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Hot-air balloon rides become occasions for celebration

Many people take hot-air ballon rides to celebrate for birthdays, anniversaries and more.

SLIDESHOW: Moberly drive-in theater provides outdoor entertainment

The drive-in theater, about a half-hour drive from Columbia, is a popular entertainment during summer months.

Piano sales decline, but the instrument isn't expected to disappear

Piano sales have been declining for many years. But, people in the community don't see the disappearance.

Columbia native impersonates Neil Diamond in his "Black Diamond Experience"

Theron Denson, who says he's the "planet's only" black Neil Diamond impersonator, will be performing at Boone Tavern on Aug. 6.

Dear freshmen: Here's a bit of advice before starting college

An introduction to Collegetown.

Shop around and buy local for the best textbook deals

The Missourian offers tips for students seeking textbooks.

Navigating the campus library properly can pay dividends later

Finding your way around  Ellis Library is an essential first step after arriving at Mizzou.

There are plenty of options for affordable dates in Columbia

Inexpensive dates around town might include dining out or listening to music.

Keep the ball rolling — MU athletics tickets and more

Find out how to get your tickets to MU sporting events.

How to find your way around campus

Biking, walking, driving — all of these options and more are available for students at MU.

Tech deals abound for bargain-hunting students

Students going back to school these days need more than books, pens and paper. 

Three levels of exercise possibilities meet nearly every need

More about the Student Recreation Complex at Rollins Avenue and Hitt Street.

Columbia and MU offer low-cost entertainment

MU has venues and events, at discount prices, to entertain students year round.

Loans, grants and scholarships are options for students

Financial aid is available to students who take the time to find it.

Campus-area restaurants offer good eats and good deals

A sampling of places to eat – and some good deals – downtown near MU.

Grocery options abundant at MU and nearby

There are a number of markets on campus and off that are both convenient and cheap. Here's how to find the best option for you.

10 people you should know on MU's campus

From MU chancellor to student leaders, a comprehensive list of the most important people to know on campus.

A typical day in the life of a freshman at MU

Three upper-class students relive a typical day from their freshman year in hopes of preparing incoming freshmen for their first year of college.

Plenty of places for bargain shopping in Columbia

Finding clothes on a college student's budget can be difficult, but a number of retailers in Columbia make the task much easier.

Freshmen urged to weigh pros, cons of credit cards

Credit cards can be dangerous, but with planning, they can also be helpful. College is a good time for students to learn smart credit skills.

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