MU music students have been practicing intensely for their juries, the music equivalent of finals. Sophomore trombonist Josh Kennedy said students perform in front of their professors, often with a piano accompaniment. They are graded on how well they play and how they have progressed throughout the semester.
The Fine Arts building at MU, which houses the practice rooms, has seen some students spending hours per day preparing. Click the pictures above to hear and see five students on the journey to the juries.
Two young men from Harrisburg aren't strangers to cold weather and a little hard work. The two do odd jobs such shoveling snowy driveways and mowing lawns in order to raise cash.
Netiquette is a set of guidelines for how to interact with others on the Internet. It is important not just for personal computer use but also for educational purposes.
A new analysis of a big federal study finds that taking menopause hormones for five years doubles the risk for breast cancer and even women who take the pills for as little as a couple of years have a greater risk of getting cancer.
At Fairview United Methodist Church's "Little Bethlehem," visitors can talk to the gatekeeper and the innkeeper before arriving at a stable, where they meet Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.
Competitive beer pong players are turning the game into an industry for beer pong tables, accessories, social networking sites, tournaments and even statistic-tracking software.
In the last 10 years, people on average have lost about an hour of sleep each night, chipping away from 7 1/2 or eight hours to just 6 1/2 or seven. It's a pattern that transcends age; professionals, students, teens and others are among many people who aren't getting enough sleep.
A number of churches in Columbia, including those in the Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian traditions, celebrate Advent with special services, prayers, hymns, decorations and other activities during the four weeks leading up to Christmas.
Moon Belly Dance Studio presents "Woman," a fusion of hip-hop, belly-dancing, jazz and theater, this Saturday at The Blue Note.
Forget the turtledoves and French hens, Missourian reporters set out to find more practical holiday events and gift possibilities for the days leading up to Christmas.
The originator of the Creating Original Music Project, a composition competition for MU and K-12 students, is working with the MU School of Music and others to make Columbia a center for composing and performing new music.
Alan Austene, a 32-year veteran postal worker in Hallsville, makes more stops on his route than he used to. Over the years, new subdivisions have grown where development was once sparser, punctuating his route with more and more mailboxes.
A commentary published online by the journal Nature stated that brain pills provide new methods of improving brain functions. However, it stated more research and a variety of steps are needed to manage the risks.
After a year and a half in the U.S., a missionary and his wife return to his native country of Brazil.
Ibtisam Barakat has written a book about her struggles as a child growing up in Palestine. She now lives in Columbia, and she shared her thoughts on Columbia, writing and telling the Palestinian story.
Chris Willow-Schomaker is the creator of mamaroots, a local business selling toys made from all-natural materials.
The hellbender, considered by some to be the most grotesque-looking salamander in North America, has been on the state's endangered species list. A program is being developed to breed hellbenders in captivity and release them into the wild.
At one Missouri church, the pastors enjoy taking text-message questions from the congregation during sermons and weaving the answers into the message as they talk.
An MU professor was selected to build a 7-foot bronze recreation of former president Gerald R. Ford.
The Chordbusters will perform holiday favorites such as "Jingle Bells" and White Christmas" this weekend at the Missouri Theatre.