From Readers

TELL US: Columbia, share your 26 acts of kindness

Are you inspired to respond to tragedy by helping others? We want to hear about your efforts — or those that you witness.

FROM READERS: When will the first snow hit Columbia?

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.

FROM READERS: Nursing students receive Boonslick Kiwanis scholarship

Two students in the practical nursing program at the Columbia Area Career Center were awarded scholarships by the Boonslick Kiwanis.

FROM READERS: Shifting missions for a soldier, the National Guard

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.

FROM READERS: For the love of dogs

Randee Shenkel fosters dogs for Columbia Second Chance. She shares why she fosters and how the dogs have changed her life.

FROM READERS: Reader photos of Flat Branch wildlife growth

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. 


FROM READERS: Westlake Ace Hardware surprises Fulton girl

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.

FROM READERS: Read the winning entry of the 2012 Flash Fiction contest

Brandi Robison was the first place winner of Daniel Boone Regional Library's 2012 Flash Fiction Contest. You can read her winning entry, "The Playmate," in this article.

TELL US: What should be the priorities of the UM System?

At the Missourian, we're putting together a list of issues that stakeholders feel deserve more attention — from the administration and in our news coverage. If you could add something to their agenda, what would it be?

FROM READERS: John Hall captures a few glimpses of spring before winter begins

John Hall shares pictures from a warm day in mid-Missouri.

FROM READERS: Wonder of wonders

John Hall details several species of birds he found over an unusually warm December weekend.

Facebook page facilitates anonymous compliments at MU

Thanks to the new MU Compliments page, the warm fuzzies have been spreading across campus since Friday morning.

FROM READERS: Confronting sexism in person is difficult but important

It's easy to stand up against victim-blaming on Facebook or with your friends. It's harder when you're talking to people you don't know very well.

FROM READERS: Over a decade of photos from photographer John Hall

John Hall shares photos of birds from over a decade of photographing mid-Missouri. He has used five different digital cameras to take the photos since Nov. 2001.

FROM READERS: Cultural views on rape, sexual assault need to change

The MU campus needs a better understanding on the subject of rape.

FROM READERS: 'Discrimination Made Simple,' a poem from Margaret Prezioso-Frye

Margaret Prezioso-Frye moved to Columbia in 1987. She wrote a poem about discrimination called "Discrimination Made Simple."

Our 2012 Missouri football fan photo superlatives

Drool over tailgating food and fawn over babies and dogs supporting the Tigers in our gallery of the most noteworthy fan photos from this football season.


Taylor Dillard, a sophomore at Rock Bridge High School, wrote an essay for Mrs. Marilyn Toalson's class entitled "I Love You."

QUIZ: 2012 Missouri home football game superlatives

The Missouri football team played more home games in 2012 than in any season since 2006. Can you answer these questions about those seven games?

ArtTalk: Missouri Contemporary Ballet to hold choreographic installation show on Thursday

Craig Rooney, from the Missouri Contemporary Ballet's board of directors, talks about Thursday's choreographic installation performance.