Author: Jessica Weiss

I love photography and all the adventures that come with getting the perfect shot. I am more proud of my Irish heritage than anything else and frequently complain that I don’t have naturally red hair; after a few months of the same hair color, I dye it because I get bored … but it always stays within the red range. Traveling is my passion, and I cannot wait until I can say I have been to every continent and more than 10 countries. Recently I have developed a new love for both meditation and rock climbing. And, I say sweetie, doll, honey, darlin’ and y’all as if I’m from the south, but I grew up in Elwood, Illinois, and pronounce my –a’s harsh like a native Midwesterner.

Alex Templeton: Inspiring girls through hunting

The U.S. Census Bureau statistics state that out of 13.7 million hunters, 11 percent are females. Included in that 11 percent is one of MU’s own, Alexandria Templeton. Born and raised in Polo, Missouri, Templeton is the “son her father…

Black bear population on the rise in southern Missouri

What is big and black, loves honey and is returning to Missouri? If you answered “black bears,” then you would be correct. During the 18th and 19th centuries black bears were in abundance across the entire state of Missouri. However,…

Annual ‘Spooktacular’ just one of many alcohol-free events sponsored by Mizzou After Dark

Candy, haunted houses and pumpkins are everywhere around the time of Halloween. Even college kids enjoy dressing up. To celebrate Halloween, Mizzou After Dark hosted their annual Spooktacular event on Oct. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Student…

Practicing mindfulness leads to lower stress, better health

In a fast-paced world where technology is prominent and work hours are long, people go from one thing to the next, never fully engaging in one particular thing. “A whole spectrum of people are just moving from one thing to…

Students rally to save rock wall at rec center

What do construction signs, hard hats and MizzouRec’s rock climbing facility have to do with each other? On Aug. 24, at the rec center’s annual “Rally” training event, it was announced that Scroggs Peak and Brewer’s Butte ­­— Mizzou’s 35.5-foot-high…