Author: Deja Shelby

My name is Deja Shelby. I am currently a senior at the University of Missouri majoring in Agriculture. I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. The youngest of five siblings, I am only the second of my siblings to go to college. Growing up everybody always asked me what I wanted to do when I got older. As I have grown, animals, agriculture and helping others have been my ultimate three loves. Coming to Mizzou, I knew CAFNR was the college for me. Whether life pulls me to the Veterinary track that I strive to reach or to simply promoting agriculture, I know that as long as I am helping in a positive way, I will be completely satisfied. I am really looking forward to writing for the Corner Post this semester and having a chance to get my voice heard as well as getting a more hands-on experience in writing.

Oak mites made for an itchy fall for some

This fall, many mid-Missouri residents found that raking the colorful abundance of leaves that flooded their yards left them with more than just a clean lawn. In fact, some were surprised to find dozens of itchy chigger-like bites around their…

Soledad O’Brien speaks on diversity in the media

Just weeks following widespread racial turmoil on the University of Missouri campus, MSA and GPC were proud to present former CNN reporter Soledad O’Brien to speak on her views of diversity in the media. O’Brien, who is known as a social…

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…

Travelers have more to fear from flu than Ebola

The holiday travel season is in full gear, and along with increased travel comes a not-so-merry increase in the spread of viruses. Many travel every year to and from Columbia to see their loved ones, especially students rushing home after…

Learn to manage stress so future finals weeks will be calm

College is a time when many students make some of their greatest memories. However, there is one week every semester that students dread: finals week. Finals week tends to be the most stressful time of the year for students. “Final…

Poinsettia sale highlights a rainbow of holiday colors

Many people think of Christmastime as “the most wonderful time of the year.” Tiger Garden aims to make it even better by offering their customers a wide variety of holiday poinsettias. This year there were poinsettias in blue, purple, tie-dye,…

Tiger Ag Classic: CAFNR alums golf to give back

Fun, food, and a whole lot of golf are the only ways to describe the MU Tiger Ag Classic. On Friday, Sept. 12, the Mizzou Ag Alumni Association held their annual Tiger Ag Classic Golf tournament followed by a steak…