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Mid-Missourians Occupy Columbia

Nicolas Berry, along with thousands of protesters in nearly 1,204 cities, is the 99 percent. “We’re staying here until something changes,” Berry said. Berry is referring to Occupy Columbia, a protest outside of the City Hall that began nearly two weeks ago. Occupy Columbia is part of a national movement called Occupy Together, a “leaderless […]

“What Are You Doing at Rollins?”

23 News takes a look at what students think of Rollins Late Night . A poli-sci student, a gamer, an athlete and a comedy show participant. All these students found themselves at Rollins Late Night around midnight on a Tuesday. All of them came full of hunger and opinions. Why isn’t Rollins open later on […]

Mizzou Saves Lives One Pint at a Time

The centennial Homecoming Blood Drive collected 5,264 pints of blood, exceeding MU’s goal of 5,000 units. Monday, Oct. 3 – Thursday, Oct. 6 – This year’s Homecoming marks the 100th anniversary of the original homecoming, which means that the weekend will be the celebration of the century. What better way to celebrate 100 years of […]

Zombies Infect Campus Yet Again

Ready and waiting for Mizzou’s most dangerous outbreak, more than 500 players are registered to partake in this semester’s game of Human versus Zombies beginning Oct. 5. Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Students and staff at the University of Missouri are stocking up in preparation for an infectious virus set to hit campus in the coming […]

MU’s Family Weekend Offers Many Activities, Fun For Parents and Students

23 News gives you an inside look into MU’s family weekend. Friday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 25 – The weekend of September 16–18 marked MU’s annual Family Weekend, where parents and students are able to spend quality time together while enjoying different activities sponsored by the university. In order to take advantage of the […]

Sabai Offers New, Unique Dining Experience for Students

Students and Campus Dining employees are steadily responding to the new dining location Sabai, which, beginning this school year, replaced Eva J’s. Located on the ground floor of Johnston Hall, Sabai trades Eva J’s familiar dining hall experience for an Asian-influenced take out. “Our foods here at Sabai come from the Southeast Asian region so […]

Mid-Missourians Race for the Cure

Columbia’s second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure took place on Sunday, Sept. 18. Race for the Cure is an annual race that supports the effort to find a cure for breast cancer. It has been held all over the nation since its kick-off in 1983. Sunday, Sept. 18 – Columbia’s second annual […]

Loeffler-Damico: MSA Presidential Candidates

Meet Greg Loeffler and Lauren Damico, candidates for MSA President and Vice-President. Watch the story here

Bruer-Cartee: MSA Presidential Candidates

Meet Everett Bruer and Lexie Cartee, candidates for MSA President and Vice-President. Watch the story here

Billingsley-Kooi: MSA Presidential Candidates

Meet Xavier Billingsley and Helena Kooi, candidates for MSA President and Vice-President. Watch the story here

Meet the 2011 MSA Candidates

23News brings you an inside look into the three slates running in the 2011 MSA Presidential Election. Watch the story here

Sabai Opens in Place of Eva J’s

Students and Campus Dining employees are steadily responding to the new dining location Sabai, which, beginning this school year, replaced Eva J’s. Watch the story here

MU Family Weekend: Sept. 23-25

23 News gives you an inside look into MU’s family weekend. Watch the story here

Humans vs. Zombies: Oct. 5

Ready and waiting for Mizzou’s most dangerous outbreak, more than 500 players are registered to partake in this semester’s game of Human versus Zombies beginning Oct. 5. Watch the story here

Big MO: The Past, Present and Future

23 News takes a look at the history of the Big MO drum and prepares for the new one. Watch the story here

Race for the Cure: Sept. 18

Columbia’s second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure took place on Sunday, Sept. 18. Race for the Cure is an annual race that supports the effort to find a cure for breast cancer. It has been held all over the nation since its kick-off in 1983. Watch the story here

MSA Presidential Election Announcements: Nov. 2

Winners of the 2011 MSA Presidential Election are… Watch the story here

“What Are You Doing At Rollins?”

23 News takes a look at what students think of Rollins Late Night . Watch the story here

Homecoming LGBTQ Banquet: Oct 14

23 News takes a look at what the LGBTQ center is doing for the centennial homecoming. Watch the story here

23 News: Episode 1

Humans V. Zombies comes to campus, Mid-Missourians Race for the Cure, Aron Ralston speaks at Mizzou and more on this episode of 23 News.

Aron Ralston: Sept 28

Aron Ralston, the man behind 127 Hours, came to speak to Mizzou on Sept. 28. 23 News got the chance to talk to him. Watch the story here

Find A New Style at the Student Center

INDIEpendence Boutique is a new shop located in the MU Student center. Reporters Ebony Francis and Shannon Logan talk to student owner Kiarah Moore. Watch the story here

Excitement Builds for Thanksgiving Break

23 News takes a look at what MU students are doing over Thanksgiving Break. Watch the story here

Homecoming Blood Drive: Oct. 3-6

The centennial Homecoming Blood Drive collected 5,264 pints of blood, exceeding MU’s goal of 5,000 units. Watch the story here

Reynolds Alumni Center Celebrates the Centennial Homecoming: Oct 14

23 News takes a look at how the Reynolds Alumni Center celebrated Mizzou’s 100th homecoming. Watch the story here

Marlee Matlin: Oct 4

Marlee Matlin came to speak at Mizzou. 23 News had the chance to talk with her. Watch the story here

Staff Sgt Salvatore Giunta: Nov 9

23 News talks to Medal of Honor Winner Salvatore Giunta. Watch the story here

MU’s Move to the SEC Will Effect Academics, Geography

Monday, Nov. 7 – The University of Missouri announced on Nov. 6 that the University would be joining the Southeastern Conference on July 1, 2012. Many know about the schools because of their football and basketball teams, but how many actually know about the academic prestige of the Universities in the SEC? When MU joins […]

Bijoux Cupcakes and Sweets: Nov 17

23News gives you an inside look to Bijoux Cupcakes and Sweets, a custom cupcake business owned by Sarah Deveto. Watch the story here

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Oct 26

Joseph Gordon-Levitt came to Mizzou on October 26. 23 News had a chance to talk to him about his company Hit RECord. Watch the story here

Gov Nixon Appointed Two New Curators

23 News had the chance to talk to two new MU Curators. Watch the story here

23 News Episode 2

MSA Election results are in, Mizzou celebrates Veterans day, a new student-owned business is open in the Student Center, and more on 23 News. Also, Joseph Gordon-Levitt puts on a show at Mizzou, David Limbaugh speaks to MU’s College Republicans, students talk about what they’re doing over Thanksgiving Break, and more on 23 News.

David Limbaugh: Oct. 20

David Limbaugh came to speak to MU’s College Republicans on October 20. 23 News had the chance to talk to him. Watch the story here

The Wellness Resource Center Offers Several Programs to Students

The Wellness Resource center has been open since 1990 and is dedicated to helping students at MU ranging from nutrition consultants to the relaxation station. It has everything to fit students needs. Located in the bottom floor of the student center, the Wellness Resource center can be found next to the RSVP center and the […]

From Afghanistan to the White House to Jesse Auditorium

23 News talks to Medal of Honor Winner Salvatore Giunta. Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Mizzou hosted a true American hero on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta is the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and he took the time to visit Mizzou to speak about bravery, […]

23 News Episode 3

Campus dining services teams up with the Bradford Research and Extension Center for a new sustainabilty project, Zoutrition allows students to find campus nutritional facts easily online, the Women’s Center offers several activities to students, and more on 23 News.

Apple and the J-School: Dec 7

Associate Dean Brian Brooks discusses the loss of Steve Jobs and the Journalism Schools use of Apple Products. Watch the story here

BCC Celebrates Kwanza: Dec. 1

MUTV takes a look at how the Black Culture Center celebrated Kwanza and the traditions behind it. Watch the story here

Zoutrition: Dec 7

MUTV takes a look at Campus Dining Service’s new program called Zoutrition. Watch the story here

The Women’s Center Offers A Variety of Activities

Located in the basement of the Student Center, the Women’s Center is just what it sounds like – a place for women, run by women. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., students, staff, faculty or community members can visit the WC to learn about female sexuality, talk to other women, access resources […]

MU Receives Replica of MLK Memorial

Mizzou recieves a replica of the MLK Memorial. Wednesday, Jan. 25 – Students, faculty and alumni gathered at the Missouri Theatre in downtown Columbia for a celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the man who helped make the dream of a national MLK memorial possible Jan. 25. That man was Ty Christian, a […]

23 News Headlines: Feb 8

23 News has the Missouri Primary Election results, information on MSA’s More For Less campaign, RHA election information and more. Watch the story here

23 News Headlines: Feb. 8 Anchor Set 2

23 News has the Missouri Primary Election results, information on MSA’s More For Less campaign, RHA election information and more. Watch the story here

Former Prince of the Mafia Visits Mizzou

Michael Franzese, former mob boss, visits Mizzou. Thursday, Feb. 9 – Michael Franzese was one of the most powerful members of the mob in New York during the 60s. He was given such titles like, “The Prince of the Mafia.” He had no choice but to be surrounded by the mob life from the moment […]

Ballroom Dance Club: Feb 17

23 News takes a look at MU’s ballroom dance club. Watch the story here

MU Bus Services: Feb. 17

The city is proposing cutting bus services on black and gold routes due to lack of funding. Watch the story here

Presidential Primaries: Feb. 7

Missouri held it’s presidential primaries on Feb. 7. Watch the story here

MLK Memorial: Jan. 25

Mizzou recieves a replica of the MLK Memorial. Watch the story here

Michael Franzese Mob Boss: Feb 9

Michael Franzese, former mob boss, visits Mizzou. Watch the story here

23 News Headlines: Feb. 22

Two suspects are in custody for a series of multiple shootings in Columbia, tuition is on the rise for students are MU, True/False Film festival comes to Mizzou, and more on 23 News headlines. Watch the story here

23 News Headlines: Feb. 22 Anchor Set 1

Two suspects are in custody for a series of multiple shootings in Columbia, tuition is on the rise for students are MU, True/False Film festival comes to Mizzou, and more on 23 News headlines. Watch the story here

23 News Episode 4

Missouri held it’s presidential primaries, MU is facing tuition hikes, a former mafia boss visits Mizzou, and more on 23 News

MUTV to Film True/False Festival Q&A Sessions

Wednesday, Feb. 29 – MUTV is partnering with the True/False Film Festival to cover one of the most notable film festivals in the United States. The True/False festival features nonfiction films that bring viewers to the heart of issues across the world. Through cinematic innovations and captivating stories, True/False takes over downtown Columbia. MUTV has […]

23 News Headlines: March 5

Mizzou is looking into a bike rental program, the new Big MO will arrive by football season, Tony La Russa is coming to campus, and more on 23 News Headlines. Watch the story here

23 News Headlines: March 7 Anchor Set 2

23 News takes a look at the winner of Mizzou’s First Best Dance Crew, The Residence Hall Association’s election results are annouced, Saturday Night Lives Seth Meyers is coming to Mizzou, and more on 23 News Headlines. Watch the story here

23 News Headlines: March 7 Anchor Set 1

23 News takes a look at the winner of Mizzou’s First Best Dance Crew, The Residence Hall Association’s election results are annouced, Saturday Night Lives Seth Meyers is coming to Mizzou, and more on 23 News Headlines. Watch the story here

Mizzou Admissions Predicts Record-breaking Enrollment for the Freshman Class of 2012

MUTV’s Christina Turner and Jenn Croft speak to Chuck May about the surprising trends in the 2012 enrollment. The University of Missouri’s recent effort to recruit more out-of-state students has had a strong impact on the incoming freshman classes, with nonresidents making up about 32 percent of the class of 2011, making it the first […]

MU’s Record-breaking Enrollment: March 14

MUTV’s Christina Turner and Jenn Croft speak to Chuck May about the surprising trends in the 2012 enrollment. Watch the story here

MU Breaks World Record in 2012 Relay for Life

Friday, March 16 – Saturday, March 17 – The ninth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life hosted at the Mizzou Recreation Complex raised $80,041 over the weekend of March 16. The funds raised support the society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. The overnight event left 1,122 participants exhausted but proud after walking, running […]

Add 9 A Cappella Men’s Group: March 21

A Cappella choir featuring 12 Mizzou men. Watch the story here

Operation Free Lunch Satisfies Students’ Love for Free Food.

Wednesday, April 18 – Nice weather and free food brought out a large portion of the student population to Lowry Mall on Wednesday, April 18. The Mizzou Student Veteran Association and the Department of Student Life sponsored the event Operation Free Lunch from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Students expecting free lunch had quite a […]

‘My Favorite Thing is to Write and Tell Jokes’: Seth Meyers Interviewed

Monday, March 19 – Seth Meyers is taking over America one college campus at a time and stopped to talk to us during his time at Mizzou. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Meyers has quickly become one of the most influential comics of our time. His current college tour is an unbelievable success, and his television […]

Seth Myers Chats With MUTV News

Sunday, April 22 – Seth Meyers is taking over America one college campus at a time. The hilarious comedian stopped to talk to MUTV during his time at Mizzou. Born in Evanston, Ill., Meyers has quickly become one of the most influential comedians of our time. His current college tour is an unbelievable success, and […]

Pitch and Presentation

On Friday, September 14, MU Business Student Organization CLIMB (Collaboration, Leadership and Innovation for Missouri Business) held a Pitch and Presentation workshop at the Bond Life Sciences Center. Among the highlights of the day included Breakout Sessions, Personal Mentoring, Free Food and even tricks to pitch that new idea to potential investors. There was also […]

Retired Astronaut Launches Teaching Career at MU

September 2012   Steven Nagel’s story isn’t one where he was dreaming of being an astronaut since he was just a little kid. This is because when he was “real small there weren’t astronauts.” NASA’s astronaut program didn’t begin until he was in junior high, in 1959. “I started thinking about it since at least […]

SNL and Politics

September 19, 2012-   Last Wednesday, Tigers Against Partisan Politics (TAPP) hosted a presentation on Saturday Night Live and Politics lead by political science professor Bill Horner. The event, hosted in conjunction with various groups such as the Honors College, served as an entertaining look at the relationship between the legendary sketch comedy series and […]

Be a Kid Night

September 28, 2012   Mizzou After Dark hosts fun, alcohol-free, evening parties for University of Missouri students. ʺBe A Kid Nightʺ was the theme of tonight’s party. The festivities included piggy bank painting, old school sand vases, chicken nuggets and mac and cheese, an inflatable game of Twister, giant tricycle races, and 90s music blaring […]

Art Symposium & Vocal Arts Festival

September 29, 2012   The University of Missouri hosted it’s very first Art Symposium and Vocal Arts Fest this past Saturday. This event was geared towards undergraduate and graduate students who are involved with Vocal Arts. One of the main goals of this event was to inform users of Voice to be more educated on […]

Mizzou Pharamacy Opens in Student Center

September 30, 2012   The Mizzou Pharmacy opened its doors for the first time on September 17th on the first floor at the MU Student Center, near the Mizzou Market. Operated by University Hospital, the new pharmacy will act as a newer and faster way for students to pick up both prescription and over the […]

Joplin Missouri: A Tornado Story

October 2, 2012   May 22, 2011. A fierce EF-5 tornado ripped through the heart of Joplin, Missouri, a town not far from our own safe haven of Columbia. This grotesque event impacted many people around the state, including Dr. Chip Gubera, film professor here at the University of Missouri. After the events of that […]

Glenn Greenwald, Advocator of Criminal Justice Speaks at Mizzou

http://youtu.be/8MgTrbNPDlk   September 27, 2012   Glenn Greenwald, a political journalist, lawyer, and author visited campus on September 27 to discuss the unequal justice system in America. The lecture hall was so full of people, everyone standing in the back had to leave because it was a fire hazard. Greenwald started by explaining that our […]

Mizzou Improv Festival

http://youtu.be/0wbOzE5RDIw     Saturday, September 29 Students at Mizzou filed into Memorial Union on Saturday for the 2012 Mizzou Improv Festival. Professional improv companies as well as the Improv Club at Mizzou were presenting workshops to those interested all day. Improvisational comedy is done with little or no prepared material. It requires quick thinking and […]

Food for the Future

http://youtu.be/K17wP4IUh8o   September 27, 2012 On Thursday, professors from every department met to discuss issues facing the University of Missouri.  MU Advantages, a program geared toward interdisciplinary relations between faculty members and academic departments, meets several times a year at various locations with various themes. Food of the Future, the most recent meeting, was held […]

Be a Kid

September 29, 2012   Mizzou After Dark featured their event, Be a Kid Night, on Friday, September 31 in Memorial Union. There were crafts, food, and fun galore for Mizzou students to enjoy. Macaroni and cheese, cotton candy, and a candy table was provided for students to snack on. Students were eager to participate in […]

Half the Sky

October 1, 2012 Students gathered Monday night to watch a PBS documentary entitled Half the Sky.  This film investigates the struggles of women worldwide.  Several individual stories were told, each addressing issues specific to certain areas of the globe.  Specific issues addressed in this first installment included sexual violence and rape in Africa and sex […]

International Bazaar

September 25, 2012 On Tuesday Stotler Lounge in the Memorial Student Union held the International Bazaar, an annual event sponsored by they MSA. The International Bazaar, took place from 11am-2pm, and gave Mizzou students and visitors the opportunity to not only learn about cultures from around the globe but also share aspects of their own […]

23 News September 26th

12th Annual Fire Factor at Speaker’s Circle, MU Counseling Center holds Depression Screenings, Mizzou After Darks held their first Craft Night,  Gov. Rick Perry comes to Campus,  Saturday Night Lives’ effect on American politics, exclusive interview with the founder of Tiger Pantry   View the whole story here

