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With mask mandate dropped, MU Hospital faces high number of COVID-19 patients

By Ryan Lezak

On October 14, the University of Missouri Board of Curators announced its indoor mask mandate, which had been in place since August 2, would expire. Improving virus metrics was cited as the reason for dropping the mandate, Read the rest

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The shortage of campus dining workers, from the perspective of a student

By Bethany C. Cates

Many college students across the country are going through many adjustments as they first experience a sense of normalcy on their college campuses. As most know, when it comes to eating, many students don’t want to Read the rest

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Mizzou Black Women’s Initiative promotes breast cancer awareness with Pinked Out Thursdays

by Prajukta Ghosh

The Mizzou Black Women’s Initiative celebrated Pinked Out Thursdays during the month of October to spread awareness against breast cancer. The purpose of encouraging people to wear pink on Thursdays is to mark the significance of the Read the rest

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LGBTQ+ Resource Center hosts an open house filled with smiles, food, and celebration

by Graham Ambrose

The University of Missouri’s Coming Out Week came to a spectacular end with the LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s open house Friday, Oct. 15. Students, faculty, and staff alike attended the event to exchange stories and learn more about Read the rest

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Cars for a cause: ComoNaz Church holds auto show to combat human trafficking

by Leonardo Quevedo

Car and motorcycle enthusiasts from Columbia and around Missouri descended upon Columbia First Nazarene Church on Saturday, October 16 for the third annual ComoNaz Car, Truck & Bike Show, an event which raised funds for the Stop Read the rest

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MU pre-med society hosts second meeting of the semester

by Prajukta Ghosh

The University of Missouri Pre-Medical Society hosted a meeting on October 12 for all pre-med students of all grades at Parker Auditorium in Stewart Hall from 6 to 7 p.m. 

The meeting began with pre-med mentorship, an Read the rest

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My hair, my business: Delta Xi Nu and QTPOC hosts hair diversity event

by Madisyn Rix

Hair holds significance among various cultures throughout history. Hair can reveal a person’s marital status, social class, whether they were a warrior, and much more about a person’s identity and place in life. Learning the importance of Read the rest

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Boone County History and Culture Center puts on yearly Heritage Festival

by Elizabeth Schlaker

On Sept. 18 and 19, 2021, the Boone County History and Culture Center hosted its annual Heritage Festival. Activities included numerous craft vendors, a petting zoo, a hayride, many food trucks, and tours of the culture center … Read the rest

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Meditation and mindfulness at Mizzou: Wellness Center offers virtual noontime meditations

by Anna Maria Mikolajczak 

Throughout the pandemic and into the new school year, Mizzou has offered a safe space for students who need a break from the hassle of day-to-day learning. The Wellness Center’s noontime meditations are offered as a Read the rest

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Sigmapalooza raises $22,250 for local nonprofit Welcome Home

by Sarah Voyles

On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, fraternity Sigma Nu held their 2021 charity concert Sigmapalooza at The Blue Note with California-based duo Hippie Sabotage as the headliner for the night. All proceeds benefited local nonprofit foundation Welcome Home.Read the rest

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