From Readers

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.

FROM READERS: Three mid-Missouri Eagle Scouts win awards for academic success

Ryan Occena, Ian Faust and Jacob Dey earned $10,000 each for their achievements in the fields of music, engineering and medicine, respectively.

FROM READERS: Columbia couple harnesses the power of the sun

John and Joni O'Connor are concerned about the future of energy, but they believe they've found the solution. The sun.

FROM READERS: One-room schoolhouse taught kids to be self-directed

This is one reader's description of what school was like when she was young. Share your memories here.

TELL US: How has school changed since you were young?

No matter how long it's been since you were in school, we're wondering if you find yourself shaking your head at the experiences school kids have these days and how those experiences differ from your own.

FROM READERS: Mid-Missouri Lady Deuces seeking seventh-grade girls for competitive basketball team

An informational meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center.