Wellness Resource Center Kicks Off Alcohol Awareness Month

October 2, 2012   The National Institutes of Health reports that over 3.3 million college age students drive under the influence of alcohol each year, while many others become unintentionally injured or suffer death. These are just some of the consequences that the Wellness Resource Center tries to prevent through events like the resource fair […]

Late Night Tailgate at the ZOU

On Friday October 5th, Mizzou After Dark and True Tigers teamed up to host ʺThe Up Late Tailgateʺ at Memorial Union North. There were many activities such as tailgating games like Cornhole, Football Toss, along with painting mini wooden footballs, visors, and much much more. There were even TV screens showing the NL Wild Card […]

23 News Episode 4: October 3 2012

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Instructor Explores Media Influence on Race and Gender

Studying the virtual world revealed that online gender and race depictions influence offline perceptions of real people. Lisa Behm-Morawitz, assistant professor in the Department of Communications, presented “Gender and Race in the Media: From the Virtual to the “Real” “ in Memorial Union last Wednesday. Behm-Morawitz’s research found that greater consumption of television led to […]

Chase Daniel Returns to the ZOU

October 12, 2012   Former MU quarterback Chase Daniel came to speak to the Business College, giving students advice based on his colligate as well as professional success.  While at Mizzou, Daniel was a Heisman trophy finalist, Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year as well as 1st team academic all district performer.  This […]

Watch Party for the Vice Presidential Debate

The election is now less than a month away and students at Mizzou are gearing up for the election season.  This, being the only vice-presidential debate, meant Joe Biden and Paul Ryan only had one chance to speak against each other. A big crowd gathered in the Black Culture Center for the debate and the […]

Plus and Minus Grading

Xavier Billingsley’s represenative, Zach Toombs spoke with 23News about the plus/minus grading system and what has been accomplished during Xavier’s term. Toombs spoke about the different options that were going to become available for MSA to present to the Board of Curators on how to alter or remove the current grading system. Options that were […]

MIZZOU Pride

  Last Thursday, the LGBTQ Center gathered on the steps of Jesse Hall in the Francis Quadrangle to take their annual group picture.  Sporting and impressive number of members, photographers had to step back to include everybody in the shot.  The energy of the crowd was ecstatic;  the photo shoot kicks of MU’s two-week long […]

Erica Upshaw Visits Mizzou for Alcohol Awareness

http://youtu.be/qp4NiUL89l4   October 15 Erica Upshaw visited Mizzou to raise awareness about alcohol abuse among college students. Students packed in to Jesse Auditorium to hear Upshaw’s moving recount of her brother’s, Joe Upshaw, death from alcohol abuse and a drug called GHB. Joe Upshaw was a student at Ohio State University who was very involved […]

Students Donate Swipes for Tiger Pantry

Friday October 12th Students were given the chance to use their extra meal swipes to donate to the new charity, The Tiger Food Pantry.This event was held at the Emporium Cafe in Plaza 900. The MSA staff was their to help collect food items to help out the community and anyone who is in need […]

MUTV 23 News: October 4

Mizzou Pharmacy opens in the Student Center, political journalist Glenn Greenwald comes and speaks to Mizzou Law School, Kurt Schafer comes to Mizzou to speak of his campaign, Mizzou’s Improv Festival coverage, and Be a Kid Night.   View the whole story here

Black and Gold Drag Show

http://youtu.be/MvRwx9J2AEU     Wednesday October 17, 2012, students gathered in The Shack to watch the annual Black and Gold Drag Show organized by MU’s LGBTQ and Triangle Coalition. The evening was hosted by Triangle Co. president Taylor Dukes and local drag queen celebrity Miranda L’amour. Ms. L’amour, who hosts and performs at Columbia’s SoCo club, […]

Pool Tournament, Do or Die

Last Thursday in the Shack, the Student Union Programing Board hosted the first Pool Tournament this year.  Started a few years ago by Mizzou students, this competition pitted sixteen serious pool players against each other for a $100 Visa Gift Card grand prize. Ryan Su lost early in the tournament, but fought his way through […]

23 News Episode 6

Mizzou’s annual Pirde photo taken, Chase Daniel comes to Mizzou to talk about his new clothing line and business entrepreneurship, students use their swipes at Emporium in order to donate food to the Tiger Pantry, and the Vice Presidential watch party.

Last Tiger Standing

Last Thursday evening in the Shack, the Student Union Programing Board hosted Last Comic Standing, a stand-up competition between up-and-coming Mizzou comedians for a grand prize of $300.  This year, there were three contestants:  Justin Luke, Steve Sheehan, Dan Sheehan (no relation to Steve), Rafa Nizam, and D’Andre McKenzie.  After the first few performances, it […]

Library of Humans at Mizzou

This Tuesday, the Diversity Center held Mizzou’s first Human Library event. Starting back in 2001 in Denmark, the Human Library is exactly what it sounds like: people can come in and, instead of checking out books, they check out people.  Volunteers offer stories of their lives–struggles, successes, words of wisdom, anything of value to a […]

Many Tigers, One Roar

This year marked the 101st Homecoming celebration at the University of Missouri, which is the birthplace of Homecoming.  Several events led up to the game against Kentucky: decoration contests between residence halls;  the annual blood drive that collected over 5100 units this year;  a food drive, which collected 146,000 lbs. of food;  and then there […]

23 News Episode 7: October 24

  LGBTQ Center puts on its semiannual Black and Gold Drag Show in the Shack.  Mizzou has built its own human library in  order to answer students’ questions about race, gender, religion, ect.  Pool Tournament in the Shack with great prizes including visa gift cards.  Scientisits at Mizzou have made a break through in the […]

Farmers Market comes to Mizzou

Despite undesirable weather, the Mizzou farmer’s market proves successful On Thursday, October 24, the Mizzou Wellness Resource Center staged their mid-semester farmer’s market on Lowry Mall. The market, which was comprised of local mid-Missouri farmers, was selling their products of choice to MU students.         At the market, local farmers such as Grandma Barb’s pies […]

Spooktacular!

It was one of the largest Halloween parties in Columbia, as Mizzou After Dark hosted a ʺSpooktacular and the Great Pumpkin Carvingʺ on October 30th, on the main floor at the MU student center. Over Five hundred MU students piled in to get some treats, and even a few tricks in the process. However, the […]

Horror Story Contest!

Horror writing was the name of the game for this years paragraphics competition, as 22 teams submitted horror stories for the 2012 edition of this writing contest. Mizzou media teamed up with Adobe for the competition which required a collaboration between a writer and an artist. There was also another catch, as participants had to […]

First Generation

The First Generation film documentary was narrated by a Golden Globe nominee, Blair Underwood. The film, ʺFirst Generationʺ highlights the story of four high school students, each with different life backgrounds and personalities. The film discusses their struggles in pursuing their goal of going to college. Each character had different experiences, and accurately reflects young […]

Free Backrubs

Stressbuster’s is a new organization on Mizzou’s campus. This is the first semester it has been actively hosting events for Mizzou students. This past week, they hosted one of their first promotional events which was offering free backrubs for any student on campus! They set up chairs, and have professionals perform the massages. They play […]

23 News Episode 9

“Project Nim” shown at Mizzou.  Free backrubs given by the Stressbusters.  Spooktacular for Halloween at Student Center with haunted house and pumpkin carving.  Pinky Promise Movement presentation.  Political Discussion.  Iron Man 3 set to release May 2013.  Paragraphics Horror Story contest.

Murdoch and the Wall Street Journal

Byron Calame, a visiting business journalism professor, presented Monday in RJI on how The Wall Street Journal has changed under Rupert Murdoch. His 39-year career at the journal and relationships with current employees informed his outsider perspective, as his tenure ended before Murdoch took over. Calame argues that widening the scope from business and financial […]

ASK MIZZOU Thanksgiving

“What are your plans over Thanksgiving Break?” Watch the story here

Journalism Tranforms Africa

Last Thursday, Editorial Director Joseph Odindo of the Nation Media Group based in Nairobi came to speak to MU students about the struggles African journalists face.  The Nation Media Group is a coalition of African journalistic entities aimed at moving their countries, and their continent as a whole, forward into a more progressive age.  Odindo […]

Purple Heart Winner Speaks at Mizzou

Brian Adams is a lot of things: grad student, Iraq War Veteran, long-time sufferer of PTSD, as well as the founder of the Student Veteran’s Center organization.  After joining the army, Adams was deployed to Germany for basic training, then the battlefields of the Middle East.  Taking a round in the leg, Adams was taken […]

President of Anheuser-Bursch Brewing Company Visits

David Peacock, former president of Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company shared his business story and experience with Mizzou students on Thursday November 29th 2012 in Bush Auditorium located in Cornell Hall. Peacock spoke as a part of Mizzou’s organization ProClaim (Professionals Claiming Biblical Principles) that is an on campus organization with the goals of connecting students with […]

Winter Extravaganza!!

Students basked in the excitement of winter when they attended the Mizzou After Dark event Thursday November 30th 2012 in the Memorial Student Union. This event entitled the “The Winter Extravaganza” featured many winter and holiday themed activities such as snow globe and ornament making. Along with the holiday arts and crafts, cheerful holiday music […]

Stache Dash

On Saturday December 1, runners met at Memorial Union to run a free 5K in support of prostate cancer awareness. Called the ʺstache dashʺ many grew out facial hair for no shave november and ran for the cause, but facial hair was not a requirement. Many participates brought along family and friends as well as […]

Flashback to the 90’s

Last Tuesday, the Student Unions Programming Board, an organization designed to encourage student involvement on campus, hosted the Flashback to the 90s event from 7 pm to 10 pm in the Shack.  With the intention of being an evening free of stress before the frantic panic of finals week, Flashback used nostalgia and memorable aspects […]

Ask Mizzou-Holidays

What was the worst holiday present you ever received? Watch the story here

MUTV 23 News Episode 12

This week on 23 News, the Business school hosted David Peacock, the former president of Anheuser Busch, as he shared his knowledge of the corporate ladder.  The Student Unions threw the very exciting event “Flashback to the 90’s” as a final stress-free event before finals.  And, as the holidays apporoach, students got into the spirit […]

Protest Against Hiring Decisions of the College of Education

About 40 protestors marched from the Islamic Culture Center downtown Columbia to Hill Hall on Mizzou’s campus in protest of the possible hiring of Larry James, a military psychologist. James is one of two candidates considered for the position of executive director of MU’s College of Education. James currently is the dean at the School […]

Films from Around the World

About 150-200 people, including community members and Mizzou students, showed up at the Student Center for the seventh annual International Film Festival sponsored by the Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Five films were shown telling inspiring stories from people around the world. Topics included labor rights, women’s empowerment, and conservation. The first film, Kinyarwanda, […]

Super Bowl with Super Surprises!

  Both Ravens and 49er’s fans gathered in the Shack to watch the Superbowl on the main projection screens.  The event, put on by the Student Union Programming Board seemed like a foregone conclusion at the end of the first half, the Ravens dominating with a score of 21-6. Despite the 49er’s effort to fight […]

Mizzou Market on Hitt Street Celebrates Grand Reopening

Campus Dining hosted the Grand Reopening of Mizzou Market – Hitt Street in the newly renovated Pershing Hall Tuesday, February 5th. The celebration from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. offered free food and chances to win a Nintendo Wii, iPads, MU Bookstore gift cards, and free subway for a year for five students. The new-and-improved Pershing […]

Mizzou Online Success

Mizzou Online offers opportunity for students to take almost 600 courses online. During the 2011-2012 academic year, roughly 6,000 MU students took courses online through the program Mizzou Online. Mizzou Online allows students to take courses that are typically offered on campus. The Mizzou Online program offers almost 600 courses from 18 of MU’s schools […]

Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative During Black History Month

The Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative sponsored a You in Mizzou dialogue on affirmative action Feb. 7 at Memorial Union in honor of Black History Month.   According to CDI, “(t)he You in Mizzou program is designed to give MU students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about a variety of hot topic issues as  well […]

MUTV 23 News Episode 13

Discusses upcoming RAMS event, conflict over the possible new hire, Larry James, and Slam Poetry contest!

Mizzou Idol!

The fourth annual Mizzou Idol competition was held on Feb. 15 in the Missouri Theatre downtown. This competition, co-hosted by the Department of Student Activities and the Residence Halls Association, is based off of the hit television show American Idol. Mizzou students of all ages were able to try out for the competition and out […]

Vagina Monologues Hit Jesse Auditorium

The Vagina Monologues were held on Saturday February 16 in Jesse Hall Auditorium. The Vagina Monolgues discussed different issues and raised awareness about the female body. They rose awareness about violence and female empowerment.  The women interviewed spoke of their experiences and their reflections; these interviews made a huge impact throughout the performances. The Vagina Monologues were translated into […]

The Edition In the Age of Infinite Reproduction

The Digital Humanities Colloquium: “The Edition In the Age of Infinite Reproduction” was held on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Ellis Library.   The Digital Humanities Colloquia is a monthly meeting consisting of Mizzou staff, faculty and students. Its focus is learning about, and reflecting on, new methods of teaching, research, scholarly communication and collaboration.   […]

23 News Episode 14

Exciting week at Mizzou.  Mizzou Idol hit the stage.  Vagina Monologues made a huge impact on their audience.  Coal Free Mizzou comes by to discuss their most recent event.  A debate on the recent gun control controversy gets pretty heated.

Party Like a Rockstar

On February 16, Mizzou After Dark hosted “Party Like a Rockstar” in Memorial Union from 7-11pm. The organization provides an alcohol-free environment for MU students on Friday nights. The staff provides crafts, free food, games, and other sources of entertainment in an effort to promote Mizzou After Dark’s main message that drinking and partying aren’t […]

23 News Episode 15

Scoop behind Sunday’s Oscar Watch party.  Columbia takes a hit with the recent snow storm that cancelled classes for three days. Discussion over gun control safety.  Joe Northern stops by to talk about his recent “in the works” series known as MUTV All Access.

A Sense of Belonging

Students and faculty filled Jesse Wrench Auditorium on Feb. 28 to listen to Professor Jennifer Crocker’s lecture titled “Egosystem or Ecosystem? How to Create (or Undermine) a Sense of Belonging”. Crocker is a professor of psychology at Ohio State University as well as an Ohio Eminent Scholar in Social Psychology.The main premise of her presentation […]

Party in Your PJ’s

Mizzou After Dark hosted a pajama party on March 1 in Memorial Union from 7 – 11 pm.   Partygoers could participate in several sleepover-themed crafts, including decorating pillowcases, making friendship bracelets, and creating wax hands. Attendees could also play inflatable Twister and sing karaoke.   In addition to a variety of crafts and activities, […]

A Month of Women’s History

There will be many events around campus throughout the month of March to celebrate Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month started with the first International Women’s Day on March 8, 1911.  Due to the growing popularity of this day, Congress expanded to make it Women’s History Month in 1987. March 3 marks the hundredth anniversary […]

“College Democrats and College Republicans Debate Over Hot Button Topics”

College Democrats and College Republicans held a debate on March 6 in Memorial Union discussing each of their views on gun control, education and allocated budget, and the Medicaid expansion plan. The debate was hosted/moderated by The Zou Feed and fact-checked by TAPP (Tigers Against Partisan Politics).   Both of the parties opening statements for […]

23 News Episode 16

23 News – Episode 16 from MUTV on Vimeo. This week 23 News has coverage about Women’s History month, which continues throughout the month of March.  Events for women’s history are being held throughout this upcoming month.   Mizzou hosted a Pajama Party at Memorial Union; check out the excitement behind this event as News has […]

Ask Mizzou: Snow Days

What did you do during your snow days? Watch the story here

“Recycle-Mania” Week at Mizzou

ʺRecycleManiaʺ is a friendly competition among college campuses and Universities across the US and Canada. It is an 8-week program that ranks each campus on the per-capita amounts of trash and recycling reported as well as which campus has the best recycling rate as a percentage of the total waste. As a result of participating […]

Mizzou Rockin’ Through the Decades

Mizzou After Dark hosted their Rocking Through the Decades event in Memorial Student Union. The event was complemented with music, free food, guitar hero and a milkshake machine. Students were granted free access to the event by showing their student Id’s. Making crafts were another major part of the event. Students had the chance to […]

MU Brony Club

Since the television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic aired in 2010 it has gained a large fan base from around the nation. This fan base includes the unexpected demographic of young adults who have followed the show and have helped it acquire commercial success. Included in those young people who acclaim the show […]

Women’s Health and Wellness Gathering

On Tuesday March 12, the sixth annual Women’s Health and Wellness Gathering took place in Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union. This event gave MU Students, Faculty, and Staff an opportunity to learn about issues related to women’s health and wellness outside of a clinical setting.  The gathering focused on the whole individual including physical, mental, […]

Mizzou’s Annual Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society

Last Weekend Mizzou hosted its 12th annual Relay for Life event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Because it was held on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, this year’s Relay theme was “Kiss Me, I Relay.” Overall, over 700 participants and 63 teams raised over $75,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society, the majority […]

23 News Episode 18

Relay for Life hosted over Saint Patties Day weekend.  National and International news.  New session of Crossfire discussing the new pope and social issues.

Annual Spring Blood Drive Partnered With Red Cross

The University of Missouri-Columbia is currently hosting its 24th annual Spring Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The blood drive is a part of the campus’ biannual contribution to the Red Cross and allows students and community members alike to come together to save lives. From 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 9-11, […]

TED Talks

TED talks took place at The Missouri Theatre on Saturday. This is the second time that Ted Talks have come to Mizzou with a special event called TedxMU. These talks have become very popular in recent years and previous speakers include Bill Clinton and James Cameron. TED is a non-profit organization devoted to what their […]

EDITORIAL: MSA Budget passed without voice of auxiliaries

By Amanda Sohaney, MUTV assistant general manager The Missouri Students Association is responsible for a budget of around $1.7 million that comes from the Student Activity Fee that students pay. This budget goes towards various departments, including MSA and the departments of student services, communications and activities. This year, MSA found themselves with around $85,000 […]

23 News Episode 19

Greek Week annual Spring Blood Drive partnered with the Americdan Red Cross; the Triangle Coalition discusses Pride Month and what sort of events will be occuring throughout the month of April; and Spencer Wilson spills the beans on his least favorite holiday and the reasons behind this choice.

