From Readers

STORIFY: How Columbia residents spent their snow day

The Missourian collected photos of Columbia residents and how they spent their snow day. 

FROM READERS: Columbia native starts public art project, This Is Your Rock

Dar Hosta James is an artist who writes and illustrates books as well as makes paintings. Recently, she started a public art project where she paints small rocks and leaves them for the passers-by to find.

Friday road conditions in Columbia: See our live updates, and contribute your observations

Tell us about the road conditions where you are and what areas drivers should avoid.

SOCIAL SNOW: Pictures and updates from around Columbia

Here's a look at what people are sharing on social media around the Columbia area about Thursday's snowfall.


STORIFY: Columbia residents share snowstorm experiences on social media

From traffic and road conditions to snow measurements, Columbia residents shared their pictures and thoughts on today's snowstorm on social media. 

New around town: Missourian suggestion boxes

Want to tell us what's news in your world? Look for our suggestion boxes at 10 locations in Columbia.

FROM READERS: Columbia duo sets out to find the best burger in town

Mark Dahl and Richard Hauschild are on a quest to find the best made-to-order burger in the Columbia area. Here, they detail their experience at Columbia's Mad Cow.

ArtTalk: Access Arts hosts workshop to explore symbols in art

Shawna Johnson, Executive Director of Access Arts' School of Service, talks about an upcoming workshop featuring the photographs from Dr. Adrienne Hoard's exhibit, "Hiding in Plain Sight: Symbolic Messages in Indigenous Art."

FROM READERS: 'At the Tav'

Margaret Prezioso-Frye remembers her family's favorite place to go in Columbia: Boone Tavern.

FROM READERS: Nine MU fraternity chapters recognized at IFC ceremony

Nine MU fraternity chapters were picked for having a collective member GPA above the university average and awarded an academic achievement banner.

FROM READERS: Video celebrates Niedermeyer building history

Bob Taylor shares his personal history with the Niedermeyer building and his thoughts on a proposal to demolish it for student housing.

FROM READERS: A number of fowl fly through Columbia

Photographer John Hall took a morning drive on Sunday and saw plenty of fowl afoot.

FROM READERS: Running with a Miracle Kid

Julia Bush, who is on the public relations committee for Mizzou Dance Marathon, shares her experience of becoming a friend with a Dance Marathon Miracle Kid.

FROM READERS: Business owner celebrates Columbia's economic climate

While I certainly hope to find personal success here, I’m proud to be part of a community that itself has been so successful in the last decade.

FROM READERS: Paxton Keeley students draw their favorite celebrities

Paxton Keeley students drew their favorite celebrity in Carol Stoddart's art class. Take a look at some of the portraits.

ArtTalk: "Longviews" show, Art of Food event sure to be interesting

Katie Rapp, a marketing intern for Orr Street Studios, is excited for the "Longviews" show — on exhibit now until March — and the Art of Food event on March 20.

WHAT YOU SAID: Where do Columbia residents want to fly?

With Thursday's ribbon cutting ceremony, Columbia Regional Airport now offers flights to and from Chicago, Dallas Fort-Worth and Orlando. The Missourian asked ceremony attendees and other Columbia residents what other destinations they'd like the airport to offer.


FROM READERS: Trial attorneys, Buddy Packs and apple pie?

The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys volunteered at Feeding America food banks across the state, beginning in Columbia on Jan. 28.

FROM READERS: Fashion blogger encourages readers to find their own style

Jasmine Cooper is a sophomore textile and apparel management major at MU. She keeps a blog called Fashion Stories, where she hopes to inspire young women to be confident in their own skin.

FROM READERS: Derby Ridge Elementary transformed by Candy Land Dance

Students at Derby Ridge Elementary School were invited to come to the school with their families for a free night of fun on Friday as the school’s Family School Partnership hosted the first-ever “Candy Land Dance.”