Month: December 2014

Travelers have more to fear from flu than Ebola

The holiday travel season is in full gear, and along with increased travel comes a not-so-merry increase in the spread of viruses. Many travel every year to and from Columbia to see their loved ones, especially students rushing home after…

MU student co-founds school in Kenya

Cheyenne Kline, a sophomore journalism and pre-law major from Sedan, Kansas, has done something everyone told her she couldn’t do. Kline helped co-found Priscilla’s, a school in Nairobi, Kenya, in the summer of 2014. After meeting some inspiring children during her…

Learn to manage stress so future finals weeks will be calm

College is a time when many students make some of their greatest memories. However, there is one week every semester that students dread: finals week. Finals week tends to be the most stressful time of the year for students. “Final…

Poinsettia sale highlights a rainbow of holiday colors

Many people think of Christmastime as “the most wonderful time of the year.” Tiger Garden aims to make it even better by offering their customers a wide variety of holiday poinsettias. This year there were poinsettias in blue, purple, tie-dye,…

Language of economics comes naturally for new CAFNR professor

It’s not often that you meet someone who can speak three different languages. However, Jamille Palacios Rivera does just that. She speaks Spanish and English fluently, but it’s her talent for speaking and understanding economics that earned her a position…

A profile in how to live a joyful life: Genevieve Howard

When described by students and coworkers Genevieve Howard, a member of the CAFNR Office of Communications, almost sounds too good to be true: a positive and outgoing Christian woman who simply wants the best for her students. Howard has been…

HeForShe brings men into the gender equality movement

For years, women have been fighting for their rights and equality of the sexes. At times, it has seemed as though women were the only ones standing up for their rights. To promote the importance of gender equality to both sexes,…

Editorial: Act now to prevent sexual violence on campus

“On Sept. 9, officials from the University of Missouri’s Title IX office reported a sexual assault to the University Police Department (MUPD).” I was sitting at my desk in my dorm room when I read this Clery Release email from the…

Editorial: Farmers markets — our direct link to consumers

Everywhere we go we’re bombarded with “Buy Local!” signs and advertisements, and while this entices us to purchase more from local producers and vendors, it actually makes consumers understand less about the food they’re eating. There are so many slogans…

Is ‘COOL’ right for the U.S.?

In March 2009, the U.S. implemented country of origin labeling (COOL) as a mandatory practice for meat retailers. This labeling requires retailers to provide country of origin labeling information for fresh meats including: beef, pork, lamb, chicken, goat, and wild…

Alex Templeton: Inspiring girls through hunting

The U.S. Census Bureau statistics state that out of 13.7 million hunters, 11 percent are females. Included in that 11 percent is one of MU’s own, Alexandria Templeton. Born and raised in Polo, Missouri, Templeton is the “son her father…

Editorial: Youth programs help cultivate a brighter future

Growth, professionalism, goals and passion: together they set the foundation for youth development programs. These development programs are a stepping-stone to the real world and provide youth with many opportunities that others in their age group do not get to…

Editorial: Can’t take the country out of this girl

I grew up in the rural town of Macon, Missouri, with a population of a little more than 5,000. I attended Macon R-1 School District for elementary school, middle school, and high school — all in one building — and…

Editorial: It’s not all Greek to me — Why I didn’t go Greek

Before I came to the University of Missouri, my perception of “Greek life” was, I thought, typical. The word “Greek” brought to mind images of mythological lore (remember the Titans?); the archaeological remnants of ancient civilizations; and foods laced with…

Passion for plants defines CAFNR student’s career goals

Yia Yang’s recipe for success is simple: water, sunlight and carbon dioxide. Yang, a freshman studying plant sciences, plans to cultivate a career in biotechnology, developing seeds that will feed the world’s burgeoning population. Hailing from Wheaton, Missouri, Yang hopes…

Editorial: Science pushes change in ag production methods

As the world’s population continues to grow, so does the demand for food. As the demand for food grows, so does the demand for farmers to increase yields. To increase their efficiency and productivity, farmers are embracing technology to help…

Jarod Womack teaches ag and changes lives

Over the course of 12 years teaching at Macon R-1, Jarod Womack has made a difference in many individuals’ lives and the school itself. “When I look back on my high school experience, I won’t remember the grade I received…

Students network with leaders in agriculture at 2014 AFA Conference

The Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference is a four-track program that offers college students a different personal and professional development opportunity for each year in college. This year’s annual AFA Leaders Conference was held Nov. 6-9 at the Sheraton Kansas…

Mizzou ACT ‘Bets the Farm on It’ at trivia night

On Friday, Nov. 14, the MU Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow hosted a trivia night fundraiser with the theme “Bet the Farm on It” at Bradford Research and Extension Center in Columbia. “Everyone loves a great trivia night,” said Sarah Brickey,…

Mahar family continues farming traditions through the generations

Growing up in the country, often with only brothers and sisters for playmates, provides children with life experiences unique to rural living—playing in creeks, roaming pastures looking for adventure, hiding in the barn loft. Your immediate family can become your…