National Library Week

The American Library Association is proud to announce this week, April 14-20, marks National Library Week. The first official National Library Week was in 1958 and is now supported by The American Library Association and libraries across the United States.  Many things happen during National Library Week including National Library Workers Day, National Bookmobile Day […]

23 News: Episode 19

23 News brings you the latest developments at MU. Watch the story here

2013 Greek Week

Greek Week, a competition among Mizzou’s Greek chapters, started April 7 and will continue throughout April. Many service, theatre, and sporting events take place during Greek Week and contribute to the Greek pairings’ overall scores. Mizzou’s Greek Week started off with The Kickoff Barbeque on April 7 in Tiger Plaza. This event was set out […]

Ask Mizzou 4-12-13

What is the #1 thing on your bucket list? Watch the story here

Annual Tap Day

Tap Day was celebrated for the 86th year Friday in a packed Jesse Auditorium. A day that recognizes reputable student and faculty members for their accomplishments on and off campus, Tap Day reveals the induction of new members into 6 of the 7 secret societies on campus. The societies that participate in Tap Day are […]

23 News Episode 21

Tap Day was this past Friday!  The president of the Student Health Advisory Coucil comes by to discuss the resources that the Student Health Center provides.  And….sadly….it is the final episode of A.J. Feather, Spencer Wilson, Alyssa McKee, and Jenn Croft as executives for the News department.

23 News Episode 22

The final show of the year of 23 News interviewed AEPi’s Rockathon.  Local and national news are discussed.  Also, the mystery of a girl’s viewpoint on the different “types” of guys…revealed!

Gandhi’s Grandson Comes to Campus

Gandhi’s grandson/biographer came to Mizzou’s campus to talk about his grandfather. Watch the story here

MUTV is experiencing technical difficulties

By Amanda Sohaney, MUTV General Manager MUTV has been experiencing a series of technical problems and we wanted to let know know we are aware of the issues and we are working to fix them as soon as possible. Some of the problems you may have encountered include: 1. No sound on channel 23 2. […]

Mizzou After Dark Explored the Roaring 20s

Chloe Cameron- 23 News Staff Writer MU students headed to Memorial Union on Friday to take part in the Roaring 20s Mizzou After Dark event. Students came dressed in 20s attire to “The Great Gatsby” themed event, which featured swing dance lessons, a live band and food. The Mizzou Swing Dancing Society provided the dance […]

12 Injured During Norwalk’s Oyster Festival

Morgan Prather- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer It was a fun, warm and sunny afternoon in Norwak, Conn. on Sunday Sept. 8 until things took a turn for the worst. According to a Fox News, a ride known as the “swing turn ride” lost control at the Oyster Festival in Norwalk, injuring 18 people. Of those […]

Tiger Gardens Holds Sale for Grandparents Day

Brett Torrence- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Tiger Gardens had a sale on Friday to prepare for National Grandparents Day. Tiger Gardens was MU’s first floral shop and it opened in 2005. The store is constantly expanding and will continue to grow as long as students remain active. The store is predominantly run by students, […]

Women’s Center Hosts “Bro Code”

Regina Brock and Sandra Lopez- MUTV 23 News Staff Writers MU Women’s Center presented “Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men” on Thursday. Many students came out to watch the screening of Thomas Keith’s informative documentary about males in today’s society. Not only did the film expose college students to the pressures of being […]

Student Learned About House Bill 253

Hanna Knutson- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Students piled in the Student Center on Thursday for the “Kill the Bill” event where students learned about House Bill 253. MU System President Tim Wolfe, Chancellor Brady Deaton, and Jefferson City political representatives educated and voiced their opinion about the bill. House Bill 253 is a tax […]

You In Mizzou Discusses: Where Do You Fit in at Mizzou?

Meredith McGrath- 23 News Staff Writer Students and factulty met in the Black Culture Center on Thursday for You in Mizzou, a dialogue series sponsored by the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative. At the event, they addressed the question: Where do you fit in at Mizzou? They shared their opinions and viewpoints in an open discussion. You […]

23 News – September 11, 2013

23 News covered top stories from MU and around the world this past week. During a weekly segment, Spitfire,  College Republicans and College Democrats debated about House Bill 253 and commented on the situation in Syria. The Mizzou Religion News Writer’s Association talked about religion news.

A Sculpture in Birmingham Honors 50 Years Since Birmingham Bombing

Marisa Anz, 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – 50 years ago a bombing shook the town of Birmingham at the 16th Street Baptist Church where four girls were killed. This tragic event caused by the Klu Klux Klan marked a pivotal point in the nationʼs civil rights movement. Birmingham remembers what happened that day with […]

Women’s Center Hosts Showing of “Makers: Women Who Make America”

Kellan Marvin, 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – The MU Women’s Center played the first showing of Makers: Women Who Make America, Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in Wrench Auditorium. The PBS film is a three-episode documentary exploring the history of the women’s movement from the 1950s through the 2000s. Inspirational women such as Hilary Rodham Clinton, Condoleezza Rice […]

Krochet Kids International Founder Visits MU

Shelly Hagan, MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – Founder of Krochet Kids International, Kohl Crecelius, gave a presentation in Jesse Auditorium on Sept. 12. Krochet Kids International is a non-profit organization that teaches women in impoverished countries to crochet. By learning this task, the women gain a job at Krochet Kids and have the […]

Wolfe Delivered Speech Titled “Wallace Steven’s Birds”

Rose Schmidt- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA- Cary Wolfe came to MU to give a speech titled “Wallace Stevens’s Birds” on Sept. 13. Many people gathered in Monsanto’s Auditorium at MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center to listen to Wolfe discuss Stevens’s poems and the bird imagery behind them. Wolfe is currently an English Professor at […]

Local Mosque Opens Doors to Columbia Residents

James Packard- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – The Islam Center of Central Missouri, the local mosque here in Columbia, held an open house on Sept. 15. During the open house, the mosque exposed interested Columbia residents to the beliefs, values, and traditions of Islam. The mosque, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this […]

DeLong Speaks About Economy During the Great Depression and Today

  Amanda Vitale- MUTV News Staff Writer COLUMBIA- Professor J. Bradford DeLong visited MU on Sept. 16 to present “The Economy Today from the Prospective of the Great Depression, and the Great Depression from the Perspective of Today.” DeLong explained the original view of the causes of the Great Depression. The Federal Reserve could have […]

Comedian Melissa Villasenor Wows at Wrench Auditorium

Natasha Brewer- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – Comedian and voice impressionist Melissa Villasenor performed a stand-up comedy show on Sept. 16 at Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union. Villasenor is known for appearing on Season 6 of “America’s Got Talent” and for her work on “Family Guy” and “Adventure Time”. During the show, Villasenor […]

23 News – September 18, 2013

This week 23 News covered events, speeches and more around MU. On Spitfire, house bills were discussed. The impact segment revolved around the crowning of the new Miss America.

MU College of Agriculture Organized the South Farm Showcase

Chloe Cameron – 23 News Staff Writer The South Farm Showcase took place at the South Farm Research Center on Sept. 21. This event was organized by the MU College of Agriculture and many Columbia locals took part in the festivities. The event proved to be a crowd favorite, bringing hundreds of guests to the […]

Poetry in the Park Was Relocated to The Shack

Kellan Marvin-23 News Students filed into The Shack on Thursday night after threats of rain moved the MSA/GPC Black Programming Committee event, Poetry in the Park, indoors. All attendees were offered free sandwiches while they watched fellow MU students perform their original work. Poetry in the Park began with open mic. allowing any student an […]

Show Me Respect Works Toward Making MU a Better Place

Brett Torrence- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Show Me Respect welcomed both students and faculty for the discussion of creating a better experience at MU. Show Me Respect originated at MU with the goal of making the university a happier and healthier place. The organization is led by Noel English, who uses the program to […]

MU’s Cultural Diversity Was Celebrated Through the International Bazzar

Samantha Kummerer- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Beginning in 1974, MU cultures have come together on the 4th Tuesday of each September in celebration of MU’s International Day. This year’s celebration began with the traditional flag procession, a parade welcoming international students while celebrating the diversity on campus. The event saw an increase in student […]

23 News – September 25, 2013

This week Chloe Cameron and Kailey Tassone delivered MU news including the South Farm Showcase, the opening of a new course at Venture Out and more. Nicole Shaddy covered big stories such as the possibility of Brother Jed getting a reality tv show. On this week’s Spitfire, Jacob Jones asks college republicans and democrats to […]

Miscommunication and Licensing Complications Cause Trouble for Hot Dog Vendors

James Packard- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – Although MU students and faculty are satisfied with the rise in hot dog vendors around campus, MU is making sure health and safety guidelines are followed. Micheal Wuest, the Marketing Director for MU’s dining services, said that the primary concern of him and his staff is […]

Novelist Tom Clancy Passed Away at 66 Years of Age

Brett Torrence- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer BALTIMORE – World renowned author Tom Clancy died on Oct. 2 according to a statement released by Clancy’s publisher the Penguin Group. Clancy died at 66 years of age and the causes for death are currently unknown. Over the course of Clancy’s career, he has had 28 novels […]

23 News – October 2, 2013

On this week’s show Kelcea Barnes and Kellan Marvin present MU news including the ARM Fair and the opening of Tiger Pantry. Natasha Brewer presented national headlines. On Spitfire, Jacob Jones asked a Mizzou Democrat and Mizzou Republican for their stances on the government shut down. For the impact segment, James Packard exposed how a […]

Love Your Body Day Promoted Self Acceptance

Kailey Tassone – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – On Oct. 2 The Women’s Center, SHAPE and the MU counseling department held the Love Your Body Day in Lowry Mall. Love Your Body Day was not focused on the “text book” conventional beauty, but that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and faces. The […]

MU Hosts a Lively Party for the Undead

Lisa Conley- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – MU’s Department of Student Activities hosted a Zombie Party on Lowry Mall on Oct. 4 to celebrate the conclusion of Zombie Week. Zombie Week was a weeklong event that began on Sept. 27, and was filled with all things zombie. At the Zombie Party, students could […]

Stationary Bike Powers Blender to Make Smoothies During MU’s Sustainapalooza

Savannah Mudd- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – MU students and faculty hosted Sustainapalooza, an environmental fair, on Oct. 3. Different campus organizations brought different activities to the fair including a hydrogen car team, a food stand and a game that showed how tough cans are. There was also a live band performing throughout […]

You in Mizzou Holds a Discussion in Honor of Bullying Prevention Month

Kelcea Barnes- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – On Oct. 3, MU students had the opportunity to attend MU Chancellors Diversity Initiative, where they held a discussion in honor of National Bullying Awareness Month. This event was an effort to encourage a non-bullying campus. The dialogue started out with free food and introductions of […]

Live Music and Dance Lessons Were Provided at Salsa Night

Natasha Brewer- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – On Oct. 7, the Department of Student Activities hosted Salsa Night in Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union. Sponsored by the MSA/GPC International Programming Committee and the Hispanic American Leadership Organization, the event provided free food, live music, and dance lessons. No prior dancing experience was necessary, […]

23 News – October 9, 2013

A bicycle made smoothies, zombies infected campus and students were asked about their first rounds of tests. James Packard delivers the weekly dose of top news stories around the country and Spitfire guests battle it out in a debt ceiling debate. It’s all of that and more on MUTV 23 News.

Free Hair Cuts Were Offered at Mizzou After Dark

Lisa Conley- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – Mizzou After Dark hosted Spa Night in Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union on Oct. 11. At the event, students could enjoy several spa services, including manicures and massages. Students could also get their hair cut, blown out or braided. Mizzou After Dark also handed out free […]

The Multicultural Center Hosted Jeopardy for Hispanic Heritage Month

Chloe Cameron- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – On Oct. 13, MU students gathered in the Multicultural Center to take part in a game of Hispanic culture themed jeopardy in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event was organized by the student organization LEAD, Ladies Empowering & Advocating Diversity, and proved to be a […]

Lawyers and Police Officers Answer Students’ Alcohol Question

Hanna Knutson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – In honor of alcohol responsibility month, the MU health center hosted a question and answer session in The Shack on Oct. 10. The MU legal panel was at the event to answer any questions that students might have about alcohol or drugs. One of the […]

Healthy Lifestyles Were Promoted at When All Health Breaks Loose Event

COLUMBIA – On Oct. 15 the Student Health Center worked to promote healthy lifestyles during its western themed event “When All Health Breaks Loose”. The health day was supposed to be held on Carnahan Quad, but was moved inside the Student Center due to rain. “The purpose of the event was to help students understand […]

Bannanas, Rabbits, Batman and More Run the MKT Trail

Brett Torrence – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – On Oct. 13 the MU Student Physical Therapy Organization sponsored the annual 5 and 10K race at Lewis Hall, but with an interesting twist. With the 15th annual Run For Life race taking place a little closer to Halloween than usual, the MU Student Physical […]

Larsen Presented the Conflict Between the Cheslatta Carrier Nation and the Department of Indian Affairs

Samantha Kummerer- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – For the 2nd Diversity in Action lecture, the Geography Department’s Dr Soren Larsen presented “Return to a Native Land: Place based Politics among the Cheslatta carrier Nation in British Columbia.” In the hour long presentation Dr. Soren presented the conflict between the Cheslatta Carrier Nation and the […]

23 News – October 16, 2013

On this week’s episode of 23 news, Abby Narishkin and Hanna Knutson delivered news from around MU included Mid-Missouri’s largest blood drive and the Halloween themed MKT Trail run. Shelly Hagan delived news from around the globe and Jacob Jones along with Spitfire guests followed breaking news from DC. It’s all of that and more […]

Mizzou After Dark Crafted Pinterest-Inspired Room Decorations

Brett Torrence – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – Mizzou After Dark on Oct. 18 took an interesting turn, as they took to Pinterest for do-it-yourself room decorations. Mizzou After Dark is an organization dedicated to making MU a fun and safe place, as every Friday they hold a variety of alcohol-free events for […]

Study Shows Oreos Might Be as Addictive as Drugs

Meg Hilling- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer COLUMBIA – This past week Professor Joseph Schroeder and a group of students from Connecticut College have conducted a research study, which now claims that Oreo’s may be as addictive as cocaine and morphine. This conclusion was reached while performing a research study on the addictiveness of high-fat […]

23 News – October 23, 2013

Watch MUTV 23 News deliver the first live show of the year. The show covers a Pinterest inspired craft night, food addictions, live music and the latest in national news. Spitfire, MU’s one and only debate show, got in a heated discussion and the show closes with the latest on the Homecoming Talent Competition. It’s […]

Studies Reveal Dangers of Halloween Costumes

Claire Schwark- MUTV 23 News COLUMBIA- Recent studies according to CNN affiliate KYVK, have shown that bacteria found in Halloween masks should give consumers a whole new fear this Halloween. Masks at Halloween stores are tried on by hundreds of customers who touch, breathe, and sweat in them before they are finally purchased.  The results […]

MU Theatre Department Costume Sale Sparks Halloween Spirit

Samantha Kummerer – MUTV 23 News Writer COLUMBIA – With multiple performances throughout the year the MU Department of Theatre accumulates a wide variety of costumes and props. Last Friday MU’s theatre department hosted a costume sale as a way to make room for newer items.  The department hosts costumes sales every other year and […]

MU Carries on Tailgating Traditions

Rose Schmidt – MUTV 23 News Writer COLUMBIA – MU students and alumni tailgated before the MU Homecoming game on, Oct. 26 in Carnahan Quad. “The Romp, Chomp, and Stomp Tailgate” was an event put on by the Mizzou Alumni Association in which alumni could have a place to gather before the football game. “It […]

Droege and Mullineaux Left Homecoming Game as Winners

Amber Smith – MUTV 23 News Executive COLUMBIA – Although the Tigers lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks in double overtime, Nick Droege and Theresa Mullineaux left the game as winners. Past king and queen Xavier Billingsley and Morgan Adrian returned to MU to pass on the crown. The ceremony took place on Faurot Field […]

23 News – October 30, 2013

23 News has all of the latest in campus festivities, political discussions and national headlines. This week we covered all things homecoming including tailgates, the game and the homecoming king and queen crowning. On Spitfire, the spying issue will be brought to light and discussed. It’s all of that and more on MUTV 23 News.

