Month: November 2018

CP editorial: The Birds should stay

You’re walking down the sidewalk when suddenly a Bird flies past you.  Bird, the popular motorized scooter brand, has become a hot topic around the University of Missouri.  Some see them as a nuisance, but they actually have several benefits…

Hot air balloons lift spirits at autumn festival

Floating hot air balloons glowed throughout the night sky as children raced between carnival rides with their parents in tow at the Missouri Autumn Carnival and Balloon Festival. The festival was held Thursday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 21, at…

World Food Day focus is on efforts to end food insecurity and hunger

A screening of films focused on food insecurity brought the topic into the spotlight on World Food Day, Oct. 16, 2018. “Food insecurity is a problem that affects anyone, especially students,” said Kiruba Krishnaswamy, assistant professor of Bioengineering and Food…

Birds on campus and in downtown Columbia not welcomed by all

University of Missouri students who pass the student center on their way to classes would have had their attention stolen from their phone or coffee on Oct. 25 by an out-of-place spectacle: a large electronic road sign that read, “BIRDS…

Changing the perspective on poverty one box at a time

As Ashley Yong prepared for her prom as a Chicago high school senior, she faced a grueling conflict. Being tempted by the pricey dresses and jewels through store windows couldn’t compare to watching thousands of homeless people living right outside…

MU initiatives to increase enrollment prove successful

Freshman enrollment at the University of Missouri has increased 13.1 percent over 2017, with 5,695 new students now attending. This increase makes university officials feel optimistic for a return to normal or even record high numbers after experiencing two years…

CP editorial: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means

In 1967, Aretha Franklin’s classic hit “Respect” instantly captured the hearts of millions worldwide. Flash forward several decades. I come from a completely different generation, one where the importance of respect has become tarnished. Today, children grow up with little…

Professor’s diverse interests make him a modern Renaissance man

In the first months of college at the University of Missouri, there have been a multitude of fun activities. The students in Media Communications in Society and New Technologies and Communications have had their own activity to take part in.…

CP editorial: Labels matter

Got milk? Based on the products that are found in the dairy section at the local grocery store, just about everything from almonds to soybeans produce the frothy fluid known as milk. When products made from almonds and soy are…

Garton creates history with MU while sharing traditions with others

From college student to senior associate dean, Bryan Garton has become an integral part of the University of Missouri’s history himself, while enthusiastically sharing campus traditions with others. “I just think it’s fun to be able to go over on…

Deep love of nature informs Sonderman’s approach to life

As the manager of Tucker Greenhouse, nestled in the center of the University of Missouri campus, Barbara Sonderman has cared for between 500 to 800 species of plants for about 30 years now. “I have the best job on campus,”…