Secrets to finding your way around the MU Recreation Complex

The gym has something to offer everyone — hitting a cycling class or relaxing by the pool.

Entertaining Twitter accounts add levity to MU

To add some humor to your Twitter feed, follow these parody Twitter accounts, including @MizzouPooper and @clubellis.

How to get around Columbia without your own car

A car-share program, an airport shuttle and a free bike share program are some of the options for students without a car.

Get a cultural fix through theater at MU and around Columbia

From the professional to the academic, Columbia offers a wide range of venues for theater-goers to check out. 

Five ways to recover from everyday humiliation in college

Here is your guide to reacting to some of the common embarrassing moments around campus.

Got a few minutes? Walk downtown and into some intriguing shops

In downtown Columbia, you will find arcades, art galleries and an independent movie theater among other things.

Royals close impressive stretch with win over Orioles

Jeremy Guthrie pitched six solid innings and Billy Butler hit a home run as the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on Thursday to close out a successful homestand.

Lynn rebounds in Cardinals' victory over Phillies

St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn bounced back from a frustrating stretch to allow one run over seven innings and the Cardinals scored three times in the third inning of a 3-1 win Thursday over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Online tools for buying health insurance might not be ready right away

Struggling with a deadline crunch, some states are delaying online tools that could make it easier for consumers to find the right plan when the markets go live Oct. 1.

Starting high school later may help sleepy teens

Decades of sleep research have confirmed what parents know: It's hard for teenagers to wake up early. Some high schools have adopted late starts around 8:30 a.m. to improve attendance and performance.

Virginia Johnson, renowned sex researcher, dies in St. Louis at 88

Virginia Johnson, a Washington University researcher who was half of the renowned Masters and Johnson team, was remembered Thursday as one of the key figures in the sexual revolution.

George Brett steps down as Royals hitting coach

George Brett, who retired as a player after the 1993 season, will return to his job as vice president of baseball operations for the team.

WORLD BRIEFLY: 80 dead in Spanish train crash

A Spanish train hurtled off the rails and smashed into a wall, killing 80 people and injuring dozens more. In other news, a narrow House vote upheld the collection of U.S. telephone records.

Southeast Missouri State University works to boost graduation rate

The Cape Girardeau school has been picked to participate in the Missouri Completion Academy. The Missouri Department of Higher Education is helping organize the two-day event this September in St. Louis.

Springfield officials sued over marijuana petition

The petition sought to remove criminal penalties for first- or second-time offenders who have up to 35 grams of marijuana. Offenders would instead be subjected to fines, community service or drug education programs.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: 'Stand your ground' may have gone too far

Missouri, like Florida, has a version of a “Stand Your Ground” law, which means a person with a gun on his own property who fears for his life doesn’t have a duty to retreat.

Obama's speech leaves University of Central Missouri crowd excited, inspired

More than 1,500 people crowded into the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Central Missouri on Wednesday to witness the first ever visit by a sitting president to the campus.

Downtown Leadership Council weighs in on proposed CVS drugstore

Some members of the Downtown Columbia Leadership Council have raised concerns about CVS's plan to build a drive-thru pharmacy at Providence Road and Broadway.

At Boone County Fair, 'sheep business' is tradition for Hallsville family

Morgan George, 19, carried on the family tradition by showing sheep at the Boone County Fair.

MR340 race tests Missouri River paddlers' endurance

The Missouri American Water MR340 began its eighth annual race Tuesday morning. The competition features 526 paddlers in 348 boats racing from Kansas City to St. Charles.