Draw-A-Thon Strengthens the MU Community

Natasha Brewer – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The MU Art Department hosted its first Draw-A-Thon on Nov. 2 in the Fine Arts Building and every activity was free of charge. Hallways were filled with artwork by students, faculty and local artists. There were workshops covering topics such as printmaking, drawing, sewing, and many others […]

Suspect Taken Into Custody After LAX Shooting

Lisa Conley – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer LOS ANGELES – A shooting occurred in the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Nov. 1, resulting in the death of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer and the injury of several others. Suspect Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, was taken into custody after members of the LAX […]

Locals Fought Against Prostate Cancer at Stache Dash

Abby Narishkin – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Both runners and facial-hair enthusiasts alike came together on Nov. 3 for the second annual Stache Dash. “This event is put on by the SUPB, the Student Union Programming Board. We are trying to get it going and make it a tradition,” Executive Director of The Shack […]

Women’s Center Hosts Monthly Cross Cultural Connection

Shelly Hagan- MUTV 23 News Writer On Nov. 5 the Women’s Center hosted their monthly Cross Cultural Connection event. The language partners program, also called LPC3, founded Cross Cultural Connection, which pairs up native English speakers with non-native English speakers.  The goal of this organization is to help out the international students familiarize themselves with […]

Reception Acknowledges Deaton’s Contributions to MU

Samantha Kummerer – MUTV 23 News Reporter On June 12 Brady Deaton announced his retirement from his position as chancellor that he has held for the last nine years. With Nov. 15 marking the date of Chancellor Deaton’s retirement, the Reynolds Alumni Center hosted his retirement reception on Nov. 4. The receptions’ program began at 3 p.m. […]

Tigers for Universal Healthcare Strategized Before Meeting with Columbia City Council

Amanda Vitale- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Tigers for Universal Healthcare met on Nov. 5 to strategize before they go before the Columbia City Council. Tigers for Universal Healthcare met in Arts and Sciences to discuss their plan to urge Columbia City Council to back the state legislature’s possible expansion of Medicaid. Duell Lauderdale, the […]

23 News- November 6, 2013

This week 23 News made predictions about who will be running in the next presidential election, asked students what superpower they would want to have and more. Check it out.

Bullying Issues Arise on the Miami Dolphins

Brett Torrence – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Jonathan Martin, offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, recently left the team due to bullying within the group. Martin, age 24, left the Miami Dolphins the other day for consistent ribbing from the team. As he claims, he was the victim of many forms of harassment, including […]

Service Dog Saved Life of 9/11 Survivor

Natasha Brewer – MUTV 23 News Michael Hingson, a survivor of 9/11 and an inspirational speaker, visited MU to present a lecture at the Student Center on Monday. Hingson, who was born blind, was a sales manager for the company Quantum ATL, a company that specializes in technological advancements, on the day that the World […]

Runners Glowed for School Programs

Rose Schmidt – MUTV 23 News Peace Park was filled with brightly colored lights and swift feet on Saturday, Nov. 9, when MU hosted the Lights On GLOW 5k Run/Walk. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the 5k race took off from Peace Park and wrapped around campus. Many types of people ran including children, parents and […]

LBGTQ Center Hosted Event to Fight Gener Rolls

Lisa Conley – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The University of Missouri’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center hosted “Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles” in the Women’s Center on Nov. 11 as part of Trans Awareness Week. Participants in the event discussed the influence of gender roles in today’s society, and how everybody […]

23 News – November 13, 2013

This week 23 News brought breaking news of the new MSA presidents and vice presidents, asked MU students what celebrity would play them in a movie, talked about a lady that brought an alligator to the airport and debated about healthcare. It’s all of that and more on 23 News.

Runway Featured Only Items from Thrift Shops

Shelly Hagan- MUTV 23 News Writer On Nov. 14 the Environmental Leadership Office sponsored a thrift shop runway event in the Shack. The Environmental Leadership Office works with MU students to get them involved in addressing environmental issues. Thursday night, ELO hosted their runway show featuring clothes from local thrift stores in order to promote […]

Parent’s Love is Important During Self-Discovery

Daniel Henderson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Shane Stinson, a junior at MU, and his mother presented Shane’s story of self-discovery from both points of view. Shane Stinson is a transgender student, who was recently featured on MU’s website. He shared his experience in the Women’s Center on Nov. 15 and his mom stood […]

Eating Habits Can Help or Hurt Stress Levels

Amanda Vitale – MUTV News Staff Writer On Friday, November 15th, a Hy-Vee dietician, Stacey Vandelicht, spoke to students about the importance of a healthy diet and the positive consequences it can have on one’s mood and stress levels. Vandelicht recommended a healthy intake of proteins and carbohydrates in order to have a balanced diet. […]

“Supersize Me” Creator Presented His Newest Film

Natasha Brewer – MUTV 23 News The latest Morgan Spurlock documentary by “Supersize Me” creator delves into the world of advertising. Spurlock created “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”—a documentary about the power of advertisers and product placement (the process in which a company advertises their product by “placing” it in a film or TV show) […]

23 News – November 20, 2013

This was the last 23 News show of the semester, but have no fear. 23 News will be back in January. This week 23 News brings news about Shane Stinson’s journey of self-discovery and some words from the new MSA president and vice president. On Spitfire, they discuss President Obama’s decrease in rankings. Also, Amber […]

Carnival Offers Free Food and Fun for MU Student

Students also had the chance to paint rubber ducks, try their hand at balloon darts and have their faces painted by event staff. “I think the kind of people that to come to this event are the people who are looking for a fun Friday night but don’t necessarily want to party,” attendant Sarah Biehn […]

MLK Committee Hosts Actor Hill Harper

Kelcea Barnes- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Hill Harper, an internationally known actor and inspirational speaker, shared his mind opening knowledge at the Missouri Theatre on Jan. 29. Harper’s presentation titled “Manifest Your Destiny: How to Achieve your Goals and Overcome Fears”, touched on a variety of subjects. He discussed connected fates and having the […]

The Poster Sale Comes to MU

Rachel Schisler- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Bengal Lair has always been known for being crowed with students studying, but this week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can expect it to be packed with people for a very different reason: the poster sale. Twice a year The Poster Sale comes to MU bringing […]

MSA Holds Inauguration

Rose Schmidt- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The MSA Inauguration was held on Feb. 6 at Memorial Union to launch the start of the 2014-2015 MSA Executive Cabinet. Mason Schara and Kelsey Haberberger were sworn in as the new MSA president and vice president, respectively. The other Cabinet members are Sandy Patel, Haden Gomez, Victoria […]

Krist Franklin Presented for Black History Month

Lisa Conley- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Krista Franklin, an African-American artist, presented “The Visualization of Language through Collage” on Feb. 7 in Ellis Library. The MU Black History Month Committee held the event in honor of Black History Month. Franklin began her presentation with an introduction of herself. She described how her life and […]

Actor and Author Hill Harper Spoke at MU

Abby Narishkin – MUTV 23 News MU Diversity featured actor, author and youth advocate Hill Harper last week in their annual MLK Speaker event. Harper, most recognizable for his role on “CSI: New York” focused his lecture on the importance of diversity and overcoming adversity. He also spoke about his belief in the power of […]

MU Turns 175

Brett Torrence- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Student Center held a celebration on Feb. 11 in honor of MU turning 175. MU was founded in 1839 and has come a long way throughout its history. The Student Center hosted a ceremony to celebrate the milestone. Students, staff and alumni were welcome to the event […]

23 News – February 12, 2014

In this episode of 23 News, we cover MU’s birthday celebration, the MSA Inauguration, the scoop on the Journalism School’s new Documentary Film Program and so much more. Shelly Hagan delivers big topics such as Michael Sam publicly announcing that he is gay and The Olympic mishaps. It’s all of that and more on 23 […]

“The Real World” Creator Donated Money To Start a Documentary Journalism Program at MU

Lisa Conley – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The University of Missouri School of Journalism will create a new Documentary Journalism program using a $6.7 million donation from Jonathan Murray, MU alumnus and creator of MTV’s “The Real World”. Chancellor Bowen Loftin announced the gift on Feb. 11 in the Reynold’s Journalism Institute. Loftin said […]

SHAPE Hosted a Sexual Trivia Night

Brett Torrence- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer SHAPE held a Sexual Health Trivia Night on Feb. 13 in the Shack to help raise awareness. MU’s very own SHAPE(Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education) hosted a trivia night to get in the spirit of Sexual Responsibility Week. Sexual Responsibility Week is a week designated to helping raise […]

Students Focused on Themselves This Valentines Day

Kyle Bounds- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Student Unions Programming Board held “Me Day” on Feb. 13 in the Student Center to allow people to take a break from the chaos of Valentines Day. MU’s Student Unions Programming Board (MUSUPB) hosted what they are calling “Me Day” to allow those both taking part and […]

Prisoner on Hunger Strike Until Officials Give Him a PS3

Jared Ridgeway – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Friday it was learned that the Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Breivik, threatened to go on a hunger strike if Norwegian prison officials refused to upgrade his gaming console from a PlayStation 2 to a PlayStation 3. Breivik said that Norwegian authorities are currently making him live […]

Tiger Garden Ensured that Everyone Had the Perfect Flower for the Perfect Valentines Day

Rachel Schisler – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Tiger Garden is a predominantly student-run flower shop located on campus in the Anheuser- Busch Natural Resources building. Though hands on experience, student employees experience the stressful, yet rewarding challenges of running a small business. Now students have been preparing for the busiest day of the year, […]

Loud-Music Murder Trial Struggles to Reach Conclusion

Karla Valcourt – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Jury for the loud-music murderer has yet to reach a verdict on the case against Michael Dunn. During November 2012, the 47-year-old Florida resident killed Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old African American over what he said was “loud thug music” at a local gas station. Dunn allegedly […]

Many Students Attended “Stand With Sam”

Lisa Conley- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer MU students formed a wall of silence in response to the Westboro Baptist Church’s protest against Michael Sam on Feb. 15. The event was called “Stand With Sam” and was organized on Facebook shortly after the Westboro Baptist Church announced its intention to come to MU and protest. […]

23 News – February 20, 2014

This week’s episode of 23 News features MSA President, Mason Schara. Watch our interview with Schara as well as technological updates about a new Flappy Bird spinoff featuring Miley Cyrus’ tongue, a sexual trivia night, Valentine’s Day specials and so much more.

Ukraine President Voted Out of Country

Natasha Brewer – MUTV 23 News The president of Ukraine was voted out of office and was impeached by the country’s parliament on Saturday, according to reports by the New York Times and USA Today. Ukraine’s parliament has moved its next election to May 25. Allies of the president are also resigning from their current […]

MU Students Competed at Mizzou Idol

Jared Ridgeway – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Friday, MU students performed for the fifth annual “Mizzou Idol” singing competition at the Mizzou Theater. The event opened with a wild card, where each contestant sang for 30 seconds on stage before being voted on by the audience. The two highest wild cards then got […]

Fashion Show Teaches Students How to Dress For Success

Tara Stewart- 23 News Staff Writer On Feb. 24, Truman’s Closet collaborated with Student Health Professions to put on a business professional fashion show in The Shack at 6 p.m., to show students how to appropriately dress when they attend job interviews. Truman’s Closet is a brand new MU organization that just started last semester. […]

Barbie and Ken Photo Booth Fights Stereotypes

Lisa Conley- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The MU Wellness Resource Center and the MU Counseling Center teamed up with the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma to host a “Barbie and Ken” photo booth in the Student Center on Feb. 25 as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Students could grab a silly prop and […]

23 News – February 26, 2014

This week in 23 News, Columbia firefighter passed away on Saturday, a new Mizzou Idol has been crowned and Truman’s Closet teaches students how to dress for interviews. Not to mention they are working on a car that runs on waste. You won’t want to miss it!

Chancellor Loftin was Officially Welcomed to the MU Family

Abby Narishkin – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer R. Bowen Loftin was formally welcomed to the Tiger family on Wednesday during his Welcome Reception in Stotler Lounge. Loftin, who is replacing Chancellor Brady Deaton, took office on Feb. 1. He gained experience with large, public land-grand research universities during his time as president of Texas […]

History of Mizzou Told By Former Civil Rights Lawyer

Jared Ridgeway – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The MU Black History Month Committee held its closing lecture on Feb. 27 to celebrate the end of Black History Month. The main speaker for the event was Deputy Chancellor, Michael A. Middleton. Middleton said growing up as a Caucasian male in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1940’s […]

Students Learned that Mardi Gras Isn’t Just About the Parties

Sianna Streeter – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Students from all different ethnic backgrounds gathered in the Multicultural Center to partake in Mardi Gras and Lent Festivities on March 3. The event kicked off with a presentation on the history of Lent, which was followed by a discussion on the differences in celebration between Saint […]

23 News – March 5, 2014

On this week’s episode of 23 News, students explored the religious and historical meaning of Mardi Gras, Stacey Woelfel talked about the new documentarcy film journalism program and a supermodel wants to try a no eating or drinking diet. It’s all of that and more on MUTV 23 News.

You in Mizzou Encouraged Attendees to Challenge Mainstream Beauty

Shaan Chadha – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The You in Mizzou organization held their latest event titled “Challenging Mainstream Beauty Standards” on March 6. You in Mizzou is a Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative aimed to allow MU students, staff and faculty to discuss tough issues.The group discussions welcome everyone, and present a safe environment for […]

Mizzou Dance Marathon raised over $175,000

Rose Schmidt – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Students got decked out in neon colors and danced the night away for Mizzou’s Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon, MU’s biggest student-run philanthropy event, was held at the Student Recreation Center from noon Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday. Every student raised at least $100 to participate. MU students […]

23 News – March 12, 2014

This week MUTV 23 News covered Mizzou’s Dance Marathon. We also have an MSA Update to discuss the changes to the MSA Budget. It’s all of that and more on MUTV 23 News.

Bill Nye Educates MU Students About Science

Brett Torrence – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The famous science educator and comedian, Bill Nye, made his appearance at Jesse Hall on March 15 as a guest speaker for Saturday Morning Science. Saturday Morning Science is held every Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. The program features different […]

Students Honored Veterans at Book Reading

Shaan Chadha – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Thursday, March 12, the Mizzou Veteran’s Center and The State Historical Society of Missouri worked together to host a book reading event, featuring excerpts from the anthology “Proud To Be: Writing by American Warriors”. “Proud To Be: Writing by American Warriors” is a collection of poems, […]

“Fifty Shades of Red” Described the Origin of Color in Space

Natasha Brewer – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Cosmos, nebulas and stars were examined during Dr. Angela Speck’s lecture on Monday titled “Fifty Shades of Red.” Her lecture took place in Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union and was a part of the Kemper Lecture Series. Sporting bright red hair and an even brighter red dress, […]

23 News – March 19, 2014

This week on 23 News, we asked students about their spring break plans.

23 News – April 2, 2014

This week on 23 News, a mother’s practical joke went too far, a zumba instructor talked about the benefits of this dance fitness and Natasha Brewer brought technology updates. It’s all of that and more on MUTV 23 News.

“Let’s Get Loud” Drag Show was Hosted by LGBTQ Center

Brendan McDermott – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The LGBTQ Center’s annual “Let’s Get Loud” drag show took place Friday night in the densely packed Stotler Lounge. The event, hosted every April to commemorate Pride Month, was an hour-long celebration of Kings, Queens, and everything in between. The show had many performances including an original […]

Students Showcased their Writing at Student Writers Slam

Brendan McDermott- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer A rapport of four-letter words punctured the air in the distinctive pattern of five-seven-five, and with that, the event was underway. The LBGTQ Center and QPOC (Queer People of Color) hosted the Student Writers Slam, highlighting the poetic writing and oratory skills of Mizzou students from all persuasions […]

Red Bus Project Visits Speaker’s Circle

Shaan Chadha- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Monday, April 7, the Red Bus Project came to The University Of Missouri in Speaker’s Circle. The Red Bus Project is a double-decker bus that was turned into a mobile thrift store that travels from college to college to spread awareness and raise money for orphans. Everyone […]

23 News – April 9, 2014

This week’s episode of 23 News covers the Red Bus Project, a student fighting for a good cause, an update from MSA and much more. You won’t want to miss it!

Photos Show Russian Soldiers on Ukraine Border

Brett Torrence – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer NATO has recently released a series of photos showing a buildup of the Russian military near the Ukraine border. Last Thursday, photos of Russian tanks, jets and infantry nearby the Ukrainian border were presented by NATO, leaving Western officials in fear of a potential invasion. While NATO […]

MU Students Are Remembered

Rose Schmidt – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Stotler Lounge was a somber place Friday as people gathered to remember MU students who have died in the past year for MU Remembers. Six students were remembered: Aaron Boren, Adam Garb, Danielle “Dani” Jones, Samuel Kloppel, Jarrett Mosby and Rui Ren. “I know that while a […]

LGBTQ Resource Center Holds “What Is Queer”

Shaan Chadha – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Tuesday, April 15 the LGBTQ Resource Center held their “What Is Queer” Event to discuss what it means to be both LGBTQ and a member of Greek life. Those who attended were able to listen to personal experiences by speakers as well as hold an open […]

23 News – April 15, 2014

Check out Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on this week’s episode of 23 News! This episode features an interview with the Chancellor, a fair amount of ridiculous news and a technology update. You won’t want to miss it!

Students Play Video Games For a Cause

Brett Torrence – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Last Thursday the National Residence Hall Honorary held a Super Smash Bros tournament in the Student Center to help raise money and food for Tiger Pantry. Usually holding service events within their group, this semester, NRHH decided to try a campus wide event for the first time. […]

23 News – April 23, 2014

This week on 23 News we interviewed Piper Kerman, the author of “Orange is the New Black.” We also talked to the LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator, Struby Struble, to talk about pride month. It’s all of that and more on 23 News!

Mizzou After Dark Hosts Their Last Event of the Semester

Jared Ridgeway – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   On April 25, Mizzou After Dark, who’s sponsored by the Student Life Organization, held their final event of the year in the Student Center.   For the past two semesters Mizzou After Dark has provided students with fun non-alcoholic late night events at the end of each week. The events have […]

Comm Week Award Ceremony Celebrates Student Achievement

Samantha Kummerer – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Last week MU’s Communication Department hosted Comm Week under the theme “Let’s Talk”, welcoming various speakers addressing the art of in person communication in the age of modern technology. “The purpose of Comm Week is to make people aware that we exist as a department and to […]

Organizations Work to Legalize Marijuana

Tara Stewart – 23 News Staff Writer On Sat. Apr. 26 at 10 am in Allen Auditorium, various organizations gathered for the Spring 2014 Missouri Cannabis Conference to inform individuals about the benefits of the legalization of marijuana. Students of Sensible Drug Policy is a campus organization and was one of the main sponsors of […]

Alveda King Visits MU

Maia McDonald – 23 News Staff Writer   Invited by the MU pro-life organization Mizzou Students for life, Dr. Alveda King came to MU to speak on the issues of abortion and being pro-life in today’s era.   The niece of one of America’s best-known civil rights leaders, Dr. King made sure to explain her […]

23 News – April 30, 2014

This week in 23 News we interview New York Times best selling author Wes Moore, take a look at Alveda King’s recent visit to MU, and the 23 News executives celebrate their last show of the year. You won’t want to miss it!

