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Collegetown offers tips for incoming college freshmen

Mark Morris, a campus employee, puts banners up on the MU Columns before a football game in the fall of 2013.

The Missourian's annual "Collegetown" edition takes a look at what students will need to know before moving to Columbia and adjusting to college life with tips on things such as buying football tickets and staying healthy.

Proposed Columbia budget to include three more police officers

City Manager Mike Matthes intends to release his proposed budget Friday morning, a day after the Columbia Police Officers' Association called for the city to hire additional officers.

UM System wins lawsuit over rights to faculty syllabuses

The University of Missouri System denied an advisory council's request for syllabuses on the ground that they were intellectual property.

Boone County to hire six full-time workers for 911 dispatch

Boone County plans to hire six full-time positions to expand 911 services using the funds from a three-eighths-cent sales tax passed in April. 

Columbia Fire Department safety video goes viral

The video has been shared by other fire departments across the country and by Facebook users around the world.

At second MU chancellor search meeting, speakers ask for diversity

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe said several prospective search candidates have indicated interest in the job. Members of the chancellor search committee were named Thursday.

Rabbits strut their stuff at Boone County Fair

Participants between the ages of 8 and 22 were judged on showmanship, while their furry friends were judged based upon their body type and condition.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fun City hosts talent, fashion shows

The Fun City Summer Youth Academy is an eight-week program that combines reading and math in the morning with interactive learning in subjects including art and science in the afternoon.

Dedicated drivers demolish cars, fight for bragging rights at Boone County Fair

Competitors have been working on cars for the demolition derby for months before Wednesday night's showcase event at the Boone County Fair.

José Jalapeños roof catches fire; no injuries reported

José Jalapeños' roof caught fire Thursday evening, causing the restaurant to be evacuated. The owners estimated the damages to be in the thousands of dollars.

Police execute two search warrants Wednesday night

Columbia police served search warrants at two residences Wednesday night. Police confirmed that at least one was in connection to an ongoing homicide investigation.

How to sleep well and stay healthy even when you have a roommate (or two)

Simple precautions can help to keep you healthy and to get a good night's rest.

MU students can eat well and still enjoy their new experience on campus

Steer away from fat-laden and fried food, and instead head toward fruits and vegetables to avoid the "Mizzou 22."

17 treasures to seek out in Columbia

Before you cram for exams and write essays on deadline, consider looking for these treasures at MU.

Navigating the best avenues to football, basketball tickets

The football-only season tickets go on sale Aug. 1 and cost $165. The package includes tickets to all seven home football games.

Ways to minimize your tuition bill

You can manage an account online, by mail or with a personal stop at the cashier's office in Jesse Hall. Payment options include credit cards, personal checks, e-checks or money wire.

William Carlisle Randolph of Columbia died July 9

William Carlisle Randolph is survived by his wife, Traci; a daughter, Harmony; a brother, Melvin Randolph Jr.; and a sister, Tracy Randolph.

William Carlisle Randolph of Columbia, Feb. 4, 1963 — July 9, 2013

Services will be at Praise Assembly of God Church at 5 p.m. Sunday.

EBOOK: Collegetown 2013

In this downloadable ebook, you'll find tips on where to study, where to eat, where to find entertainment and how to navigate gameday.

FROM READERS: How to dispose of old electronics

Ben Owens, a marketing intern for Socket Telecom, shares tips for how to properly dispense of old electronics.

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