From Readers

FROM READERS: A perspective from an SEC native, Mizzou fan

Missouri's football team and fans are going to need to step it up for the SEC. Football is not to be taken lightly.

FROM READERS: Mid-Missouri has unusual access to 19th century Civil War painter

George Caleb Bingham, a 19th century painter who lived right here in Missouri, was opposed to slavery and used his paintings to express how he saw the world around him. 

FROM READERS: How losing a work-study job has affected one student

Cuts to the work-study program hurts students and professors.

A collection of Georgia fan reaction to Columbia

Here are some articles and blogs with reactions by Georgia fans about Columbia and its game-day atmosphere.

FROM READERS: Slow Food Katy Trail shares local food with students

On Wednesday, Slow Food Katy Trail will begin the fifth year of its popular Harvest-of-the-Month sessions with third-graders. This year at a new school: Benton Elementary.

FROM READERS: American POWs share unique bond

Former American soldiers share a common bond because of the time they spent in captivity. 

FROM READERS: Once a Tiger, always a Tiger — even in Bulldog country

A recent MU graduate found a place to watch Missouri's inaugural SEC game Saturday in Atlanta. The atmosphere was reminiscent of Columbia on game day, and she was relieved to be around a Tiger family again.

FROM READERS: A Saturday spent with hunters but few ducks

Missourian reader John Hall spent Saturday exploring a wildlife preserve, where he observed teal hunters and their prey.

FROM READERS: 'No More Victims' 9/11 gathering

Mark Haim, the director of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks, reflects on the anniversary of 9/11 and offers an invitation to a candlelight vigil to be held on Tuesday in front of the Boone County Courthouse.

FROM READERS: Beginning New Life Community Church taught many life lessons

Pastor Tom Ragsdell began New Life Community Church in Columbia in 2007. He shares the lessons he has learned through the process.

FROM READERS: A show of Mizzou support from U.S. military in Kuwait

Members of the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade showed their support for the Missouri Tigers at their base in Kuwait.

FROM READERS: September has brought white irises, significant rain and plenty of photos

John Hall shares his photos of the flora and fauna in his backyard as well as some shots of the rain from Hurricane Isaac.

FROM READERS: Kelly Needham's life remembered

MU student Hannah Cusack shares her memories of her lifelong friend and classmate Kelly Needham who died in a car accident in Wisconsin on Aug. 18.

FROM READERS: A guide to staying safe at parties

MU's Wellness Resource Center offers tips on staying safe at parties and making sure you get invited back.

Frequently asked questions about the Public Insight Network

Still have questions before you sign up to become a Public Insight Network source? Here are some frequently asked questions to help you out.

FROM READERS: Inside the earbuds of marathon runners

Marathon runners share what they like to listen to when they run.

FROM READERS: A librarian's work not limited to books

Lauren Williams, a public services librarian for the Daniel Boone Regional Library, says her responsibilities are more technologically oriented than one might expect.

FROM READERS: 'Loaves and Fishes' unites many to help those in need

Brad Bryan, a third-generation religious leader in Columbia, views a program that helps feed those in need as one of the many reasons the city is special.

TELL US: What do you wish people understood about doing your job?

Labor Day gives workers a chance to celebrate and critique their work. Share what you wish people understood about doing your job.

FROM READERS: Missouri wineries grounded in cultural tradition

W. Arthur Mehrhoff shares his take on the Missouri wine industry.