International Welcome Party Celebrates MU’s Cultural Diversity

International Welcome Party Celebrates MU’s Cultural Diversity

Meredith Foster – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer MU’s semi-annual International Welcome Party was held on Sept. 10 at the MU Rec Center. Hosted by Mizzou After Dark, the MSA/GPS International Programming Committee and the Missouri International Student Council, the event offers free food, activities and entertainment to celebrate the unique cultures of MU’s international […]

Senator Claire McCaskill Comes to MU

Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Senator Claire McCaskill visited the Trulaske School of Business on Sept. 12 as a guest speaker for the Schram Lecture in International Business series. The lecture series in international business allows faculty and students the chance to learn from and interact with relevant figures in the political and international […]

MU Craft Studio Hosts Free Crafternoons

Zara McDowell – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Last Friday the MU Craft Studio hosted a free Crafternoon in Memorial Union allowing students to make supplies for their desks using up-cycled materials. Every Friday from 12-4 pm, you can enjoy the Free Crafternoon at the MU Craft Studio.  The MU Craft Studio is located at […]

No Kill Columbia Hosts a 5K for Pet Owners

Rachel Foster-Gimbel – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer No Kill Columbia’s Pet Expo Unleashed 5K run was held Saturday morning at Stephens Lake Park, where runners with and without their pets participated to support the organization’s Spay Neuter Project. No Kill Columbia, a non-profit animal advocacy organization, sponsored the event with the goal of raising […]

East Campus Meets Their Neighbors

East Campus Meets Their Neighbors

  Allyson Wallenta – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Sept. 14, 2014 the East Campus at MU held a block party to give residents a chance to know their neighbors a little better. The party was not only a place for students and residents to come and socialize, but there was also food, games, […]

Upset in the NFL

Evan Lachnit – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The week of Sept. 8 through Sept. 14 is one that the NFL, Rodger Goodell, Ray Rice, Adrian Perterson and many others would love to forget, but it was just the beginning of many weeks of problems and turmoil ahead. The NFL was turned upside down this […]

Ohio Prison Makes National News

Gabe Dubois – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Thursday, Sept. 11, nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped from Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio. Lane was convicted in Feb. of 2012 for killing three students at Chardon High school in Northeastern Ohio. He walked into the school cafeteria and fired ten rounds form a .22-caliber gun, […]

The 41st Annual Safety Walk

Mackenzie Mattix – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer As part of Safe Mizzou 2014, students, faculty, staff, and the MUPD came together for the 41st time to kick off the annual Safety Walk. The Safety Walk was designed to get students involved in making MU a safe and pleasant campus to live on. After a […]

23 News – September 17, 2014

  This week Claire McCaskill came to MU, a party was held to welcome international students, and students shared their thoughts on campus construction! It’s all that and more on 23 News!

Date Rape Drug Allegations Suspend Wisconsin Fraternity

Rayna Sims – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Tau Kappa Alpha fraternity at the UW-Milwaukee is undergoing a police investigation after fraternity members allegedly put “date rape” drugs into drinks at a party on Sept. 12. Three women and one man who had drinks at the party were hospitalized afterwards, leading the police to […]

Armed Intruder Enters White House

Armed Intruder Enters White House

Sarah Sabatke – 23 News Staff Writer The Secret Service has tightened White House security since an armed man scaled the fence and entered the property on Friday, Sept. 19. The man has been identified as 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez, an Iraq war veteran and a US Army medal recipient. The Obama’s were away from […]

Hot Topic Around Campus

Hot Topic Around Campus

Shelby Gyger – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Students and members of the community rounded up in Speaker’s Circle on Sept. 18 for the 14th Annual Fire Factor, part of Safe Mizzou Week. Over the years as Safe Mizzou Week has grown from Safety Day back in to a full week of events and information […]

Poetry in the Park

Poetry in the Park

Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The MSA/GPC Black Programming Committee’s annual Poetry in the Park event was held on Sept. 18 at Carnahan Quad, where students were able to take part in an evening of spoken word and slam poetry, with the chance to both listen and perform. The event included an […]

Students Observe Art at Museum Crawl

Students Observe Art at Museum Crawl

Ariel Sierra – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Some students at the university are unaware of the free museums on campus. Articraft, the collision of on campus galleries attempt to enlighten students through The 9th Annual MU Campus Galley and Museum Crawl. The event held on Thursday, Sept. 19 showcased eight on-campus museums and galleries, […]

Students Enjoy Crafternoon at the Craft Studio

Students Enjoy Crafternoon at the Craft Studio

Lauren Petterson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Fun and free crafts brought friends together on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Craft Studio in the basement of Memorial Union. Students were able to create their own coasters by using mod podge, scrapbooking materials, and photo clippings on tiles with felt on the bottom of them. […]

Jane Goodall lectures at MU

Caitlin McCarthy – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Delta Gamma Lectureship Foundation invited famous primatologist Jane Goodall visited MU on Sept. 17 to lecture on her life and new book “Sowing the Seeds of Hope” for students, faculty and friends. Goodall, who is known for her studies with chimpanzees, spoke about how the youth […]

23 News – September 24, 2014

Jane Goodall came to MU, the Chancellor was sworn in, and we look deeper into the new bus routes. It’s all that and more on this weeks 23 News!

23 News – October 1

This week in 23 News, we find out about the new doughnut shop in town, dig deeper into the new football ticket procedures, and give the latest in weird world news! Check it out at 23 News!

Caffeine Addicts Rejoice for National Coffee Day

Zoe Branco – 23 News Staff Writer National Coffee Day was celebrated on Sept. 29 in multiple countries such as Australia, Canada, England, Norway, Sweden, and of course the United States. The exact origins of this holiday remain unknown, but it is used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the conditions […]

Driver of Semi Collides with Bus Carrying College Softball Team

Lauren Petterson – 23 News Staff Writer A Semi-Trailer in Ardmore, Oklahoma collided with a bus carrying the North Central Texas College Softball team, killing four students and injuring several others on Friday night. North Central Texas College is mourning the deaths of Katelynn Woodlee, 18; JaidenPelton, 20; Brooke Deckard, 20; and Meagan Richardson, 19. […]

Same-Sex Couples Fight For Recognition

Kati Kokal – 23 News Staff Writer The LGBTQ community and allies fought a new battle this week in Mid-Missouri as ten homosexual couples are now challenging the state for recognition of their marriages after Missouri having same-sex marriages be illegal for almost a decade. On Thursday morning the Judge J. Dale Youngs heard opening […]

A Day of Service at MU

Mackenzie Mattix – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Bright and early on Saturday morning students gathered at the St. Thomas More Parish and Newman Center to take part in the Newman Volunteer Corps Day of Service. The Day of Service, hosted by the Catholic Student Association, is a half day event that given MU students […]

Listen, Believe, and Support

Listen, Believe, and Support

Nina Ruhe – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Listen, Believe, and Support was the central message at the Rape and Sexual Violence Prevention Center on Thursday Night when discussing what to do when a friend or loved one experiences sexual assault. The RSVP center follows a system of educating, preventing, and responding, as well as […]

Crafternoon Embraces Tie-Dye

Crafternoon Embraces Tie-Dye

Sarah Sabatke- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Color was key during Tie-Dye Day on Friday, Sept. 26, where students participated in the one of the weekly “Free Crafternoons” offered by the MizzouCraft Studio. Students brought everything from t-shirts to socks and pillowcases to the Craft Studio’s “Tie-Dye” afternoon on Friday. The only requirement was that […]

23 News – October 8

This week, Laverne Cox visited Columbia, STRIPES turned 13, and we interviewed the MSA Chief of Staff, Mitch Moonier on their new Enough is Enough video. It’s that and more on 23 News!

Mizzou After Dark: Extreme Room Makeover Edition

Noelle Kirkman – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The absence of glitter was never a problem at the Mizzou After Dark extreme room makeover themed event on Friday, Oct. 3 at Memorial Union. Mizzou After Dark holds various events on Friday nights as an alternative to partying. Each event has a different theme and always […]

STRIPES Turns 13

STRIPES Turns 13

Nissi Kunjummen – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Last Thursday, STRIPES was celebrating their 13th birthday as an organization, by passing out cupcakes in the Student Center. STRIPES’ actual birthday is Oct. 4th, but in order to include the student body, MSA chose to celebrate during the week. Back in 2001, MSA students were inspired […]

RHA Paints the Campus Pink

RHA Paints the Campus Pink

  Ariel Sierra – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Monday Nov. 6 through 10, the Residence Halls Association hosted Paint it Pink Week in support of breast cancer awareness. Each day of the week, RHA members stood at The Speakers Circle selling Paint it Pink tee-shirts for $5 donations. The money raised throughout the week […]

Laverne Cox Visits MU

Laverne Cox Visits MU

  Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   The sidewalk outside of the historic Missouri Theater filled with students on Monday, Oct. 6, as they waited to hear from acclaimed actress and activist Laverne Cox. Cox, 30, is best known for her portrayal of transgender hairstylist Sophia Burset on the hit Netflix series […]

23 News – October 15

This week in 23 News we viewed the importance of an inclusive campus, talked to MSA and RSVP representatives about preventing sexual violence, and took a look at this weeks national headlines. It’s all that and more on this weeks show!

Students Discuss Meaning of “One Mizzou”

Students Discuss Meaning of “One Mizzou”

Lauren Petterson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   In the Women’s Center on Friday Oct. 10, 2014, students discussed the meaning of the term “One Mizzou” and how the slogan should be used to promote acceptance of others in regards to diversity of all kinds on the MU campus.   Students from several different […]

Awards Recognize Faculty Promoting Better Disability Access

Awards Recognize Faculty Promoting Better Disability Access

  Ariel Sierra – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   On Monday Oct. 13 The First Annual Lee Henson Awards were presented to three winners who promoted accessibility for people with disabilities on campus. Although the award is new, the idea has been long thought out. Years ago Lee Henson came up with the idea […]

MSA Says “Enough is Enough”

MSA Says “Enough is Enough”

  Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Missouri Student Association’s “Enough is Enough” campaign has gained momentum on campus, in an effort to educate students about ways to prevent sexual violence. The campaign was created by the MSA in response to incidences of sexual assault during past semesters. The MSA wanted to […]

Puppies With Purpose

Puppies With Purpose

Nina Ruhe -MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   Puppies With Purpose was at the Multicultural Center on Wednesday to teach MU Students the proper way to react around service and therapy dogs. Everyone loves dogs around campus. Some dogs, however, shouldn’t just be approached on the spot. Nola Ewers, a board member of CHAMP—which stands […]

A Shift in Tone at the Vatican

Caitlin McCarthy – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer An assembly held by Pope Francis this past week discussed welcoming gays and untraditional families into the Church, including unmarried couples and people who are divorced. Although the Church is becoming more accepting of these untraditional relationships and families, the Church doctrines and teachings will not change. […]

3rd Annual Drag Show Shows Off LGBTQ Community Pride

3rd Annual Drag Show Shows Off LGBTQ Community Pride

Caitlin McCarthy – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer This past weekend the LGBTQ Resource Center here at MU hosted it’s 3rd annual Black and Gold Drag Show. Performers in the show danced and sang to contemporary songs. The main features of the show were the divas and gentlemen as they showed off their talents and […]

Black Cultural Center Hosts Hair Daze

Pat Moody – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer As a part of Diversity Week here at MU, students gathered in the Gaines/Oldham Black Cultural Center to hear a presentation about hair treatment and styles. Owner and stylist at Piece of Mind Salon and Spa in Columbia, Bridget Hollis, presented a PowerPoint on how to gauge […]

Dr. Amaral Speaks on the Autistic Brain

Mackenzie Mattix – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On the beautiful Friday afternoon, MU students, faculty, and other guests gathered at the Bond Life Sciences building to hear of the latest news in the Autistic Phenomenon Project from Dr. David Amaral. Amaral, shared the groundbreaking neuroimaging research done with young autistic children throughout the past […]

Homecoming Week Kicks Off With Talent Show

Homecoming Week Kicks Off With Talent Show

Rayna Sims – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Monday, Oct. 20, Mizzou’s 103rd homecoming week kicked off with the talent show in the Missouri Theatre. The competition spanned three nights, Monday through Wednesday, and is one of the core traditions that make up Homecoming Week at MU. Students could perform in groups or individually, […]

Junior, Trey Makler Wins Prestigious Sinquefield Composition Prize

Junior, Trey Makler Wins Prestigious Sinquefield Composition Prize

Lauren Petterson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   MU undergraduate student, Trey Makler has been awarded the Sinquefield Compostion Prize for his original composition entitled Elysium. The prize includes a scholarship to MU and the performance and recording of an original piece commissioned for the annual Chancellor’s Concert. Makler began his musical career when […]

23 News – October 22

This week, we visited the Black and Gold Drag Show, took a look at MU junior Trey Makler’s award winning composition, and interviewed this years MSA’s presidential candidates. Check it out on 23 News!

The Hover Board is No Longer Fiction

Gabe Dubois – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer ArxPax, a small tech company from California, says that they have invented the worlds first efficient hover board. They are comparing their invention to the board used by Marty Mcfly in the movies Back To The Future 2 and 3. It hovers about an inch above the […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 1

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director Alright Tigers! It’s that time of year. The third annual Battle of the Bands has started in the Shack! The first band up is Dangerfield, a band right from Columbia, Mo. Dangerfield has a mix of indie pop and classic rock sound with a kick-ass female lead singer. Each member has […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 2

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director The second band up is a solo artist from Indonesia named Nassa Fickri. Fickri is on his electric guitar. Fickri’s sounds is a calming, pop-like musical combination of electric guitar and his own vocals. Blink 182, Rocket to the Moon and Train are musical similarities with his unique sound. […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 3

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director Penniless Profits is the third group to perform tonight, Tigers and WOW did they blow away the fans at the first note. Their music is loud, crazy, and incredibly rock and roll. Introducing themselves as, “A poor man’s band,” Penniless Profits is sure to have the fans all rocking […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 4

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director The fourth band to grace our stage in the Shack tonight is Aven and Heney from right here at Mizzou. They are an acoustic rock and blues singer-songwriter duo. “Thomas and I have known each other since we were young, we first started playing together freshman year of high […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 5

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director Almost over Tigers!! The last band to play at the third annual MUTV and KCOU Battle of the Bands is Ray Wild. They are more than  a crowd pleaser with their first song where their electric guitarist just played the melody with his tongue. I REPEAT: WITH HIS TONGUE. […]

Homecoming House Decs

Homecoming House Decs

Nina Ruhe – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Greek students have been pomping and preparing for MU’s Homecoming for the past eight weeks and this Friday, they finally got to see the end result of all of their hard work. At House Decs, fraternities and sororities displayed their homecoming pomping boards and performed skits tailored […]

Breast Cancer: A Story of Survival

Breast Cancer: A Story of Survival

Nina Ruhe – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer At the Women’s Center this past Tuesday, Cassandra Casperson, an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences for MU, shared her breast cancer survival story. “I got a lot of shooting pain in the left side of my chest… I went and looked and had […]

Homecoming Celebrated with Annual Parade

Homecoming Celebrated with Annual Parade

Lauren Petterson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   Saturday morning, MU fans lined the streets to watch the Annual Homecoming Parade. The crowd was composed of students, alumni and families that were brought together by their love for MU. The upbeat spirit of the parade seemed to evoke attendee’s feelings towards MU. “This is […]

MU Alumni Celebrate the New Traditions Plaza

MU Alumni Celebrate the New Traditions Plaza

Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Mizzou Alumni Association dedicated Traditions Plaza, a new outdoor amphitheater on campus, on Friday, Oct. 24. The creation of the new campus landmark was entirely funded by donations, and MU alumni contributed every brick. Construction began on the plaza during the first week of July, and […]

23 News – October 29

Check out this weeks 23 News as we take a look at this years homecoming events, interviewed members of Kappa Delta Psi about their philanthropy, and debuted our new segment Tiger Wire!

Students Break Down House Decs in Greek Town

Pat Moody – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer As the Homecoming weekend winds down, a walk through Greek Town will show the clean-up process of taking down the floats and house decorations put up by the fraternities and sororities. Months of pomping and planning have yielded colorful boards and floats that will be taken down […]

MU’s Campus Fills with Homecoming Floats

Zoe Branco – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer MU’s campus was filled this Saturday as students and alumni came to see this year’s Homecoming parade. This year marked the 103rd annual Homecoming celebration at MU, the birthplace of this age-old tradition. Mizzou Homecoming has grown into one of the largest student-run celebrations of its kind. […]

No Tricks, Just Treats

Noelle Kirkman – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Halloween day, MU students came to Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union where there were no tricks, but only treats. The Asian Affair Center hosted a pumpkin-carving event for international students as a way to show them American Halloween traditions. “We like to try to familiarize them […]

23rd Annual India Nite Held at Missouri Theatre

Danielle Katz – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The MU Cultural Association of India (CAI) showcased its 23rd Annual India Nite, a cultural extravaganza of performances ranging from Indian folk dance to a soulful Bollywood rock band. “We try to get together some of those components and try to showcase them. There are a lot […]

Brother Jed, Sister Cindy, and Their Shenanigans in Speaker’s Circle

Mackenzie Mattix – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Speaker’s Circle was busy with MU students on Thursday and Friday as a crowd drew around the nationally renowned Methodist preachers, Brother Jed and his wife Sister Cindy. The couple is known to make annual visits to college campuses around the country to preach the gospel of […]

Black Culture Center Celebrates Black Culture Awareness Week

Black Culture Center Celebrates Black Culture Awareness Week

Ariel Sierra – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer This week the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center hosted Black Culture Awareness Week with a variety of events throughout the week that celebrated and informed students about black culture. On Sunday, to kick off the week students attended the Phirst Sunday Soul Food Dinner. The event took students […]

23 News – November 5

We dig deeper into the story of Brother Jed, looked at the precautions Stripes took during Halloween weekend, and viewed what it means to be black at Mizzou during Black Culture Awareness Week. Watch this weeks 23 News for all of that and more!

