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FROM READERS: Stephens College crews meet challenging weather head-on

Stephens College's critical staff members received a book from President Dianne Lynch of thanks from students and employees for keeping the sidewalks clear, campus safe and everyone fed through the February winter weather.

FROM READERS: Listen to scanner traffic from the University Village walkway collapse

Reader Brad Wilmot explains how he gathered and edited the scanner traffic from the University Village walkway collapse.

FROM READERS: Working with children who have disabilities offers rewards

Working with children who have disabilities teaches volunteers not to take things for granted.

FROM READERS: A note to new parents of a 'Born Just Right Baby'

A baby doesn't need 10 fingers and 10 toes to be "perfect."

ANY QUESTIONS: Was the snake lost in an MU dorm room ever found?

The snake reported missing in Defoe-Graham Hall in January was found on Feb. 11

FROM READERS: Columbia roller derby is about community support

Now, just six months later, Columbia is really starting to feel like home. When I broke my ankle, fellow Derby Dames stayed with me through surgery, lent me crutches, and constantly offered words of encouragement and support.

ANY QUESTIONS: How do Amber Alerts work on cellphones?

The Wireless Emergency Alerts program sends notifications to phones in certain areas depending on which cell towers are nearby.

FROM READERS: A Russian perspective on the Olympics

The Olympics should be about the competitive spirit of sports, not politics.


TELL US: Have you signed up for health care under the Affordable Care Act?

If you don't have health insurance that meets a minimum standard, you could face a fine. What has your experience been getting coverage?

FROM READERS: Missouri's 'Snowpocalypse' a first for California girl and her dog

After a trial by fire — and ice — MU student Megan Monfreda and her dog, Jackson, are better prepared for life in snow.

FROM READERS: Getting to know MU's Olympics prospect and record holder

Kearsten Peoples of the Missouri track and field team practices four events just in case she has a downward slope with one of them.

FROM READERS: Modern-day 'Meatheads' are a different breed of athletes

MU graduate student Katy Shircliff shares her experiences as coach of the MU Meat Judging Team. The team recently placed seventh overall in a national contest.

TELL US: Who are Columbia's innovators?

We're planning coverage on the topic of innovation, and we'd like your help deciding whose work should be included.

FROM READERS: Cast member reflects on experience in Vagina Monologues

This is Mary Catherine Cooke's first year as an MU Vagina Monologues cast member.

FROM READERS: MU student sees future of equality after Michael Sam's announcement

MU student Daniel Shapiro reflects on the community's response to former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam's announcement on Sunday that he is gay.

ArtTalk: Glitter house creator makes small replicas of buildings

Tracey Pfeiffer creates glitter replicas of local homes and landmarks out of cardboard and old packing material.

TELL US: What would you like to ask Chancellor Loftin?

Tell us what questions you would ask if you could interview the new MU chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin.

FROM READERS: Transferring from community college to MU can be challenging, but it's worth it

Missourian Reader CT Souder shares his experiences as a transfer student and explains why he recommends to start education at a community college and transfer to a university after a few years.

A collection of supportive messages for Michael Sam

Michael Sam has received an outpouring of support following his announcement this weekend that he is gay.