From Readers

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.”

FROM READERS: Bald eagles at Twin Lakes Park

Ricardo Restrepo shares pictures he took of bald eagles flying around the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail and Twin Lakes Park.

FROM READERS: Language immersion schools help students excel

Research from the Center for Applied Linguistics found immersion requires students to think harder during the learning process because lessons are in another language, thus giving bilingual students a better understanding of what they are being taught.


FROM READERS: 7-year-old wins inspiration award

Missourian reader Jen Lee Reeves shares her story about her 7-year-old daughter, Jordan, winning the Women's Intersport Network for Columbia Inspiration Award. 

What do you want from your news? (Week of Feb. 11)

We want to know what you think of the stories we're covering and which stories you think we should cover.

DEAR READER: Thanks for a year of your stories

The Missourian's From Readers section will have its first birthday this weekend. To help celebrate, the Missourian will randomly pick people who have contributed to the section to win prizes next week.

FROM READERS: A mom's tips on how to deal with your child's head lice

Kate Canterbury, a Columbia mother, describes a five-step procedure on what to do if your child gets lice.

FROM READERS: MU's Rockin' Against Multiple Sclerosis philanthropy continues to evolve

Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis, or RAMS as it’s more commonly called, is an MU philanthropy that has been thriving for more than 22 years.

TELL US: How would a longer school year affect Columbia?

Gov. Jay Nixon has suggested extending the school year by six days. We're interested in finding out how this change could affect you.

FROM READERS: MU students write, direct and star in St. Thomas More Newman Center musical

Bridget Kapp, an MU senior, is directing the Newman Week Musical, "History of the Bible: Part II," at the St. Thomas More Newman Center. She gives some insight into what her involvement with Newman Week has meant to her.

FROM READERS: A California native embraces Columbia's music scene

Chantelle Moghadam, a freshman at MU and Los Angeles native, discovers Columbia's local music scene is very much alive.

FROM READERS: What, exactly, does ABC Chinese Cuisine stand for?

A local blogger raves about the newest addition to Columbia's Chinese food scene. The restaurant is located at 3510 I-70 Drive S.E., Suite A.

FROM READERS: Doritos’ Goat, Budweiser's Clydesdale ads and more win big with college students in MOJO Ad Bowl

MU students from MOJO Ad ranked and rated this year's Super Bowl ads by originality, youth and young adult (YAYA) relevance and "tweetability." 


FROM READERS: Columbia man to take back 506 days of video gaming with bicycle trip

Michael Marberry is taking his life back after five years of non-stop gaming with a bicycle trip from Columbia to San Clemente, Calif. He describes how he came to this decision and what he hopes to gain from the trip.

FROM READERS: 'Not a Nor' Easter But a Mid' Wester'

Margaret Prezioso-Frye shares a poem about Missouri weather based on her experiences living both on the East Coast and in Columbia.

FROM READERS: There are many choices for the modern parent

Lots of progress has been made in the present day parenting world. Traditional roles have been challenged.

FROM READERS: Classmates start Students' Say group to advocate for teen voices

High school students write about their expectations of involvement in school policies and the mixed messages they get from adults.