From Readers

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.”

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.