CoMo You Know

COMO YOU KNOW: Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards are a set of nationwide educational standards created in 2010 to better address issues of education curriculum in schools.

COMO YOU KNOW: Tiger Pantry

Founded in 2012, Tiger Pantry is a food pantry that provides MU students, faculty and staff in need with food assistance once per month. The organization operates under a "no-questions asked" policy for giving out aid.

COMO YOU KNOW: Tim Jamieson

Tim Jamieson is the head coach of the Missouri baseball team, entering his 20th season in 2014. That makes him the longest-tenured head coach at Missouri and only the second coach the program has had for the past 40 years.

COMO YOU KNOW: Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly is a representative for downtown Columbia, including MU, Stephens College and Columbia College. 

COMO YOU KNOW: Stephen Webber

Rep. Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, has been a state representative since 2008. When he was elected, he was the youngest member in the Missouri House of Representatives.

COMO YOU KNOW: Caleb Rowden

Caleb Rowden is Missouri's 44th District state representative, and represents both Boone and Randolph counties.

COMO YOU KNOW: Kurt Schaefer

Kurt Schaefer is a member of the Missouri state senate. He has represented Missouri's 19th district since 2009. He is also a partner at the Kansas City law firm Lathrop & Gage.

Winter weather doesn't freeze Pictures of the Year International judging

Ice and snow didn't halt the beginning of the 71st annual Pictures of the Year International competition.

Missouri Food Bank Association distributes record haul in 2013

Last year, the Missouri Food Bank Association collected more than 117 million pounds of food, which means more than 97 million meals.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Mall

The Columbia Mall, located on Bernadette Drive, has more than 100 stores.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Housing Authority

The mission of the Columbia Housing Authority is to provide safe, healthy and affordable housing opportunities to low-income individuals and families.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Cemetery

The Columbia Cemetery was established two centuries ago in 1820.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Audubon Society

The Columbia Audubon Society is an organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and wildlife habitats.

COMO YOU KNOW: Central Missouri Humane Society

The Central Missouri Humane Society cares for more than 6,000 animals annually and is the largest open-door shelter in mid-Missouri.

COMO YOU KNOW: Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri distributes more than 28 million pounds of food per year.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Fire Department

The Columbia Fire Department is responsible for all fires within Columbia city limits.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hillel Jewish Campus Center

Hillel is a Jewish student organization in Columbia. It was founded at MU in 1947 and was housed in a rented space near the campus. Today, the building is at 1107 University Ave., and the group has 700 members.

COMO YOU KNOW: Heritage Festival and Craft Show

For one autumn weekend in every year since 1977, Columbia has gone back in time with its Heritage Festival and Craft Show.

COMO YOU KNOW: Heart of America Marathon

The race began in 1960 and is held annually on Labor Day. It offers one of the most difficult courses in the nation.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hearthfires

Pagans as well as all religious groups meet at the Italian Village on the second Wednesday of every month to discuss religious events in the community or specific topics.