J.R. Martinez Visits MU

J.R. Martinez Visits MU

Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer MU kicked off Veteran’s Week at the Missouri Theater on Monday, hosting U.S. Army veteran J.R. Martinez. While he has now come to be known and recognized for his honorable service during the Iraq war, Martinez is best known for his role as combat veteran Brot Monroe […]

23 News – November 12

On 23 News this week we visited many of the veterans week events around campus, investigated the new Interlude Music store, and brought breaking news on the MSA presidential elections! Check it out on this weeks episode!

Veteran’s Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Veteran’s Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Nina Ruhe – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   In honor of Veteran’s day, the annual wreath laying ceremony occurred under the Memorial Union archway on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The ceremony honors all veterans who have made sacrifices for friends, family, and for our country. “There are over 400 student veterans on campus pursuing degrees; […]

Interlude Music Works to Help Aspiring Musicians

Interlude Music Works to Help Aspiring Musicians

Lauren Petterson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer As part of the Missouri Student Unions Entrepreneurial Program, Interlude Music helps student musicians to begin to produce their own music. When students express that they want Interlude’s help to create music, there is a unique process that they undergo. “You start up here in Interlude in […]

MU ROTC Veterans Day Parade

Mackenzie Mattix – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Nov. 9, MUROTC celebrated Veterans Day with a parade that started at Francis Quad, traveled down 8th Street, and came to an end with a closing ceremony at the Boone County Court House. The annual parade was hosted by the Air Force ROTC and included other […]

Students Remember Those Lost to Transphobic Violence

Students Remember Those Lost to Transphobic Violence

Ariel Sierra – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Students from around campus came together in The LGBTQ Resource Center on Wednesday evening to remember people who have been lost in the past year due to transphobic violence. “It’s important to remember folks. Especially underrepresented and marginalized folks, and especially in a community that faces so […]

The Cape Guys

Noelle Kirkman – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Over the past few months, a handful of students have been noticed around campus in capes, creating mystery among their peers. They’re seen eating in The Mark on 5th, they’re seen in classes, they’ve even been spotted by a few people touring MU. Many people wonder who […]

TranscenDANCE Rejects Traditional Gender Norms

TranscenDANCE Rejects Traditional Gender Norms

Rayna Sims – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Rainbow colors adorned the Mark Twain Ballroom Saturday Nov. 15 as volunteers helped set up for the TranscenDANCE. Bringing MU’s Transgender Awareness Week to a close, the annual dance was all about transcending traditional gender roles and allowing guests to be whomever they wanted. “The thing that […]

Roommate Speed Mingle and Off Campus Living

Roommate Speed Mingle and Off Campus Living

Nina Ruhe – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Tuesday night, the Women’s Center hosted a roommate speed mingle where students who either needed more roommates to live with them or needed a place to live in general got to interact. Dionne George, coordinator for off campus student services, hosted the event for the first […]

Mizzou Alternative Breaks Continues to Grow and Serve

Danielle Katz Mizzou Alternative Breaks is an active on-campus organization with a stronger off-campus impact. MAB sends out groups of around 12 students, usually of 10 participants and 2 site leaders, on service trips to serve global issues in a variety of locations, ranging from Arizona to Florida. The organization has grown exponentially over the […]

23 News – November 20

Check out this weeks 23 News as we covered various events from Transgender Awareness Week, interviewed members of United Way on air, and so much more!

Resident Hall Chili Cook Off

Gabe Dubois – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Sunday, Nov. 16, the resident halls of MU gathered in the Student Center for a fundraising chili cook off. Student representatives from each resident hall made a batch of their own signature chili for people to try. It only cost one dollar for someone to enter […]

The Snow Has Arrived in Buffalo

Gabe Dubois – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer A massive snowstorm on Tuesday night trapped scores of drivers in their cars on the roads near Buffalo, NY. Cars and trucks were surrounded by over four feet of snow, with no way out of their vehicles. Rescuers worked day and night along the I-90 highway to […]

Mental Health Wellness Week

Ariel Sierra – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Mental Health Wellness Week is celebrated nationally. This year it is being celebrated Nov. 16 through the 22. Although the week is not prevalent on campus, mental health affects many college students. According to nami.org, “1 in 4 young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 […]

3rd Annual Family Winter Party

Mackenzie Mattix – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Dec. 6, the Women’s Center hosted the 3rd Annual Family Winter Party. In celebration of the holiday season, all parenting MU students and faculty members were invited to bring their children to enjoy classic holiday activities. While Christmas cartoons played, families were able to eat lunch […]

CDS, MSA and RHA Work Together to Support MU Students’ Dining Needs

Danielle Katz- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer During MSA’s annual whiteboard event last year, where students are encouraged to write their most important problems on a whiteboard, one of the most prevalent issues written was the lack of vegan dining options on campus. Members of the Jewish Student Organization and Muslim Student Organization have expressed […]

23 News – December 10

This week on 23 News we discussed discrimination on campus, took a look at dining halls working towards more inclusive menus, and covered police actions in Ferguson and New York over the past few weeks. Get the stories you won’t want to miss on this weeks 23 News!

Mizzou After Dark Helps Students Keep Resolutions

by Danielle Katz – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Mizzou After Dark kicked off this semester with an event dedicated to inspiring participants to make individual choices aimed at improving their lives. Almost every week, the organization has different events with unique themes that act as alternatives to staying in or partying. Each night offers […]

The Poster Sale Returns to MU

Jalyn Henderson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The week of Jan. 26, The Poster Sale returned for the first time of the new year as students flocked to Memorial Union to buy posters of their favorite artwork, artists and movies to decorate their rooms. The College Poster Sale Company, who sponsors MU Poster Sales, […]

The Ninth Annual Third Goal Film Festival in Columbia

Ariel Sierra – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Saturday Jan. 31, The Ninth Annual Third Goal Film Festival was held as the Missouri Theater. The free event was hosted by the Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The festival showcased five films, which portrayed issues in cultures from around the world. “We try and […]

23 News – February 4

This week on 23 News we interview the new MSA President and Vice-President, visited Third Goal Film Festival and took a look at Black History Month on MU’s campus. Check it out!

Nous SommesTous Charlie Symposium

Nous SommesTous Charlie Symposium

Nina Ruhe – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   On Tuesday night MU faculty, students and guest speakers debated the meaning of free speech and discussed the tragic Charlie Hebdo killings. “Nous SommesTous Charlie” translates in English to, “We are all Charlie.” Political Cartoonist, Khalil Bendib expressed that the cartoonists who were killed by an […]

How College Counselors Can Help You

Jalyn Henderson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Last week, first lady Michelle Obama wrote about the importance of school counselors for American students in a USA Today Op-ed. Her argument was that school counselors are the “key” in helping students achieve an education post high school. It is evident that students with a college […]

Students sign their names into MU history

Students sign their names into MU history

Kristen Reesor – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   MU students and staff signed the Mizzou 175 flag in the Student Center last week for MU’s 175th year anniversary. MU was founded Feb. 11, 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. The recent flag signing was the final act of celebrating […]

Forth Annual Social Justice Symposium Teaches Students Tools for Change

Forth Annual Social Justice Symposium Teaches Students Tools for Change

Hailey Stolze – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   Awareness, advocacy and activism were three main topics guests spoke about during MU’s fourth annual Social Justice Symposium. Speakers, students and faculty gathered on all floors of the Student Center on Feb. 7 to learn about “tools for change.” “It’s an entry point into thinking about […]

‘Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis’ Hosts 5K

‘Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis’ Hosts 5K

Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis (RAMS) held its first 5K fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Stephens Lake Park. The student-run organization has existed at MU since 1993 and has held annual fundraising events for over twenty years. This is the first year a 5K was held, in […]

Mizzou After Dark: Repair, Repurpose, Upcycle

Char’Nese Turner – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   Students and Columbia area residents gathered Friday night at Mizzou After Dark’s Repair, Repurpose, Upcycle event to reuse old items and make them new. Mizzou After Dark collaborated with on campus organizations and local businesses to teach students ways to be resourceful and less wasteful. Event […]

MU Students Showcase Comedy Skills

MU Students Showcase Comedy Skills

Morgan Taylor – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   On Thursday, Feb. 12 MU students hosted the Comedy Showcase, where MU improv groups showcased their skills and what they have in store for the spring. MU Improv, Battlewhale, MU stand-up comedians and Comedy Wars were all at The Shack participating in the showcase. MU Improv […]

City of Columbia Announces New Recycling Policy

City of Columbia Announces New Recycling Policy

  Rayna Sims and Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writers   Beginning in Jan., Columbia announced a new policy regarding the types of plastics that can be recycled, as the city will now accept plastics labeled with numbers one through seven, whereas previously only numbers one and two were accepted. Many common household […]

International Welcome Party Showcases Cultural Diversity at MU

Danielle Katz- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   The International Programming Committee hosted its biannual International Welcome Party, where many MU student organizations celebrated various cultures. Each group decorated and operated a booth, where attendees received free food and participated in interactive activities such as trivia, origami and writing in Chinese characters. This event aims […]

23 News – February 11

This week on 23 News we took an in-depth look at Stalker Awareness Month, visited the Social Justice Symposium and asked students which celebrity they’d want to have as a professor. It’s all the news you’ll need on this weeks installment of 23 News!

Cookie and Cocoa Fun Run for Autism

Jalyn Henderson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Thompson Center is hosting a Cookies and Cocoa Fun Run to support autism on March 1. “One of our parents has a couple of kiddos that come here to the center,” said Thompson Center Development Coordinator Miriam Cullimore, “she was looking for a way to give […]

True North Representative Talks About Stalking Awareness Month

True North Representative Talks About Stalking Awareness Month

Lauren Petterson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   This Jan. was Stalking Awareness Month, as the local shelter for victims of domestic violence, True North, raises awareness for victims of stalking. Stalking is the persistent activity of following, pestering, or annoying someone over a period of time. True North’s Executive Director, Barbara Hodges, discussed […]

23 News – February 18, 2015

23 News this week looked at the upcoming True False Film Festival, investigated vaccinations requirements at MU, and sat down with the upcoming RHA presidential candidates. It’s all the information you’ll need!

MSA Inaugurates 2015 President and Vice-President

MU students and faculty welcome Payton Head and Brenda Smith-Lezama as their 2015 MSA President and Vice-President

MU Alumni Tell Their Story of the Fight for Racial Equality

Kristen Reesor – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Feb. 18, MU alumni John and Gloria Logsdon spoke to students about their experiences in the civil rights movement during the 1960s. The event was called “The Fight for Racial Equality in Missouri” and took place in Leadership Auditorium. The Logsdon’s each shared their involvement with […]

MU Hosts Protest Poetry Slam

Jalyn Henderson On Friday, Feb. 20, MU Students and community members gathered to celebrate Black History Month with a Protest Poetry Slam Competition. A total of six contestants participated in the Slam, not only striving to receive the cash prize of $100, but also to get their messages heard. Black History Month Event Committee Member, […]

Students Honored for Mizzou 39

Ariel Sierra- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On the strike of 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, The Switzler Bell rang for the first time of the year, honoring The Mizzou 39. Each year on the signal of the bell, family, friends, and students traditionally gather at Francis Quadrangle for the ceremony, but for the […]

23 News – February 25, 2015

This week on 23 News MU seniors are welcomed into the Mizzou 39, a ceremony was held for Provost Stokes, and we dove deeper into Eating Disorders Awareness Week. It’s all the news you’ll need in this weeks 23 News!

MU Welcomes New Provost

Morgan Taylor – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Tuesday, Feb. 24, MU faculty and staff hosted a welcoming reception at the Alumni Center for the new MU Provost, Garnett S. Stokes. Provost Stokes, after declining many other provost job offers from other colleges, accepted MU’s offer and she says she is excited to be […]

International Showcase Highlights Different Cultures at MU

International Showcase Highlights Different Cultures at MU

Rayna Sims – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   Heavy snow and freezing temperatures didn’t keep people away from the Missouri Theater on Saturday, Feb. 28 as audience members continued to arrive for the International Showcase. The showcase, which was free and open to the public, featured performances from nine different campus organizations, each representing […]

MU Hosted a Green Dot Conference to Help Reduce Violence

MU Hosted a Green Dot Conference to Help Reduce Violence

Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer MU, in conjunction with the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center, held the Green Dot Conference on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Gaines-Oldham Black Culture Center. A green dot is “an individual moment that represents any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that promotes safety for everyone and […]

23 News – March 4, 2015

This week on 23 News we cover the RHA Presidential Debate, take a look at the results of Mizzou Idol, and prepared for the upcoming True False Film Festival. You don’t want to miss this!

RHA President and Vice President Announced at RHA Ball

RHA President and Vice President Announced at RHA Ball

Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The annual Residence Association Ball took place in Benton Bingham Ballroom on Friday, March 6. The evening started off with a dinner provided by University Catering and an electrified performance by the campus acapella group, Mizzou Forte. Keynote speaker Dr. Jim Spain addressed the students. He stressed […]

23 News – March 11, 2015

On 23 News this week the new RHA President and Vice-President were announced, heard from Senator Claire McCaskill regarding dealing with sexual assaults on campus, and spoke with Students Supporting Israel on air. Don’t miss this one!

Seasonal Clothing Swap Promotes Sustainability

Ashley Richardson- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Environmental Leadership Office hosted the Seasonal Clothing Swap in Memorial Union last Wednesday. For the past two years, the Environmental Leadership Office has partnered with Truman’s Closet in order to promote sustainability of the environment through their Seasonal Clothing Swap event. Amy Eultgen, advisor for the Environmental […]

Fluffy GRL Spreads Body Positivity at Love Your Body Photo Shoot

Danielle Katz- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Last Thursday, Fluffy GRL celebrated Women’s History Month with a photo shoot in the Women’s Center, where the organization encouraged participants to wear pin-up-themed attire or go naked in their photos to share messages of embracing all body sizes and types. Fluffy GRL became an official MU organization […]

True/False Film Fest Has Record-Breaking Year

True/False Film Fest Has Record-Breaking Year

Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer 4 days, 950 volunteers, and 45,600 tickets later, Columbia’s annual documentary film festival exceeded organizers’ expectations. Even without the availability of Jesse Hall as a venue, the True/False Film Fest, held March 5-8, recorded its highest attendance to date. Students, journalists and filmmakers from all walks of […]

23 News – March 18, 2015

This weeks 23 News visits the annual MizzouThon Dance Marathon, takes a look at the new Title 9 sexual harassment training program, and gets the latest news on the MU for Mike Brown protest through Greek Town. Catch up on the information that you’ll need on this weeks 23 News!

East Campus Safety Walk Raises Concerns

East Campus Safety Walk Raises Concerns

Lauren Petterson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Sunday Mar. 15, 2015 students and community members walked through the East Campus Neighborhood to determine safety problems that need to be resolved. Students and community members began the East Campus Safety Walk by meeting in Memorial Union to discuss safety concerns to look out for […]

MizzouThon Raises Over $200,000 for the Children’s Hospital

Hailey Stolze – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   On Mar. 14, students visited the MizzouRec Center to participate in MizzouThon, the largest philanthropy on MU’s campus. It was an exhausting 13.1 hours, MizzouThon Vice President of Communications Audrey Wilcox said, but was worth it. MizzouThon has been raising money for The Children’s Hospital since […]

Title IX Student Training Begins

Title IX Student Training Begins

Sarah Sabatke and Rayna Sims – MUTV 23 News Staff Writers   Beginning this spring, all MU students will be strongly encouraged to complete an online program concerning Title IX. The training program, called “Not Anymore,” consists of an online lesson that covers several different topics concerning the Title IX policy. “The ‘Not Anymore’ training […]

SASHA Encourages Secularism at SASHAcon

Danielle Katz- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer   This weekend, MU Skeptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists and Agnostics held its second annual convention to promote secular activism. SASHA’s two-day event featured seven different speakers who covered topics including neurological selflessness, evolution and intelligent design. David Tamayo, president of Hispanic American Freethinkers, gave a talk titled “Understanding […]

23 News – April 1, 2015

On this weeks 23 News, the Road to Freedom bus raised awareness for the American Disabilities Act, we visited Tiger Pantry’s Poverty Simulation, and interviewed members of Mizzou Alternative Breaks. Check it out here for all the news you need!

MU Students Experience Poverty Through Simulation

MU Students Experience Poverty Through Simulation

Sarah Sabatke – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The MU “Poverty Simulation” took place on Monday, March 30, in Stotler Lounge. The presentation was put on by the Central Missouri Community Action organization in conjunction with MU’s Tiger Pantry. The three-and-a-half hour presentation began with instructions as to what the families needed to accomplish in […]

3-D Printers Debut at Ellis Library

3-D Printers Debut at Ellis Library

Kristen Reesor – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Two 3-D printers were installed at Ellis Library last Thursday at for people to learn about and use. MU students and faculty are already familiar with Print Anywhere—the downloadable software used for connecting to and printing on any MU printers, but now there is a new service […]

MU Honors Students Who Have Passed Away with ‘MU Remembers’

MU Honors Students Who Have Passed Away with ‘MU Remembers’

Lauren Petterson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On Friday, April 3, 2015, MU faculty, students and families honored students who have passed away in the last 12 months. The MU students who have passed away since last year are Trent Bartolomucci, David “Davy” Bland, Cale Boedeker, Ryan Candice, Abbey Felton, Chanel Goodwin-Watkins, Jack Lipp, […]

23 News – April 8, 2014

On this weeks 23 News we visit Ellis Library for the debut of their new 3-D printers, take swing dance lessons, and MU remembers the students lost in the past year. It’s all the news you need on this weeks episode!

