Month: November 2015

Speaking up outside the confines of MU’s ‘Speaker’s Circle’ brings more attention to activism

Speaker’s Circle has held its position as the epicenter of free speech on the campus of the University of Missouri since its construction in 1986, but that position might not be held for much longer. The circle outside of Ellis…

Symbolism or substance? Proposed Trans Pacific Partnership impact unknown

Many have high hopes for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, otherwise known as the TPP. However, few seem to have a thorough understanding of the potential impact of the multinational agreement. With details still unknown, industry professionals have only opinions to offer…

Ethanol and biofuels have a bright future in Missouri

Production of both ethanol and biodiesel has drastically increased in Missouri since Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007. However, even with the potential environmental benefits, the industry still faces some challenges. The Renewable Fuels Association clearly defines the…

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Defending beef

Over the past 70 years, the beef industry has evolved into an industrial feedlot system designed to put as much weight on cattle as fast as possible. However, one woman disagrees with that method and believes cattle should be moved…

CP Editorial: Minorities continue to face challenges at Mizzou

I remember the first time I came to the University of Missouri. Pride could best describe the emotion I felt. I was the second one out of my five siblings to attend a major accredited university, and I was so proud to become…

Students attend 25th annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists

Reporters, photographers, and researchers from across the country gathered in Norman, Oklahoma, for the 25th annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists. It was a reunion of the only North American association of professional journalists dedicated to improving environmental…

CP Editorial: Keep sustainability out of USDA nutrition guidelines

Dietary guidelines should focus on health and nutrition rather than environmental issues. For the past few months, the United States Department of Agriculture’s new set of dietary guidelines was in the news — not because of nutrition issues, but because…

CP Editorial: Civility during controversy

IMHO. Most of us are familiar with the acronym for “In My Humble Opinion,” unfortunately much of the time opinions are not expressed with humility. College places students in an environment with a diversity of experiences and opinions. This allows for personal…

Tiger Garden moves into its second decade of providing hands-on experience in a working floral shop

Tiger Garden is ready for 10 more years. The floral shop, located in the Agriculture Building on the MU campus, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with special events during the first week of classes. Every day featured a different event and…