From Readers

FROM READERS: MU's Cast Gallery provides students with a link to the past

An associate teaching professor of art explains the benefit of connecting with plaster casts from original artwork.

MU fans hit the road for Atlanta championship

Packing themselves into planes and cars, Tiger football fans traveled through the rain today to reach Atlanta in time for Saturday's SEC championship game — and chronicled their journeys on social media. To share your own championship experience with the Missourian, use the hashtag #MIZ2ATL.

FROM READERS: How to run a metal band

Musician Scott Eames talks about what goes into being the lead creative force behind a metal band.

#MIZ2ATL: Scenes from Missouri fans' SEC Championship experiences

The Columbia Missourian invited fans to share their road trips and experiences ahead of Saturday's game.

FROM READERS: MU's Peace Corps Prep Program prepares students for careers in international service

The Peace Corps Prep Program not only provides students the opportunity to build a professional service profile, but it also gives them a chance to study abroad.

FROM READERS: 'Twas the night before rollcarts

A potential City of Columbia roll cart system proposal has inspired this Christmas-themed "spoof" poem.


FROM READERS: The joy of finding beloved treasures at an estate sale

In this essay, reader Nancy Rogers writes about celebrating memories of a loved one through cherished possessions.

FROM READERS: Evangelist Aquilla U. Butler is thankful for God's divine favor

Founder of church says "Divine Favor" means “the greatest blessing,” and as she prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, she is praising, celebrating and thanking "my God for the greatest blessing."

FROM READERS: A reader shares his thoughts on Thanksgiving as a Native American

Shane Watson shares his views on Thanksgiving after discovering his Choctaw heritage while he was in high school.

FROM READERS: Thanksgiving service will focus on fellowship and gratitude

Members of this community who would like to take a moment to join in fellowship and briefly share gratitude are invited to a one-hour Thanksgiving Service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at First Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 800 W. Broadway in Columbia.

FROM READERS: A volunteer with Operation Christmas Child shares the deeper meaning of a shoebox

Some kids around the world find more than footwear inside gifted showboxes.

FROM READERS: College students make impact with Relay For Life

American Cancer Society staff member Emily Beydler helps coordinate the University of Missouri's Relay For Life. This year's relay is scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 24 on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle. Young people really are making a difference with this event, she said.

FROM READERS: Strength and conditioning coach leaves legacy at MU

Athletes and coworkers write about their respect for Akeem Robinson, a former graduate assistant with Missouri's football and cross country teams, who is now at New Mexico State University.

Readers share hopes for community responses to Ferguson

With a Ferguson grand jury decision on the horizon, community members shared their hopes for how Columbia will respond and move forward.

TELL US: How do you think about your personal safety?

Some people think about how to protect themselves all day every day, but others hardly give it a second thought. Where does your lifestyle fall on the spectrum?

ANY QUESTIONS: Is there a law that regulates how far hunters must be from others' private property when hunting?

A Missourian editor posed the question: Are there any laws regulating how far a hunter has to be from others' private property while hunting? Read what we've found here and submit your own question.


FROM READERS: Nursing students share health, one small hand at a time

Nursing student Marina Steinhauer explains how both benefit when nursing students interact with preschoolers.

FROM READERS: Local company, farm work together to bring Columbia fresh food

Columbia residents could have easier access to fresh food with Community Supported Agriculture Distribution programs.

FROM READERS: Nursing student describes life with bipolar disorder

Separately, depression and mania can be crippling. Going through life bouncing between them can be even worse.

FROM READERS: You can't set a personal record every day

A member of the Mizzou Running Club shares a revelation about running and life: You can't set a new personal record every day.