Month: April 2014

Mizzou students focus on service during school breaks

Instead of the typical wild week in Panama City, 636 MU students spent their 2014 spring break a bit differently this year by going on one of 52 Mizzou Alternative Break trips. Mizzou Alternative Breaks, formerly known as Alternative Spring…

CP Editorial: You’ve got to be knitting me …

Knitting may seem like a dying art, but I discovered the opposite is actually true on MU’s campus. Knitters are everywhere, especially in college. I just wasn’t looking in the right places. I learned how to knit after a few…

Keep calm and be proactive about handling stress

From freshmen adjusting to life on campus to seniors preparing to graduate, stress affects students of all levels for a variety of reasons. Stress is so prevalent, in fact, that a survey published by The Associated Press for NBC news…

Mizzou art education program suspended due to budget cuts

Budget cuts to education have sent universities nationwide into a state of concern. With money becoming scarce, schools are given no other choice but to release programs that are not deemed to be absolutely crucial to their curriculum. The University…

Those who leave homeland for U.S. often carry burden of guilt along with joy of freedom

“We are people that quit, people that left, the deserters,” Olga Mossine said. Leaving one’s country has two sides, the Ukranian native said. One that is wonderful – better opportunities, and one that is terrible – leaving behind your homeland.…

Duathlon promotes intense, but friendly, competition

On Saturday, April 5, anticipation was in the air as people of all ages prepared themselves for the hours that awaited them. Participants used the last minutes before the starting gun fired to stretch, practice and give their bicycles a…

Alcohol-free Friday night provided by Mizzou After Dark

Mizzou’s Memorial Union was transformed into an exciting, color-filled, get away for students and families alike, the evening of Friday, April 7. Tigers in the Chocolate Factory, an event sponsored by Mizzou After Dark and MSA/GPC, offered students a fun…

Members of campus ministry take a spring break with a mission

Instead of relaxing or heading to the beach for spring break, one group of college students chose to spend their break serving others in an entirely different country. The students traveled to Nicaragua on a mission trip through the Campus…