From homemade sodas to "mature kids" menus, Scott Rowson, who publishes the food blog Show-Me Eats, reviews food trends he expects to take hold in 2013.
Preston Martin, 11, of Gentry Middle School, won a creative contest through Scholastic Book Club, scoring prizes for both himself and his school.
Sarah Dresser with Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs writes about starting the new year with a bucket list of arts activities.
Missourian reader W. Arthur Mehrhoff, of the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, says during tragedy and triumph, Francis Quadrangle has served as a setting "for the entire human drama."
Missourian reader John Hall bundled up to take photos of eagles and other inhabitants of the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on a frosty January morning.
Missourian reader Luke Miller, developer of a camera-sharing and picture-taking app, shares how he turned the idea from a concept into a full-fledged product.
Missourian reader John Hall shares these photos of the snowfall and the city as he journeyed around Columbia on New Year's Eve.
Missourian reader John Hall shares these pictures he took of birds near his house around Christmas time.
Dan Weil likes to teach with life lessons — those that come from outside of school. Students need to know and understand how they will use their learning in their world outside of school, he says.
Mel West, the director of the PET Project in Columbia, shares a story about a man he met in Costa Rica in 1986.
What this reader/photographer gives us in photo quality by taking pictures of the snow through a window, he gains in warmth and comfort.
Dietary changes can be difficult, but making small steps toward a goal of healthy eating is more successful than trying to make large nutritional changes all at once.
Marie Olson, the human resources officer with the 175th MP Battalion in Columbia, talks about balancing overseas deployment with motherhood.
Are you inspired to respond to tragedy by helping others? We want to hear about your efforts — or those that you witness.
In trying to forecast when snow would first hit the city, Missourian reader Andrew Gibson created this graphic, which shows when Columbia saw its first snowfall each year since 2000.
Two students in the practical nursing program at the Columbia Area Career Center were awarded scholarships by the Boonslick Kiwanis.
John Gandt has seen changes in the National Guard since he joined in 2000, but despite deployments in Iraq and Egypt, the most gratifying aspect of his career has been helping others during state missions.
Randee Shenkel fosters dogs for Columbia Second Chance. She shares why she fosters and how the dogs have changed her life.
Derrick Fogle, a frequent Missourian commenter, has been capturing the progress of Flat Branch after the fire on Business Loop 70 killed more than 14,000 fish.
Local Westlake Ace Hardware locations combined efforts to surprise Jayla Kemp, who is the Children's Miracle Network Champion Child for the state of Missouri.