Polar Plunge portraits: Columbia residents dive into Stephens Lake

On Saturday, residents plunged into Stephens Lake to raise money for the Special Olympics. The Polar Plunge is an annual event held around country to raise money for the Special Olympics. Many people and teams dressed up and brought their animals.

Participants in the annual fundraiser wear costumes and run, walk, or crawl into freezing bodies of water around the country to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics programs.

Missouri quarterback James Franklin leads MU students in Harlem Shake

James Franklin and other members of the Missouri football team took to social media this week to promote the Internet dance craze.

Providence-Grasslands projects continue to stir controversy

Records show years of discussion, many discarded plans and a controversial email surrounding the Grasslands/Providence Road construction project. 

Columbia College women's basketball team upset by Lyon at home

The loss was the first for the Cougars in 19 games.

Former Columbia College softball coach Chuck Bobbitt dies at 81

Charles "Chuck" Bobbitt started the Columbia College softball program in 1984 and quickly led it to national prominence.

Columbia College men's basketball team clinches conference title

The Cougars clinched their third-straight American Midwest Conference title Saturday.

Hickman wrestler J'Den Cox becomes Columbia's first four-time state champion

J'Den Cox becomes the 22nd four-time state champion in Missouri State High School Activities Association wrestling history.

Young Missouri women's basketball team tries to overcome tough losses

The Tigers are dealing with emotional highs and lows after beating No. 9 Tennessee and then losing to Mississippi State seven days later.

Last-minute mistakes lead to Missouri men's basketball loss to Arkansas

Last-minute mistakes doomed Missouri to a 73-71 loss against Arkansas on Saturday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark.

Homes for Computers project donates computers to needy Columbia families

About 30 families claimed new home computers Saturday at the Downtown Optimist Club. In its 10th year, the program is organized by the Voluntary Action Center in partnership with the Optimist Club.

Missouri softball wins twice at the UC-Santa Barbara Gaucho Classic

The Tigers improved their record to 4-0 with two more wins in Santa Barbara, Calif. 

Missouri baseball loses to Southern Mississippi, falls to 0-2

The Tigers lost their second consecutive game against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles by a score of 5-3. They'll try to avoid being swept in the series' final game Sunday.

Do the Harlem Shake ... wait, what?

What's the Harlem Shake and how did it became so popular? We turned to social media to find the answers.

Stephens basketball team falls to William Woods at home

The Stars fell short on Senior Day despite Natalie Williams' 16 points. 

FROM READERS: Business owner celebrates Columbia's economic climate

While I certainly hope to find personal success here, I’m proud to be part of a community that itself has been so successful in the last decade.

Arthur C. Ausherman loved gardening, volunteering

Arthur Clyde Ausherman died Thursday, Feb. 14. He was 99.

Arthur C. Ausherman, Oct. 22, 1913 — Feb. 14, 2013, of Columbia

Columbia's student-run space simulation program celebrates 25 years

This year marked the 25th mission of the Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association. Held Feb. 4 to 9 and dubbed "Mission 2513: Infinite Curiosity," it was based on NASA’s exploration of Mars.  

States' choices on Obama's health overhaul set up national experiment

The Affordable Care Act is unfolding as an experiment to decide whether the states or the federal government will do a better job getting uninsured people covered. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Government needs to reauthorize Violence Against Women act

The reauthorization bill offers needed expanded protections for gay people, undocumented immigrants and Native American women who suffer from domestic abuse.