MU bone marrow drive hopes to influence even more lives

MU senior Sam Tochtrop swabs his cheeks at the Trulaske College of Business' bone marrow registry station. The swabs, along with Tochtrop's registry form, will be sent to a national database to see if he is a compatible bone marrow donor for a patient across the country.

Delete Blood Cancer hopes to make MU's bone marrow registry the largest in the country. MU junior Brandon Pilas describes how signing up for the registry has changed his life, and 6-year-old Rylan Newman just had a transplant as a result of the registry.

Cardinals homer twice to beat Dodgers 4-2 in NLCS

Matt Holliday and pinch-hitter Shane Robinson connected for the first home runs of the NLCS, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Tuesday to take a 3-1 lead.

Mental health providers urge Missouri House committee to expand Medicaid

A Missouri House committee heard testimony from more than 10 witnesses about Medicaid services, most of whom voiced support for expanding Medicaid eligibility to cover many more Missourians.

FROM READERS: Thank you, Almeta Crayton, for your service

Columbia is keeping its collective eye on the medical condition of Almeta Crayton, the city's first black councilwoman, who is in critical condition. The Missourian is inviting you to share your messages of thanks.

ROSE NOLEN: Accepting all humans as equal can be challenge

People who have lived all of their lives submerged in a sea of racial supremacy, drowned in the belief that one race is superior to all others, are not likely to recover easily. To learn to accept all human beings as equals, for some, can be a challenge.

Black and Gold Scrimmage previews this season's Missouri basketball team

A Gold team led by Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown won 63-61 at Mizzou Arena in the annual Black and Gold Scrimmage.

Missouri women's basketball shakes off jitters at Black and Gold Scrimmage

Missouri's women's basketball joins new and old faces and looks toward the next few weeks of games.

SEC makes Nashville primary site for men's basketball tournament

The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that the conference will make Nashville its home, looking ahead to 12 men's and women's tournaments until 2026.

Missouri football's Sasser breaks down his big play against Georgia

As highlights from Missouri's 41-26 upset win over Georgia flashed across the nation's televisions Saturday night, one play in particular stood out: "Colt .45" — a double pass that receiver Bud Sasser launched down the field.

Stephens College soccer gets its first win

"A lot of us cried afterwards because we were all really excited," freshman Rose Baka said. "Happy tears."

Columbia College allows veterans to defer tuition costs following government shutdown

The effects of the government shutdown could soon reach veterans who are students at Columbia College. 

Missouri golf's Hunter Kraus has his best performance of season

After a forgettable start to his college career, senior Hunter Kraus has evolved into one of Missouri's most dependable golfers.

GENE ROBERTSON: Columbia's violent crime resolution should be reconsidered

Columbia City Council resolution No. R 149-13 is too dense and will not allow for change in terms of limiting violent crime.

Harrisburg football wins season's final home game

Harrisburg High School football honored six seniors Tuesday as the school played its final home game of the season. Harrisburg beat South Callaway High School 28-6 in a physical contest.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: What are the different kinds of obituaries?

At the Columbia Missourian, there are four types of obituaries: Missourian life stories, Missourian obituaries, family obituaries and paid advertisements.

Second sexual assault in two weeks in an MU residence hall

One incident was reported to have occurred in Laws Hall, and the other was in the Rollins group, which includes Gillett and Hudson halls.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamines

The arrest was the third meth-related incident in Columbia in the past four weeks.

BATTLE RISING: Students show school spirit in decades-themed outfits

Battle High School is celebrating homecoming with Spirit Week. Each day this week, students are dressing to a different theme. Tuesday's theme was "Making History." Students dressed in attire from their favorite decades.

CoMeow Kittens light up the local clubs with their go-go dancing

Go-go dancers such as the CoMeow Kittens are hired to dance on stage and hype up or entertain a crowd at clubs or raves. They engage the audience and add visuals to the music, Slavit said. She says they are performers, not eye candy.

Poll: Half of older workers delay retirement plans

Older Americans not only are delaying their retirement plans; they're also embracing the fact that it won't necessarily mark a complete exit from the workforce, according to a poll released Monday.