From Readers

FROM READERS: MU students create successful startup business

MU students Kyle McCarthy and Connor Hall share their journey to making Hall Exchange, a website for students to safely buy, sell and trade items.

FROM READERS: Father of Ashland teen describes events leading up to son's death

John Meadows, father of Ashland teen Jacob Meadows, remembers his son as talented and loving person and writes about the senseless nature of his death.

FROM READERS: Columbia educator shares memories of favorite teacher

Megan Pursifull, a Columbia teacher, remembers how her favorite teacher taught and how she took those memories to heart in her own career.

FROM READERS: Woman creates group for parents of children with food allergies

Amy Pope's daughter, Nola, suffers from a slew of food allergies. She has formed a support group in which parents in similar situations can share recipes, plan allergy-friendly play dates and lean on one another.

FROM READERS: Act as renaissance-era royalty in Kingdom City fair

Boster Castle offers a chance for people to sing with pirates and play with swords, as the Central Missouri Renaissance Fair will be in Kingdom City this weekend.

FROM READERS: Project shatters student's stereotypes on homelessness

MU student Megan Schultz writes about how she stopped complaining about insignificant inconveniences and started thinking differently about her advantages.

FROM READERS: Boone County firefighters participate in 9/11 memorial stair climb

Fourteen Boone County firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs while carrying pictures of some of the fallen. Lindsey Chandler was there to photograph the event.

FROM READERS: Panhellenic organization raises money to build school in Central America

Fourteen women in MU sororities will be selected to travel to help build a school in Nicaragua in June 2014.

FROM READERS: Dissing fear and moving forward

Author Margaret Prezioso-Frye shares her experiences with overcoming fear to become the woman she imagined.

FROM READERS: Stephens College to feature Bohemian fashion exhibit

The Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery will exhibit "Bohemian Rhapsody," which features counterculture from the 1920s and 1970s.

FROM READERS: MU students want to help women with breast cancer feel beautiful

We want to raise money for Look Good ... Feel Better by putting on a charity fashion show in April 2014. The goal is to have women from central Missouri who have undergone cancer treatment strut their stuff and stomp out self-doubt with their fierce catwalk.

FROM READERS: Why The Maneater became a weekly newspaper

Ted Noelker, editor-in-chief of The Maneater student newspaper, made the decision to cut back on publication. He explains his excitement over having a weekly newspaper.

FROM READERS: USAgain keeps textiles out of landfills

USAgain is a for-profit company operating in Missouri and 17 other states, with the mission of keeping textiles out of landfills and giving them a second life.

SOCIAL FOOTBALL: Pictures and observations from Mizzou football games and fan experiences

Share your game experiences with the Missourian by using the hashtag #MIZ2ATL on Twitter or Instagram.

FROM READERS: Finding fulfillment in faith without compromising sexuality

Melissa Bedford is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia. This article was posted in an earlier form on her blog The Lost and Found.

Readers would march for political compromise, better health care, other issues

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech, the Missourian asked readers what causes they would march for today.

FROM READERS: 1 Million Cups caffeinates and educates Columbia entrepreneurs

Matt Fischer invites fellow entrepreneurs to weekly startup gatherings.

FROM READERS: Marching for voting rights

A Missourian reader writes that he would march for the fundamental right to vote.

TELL US: What would you march for today?

In the past 50 years, people around the world have marched for topics as diverse as animal rights, energy dependence, marriage equality, abortion, education and gun rights.

FROM READERS: Collaborative research at MU leads to scientific discovery

Researchers plan to highlight the value of collaborative research on MU Research Core Facilities Day on Sept. 12.