.

Educator Carl Connor, 100, receives award from Lincoln University alumni

Centenarian Carl Connor was recognized for his dedication to the education of black students in Missouri.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: In debt talks, another battle in war against working class

For all the mind-numbing talk about "job creators," "blank checks," walk-outs and reneging, the debt-ceiling debate is just the latest front in the silent war against the working class.