Month: November 2013

Annual Farm Forum allows Collegiate Farm Bureau to reach out to CAFNR students

As an annual tradition, the MU Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter hosts Farm Forum, a fall lectureship featuring guest speakers discussing  “hot topics” in current agricultural issues. This year, the distinguished speaker was Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst with guest…

’tis the season … for making plans for True/False

The air outside has turned icy, and students walk home from evening classes in darkness. It’s winter, so the holiday fever has ensued. Starbucks is serving foamy lattes in red and green, snowflake-covered cups, radio stations are blasting chestnut themed…

The Big Thompson flood, up close and personal

(Knock, knock, knock) “Is anyone home? It’s Loveland fire station. Please open up!” This is what my grandparents awoke to on Sept. 12, 2013, when they were forced to evacuate their home quickly because of the Big Thompson River flooding…

CAFNR students sweep homecoming competitions

The 102nd MU homecoming, “Black and Gold Standard,” is becoming a distant memory, but many in CAFNR are still feeling the pride of sweeping the various competitions. In the overall Greek division, the campus agricultural fraternities placed in the top…

Some relationships are not good for your health and well-being

Every day thousands put themselves in dangerous situations simply by being with people they care about. The danger might be invisible to most observers, but these relationships have a negative impact that can, in extreme cases, ultimately lead to death.…

Depth and breadth of programs are a real MU advantage

As a historic land grant university with a rich history, the University of Missouri’s 2013 total fall enrollment of 34,658 included students from across the country and world. MU is home to the world’s first journalism school, which began in…

At the movies with Corner Post: Thor, the Dark World

Today’s blockbuster movies are superhero, action packed, save-the-damsel-in-distress movies. “Thor: The Dark World” is just what you expect from a superhero movie. There is the good guy fighting the bad guy while breaking a lot of scenery. Directed by Alan…

CP Profile: Stumpe succeeds by staying true to herself

With high energy and a great style, Trina Stumpe’s pleasant demeanor rubs off on others around her. Home for 21-year-old Stumpe is Spring Bluff, Mo., where she and her three siblings were born and raised. As the youngest in her…

CP Editorial: There should be no debate over vaccinations

Vaccines save lives. They have been improving the quality of life for years, yet parents still debate perceived benefits and disadvantages of vaccines. Frankly, there shouldn’t be a debate. Unfortunately, many parents disagree. “We have seen the trend of unvaccinated…

Social media branding: a Q&A with Kinne and McBay

Use of social media is constantly growing, and so is the need for responsibility and mature handling of new platforms for posting thoughts and ideas. Earlier this semester, a Northwest Missouri State University teacher in the communications department was arrested…

Alternative to traditional spring break puts focus on service

Spring break is often portrayed as a magical beach wonderland used to escape college life for a week, but one University of Missouri organization uses this break to help serve other communities across the United States.  Alternative Spring Break provides…

Automotive economics 101: U.S. auto industry rises again

Americans are known for having an overwhelming love and admiration for the automobile. The rate at which people purchase automobiles has increased as the industry has progressed. Now, the U.S. economy appears to be bouncing back from its recent economic…

CP Profile: Japanese puppetry is passion for professor

Elegantly dressed and standing up, a puppet moves ever so slightly in a traditional Japanese outfit. The head is masterfully crafted and the body takes form out of the puppeteer’s arm. Martin Holman, a professor and director of the Japanese…

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays at Tiger Garden

The leaves are falling and students are dressing warmer while counting down the days until Thanksgiving break. While it may seem like Thanksgiving is the only thing on students’ minds, Tiger Garden, the University of Missouri flower shop, is already…

CP Profile: A transformation of body and mind – Hannah Turnbull

Being comfortable in her own skin, Hannah Turnbull, sophomore pre-dietetics and nutrition and fitness major, has made a transformation not many college freshmen undertake. While most students are dreading the freshman 15, Turnbull decided to embrace a lifestyle change when…

Günter Hans brings a little bit of British tradition to Columbia

As he sat beside a chalk-drawn bonfire, Seth Brummond, a regular Günter Hans customer, chanted, “Remember, remember the fifth of November.” People all over the world were chanting the same phrase on Monday, Nov. 5, including the customers of Günter…

CP Profile: Writing about riding … from passion to profession

Sixth-generation horse enthusiast Alicia Harris is no stranger to the show ring. This senior science and agricultural journalism major has been showing horses since the age of 2 and carries this passion into her professional life. Harris credits her passion…

CP Profile: Don Mirault helps young dancers follow their dreams

Throughout years in the entertainment industry, Don Mirault has built an interesting list of occupations. His experiences range from being on popular TV shows such as “CSI” and “General Hospital,” to being in Broadway performances such as “A Chorus Line.”…

CP Editorial: Geek is chic

Super heroes, comic books, video games, science fiction … In previous years, simply whispering these words could get your underwear pulled over your head or thrown into a dumpster. No one wanted to be known as a geek or nerd…

Columbia couple create dream home in middle of park

Two young Columbians are close to ending a yearlong journey of remolding their dream home. The couple, Eric and Sara Schafer, who were married in 2009, purchased their nearly 100-year-old home, located within Columbia’s Cosmo Park. They both knew that…

CP Editorial: Some college students scam SNAP program

Moochers. System suckers. Scammers. Whatever you want to call them. They’re scattered all over the U.S. They’re people who abuse the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP, or the food stamp program. Generally, I think of the…

CP Eats: Booches brings back fond memories of hometown dives

Venturing from small town life caused me to miss the simplicity of little, hole-in-the-wall restaurant dives. Seeing Booches door sign stating, “Closed on Sundays- See You In Church,” I could not help but stop and think of my hometown. Pulling…

A family business that gives back to the community

In the tight knit community of Waverly, Mo., Peters Market is known as a popular business because of fresh produce and friendly atmosphere. Owner and operator, Paul Peter, has provided quality produce to customers since his first days in the…