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Mil Mascaras lucha film plays in Columbia

The film, which was a collaboration between MU film and engineering students, will play at 7 p.m. Thursday in Jesse Hall.

77-year-old runner still hasn't hit the wall

Jerry Smartt of Warsaw is the fastest man in the world of his age, after competing in the World Masters Track and Field Championship in Lahti, Finland. The runners who beat him at the competition were younger.

Columbia band to perform with rock 'n' roll star Chuck Berry

The popular local blues band was the "obvious choice" for Wednesday's free concert.

Columbia Muslims gather after first day of Ramadan

Columbians met at Islamic Center of Central Missouri to break their fast, pray and listen to Sheik Abou Alhassan Haggag of Cairo, who will recite the entire Quran over the course of the month.

MU students prepare Tiger Garden for upcoming year

Tiger Garden, a student-operated floral shop located inside the Agriculture building on the MU campus, has been serving students since 2005. Students running the floral shop learn botany and business skills.

Pony club members are tough riders, devoted caretakers

The Hinkson Valley Pony Club is about teamwork and responsibility. "With football or baseball you can put your bat or ball in your closet and not think about it for a week," says district commissioner Lora Blair, "but you can't do that with horses."

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.

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