Missouri men's basketball defeats Northwestern State 90-56

The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Northwestern State 90-56 Friday night at Mizzou Arena.

Downtown businesses bring holidays to life with Living Windows Festival

The annual celebration in The District lit up with the window displays, featuring holiday skits, open houses, treats and a visit from Santa.

DEAR READER: Results are in for the Missourian's comment moderation survey

The results from Saturday's comment moderation questionnaire are in. Many responders think the comments section is overwhelmingly negative, and that discourages them from participating. 

Missouri basketball routs Northwestern State 90-56

Marcus Denmon and Michael Dixon cruise and connect with each other with an alley-opp in Missouri's 90-56 victory against Northwestern State.

Missouri volleyball team falls to No. 17 Florida in NCAA Tournament

No. 17 Florida defeated Missouri  23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16 on Friday night to end the Tigers' season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Living Windows Festival brings holiday spirit to downtown

This year's edition of the annual tradition featured dueling Christmas elf bands and open houses with holiday treats.

Missouri volleyball falls to No. 17 Florida in NCAA tournament

The Tigers lost in four sets in the first round match in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Boone Quarries looking at safety after teen's fatal fall

The Columbia Police Department's investigation report shows that James Hickem III jumped the fence separating Cosmo Park and Boone Quarries before falling approximately 90 feet to his death.

Author, actor to receive honorary degrees at MU Honors Commencement ceremony

Author William Trogdan and actor Robert Loggia will receive honorary degrees for their accomplishments from MU at the Honors Commencement ceremony on Dec. 17. Both men completed their undergraduate degrees at the university.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Catering to the frozen pizza, tater tot and tomato paste lobbies

Lobbyists have pulled the strings of our lawmakers, at the expense of America's school children.

Megan McKinney's book on the Medill dynasty has been reviewed nationally

Megan McKinney, who grew up in Columbia and maintains strong ties to the community, has written a book on the Medill family of journalism fame. In this Q & A, she talks about her interest in newspapers and influential Chicago families.

Columbia College basketball loses fourth game of season

No. 14 Columbia College basketball lost to Martin Methodist on Friday 65-58 at the William Woods University Invitational in Fulton.

Missouri football bowl travel packages available before game site announced

Fans can register through to receive information by email about travel packages.

Columbia College volleyball advances to NAIA Semifinals

Columbia College volleyball defeated the College of Idaho 3-1 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the NAIA Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.

Columbia College celebrates the holidays by lighting up campus

This year, the lighting tradition at Columbia College includes an animated musical display at Kirkman House. The campus lighting has occurred since 1995.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Count your blessings; it will make you happy

An experiment with public school students shows that counting blessings makes the children more optimistic and happier.

Columbia's City Council structure differs from other cities in Missouri

Some smaller cities in Missouri have more council members than Columbia because they have more wards or they choose to employ at-large members.

New Interfraternity Council policy draws mixed reactions

A new policy allowing the consumption of alcohol in MU fraternity houses has drawn mixed reactions. The policy was passed by the Interfraternity Council in November and will allow members of legal age to have alcohol on house property.

Cat found dead outside Mark Twain Residence Hall

The cat was found with its paws bound together with with duct tape. The cause of death is unknown, Columbia Animal Control said.

Applications for snow day childcare program will be accepted through Monday

There are already 49 names on the waiting list. But Columbia Public Schools is encouraging people to continue to apply in order to gauge interest for next year's program.