Author: Payton Kinnison

Payton Kinnison has taken her love of reading and turned it into a love of editing. In high school she read over friends’ manuscripts for novels and gave them advice and critique. She worked on her high school yearbook, combing through the pages for mistakes. She also participated in top clubs like Future Teachers of America, Future Business Leaders of America and Spanish club. When Kinnison graduated from her high school in Bethany, Mo., she knew exactly where she wanted to pursue her next adventure, after coming to visit her older sister in Columbia, Mo., many times and having taken a liking to the city. Currently she is a freshman majoring in science and agricultural journalism at the University of Missouri. Ultimately, Kinnison hopes to work for a publishing company and maybe even become a copy-editor someday.

Have a haunting Halloween at Spooktacular Oct. 30

Continue your childhood tick-or-treating tradition with a haunting Halloween found on campus. Mizzou After Dark and the Missouri Student Association host a night called Spooktacular and these committees are known for throwing the best events. At Spooktacular you can dress…

Profile: Sonja Perry brings excellence to MU

With endless enthusiasm and a permanent warm smile, it’s no wonder Sonja Perry’s nickname is “Sunny.” This CAFNR student shines as a role model by balancing academics, campus leadership and Greek life. A sophomore animal sciences major, Perry hails from…

MU club works to save tigers around the world

There are fewer than 3,200 wild tigers today, the world has lost 97 percent of tigers due to poaching, climate change and habitat loss. Tiger parts are sold in illegal wildlife markets, used in folk medicine remedies and are status…

Benefits of studying abroad well worth the costs

Many students believe that studying abroad will cost too much and that there is no way to get funds other than loans. Bill Allen, assistant professor of Science and Agricultural Journalism, has led a winter intersession department experience to Costa…