Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival announces a lineup you won’t want to miss

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter Ever wanted to get back to some roots, listen to some blues, AND eat barbeque? Well good ol’ Columbia, Missouri has all three for you! Every year at the end of September, the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is held at Stephens Lake Park near the downtown area. Let […]

9th Street Summerfest jazzes up the summer with great musical acts

By Zach Sayer, E23 Reporter 9th Street Summerfest, Columbia, Missouri’s premiere summer concert series, kicked off its 11th year on April 23 with a performance by Cole Swindell. The concert series is known for bringing in a variety of artists, and this year is no different with performances by both well-known and obscure musicians ranging […]

Top five questions I need answered during this season of “Game of Thrones”

By Nnamdi Egwuonwu, E23 Reporter Sunday, April 24 was an eventful day for millions of people across the globe. No, it’s not because the day marked the two-day anniversary of Beyoncé’s highly anticipated album “Lemonade,”—it’s because on this day producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss blessed viewers with the season six premiere of “Game […]

“Game of Thrones” returns but it’s not much

By Daniel Konstantinovic, E23 Entertainment Manager and Director Strap on your armor and sharpen your sword – “Game of Thrones” is back for its sixth season. The hit series which attempts to balance intrigue, character and fantasy spectacle has returned to HBO for its next 10-episode run, this time advancing the story beyond author George […]

Columbia got its hippie on at Earth Day festivities in Peace Park

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter Every year around Earth Day, Columbia, Missouri puts together a festival to celebrate mother Earth. The event is held in Peace Park and entails live music, bounce houses, little shop stands and chill vibes. Events like this are a great way to not only get closer to nature but to […]

Top ways to celebrate the warm weather

By Bailey Sims, E23 Reporter Here in Columbia, Missouri, the temperatures are getting warmer and the days are getting longer. I know my fingers are crossed that the snow is gone for the season and the sun is here to stay. Temperatures have consistently been in the 70s for the past week or so, which […]

Best and worst hats for spring

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter Spring has finally arrived, and with spring comes the shining sun to overheat us all. In fact, many of students are helpless to its bright rays and have no choice but to squint at the power. Luckily hats were invented to help us with this problem, so let’s have a look […]

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” returns to Netflix in full force

By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived. That’s right, folks. Season two of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has been released on Netflix. Get ready for some great laughs, because the second season does not disappoint. When we last left Kimmy, she had just defeated the Reverend, Jacqueline had hopped in a […]

E23 offstage: Lacretta Nicole

By Africa Baker, E23 Reporter Lacretta Nicole is a University of Missouri alumna turned Broadway star who recently made her debut on the big stage in the hit musical “Disaster!” where she plays disco diva, Levora. E23 had the opportunity to chat with the actress over a coffee date from 1,000 miles away. Can you explain what the […]

The Columbia Farmers Market provides something for all ages

By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter Every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to noon in the Activity and Recreation Center parking lot from April to October, people visit the Columbia Farmers Market for fresh produce, meat and much more. The weekly event has around 45 local vendors all selling goods including eggs, coffee and baked goods. Vendors also […]