Author: Mikaela O'Barr

Hola! My name is Mikaela O’Barr, and I am (for the time-being) a science and agricultural journalism major. I grew up a bit differently from those who have a specific place to call home, as I fall into the category of kids who moved too often to do so. With my father in the military, I have seen firsthand some of the vast differences in practices between cities, states — even countries — in efforts to sustain the environment to preserve the resources for us all. While I hope you enjoy and appreciate the happenings of our little world in the work I present, I also hope that this medium may provide stimulus for the least interested to take a stand in matters pertaining to environmental conservation, sustainable practices, and alternative energy in our world.

CP Editorial: Consider the benefits of a plant-based diet

The terms “vegetarianism” or “veganism” often are followed by cringes or comments of extremism. Plant-based diets are put to shame almost upon mention, but the reasons are somewhat unclear. Generally, diets are clumped with many other categories of fads, but…

Students attend 25th annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists

Reporters, photographers, and researchers from across the country gathered in Norman, Oklahoma, for the 25th annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists. It was a reunion of the only North American association of professional journalists dedicated to improving environmental…

MU residence halls provide gender-neutral housing

In 2014, the University of Missouri’s Department of Residential Life made a decision that would change the way college students viewed campus living. Several changes were made, including private unisex community restrooms and different living options. College Avenue Hall is…