Month: April 2017

CP editorial: What can I do for conservation?

Rooted deep in the history of the United States sits one of the most important issues of our time: conservation. As far back as the 19th century, conservation has been in the national spotlight, from the creation of the National…

Top-rated B&B provides real-world experience for CAFNR students

Trip Advisor’s highest rated bed and breakfast in Columbia, Missouri, and the University of Missouri have something in common. The Gathering Place, located on College Avenue, is owned by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and is operated…

Folklore class teaches appreciation for nature through writing

As April progresses, the minds of MU students wander to places outside their course materials. Likely, some tigers would choose to be outside, immersing themselves in the warmth of spring rather than remaining surrounded by hundreds of peers reading from…

CP editorial: Youth hit the target, on and off the range

When I began participating in 4-H Shooting Sports at age 10, I had limited foresight of the experiences the program would bring me. Throughout my nine years of involvement, I transformed from a young girl shooting an air rifle to…

CP editorial: New enhancement fee just one more expense for students

To state the obvious, college is expensive. Unfortunately, college is about to become more expensive for University of Missouri students. In the recent Missouri Students Association election, voters passed a new student fee known as the “Enhance Mizzou” fee. The…

Local community leads the way to clearer waters for Hinkson

After being listed as impaired over a decade ago, the condition of Hinkson Creek has stabilized over time. In Columbia, Missouri, a task force of community members has worked together to preserve Hinkson Creek since 2012. Urban water runoff is…

Annual dog jog brought four-legged runners to campus

Strolling around the University of Missouri campus it is common to see students taking their dogs on a walk, playing fetch on the Quad, or hanging out with friends in Speakers Circle. However, on the morning of April 8, dog…

Suicide prevention week butterfly release honors lives lost

The Mizzou Student Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting the third annual MSSPC Week April 10-14. Throughout the week, the MSSPC Steering Committee will sponsor events around campus to raise awareness of suicide prevention and highlight campus resources available to students…