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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, but at University Hospital, the situation is much different. An emergency services technician at University […]

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 wait in long lines, but in some cases this semester, MU students have had no […]

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 fight against breast cancer raging in minority communities. The community organized a breast cancer awareness […]

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 what the campus’ resource center has to offer, as well as what community resources are […]

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 Human Trafficking Coalition of Central Missouri. Originally planned to be held in the summer, the […]

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 opportunity for all the pre-meds to get to meet the Mizzou medical students on campus […]

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 hair diversity and the impacts it can have on various ethnic groups was the main […]

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 and Maplewood House. Attendees enjoyed a diverse lineup of live music and performances which featured […]

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 place for students to tune in from anywhere on campus and spend some time focusing […]

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. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many returning students have not gotten to experience […]

Mo Jazz Festival celebrates its 30th year in Columbia

by Victoria Shore Rose Music Hall in downtown Columbia was full of people as the Mo Jazz Music Festival kicked off its 30th year this past weekend. The festival was held virtually last year as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect the community, but this year’s festival took place in person with health and safety […]

MU Improv brings down the house with “You Will Be Bullied”

by Graham Ambrose The crowd was sent into uproarious laughter last Thursday at MU Improv’s third show of the school year, titled “You Will Be Bullied.” As the name would imply, the improv team took it upon themselves to lob insults at an audience eager to be “roasted.”  Senior Maddie Bunten has been part of […]

“Now it’s history”: Mizzou honors the heroes of 9/11

 by: Jocelyn Peshia Three American flags draped across the Columns; a bagpipe band playing patriotic tunes; a lone trumpeter performing “Taps”; University of Missouri students and Columbia residents, bedecked in dark blues and reds, standing six feet apart on the quad.  Although the symbols of this year’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony seemed typical, recent events were […]

Mizzou News to Know: 3/17/21

This week we look at two holidays this March and a Mizzou professor’s take on Women’s History Month. We also look at a way that Black and brown Mizzou graduates are still impacting Mizzou (more…)

“MU Remembers” the lost Tigers

By Savannah Taffe, MUTV-23 News Reporter   As the flowers blossom, Mizzou gathers to honor those who have passed in the Tiger Family. Every year during the Spring semester, Mizzou acknowledges and pays respect to the students, faculty and staff that have departed throughout the year. Mizzou honors these individuals with a wreath hanging ceremony […]