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Students find meaning in politics through art

Rock Bridge High School art students and other Columbia artists create artwork that deconstructs political experiences or beliefs. Some of the work will be featured in a show called "Politically Speaking," which will begin in January at the Columbia Art League.

Brain research may prove useful in classrooms

The aim of the study, said Laurie Cutting, director of the Education and Brain Research Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, is to understand the neurological differences among students who are skilled readers, those who have difficulties and those with diagnosed learning disabilities.

Environmental film festival makes first appearance in Columbia

The Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Columbia Farmers Market are hosting the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday. The sixth annual national festival is making a tour stop in Columbia for the first time.

A fresh perspective on faith

Kristine Key, who said she is a devout Seventh-day Adventist who is active in her church, received an invitation to teach at the Islamic School and couldn't say no. She teaches kindergarten homeroom, fifth-grade science and communication arts at the school.

'Sophisticated, diverse' crafts to be sold at holiday exhibition

The Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild will hold their 19th annual event this weekend.

Political conflict hits home

There is no doubt that politics is divisive — even within families. Especially during the campaign season, the topic is unavoidable.

BOONE LIFE: Former teacher volunteers for Meals on Wheels

A retired equestrian teacher volunteers to drive food to people at least once a week with Meals on Wheels. She sees the volunteer work as a way to pay back a community that has helped her.

Columbia will host competitions for young musicians in Winter 2009

Young musicians from Missouri, Kansas and Illinois will converge on Columbia next February and March to participate in two concerto competitions.

Columbia Catholic School celebrates All Saints' Day

As the jazzy notes of "When the Saints Go Marching In" played, youngsters dressed as saints came down the aisles, as the celebration of a special day got under way.

Young Christians grappling with broadened political views

For some young Christian voters, the best option for the presidential election may be to write in their own candidate.  At the very least, they’re thinking outside the box — the one the label “evangelical” has put them in.

Voters guides help faith groups make decisions

While houses of worship don't endorse political candidates in election cycles, they often publish guides for congregants to use before heading to the voting booth.

Fall season brings lifestyle changes

Whether it's tuning in to a favorite TV series or stocking up on in-season produce, people are slowly settling in to their autumn routine.

MU professor and poet shares personal religious journey

Scott Cairns found he wanted to actually become a Christian, rather than just think of himself as one: "I decided that I wanted to be better, so I thought I would go to people who had sort of found a way to do that, to turn their lives into something more whole." Those people are Orthodox Christian monks.

First Baptist Church to celebrate 185th anniversary

On Saturday, First Baptist Church is celebrating its 185th anniversary with a day of service and dedication of the Annie Fisher Food Pantry in the area of Blind Boone Community Center.

True/False Film Fest announces 2009 dates

The sixth annual festival will once again showcase independent films.

Mizzou Masti gears up for 17th India Nite

Dance choreographer Prerana Patel and her friends are making final preparations for their Mizzou Masti performance at India Night on Saturday. They and other student groups from MU's South Asian Students Association participate each year at India Nite, hosted by the Cultural Association of India in Columbia since 1992.

Adelante moves to radio platform, broadcasts in Spanish

"Radio Adelante" is now airing on KOPN/89.5 FM on Saturday mornings following "La Hora Latina."

Columbia Civic Orchestra celebrates musical tradition at renovated theatre

The Orchestra will feature a tribute to Scott Joplin, who is known as the "King of Ragtime."

10 tips for saving this Halloween

COLUMBIA — With the downturn in the economy, some families are on smaller Halloween budgets this year.

Columbians tread murky waters between politics and religion

In the midst of controversy and contempt, the people of Columbia became proactive in their search for commonality, understanding, and conversation that would build the bridge between divergent views of religion and politics.

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