Kerry Hirth has synesthesia, a neurological condition in which one sensory experience will stimulate another sense. Hirth sees music in terms of color and uses that experience to create art.
Several dozen people gathered around a 9-foot menorah for a lighting ceremony hosted by Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri.
The program requires all ambassadors to attend a two-hour training session, complete 12 hours of community service and to promote a sustainable lifestyle. Volunteers are expected to participate at events such as the hazardous household waste collection.
A couple of history lovers and re-enactors created Bucksnort Trading Co. and saloon to help people step back in time to the Wild West.
Parents enroll infants as young as 6 months in swim lessons to learn potentially life saving skills.
Around 70 people sang, recited poetry and passed around the unity cup during the festivities at Douglass High School.
The Missourian asked six women at MU what they hoped to achieve in the final 27 days of the 2014.
Daniel Pliska, director of catering at MU and top chef in the University Club's kitchen, champions natural foods and leaves a legacy through his writings.
After Missouri's same-sex marriage ban was overturned in Jackson and St. Louis counties earlier this month, Karen Bataille and Becky Plovanich traveled across state lines from Columbia to Carlinville, Illinois, to marry on Friday in the town where Plovanich grew up.
The tattoos that Pete Tieman got when he was younger didn't age with him, and he's not the only person to outgrow tattoos.
Drew Glosson plans to join a ministry in Tokyo with a growing Christian community, preach the Gospel and build a network of Christian communities throughout Japan.
MU graduate student Julie McGinnity hopes to keep performing in operas, but sometimes other people's expectations of her abilities get in her way.
Four locals camped out at the intersection of Broadway and Ninth Street for Job Point's fifth annual Local Celebrity Apprentice Fundraiser on Tuesday.
Artist Jeffery Moore started a new life in Columbia after struggling in St. Louis and found a way to connect Columbia with his art and printmaking.
The group from Lawrence, Kansas, represents traditions of several tribes and works to preserve Native American culture.
Nathan West's brain sends a signal to his nerves, telling them how his lower arm should move. The electrodes then send messages to the prosthetic, which responds to West's direction.
For eight years, the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri has partnered with Huffstutter Orchards, about 25 miles west of Columbia, to send apples to impoverished families in 32 counties. The next opportunity to help with their efforts will be Sunday, Sept. 14.
"Everybody in this business gets hurt," said 12-year rodeo clown Johnny Dudley at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo.
Patrick Sekarski and Loriana Tisher enjoy taking private lessons at Studio B Dance Center because it helps them grow closer as a couple.
Patricia Simbu Mabengo, who is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, hopes the pageant will help her raise awareness about rape as a weapon of war and to empower survivors in her homeland.