Special Sections

Collegetown 2010: Download the e-book

Collegetown is our annual special publication designed to orient new Mizzou students to life in Columbia. Download this specially formatted e-book version, specially formated for viewing on your laptop or iPad.

Lyle Abbott

Lyle Abbott died on July 24, 2010. He was 92.

'Gigantic' tanker latest Gulf oil spill cleanup tool

Officials hope the 10-story tall oil-skimming vessel will skim and filter as much as 21 million gallons of tainted water a day.

Tips for beginners: Urban gardening

Live in the city? Don't have a backyard? You can still use a garden to grow food.

Community gardens help less fortunate, bring people together

Community gardens in Columbia are quickly becoming a popular attraction, with 850 people participating in the Community Garden Coalition of Columbia and Boone County last year.

Rain barrels can save money, help environment

Rain barrels conserve water outside the home by collecting runoff from gutters and downspouts.

Try these uses for old newspaper

Have some old newspaper lying around? Here are some ideas about sustainable uses for it.

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

An introduction to Collegetown.

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.

The Rec Center: Three levels of exercise possibilities

The MU Student Recreation Center was chosen by Sports Illustrated as the No. 1 campus recreation facility in America.

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.

New students' questions answered

Summer Welcome staff provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from incoming freshman.

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.

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.

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.

Loans, grants and scholarships are options for students

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

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.