Month: October 2014

Practicing mindfulness leads to lower stress, better health

In a fast-paced world where technology is prominent and work hours are long, people go from one thing to the next, never fully engaging in one particular thing. “A whole spectrum of people are just moving from one thing to…

Generous spirit makes Homecoming blood drive a success

At some points during the 2014 Homecoming Blood Drive in the Hearnes Center, there was a three-hour wait to give blood. Thousands of people came out to give back. Oct. 13-16 marked the 29th consecutive year for the Mizzou Homecoming…

Mac vs PC: Points to consider to make the best choice

In the ongoing debate between Mac and PC users, it can be hard for college students to find a rational voice within the dispute. When hunting for the perfect computer, it’s difficult to find a cut-and-dried answer of which is…

Beat the back-to-school bug with healthy habits

When large numbers of people from far-ranging areas congregate in one place — much like what happens when college students return to the MU campus every fall —outbreaks of illnesses are common. There are actions you can take to protect…

Students rally to save rock wall at rec center

What do construction signs, hard hats and MizzouRec’s rock climbing facility have to do with each other? On Aug. 24, at the rec center’s annual “Rally” training event, it was announced that Scroggs Peak and Brewer’s Butte ­­— Mizzou’s 35.5-foot-high…

In KC, ‘The Royal’ means livestock, BBQ and fun

As one of the largest and oldest fall events in Kansas City, Missouri. The American Royal is home to annual livestock shows, judging competitions, the World’s largest barbecue contest, professional rodeos, and prestigious horse shows, according to the American Royal…

Profile: Samantha Marre shares love of ag through FFA

Those who know Samantha Marre say high energy and a friendly smile are the first things you’ll notice when meeting this Mizzou freshman. Hailing from the small agricultural town of Elsberry, Missouri, Marre is sharing her love of agriculture by…

Grand opening of ADM Center showcases new ag learning lab

The ADM Center for Agricultural Development was unveiled at a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 9. The newly established center contains prototype classrooms for the generation of innovation. Sponsored by a $1 million grant from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM),…

CAFNR Internship Fair showcases opportunities

Rather than waiting for an opportunity to come knocking, students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) opened the doors to internship possibilities at the CAFNR Career Services Internship Fair, held in Bond Life Sciences Center on…

Need for suicide prevention and awareness increases

Suicide is a topic that has been taboo in American culture for centuries. Suicide rates have increased, and in response, awareness and prevention needs have heightened, according to the MU Counseling Center. Many non-profit organizations have been founded to help…

GMOs: Opinions on labeling differ depending on perspective

The words “genetically modified organism” (GMO) elicit a variety of reactions. Many people have a basic understanding of the science involved, but their level of knowledge on the subject varies. According to the agriculture biotechnology company Monsanto, GMOs are a genetically…

Complicated journey from hoof to tailgate

For many MU Tiger fans, their favorite time of the year has finally arrived. Football season is back at Mizzou! We can all go back to tailgating, wearing excessive amounts of black and gold, and doing the best part, enjoying a delicious game-day…

Sigma Alpha recruitment week: through the eyes of a recruit

Making the choice to put yourself through a challenging week of activities in the hopes of becoming a member of a selective organization is not a decision to be taken lightly. Morgan Walkup, CAFNR freshman and science and agricultural journalism…

Lessons learned through livestock

If you ask any farm kid to talk about a 4-H or FFA livestock project, he or she will more than likely tell a story or two. You might hear stories about a favorite animal or an experience with friends at…