From Readers

FROM READERS: A conversation with metalheads of Non Serviam

Columbia metal band Non Serviam talks about some misconceptions people have about metalhead fashion and music.

What's your #MizzouView?

The Missourian is collecting photos showing readers' view of Missouri football games at Memorial Stadium, at an alumni chapter gathering or wherever you watch.

FROM READERS: Delta Upsilon's house is gone, but my memories aren't

The nostalgia of seeing one of your old houses can be great. But when your old house is torn down, that nostalgia can be bittersweet.

FROM READERS: Kewpie pride runs deep

We asked, and Kewpie fans answered: They sure do love their unique mascot. As one wrote, "Not everyone can rock being a naked baby!"

FROM READERS: School chef says good eating habits start at home

"Would children eat this?" It's a question that Brad Faith has to ask daily as a chef for the Columbia Public Schools Nutritional Services Department.

FROM READERS: Keep your fall flavors healthful and delicious

MU graduate Emily Kummerfeld shares her tips for maintaining a clean diet and staying healthy.

FROM READERS: Rabbits can do more than hop around a cage

Katie Jackson talks about life with her especially active pet bunny, Luna.

FROM READERS: What I learned from moving to South Korea

Elana Sindelar traveled to South Korea her freshman year of college to teach English to elementary students. She explained why she decided to stay: "Letting myself be vulnerable and falling in love with this country and the beautiful people I have met here — it’s the best decision I have ever made."

FROM READERS: Can we teach our kids to stop staring?

A mother hopes other parents will teach their children to not stare at others who are different from them and ask questions instead.

ANY QUESTIONS: Is Costco coming to Columbia?

According to a map on Costco’s official website, the warehouse closest to Columbia is located at 200 Costco Way, St. Peters, Mo.

FROM READERS: Photographer shares Columbia favorites

Nate Brown, manager of external relations at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, shares photos of his favorite places in the Columbia area. Take a look.

ANY QUESTIONS: What happened with the proposed cell tower at Battle High School?

The proposed communications tower would enhance radio, cellular and wireless internet signals, but no action has been taken on the project yet.

FROM READERS: Artrageous Fridays are Artrageously personal

Kate Gunn, the executive director for Argrageous Fridays, explains why she is passionate about local art. The next event is scheduled for Oct. 10-12.

FROM READERS: Homecoming queen candidate raises money for Alzheimer's Association

Although Tristen Shaw's grandmother, who has Alzheimer's, does not always recognize her,  she is the reason Shaw is running for Homecoming queen at Hickman High School. As part of the process, Shaw is raising money for Alzheimer's Association. 

FROM READERS: One smart spider

Reader Joe Dillard recently got a new appreciation for the brilliance of at least one arachnid that has taken up residence at his back door.

TELL US: How is your Internet access outside Columbia?

We want to hear from people who live outside of Columbia and who have trouble accessing the Internet.

FROM READERS: Church program gives second chances

Programs such as Turning Point and Into Action give second chances to the homeless and released prisoners, offering support and a fresh start.


FROM READERS: Playing trumpet is way of life

Jason Mathews has been playing trumpet for 16 years. He says it has taught him lessons about being timely, respectable and hardworking. It also cured his stage fright.

TELL US: Do you know any of Columbia's Vietnam casualties?

Help us create a photographic database with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund of soldiers who gave their lives.

FROM READERS: 9-year-old cuts her hair and supports 2 charities

Leigha Vandegriffe donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love on Sunday at Green Meadows Hair Co. and Spa's annual cut-a-thon.