Swing Society Hosts Free Dance Lessons

Kathryn Cawdrey – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer This past Saturday, April 4, 2015, students and community members were able to take free swing dancing lessons all day The event was held in the Student Memorial Union from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. where people of all ages were welcomed with or without a partner. […]

Language Partners Program Helps International Students

Language Partners Program Helps International Students

Lauren Petterson – MUTV 23 New Staff Writer MU’s Language Partners Program pairs up students to work on their language skills together and form lasting friendships. Language Partners participants ate food from foreign countries and talked with each other at their Cross-Cultural Connections event on Tuesday, April 8, 2015 in the Multicultural Center. After participating […]

Chancellor Loftin Press Conference

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin held a press conference on March 18, 2015. He discussed many of the main issues he encountered during his first year at MU, including Title IX, race relations and interaction with students and faculty. He also explained changes that will affect various colleges at MU in the near future​.

Mizzou After Dark Hosts Trivia Night

Mizzou After Dark Hosts Trivia Night

Sarah Sabatke and Rayna Sims – MUTV 23 News Staff Writers Have you ever wondered what the longest running sitcom is? Or which famous MU alumnus is now on ESPN? These were just some of the questions at Mizzou After Dark’s Trivia Night in the Shack on Friday, April 10. The line stretched around the […]

Clinton Announces Candidacy

Ariel Sierra – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On April 12, Hilliary Clinton, former Secretary of State announced her candidacy for President at the end of an online video. For the past two years, Americans have been questioning if Clinton would run for President, after she lost the nomination for the Democratic Party in 2008. […]

23 News – April 15, 2015

This week on 23 News we get the scoop on the Chancellors Art Showcase, visit the Humans vs Zombies event on campus, and look into Pride Month on MU’s campus. It’s everything you could ask for on this weeks 23 News!

Chancellor’s Art Showcase Hosted at Missouri Theater

Alana Rasmussen – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Chancellor’s Arts Showcase commemorating the Jefferson Era was held at the Missouri Theater this past Monday, April 13. This ingenious concert series paid tribute to, as well as celebrated the 272 birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Such an event was made possible in part by the creative […]

MU Adobe Camp’s Final Week

Jalyn Henderson – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer On the week of April 13 – April 17 MU’s iT Program held their annual Adobe Camp for near-by students, staff and faculty. The iT Program presented classes that focused on Flash Adobe, Photoshop, as well as access to iPad drawing apps and programs. Despite ads in […]

Senator McCaskill Speaks at the It’s On Us Summit Keynote

Senator McCaskill Speaks at the It’s On Us Summit Keynote

  Nina Ruhe – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Senator and keynote speaker Claire McCaskill spoke about legislative changes relating to sexual assaults on college campuses last Saturday. “Senator McCaskill’s commitment to sexual assault prevention has been steadfast. She doesn’t just say ‘It’s on us,’ Senator McCaskill says ‘it’s on me,’” Said MSA President Peyton […]

League MU Gaming Tournament Draws a Crowd

Kristen Reesor – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer The Mizzou Computing Association (MCA) hosted League MU in Benton Bingham Ballroom in Memorial Union on April 19. The event gave students the chance to have fun playing the massive multiplayer online game “League of Legends”. The tournament entry cost was five dollars. People could join individually […]

23 News – April 22, 2015

This week’s 23 News got the coverage on Senator McCaskill’s It’s On Us Summit, visited MU’s League of Legends tournament, and we spoke with a representative from Active Minds. We got what you need on this weeks 23 News!

Earth Day Festival Highlights Climate Change

Earth Day Festival Highlights Climate Change

Rayna Sims – MUTV 23 News Staff Writer Peace Park and the surrounding streets bustled with people on April 26 as crowds gathered to celebrate Columbia’s annual Earth Day festival. The festival had originally been scheduled for April 19 but was pushed back a week due to weather. The event was intended to coincide with […]

23 News – April 29, 2015

This week on 23 News, we visit the Columbia Earth Day festival, discuss the MU Alert system, and talk about what is good in the world. All that and more on this week’s 23 News!

Queen Elizabeth II Becomes England’s Longest-Reigning Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II Becomes England’s Longest-Reigning Monarch

Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Staff Writer   On Sept. 9, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning English monarch in history. Queen Elizabeth II assumed the throne 63 years ago after the death of her father, King George VI. 23,226 days, 16 hours, and around 30 minutes later, she surpassed Queen Victoria’s time on the throne, according […]

Students Experience New Cultures at International Welcome Party

Eva Cheng, 23News Staff Writer The International Welcome Party took place on Sept. 12 at the Mizzou Rec Center, sponsored by Mizzou After Dark, MU Student Life, the Missouri International Student Council and the MSA/GPC International Programming Committee. The event was free and open to the public, and allowed people to experience the diverse cultures […]

23News – September 16, 2015

Students visit the International Welcome Party, Snapchat releases new updates and the MSA President reacts to discrimination on campus. All that and more in this week’s episode of 23News!

Tiger Garden Celebrates 10th Birthday

Tiger Garden Celebrates 10th Birthday

    Jasmyn Barr, 23News Staff Writer Tiger Garden, the University of Missouri’s on-campus flower shop, celebrated their 10-year anniversary on Aug. 31. The shop is conveniently located within the MU Agriculture Building for students and faculty. The flowers arranged at Tiger Garden are delivered to a diverse range of people. Gina Olsen, student manager […]

MU Students Explore Resources at Personal Safety Fair

MU Students Explore Resources at Personal Safety Fair

  Natalie Simpson, 23News Staff Writer   On Sept. 15, students gathered at the Personal Safety Fair to learn about ways to stay safe on campus. The event was held outside of the MU Student Center on Kuhlman Court. Several MU organizations set up tables where students could go and get more information about these […]

Students “Stop for the Signs” to Learn Campus Safety

Students “Stop for the Signs” to Learn Campus Safety

  Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Staff Writer As students walked to classes on Monday, Sept. 14, they may have come across several brightly colored stop signs. The event, aptly named “Stop for the Signs,” was organized by the Safe Mizzou Coalition. Various student organizations, including STRIPES, SHAPE and the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center participated in the two-hour […]

Mizzou Suicide Prevention Coalition Releases Butterflies for World Suicide Prevention Day

Mizzou Suicide Prevention Coalition Releases Butterflies for World Suicide Prevention Day

  Justin Kollar, 23News Staff Writer   On Thursday, Sept.  10, MU students gathered around Francis Quadrangle in support of those affected by suicide. Students in attendance showed their support by purchasing butterflies (300 to be exact), which were all released following the ceremony. Julia Schroer, Director of the Mizzou Suicide Prevention Coalition, said she […]

Street Pianos Encourage Passerby to ‘Play It Loud’

Street Pianos Encourage Passerby to ‘Play It Loud’

  Jasmin Hampton, 23News Staff Writer   Most people go downtown with friends and family to get a sense of the city. Their goal may be to shop, to eat or even to visit certain attractions. But in some cities, tourists may come across a vividly decorated piano just sitting on the sidewalk. Though they […]

Republican Presidential Candidates Participate in Second GOP Debate

Republican Presidential Candidates Participate in Second GOP Debate

  Hannah Archambault, 23News Staff Writer The GOP held its second presidential debate on Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. in the Reagan Library. This debate was hosted and broadcasted by CNN. If you weren’t able to watch or you couldn’t sit through the two hours it took for all 11 candidates to speak, here are […]

Craft Studio Hosts Party for MU Families

Craft Studio Hosts Party for MU Families

    Emily McCarter, 23News Staff Writer   The Craft Studio hosted a 4-hour crafting event on Saturday, Sept. 19, in celebration of MU’s Family Weekend. The Craft Studio is located in the north tower of Memorial Student Union. According to The Craft Studio’s website, it is a recreational art studio where people can work […]

23News – September 23, 2015

Presidential candidates participate in the second GOP debate, students and drivers adjust to the new HAWK signals on College Avenue and MU’s Title IX office releases its first report. All that and more on this week’s episode of 23News!

Trigger Warnings: Their Use (and Lack Thereof) in MU Classrooms

Trigger Warnings: Their Use (and Lack Thereof) in MU Classrooms

  Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Staff Writer For some victims of traumatic experiences like sexual assault or abuse, triggers can be everywhere –  a documentary about rape, a graphic depiction of violence or even a certain sound or smell. Increasingly, people are calling on professors to warn students in advance if they teach using material that […]

Pocket Points Allows Students to Earn Discounts for Avoiding Phones

Emily McCarter, 23News Staff Writer Students are now being encouraged by a smartphone application to put away their phones and pay more attention in class. Pocket Points is an app that rewards students for not checking their phone during a lecture or lab on campus. The app began at Chico State University in Chico, CA. Chico […]

23News – September 30, 2015

MU Libraries receives its largest endowment, Homecoming kicks off with the Homecoming Blood Drive, and we examine President Obama’s “College Report Card.” All that and more on this week’s episode of 23News.

President Obama’s College Report Card

Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Staff Writer On September 12, 2015, President Obama announced a new interactive web site that provides information about colleges across the U.S. It includes statistics such as average annual cost, graduation rate, salary after attending the college and typical total debt. While the college scorecard is mainly intended to help high school students […]

23News – October 7, 2015

Chancellor Loftin responds to yet another act of racism on campus, Jose Antonio Vargas visits KCOU and we take a closer look MU’s Annual Fire and Safety Report. All that and more on this week’s episode of 23News.

MU Holds Council on Violence Against Women

Haley Broughton, 23News Staff Writer On Oct. 6, the MU Council on Violence Against Women met to discuss ideas on ways to further prevent violence on campus. Groups and organizations such as Green Dot, the Title IX office and the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) center were able to present current and future plans […]

Keynote Speech Concludes Green Dot Week

Jasmin Hampton, 23News Staff Writer Dr. Dorothy Edwards, the executive director of Green Dot, gave a keynote speech on September 30, 2015 in Jesse Auditorium. According to Edwards, 1 in 4 students are victims of violence, whether it be sexual, verbal, physical, or emotional, and from personal tragedies, she knew that she could not let […]

Keynote Speech Encourages Green Dot Strategy

Jasmin Hampton, 23News Staff Writer Dr. Dorothy Edwards, the executive director of the Green Dot program, gave a keynote speech on Sept. 30 in Jesse Auditorium. According to Edwards, 1 in 4 students are victims of violence; whether it be sexual, verbal, physical or emotional, she knew that she could not let this continue. Edwards […]

23News – October 14, 2015

MU students burn an ISIS flag on the Quad, notable historian David McCullough visits Columbia and we recap the first of the Democratic presidential debates. All that and more on this week’s episode of 23News.

MU Students Burn ISIS Flag in Protest of Group’s Violence

MU Students Burn ISIS Flag in Protest of Group’s Violence

Hannah Archambault, 23News Staff Writer Many students and Columbia residents gathered at the iconic MU columns on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. to watch the burning of an ISIS flag. The event, run by the MU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), felt the best course of action to spread their message, that the […]

MU Libraries Receives $1.5 Million Endowment

MU Libraries Receives $1.5 Million Endowment

                    Eva Cheng, 23News Staff Writer William Trogdon and his wife, Jo Ann Trogdon, made a donation of $1.5 million to the MU Libraries on Sept. 11. William Trogdon, a Columbia resident and author, writes under the pen name William Least Heat-Moon. He was a New […]

Clothesline Project Raises Awareness for Violence Prevention

Haley Broughton, 23News Staff Writer On Oct. 8, the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention center held the Clothesline Project on Lowry Mall. The project features t-shirts designed by survivors and victims of violence, strung across the Mall in hopes of impacting those who stopped to look at them. The designs on the t-shirts ranged from […]

“Love Your Body” Week Encourages Body Positivity

“Love Your Body” Week Encourages Body Positivity

Emily McCarter, 23News Staff Writer The MU Women’s Center hosted a Body Positivity 101 on Oct. 19 to inform students about the importance of love and acceptance toward one’s body. It was one of many events held on campus for Love Your Body Week 2015. The Women’s Center invited students to participate in a week-long celebration […]

Kyle Maynard Gives “No Excuses” in Speech for Celebrate Ability Week

Tana Kelley, 23News Staff Writer Kyle Maynard, a two-time ESPY award winner and author of New York bestseller “No Excuses”, spoke about overcoming challenges as a disabled individual in his speech last Thursday, Oct. 15, as a part of Celebrate Ability week. He began his story at a young age, when most people around him believed […]

23News – October 21, 2015

The Residence Hall Association celebrates Paint It Pink Week, supporters rally around MU’s Thomas Jefferson statue and we discuss the current state of the presidential campaigns. All that and more on this week’s episode of 23News!

“If These Walls Could Talk” Uses Art to Tell Personal Stories

Natalie Simpson, 23News Staff Writer In conjunction with the Multicultural Center, Four Front Council and the Missouri Students Association Social Justice Committee, the Women’s Center hosted “If These Walls Could Talk” on Oct. 22. The purpose of the event was to allow students to tell their own stories or the stories that inspired them through […]

Citizens Response Course Teaches Students How to Handle Active Threats

Tana Kelley, 23News Staff Writer On Oct. 14, students met in the MUPD conference center for the Citizens Response to Active Threat Incidents course. The class is one of many self-defense classes at MU that meets multiple times throughout the school year. Since threat incidents can occur at any time on school campuses, this class […]

23News – October 28, 2015

The School of Journalism honors this year’s Missouri Honor Medal recipients, the Multicultural Center and Four Front’s annual Hate Wall event allows students to share hateful words they’ve heard on campus and we recap the second MSA presidential candidate debate. All that and more on this week’s broadcast of 23News!

“New Media for New Voters” Forum Discusses Political Engagement in Millennials

Emily McCarter, 23News Staff Writer “New Media for New Voters: A Public Forum” taught people about the millennial generation, young people ages 18 to 30, and how the demographic interacts with the political sphere. Five nationally known researchers were a part of the conversation on Thursday, Oct. 29. The panelists included Leticia Bode, an assistant professor at […]

23News – November 4, 2015

MU students go on a hunger strike in protest of UM president Tim Wolfe, Tiger Pantry’s Empty Bowls event raises money to combat food insecurity and 23News sits down with each of the MSA slates. All that and more on this week’s broadcast of 23News!

‘Concerned Student 1950’ Protests for UM President’s Removal with Hunger Strike, Boycott

‘Concerned Student 1950’ Protests for UM President’s Removal with Hunger Strike, Boycott

Danielle Katz, 23News Staff Writer Students from the Concerned Student 1950 organization traveled to Kansas City to meet with University of Missouri System president Tim Wolfe about racism on the MU campus on Friday, Nov. 6. When a member of the group asked about systematic oppression, Wolfe said he would give an answer, but that […]

University System President Tim Wolfe Resigns

University System President Tim Wolfe Resigns

Danielle Katz, 23News Staff Writer UM System president Tim Wolfe announced his resignation at Monday’s UM Board of Curators’ meeting. Wolfe resigned in response to various protests and widespread criticism from students, faculty and staff. “Use my resignation to heal,” Wolfe said. “Let’s focus in changing what we can change today and in the future, […]

‘Concerned Student 1950’ Holds Press Conference in Response to UM President’s Resignation

‘Concerned Student 1950’ Holds Press Conference in Response to UM President’s Resignation

Haley Broughton, 23News Staff Writer The 11 original members of Concerned Student 1950 held a press conference at Traditions Plaza on Monday afternoon, Nov. 9. Jonathan Butler, who has been hunger striking since Nov. 2, was present and answered a few questions from the press. Before the question-and-answer session, Concerned Student 1950 made their next […]

MUTV Special Report – November 9, 2015

After weeks of protests, UM System President Tim Wolfe resigned and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced that he will step down effective Jan. 1.  Our student reporters were able to capture the inside story. Check out the special report on MUTV.    

Hank Foley Set to Replace R. Bowen Loftin as MU Interim Chancellor

Hank Foley Set to Replace R. Bowen Loftin as MU Interim Chancellor

                      By Daniel Konstantinovic, Haley Broughton and Lauren Petterson University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin resigned on Monday, Nov. 9, following protests and requests from several Deans and faculty members for his removal. A few hours after Loftin’s resignation, it was announced that Hank […]

Two MU Faculty Members Apologize for Interactions With Media During ‘Concerned Student 1950’ Demonstration

By Lauren Petterson   Two MU faculty members who were seen in a viral video confronting a reporter have now apologized for their actions. Melissa Click has resigned from her affiliations with the MU School of Journalism and the Chancellor’s Student Publications Committee. Janna Basler has been put on administrative leave and has been relieved of her duties as […]

23News – November 12, 2015

This week on 23News we have the latest on Chancellor Loftin’s resignation and MU’s new Interim Chancellor, 23News discusses the interactions between student protestors and members of the media and we give an update on demonstrations led by Concerned Student 1950. All that and more on this week’s broadcast of 23News.

23News – November 18, 2015

An Inclusivity March through campus promotes social justice issues, students learn to tango and we give you the latest on the Presidential campaigns. All that and more on this week’s broadcast of 23News.

23News – December 9, 2015

We recap the semester’s events and give you tips to survive finals weeks. All that and more on this week’s broadcast of 23News!

