Month: March 2016

New permanent exhibit focused on food production to open this summer at St. Louis Science Center

Beginning this summer, children and adults alike will experience the science of food in the new exhibit space called GROW at the St. Louis Science Center. Visitors will follow the steps from farm to table including the impacts of weather,…

CP editorial: Study abroad can help you be the person you envision

Studying abroad can be one of the most attractive ways to get an education, but only a handful of individuals actually participate. Of all students enrolled in higher education institutions in the United States, only 1.5 percent ever study abroad,…

The ‘fun czar’ in CAFNR academic programs office, Freyermuth finds joy in her work with students

Her research has been published eight times. She is a member of seven scientific and educational organizations. She holds three Mizzou job titles and works in two departments with two separate offices. However, when asked about how she blazed her…

Vegetarian and vegan nutrition: Watch out for CRAAP

The number of vegetarians in the United States is 7.3 million, according to the Statistics Brain Research Institute. One million Americans are vegans. In addition, 22.8 million Americans said they follow a vegetarian-inclined diet. Although the reasons to become a…

Habitat destruction leads to monarch population decline

The population of monarch butterflies throughout the United States has been decreasing rapidly over the years. According to MonarchWatch.org, from 2013 to 2014 the population of monarch butterflies in the East was less than 100 monarchs per 100 acres. In…

FFA members develop leadership skills at Mizzou contest

High schools from all over the state came to the University of Missouri on March 2 to attend the FFA Leadership Development Contest. The Mizzou Collegiate FFA Chapter and the Missouri FFA Association hosted the eighth annual Leadership Development Contest at the…

CP editorial: Why you need to vote (and clean your house)

In the 2014 congressional election, 23.1 percent of the18 to 34-year-old age group voted. In the 2012 presidential election, 18 to 29 year-olds voted only slightly better at 45 percent. Historically, all age demographics have voted at a higher rate…