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Zack Martin, a junior at MU, shares his thoughts on growing up in the Ozarks and the stereotypes surrounding it as well as what it means to him to be part of the American Next.
Greg Arendall shares his photos of the wildlife he saw at the Diana Bend Conservation Area.
W. Arthur Mehrhoff, the academic coordinator of the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, reflects on the cultural ideal of arete, noble goals pursued along lines of excellence, as it pertains to athletes today and of years long before.
Reader Joe G. Dillard shares two humorous shaggy dog stories and has issued a challenge for the rest of us to share ours. What's the best (or worst!) shaggy dog tale you can come up with?
Photographer John Hall beats the heat with photographs from around his yard.
Photographer John Hall shares his photos of Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal as they attempt to stay cool in the heat.
Organizers and participants in the Paxton Keeley 5K Run/Walk presented the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri with a donation on Wednesday.
Ellen Schuster and Erin Plumberg advise shoppers on how to search for nutritious meals at the grocery store.
Val Germann, a member of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association, details what you can expect to find in the night sky this summer and how to find it.
Ryan Schmidt, former Daniel Boone Little League All-Star, shares his experiences in baseball and tells how they inspired him to give baseball lessons this summer.
Jake Sherlock, a former Opinion and News editor for the Columbia Missourian, reports the conditions around Colorado Springs caused by wildfires.
A group of students from the 2012 Missouri Scholars Academy visited the newsroom Monday and shared their definitions of journalism based on their visit.
W. Arthur Mehrhoff shares his personal connections with the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology's exhibit City-scapes and ponders the question, "What do our cityscapes tell us about ourselves?"
The baby bluebirds in photographer John Hall's backyard have left the nest but are sticking around for a while longer.
Joe Dillard, a longtime Columbia resident, shares what you can expect to find in the humorous autobiography he recently published about his life experiences so far.
Julia and Bill Helvey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a concert by their son Howard at the church where the couple was married.
Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day. Columbia residents celebrated by doing just that.
The St. Thomas More Newman Center is hosting "Win the World for Jesus" Vacation Bible School July 9-13.
Robin Nuttall, an author of CoMo Whine and Dine blog, reviews Pepe's of Columbia, a local food truck.