From Readers

FROM READERS: Local hurling player hopes to introduce the sport to Columbia

After meeting another player at a roller derby match and watching a YouTube video, Joshua Crabtree was sold on playing hurling.

FROM READERS: Battle football team honored for state title

The Missouri General Assembly honored the state champion Battle High School football team Wednesday in Jefferson City.

FROM READERS: MU student reflects on her experience with 'The Vagina Monologues'

"The Vagina Monologues" member Samantha Franks wants to stop talking only about abuse and start talking about survival, too.

FROM READERS: Molly Deimeke finds comfort in Brain Injury Support Group

Molly Deimeke, a survivor of a traumatic brain injury and member of the Brain Injury Support Group in Columbia, shares her story.

FROM READERS: Comedy calms anxiety for MU student

For MU student Josh Ejnes, comedy is a chance to play a character and escape his anxiety for a while.


FROM READERS: A hummer, not a singer

Clyde Bentley says he's becoming "one of those really annoying old men: deaf as a post but sitting in the corner humming at increasingly high volume."

8 adorable animals from Monday's #CoMoSnow

Furry friends throughout Columbia have been enjoying the snow. Here are our favorites.

FROM READERS: Student athlete reflects on sacrifices, rewards

Sometimes Maria Effinger, a member of the MU track and field and cross country teams, has to make sacrifices. But when she gets ready to race, those sacrifices are forgotten.

SOCIAL SNOW: Pictures and updates from Monday's Columbia weather

Keep up with social media sharing in one spot without leaving the Missourian's site. And join the fun by using the #CoMoSnow hashtag.

FROM READERS: 'An Ocean of Love,' a poem by Tam Tran

Reader Tam Tran shared this love-themed poem in time for Valentine's Day.

FROM READERS: A valentine for my ex-husband

"Do I regret leaving? I couldn’t have done anything different at the time." Columbia resident Nancy Rogers shares a Valentine's Day poem for her ex-husband.

16 lessons learned from readers' first loves

Do you remember your first love?  We asked readers what they'd learned from their first love. Here's what they said.


Readers share their Columbia-themed valentines

Love is in the air in Columbia, so we asked readers to share valentines in honor of their favorite city.

FROM READERS: University Avenue Bed and Breakfast celebrates 20th anniversary in historic neighborhood

University Avenue Bed and Breakfast is the longest-running B&B in the city of Columbia.

FROM READERS: Singing for America (and Mizzou)

Cathy Cox sings the National Anthem before Missouri sporting events. To her, it is an honor and a thrilling experience.

Kids talk about space, rockets and aliens

The Missourian asked kids and their parents about space, rockets and aliens while they visited Columbia Public Schools Planetarium on Saturday at Rock Bridge High School.

FROM READERS: Columbia author talks derby names and secret identities

Trudy Lewis discusses the roller derby nicknames in her new novel, "The Empire Rolls."

TELL US: What lesson did you learn from your first love?

Share your memories (fond or otherwise!) of early romance, and you might be included in a Valentine's Day story.

FROM READERS: Brain injury prompts patient to launch 5K

After being hit by a car in 2010, Dina McPherson suffered a traumatic brain injury and went through extensive therapy. Years later, she started Racing for Recovery, so others can receive the same care she did.

FROM READERS: Tolton student shares significance of Catholic Schools Week

Senior Hannah Claas shares her experience as a student at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School.