Author: Lauren Arnold

My father, Mike Arnold, had always imagined himself having boys to take hunting, fishing and mudding. This didn’t happen, but fortunately, he was blessed with two daughters and raised them to be just like little boys. I was born on Nov. 9, 1995, which is the very beginning of rifle season. Every year I celebrate my birthday at “the deer cabin,” and I would not want it any other way. My Ruger model 77, caliber .243 isn’t the only thing my dad showed me how to shoot. We also have done our fair share of “shooting” on the basketball court.

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…

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…

Greek life is ideal for some; but not for everyone

All kinds of cliché college antics are connected to sorority and fraternity life. As with all stereotypes, things are not always as they appear. For some MU students, “Greek life” is at the core of their college experience. For others,…

CAFNR offers diverse study abroad opportunities

Are you a CAFNR student anxious to learn about agriculture all over the globe? Do you enjoy traveling and working in a more hands-on environment? If so, a CAFNR study abroad program may be a perfect fit for you. “I…

Sigma Alpha — just one way to find your niche in CAFNR

The University of Missouri campus of more than 35,000 students could be rather intimidating for some. Luckily, the university offers numerous clubs and organizations to help make the campus seem smaller and help make students feel a little more at…