Interim Chancellor Foley announces Melissa Click will keep job in light of assault charge

Interim Chancellor Foley announces Melissa Click will keep job in light of assault charge

    In a press conference Monday, Interim Chancellor Hank Foley announced that Assistant Professor Melissa Click will keep her job, saying “we must allow due process to play out.” Click was charged with assault and is currently teaching from home. She will remain an MU faculty member until a decision is made as to whether […]

MSA president-elect steps down, Payton Head steps in as interim president

MSA president-elect steps down, Payton Head steps in as interim president

By Danielle Katz, Daniel Konstantinovic, Aviva Okeson-Haberman, Lauren Petterson, Nina Ruhe and Ariel Sierra In a matter of a few hours on Wednesday evening, the Missouri Students Association experienced multiple inaugurations and resignations. After heavy deliberation, an emotional Haden Gomez addressed the MSA Senate to announce he would be resigning from his position as president-elect […]

International students collaborate to satisfy appetites of MU Students

International students collaborate to satisfy appetites of MU Students

By Abbey Cumnock The smell of foods from around the world filled the Student Center for the International Welcome Party. Tables were set up with traditional foods and decorated displays. The event was open to MU students as well as the general public. They were given a plate and utensils and sent on their way to try […]

Painting with a Purpose

By Tana Kelley The National Residence Hall Honorary joined with students last Saturday to paint with a purpose. The NRHH bought canvases from the MU Craft Studio and used that space to hold this event. All donations will go to the local children hospital.    NRHH’s motto is service and recognition. They plan to have […]

Vietnamese Lunar New Year Party

Vietnamese Lunar New Year Party

  By Emily McCarter Guests gathered at Bengal Lair Sunday, February 7, to attend the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Party hosted by the MU Vietnamese Student Association. The 2016 Vietnamese Lunar New Year was actually February 8, but the event was celebrated a day earlier. The party featured Vietnamese culture booths, traditional foods, games, fundraising […]

Black AIDS Day a Success For Black AIDS Awareness

Black AIDS Day a Success For Black AIDS Awareness

By Hannah Archambault On February 10 the volunteers for Black AIDS Day gathered in the Student Center to give students free, fast and confidential HIV/AIDS testing. The Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services came to MU as a part of their initiative to provide outreach testing whenever possible. The Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center […]

23News – February 10, 2016

This week on 23News we look at MSA updates, International Welcome Party, and more. CORRECTION: Originally our broadcast said the International Welcome Party was sponsored by the International Center, which was incorrect. The event was sponsored by the MSA/GPC Department of Student Activities International Programming Committee.

Award-winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones comes to MU to discuss how to professionally cover racial issues

By Haley Broughton Nikole Hannah-Jones came to MU to discuss the most effective way to cover racial issues as a responsible journalist. Hannah-Jones has received many notable awards for her investigative journalism; she was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and named as one of The Root 100 – […]

Journalists turned away from Concerned Student 1950 Town Hall

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman The Concerned Student 1950 Town Hall on Wednesday began with a request-for any journalists in attendance to leave the meeting. Local media outlets, including MUTV, obliged but one MU student journalist, Mark Schierbecker, chose to remain at the A.P. Green Chapel. Schierbecker filmed his interactions with the attendees of the Town Hall […]

Trigger warnings ”shelter” young people, but in the right way

By Jessica Heim-Brouwer “Trigger warning:” the phrase lives among popular culture as a hashtag, a frame before the beginning of a video or a verbal warning. Yet, it has also served as a punchline for media that adopt it satirically; take, for instance, the television show South Park, which dedicated an entire episode to mocking […]

23News – February 17, 2016

This week on 23News we investigate safe spaces and look at the interim positions at MU.

Founders of Black Lives Matter movement discuss its roots and mission

By Jessica Heim-Brouwer and Ian Nickens Two founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, Alicia Garzia and Opal Tometi, held a discussion moderated by University of Missouri professor Cristina Mislán in Jesse Auditorium Thursday night. This follows a semester of protests on MU’s campus. Both women covered a range of race-related issues, such as intersectionality, […]

23News- February 24, 2016

This week on 23News we have exclusive interviews with the three MSA presidential candidates.               .  

Hutchinson/Ghuman emphasize social justice and transparency

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman MSA Presidential candidate Andrew Hutchinson was “raised by a catholic democrat Mexican woman and an atheist tea partier libertarian White man.” “I grew up in a household where I…had the two opposites of every ideology sitting at the dinner table and I picked and chose the things that carved me out to […]

Turner/Evans are running as a “clean slate” in the MSA presidential election

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman MSA presidential candidates Sam Turner and Clay Evans openly admit their lack of experience within MSA. In fact, it’s one of the reasons why they think students should vote for them. “We do want to make a difference and we saw this as a great opportunity to get involved in MSA and bring […]

Earl/Schafer say experience is necessary to fix MSA

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman “MSA has looked like a bad episode of House of Cards for the past month,” MSA vice presidential contender Tori Shafer said in the Board of Elections Commissioners Debate. Schafer has been involved with MSA since her freshman year and was the Chairwoman of Academic Affairs. Experience Both Schafer and her running […]

23News- March 2, 2016

This week on 23News we discuss the Racism Lives Here protest, the Residence Hall Association presidential election and much more!                   .

2016 Mizzou 39 recipients value service, leadership and friendship

By Tess Vrbin A large crowd gathered in Traditions Plaza on Monday for the reveal of the 2016 Mizzou 39, an honor given to 39 seniors for outstanding leadership, service, and academic achievement during their four years at MU. MU Alumni Association Executive Director Todd McCubbin introduced the ceremony. After saying there had never been […]

“Concerned Student 1950” shows the group’s challenges with university administration, media and more

By Danielle Katz, E23 Executive and 23News Reporter The Missouri Theatre was full Saturday night with a truly interested audience that included five of Concerned Student 1950’s 11 founders and acclaimed director Spike Lee. The theatre screened “Concerned Student 1950,” a 30 minute documentary that followed the group’s protests for former UM System president Tim Wolfe’s removal […]

Mini Tigers on Campus

By Abbey Cumnock The University of Missouri provides lots of different resources for students, but one group that some students feel MU lacks the necessary resources for are student parents and their children. One of the student parents, Samantha Fritsche, tells MUTV 23News about her experience being pregnant on campus. “When I found out I […]

Concerned Student 1950 Rides Again

Concerned Student 1950 Rides Again

By Ian Nickens The student activist group Concerned Student 1950 continues to be active on MU’s campus. On Monday, March 7 Concerned Student 1950 held another demonstration in order to prompt administrators into more immediate action. Some notable events leading up to the demonstration are: Feb 17, 2016- First Working Group meeting Feb 24- Concerned […]

23News- March 9, 2016

This week on 23News we have a MizzouThon preview, and we look at Concerned Student 1950 protest.    

Relay for Life: The Race Against Cancer

Relay for Life: The Race Against Cancer

By Ian Nickens Dr. Gordon Klatt walked and ran around a track for twenty-four hours straight in 1985 in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society to fight cancer. That first daylong trek around the track was the beginning of a movement that would not only raise millions of dollars towards finding a […]

Bernie Sanders rallies voters before Missouri primaries

Bernie Sanders rallies voters before Missouri primaries

By Lauren Petterson and Danielle Katz Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Missouri State University to rally supporters prior to the Missouri presidential primaries. The crowd vocally supported Sanders’ platform. With security from the Secret Service and police officers, the rally was peaceful. Attendees only disrupted Sanders’ speech by shouting with support. Sanders started to talk […]

The hectic search for summer internships

The hectic search for summer internships

By Tana Kelley During the summer, some students choose to have a part-time job or internship. However the preceding months are when those students are the most panicky. The career center has lots of resources for students to edit resumes, find job and internship listings and talk to a specialist. One way students can find […]

23NEWS- MARCH 16, 2016

This week on 23News we look at Mizzouthon and Bernie Sanders’ visit to Missouri.          

MU Doubles as a Nationally Recognized Botanic Garden

By Haley Broughton The University of Missouri’s botanic garden was ranked one of the top ten “Most Beautiful College arboretums” by bestcollegereviews.org. The reasoning? The Mizzou Botanic Gardens are able to connect with students. There are many volunteer programs through the Gardens such as helping plant new flowers or trees. Occasionally students in the horticulture programs […]

MSA Monthly Presidential Address

MSA President Xavier Billingsley delivered his first monthly address of the academic school year on Tuesday September 6, 2012. He discusses his plan to get students involved in national, state, and local level governments.  MSA, along with two other organizations, have registered over one thousand students to vote in November’s upcoming election. MSA’s new project, […]

23NEWS- MARCH 23, 2016

This week on 23News we look at MU campus safety and the wheelchair relay.

Students respond to campus safety

Students respond to campus safety

By Brandon Buscher On Saturday March 5, the University of Missouri Police Department arrested homeless man Zachery R. Jones on two counts of rape, and one count of forcible sodomy which reportedly occurred on campus. According to MUPD, these incidents occurred near the intersection of Hitt St. and University Ave. Police were able to apprehend […]

NYU Law Professor speaks at MU on mass incarceration

NYU Law Professor speaks at MU on mass incarceration

By Brandon Buscher The University of Missouri hosted a speaking event for New York University Law Professor and Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson in Jesse Hall last weekend. Professor Stevenson visited MU to discuss the movement against mass incarceration in the United States, a movement of which he is a staunch advocate. […]

Students cannot submit housing contracts for Respect and Excellence halls

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman Students may not be living in Respect and Excellence halls next year. Currently, students cannot submit housing contracts for the two halls, according to MU spokesperson Christian Basi. This may change if enrollment numbers increase. This comes after the decision to close Laws and Lathrop halls during the 2016-17 school year due […]

TIGER program allows students to grieve loss of pet

TIGER program allows students to grieve loss of pet

By Tana Kelley Together In Grief, Easing Recovery or TIGER is a new program at MU that helps students and community members deal with grief associated with the death of a companion animal. It originally started in 2000 but in 2012 Francesca Tocco, the grief pet counselor, was hired and she helped build the program. […]

23NEWS- APRIL 13, 2016

This week on 23News we look at Together in Grief Easing Recovery (T.I.G.E.R) and the MSA presidential inauguration.

23News- April 20, 2016

This week on 23News, graduate students vote to unionize and the College of Arts and Science adds a new diversity course requirement.

23News- April 27, 2016

On this week’s episode of 23News we explain the impact of budget cuts and take a look at tap day.

69 students inducted at the 89th annual Tap Day

By Brandon Buscher, 23News Reporter Former University of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel was inducted into Q.E.B.H. April 22, as part of the 89th annual Tap Day ceremony held at MU. Q.E.B.H. was one of the six secret societies that inducted 69 students, in addition to multiple staff and faculty members who were also […]

Declining student enrollment and the subsequent budget shortfall will impact students

Declining student enrollment and the subsequent budget shortfall will impact students

By Brandon Buscher, 23News Reporter Corrected 7/19/2016: An earlier version of this article stated that an additional full-time counselor would not be hired due to the budget cuts. It is true that plans to hire an additional counselor by using a portion of the activity fee were scraped. However, the Counseling Center has recently hired […]

Gary Myers will step down as dean of Law School in August

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Interactive Director Gary Myers announced his resignation in an email to law school faculty, staff and students on May 27. Myers will step down from his position August 14. Senior Associate Provost and Associate Professor Emeritus of Law Kenneth Dean will serve as the interim dean while a search is conducted […]

Committee proposes rules for protests, guidelines for administration to regulate them

By Tess Vrbin, 23News Reporter A policy for the use and regulation of public spaces on MU’s campus was proposed by the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press, interim Chancellor Hank Foley announced Thursday via email. The Committee was created in January in light of campus unrest and […]

Five things to know before Summer Welcome

By Shade Bullock, 23News Reporter  Summer is a time for relaxation, fun with friends, part-time jobs and —for some of us— preparation for college. There is so much to do in just three short months. From dorm room shopping to figuring out meal plans and stressing over parking passes, the summer before your freshman year of […]

Columbia residents protest police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Columbia residents protest police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

By Lauren Petterson, MUTV Social Media Director The killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota sparked public demonstrations in cities across the United States, including Columbia, Mo. Protesters walked through the University of Missouri campus and Columbia downtown area chanting “hey, hey, ho, ho, these racist cops have got […]

Columbia Police Department is investigating four armed robberies

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Interactive Director Columbia Police Department is investigating four armed robberies that occurred within a twenty-four hour span Tuesday. According to a press release by CPD, investigators believe that the suspects are targeting college-aged males. The first robbery took place in the alley behind Gunter Hans Restaurant. Two suspects, one carrying a […]

MU Counseling Center hired diversity coordinator for the fall semester

By: Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter Concerned Student 1950  called for the counseling center to hire counselors “with lived experiences that extend beyond their formal training” in a list of demands made in February. “There are not many, if any, [MU counselors]  that identify with the African-American students,” Concerned Student 1950 member Maxwell Little said. The […]

Governor Nixon ordered to serve as public defender

Governor Nixon ordered to serve as public defender

By Brandon Buscher, 23News Reporter Director of the Missouri State Public Defender System Michael Barrett issued a letter Tuesday to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, ordering him to serve as a public defender in a case where a man was accused of assault. Michael Barrett invoked Section 600.042.5 of the Missouri Constitution, which allows him the […]

MU Libraries brace for 17 percent reduction in collection expenditures

MU Libraries brace for 17 percent reduction in collection expenditures

By Emmett Ferguson, 23News Reporter The MU Libraries are cutting $1.2 million from their acquisitions budget as a result of the revenue shortfall caused by declining student enrollment. “Some of the Libraries’ cuts will come from staff positions and hours, but to reach the needed amount, we must include cuts to material that we know is […]

Graduate students hold rally to advocate for unionizing

Graduate students hold rally to advocate for unionizing

Aviva Okeson-Haberman, MUTV 23News Interactive Director and Lauren Petterson, MUTV Social Media Director When Sarah Senff took the microphone at Wednesday’s rally, she talked about mentoring a fellow graduate student. Senff is the Coalition of Graduate Workers Organizing and Grievance Officer. Senff said she told the graduate student where to find food assistance and how […]

Bill would revise role of MSA Senators

By 23News reporter Jacob Cavaiani | jc8n3@mail.missouri.edu Sweeping changes to the requirements of Missouri Students Association senators would be enacted if a bill proposed by Speaker Mark McDaniel is approved. MSA bill 56-01 received its first reading at the first full senate meeting Wednesday. McDaniel said his goal is to make MSA more consistent “so that each […]

MUPD arrests woman for filing false report

The University of Missouri Police Department arrested 23-year-old Courtney Chancellor for filing a false report of a robbery near Wolpers Hall. “Using evidence from surveillance cameras, we interviewed Courtney Chancellor, and she confessed that she had reported the crime falsely,” MUPD Chief Doug Schwandt said in a press release. MU Alert notified students after receiving […]

Committee holds public forum to receive feedback on free speech policy proposals

By Tess Vrbin, 23News Reporter Students, faculty and community members gathered in Leadership Auditorium on Tuesday for a forum on proposed policies for regulation of public spaces on the MU campus. The forum’s purpose was to receive feedback on the proposals so that the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech, and […]

Incoming Vice Provost for Enrollment Management says increasing enrollment will be a group effort

By Tess Vrbin, 23News Reporter MU’s enrollment took a hit this year, but incoming Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Pelema Morrice said he will work hard to fix the problem. About 2,600 fewer students attend MU this year compared to last year, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. The freshman class size is 1,500 fewer […]

23News Sept. 7, 2016

This week on 23News we look at how Blackboard is becoming a thing of the past. We also learned about different cultures at MU’s Multicultural Hour. Stay Tuned!

Audit Shows Loophole Allows Universities to Raise Money through Supplemental Fees

Audit Shows Loophole Allows Universities to Raise Money through Supplemental Fees

By Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit in August drawing attention to what she views as a loophole in the Higher Education Student Funding Act. “The purpose of the Higher Education Student Funding Act is to keep the cost of college affordable for Missouri students and families. It defeats […]

23News Sept. 14, 2016

This week on 23News we look at how Homecoming has changed since it’s start over 100 years ago. We talk about how MSA is starting a new chapter in the fight against textbook costs. And we ask Emily Gallion from the Maneater about the real value of the the Tiger Plan. Stay Tuned.

23News Sept. 21, 2016

This week on 23News we take a look at the MSA auxiliary, Stripes. We get down and dirty for planting season at Jefferson Farms. And we look at a new entrepreneur who makes rice out of his dorm room. Stay Tuned!

MU blogger seeks to empower women

MU blogger seeks to empower women

By Emily Powers, 23News Reporter MU student Lex Ditaway’s blog Meditated Melanin comes with a disclaimer. “This is not a place for sugarcoating; this is a place for telling you what you probably already know, but need to be told again,” Ditaway said in a post on her blog. “This is your disclaimer. If you […]

Heart of Missouri United Way aims to better the community with the help of MU

Heart of Missouri United Way aims to better the community with the help of MU

By Sam Mosher, 23 News Reporter MU faculty and local leaders gathered in the MU Student Center on Sept. 13 to commemorate the beginning of the 2016 Mizzou United Way Campaign. This campaign, now in its 49th year at the campus, is a collaboration between MU staff and the Heart of Missouri United Way. “The […]

Food Truck Friday parks itself at MU

By Olivia Gerling, 23News Reporter The smell of freshly cooked pizza and grilled cheese had MU students lined up along the sidewalk in Speakers Circle Friday, Sept. 9. Brought to MU students by the Missouri Students Association, Food Truck Friday encouraged students and staff to try something different from their regular meal plans. The location […]

MU researchers use social skills curriculum to limit long-term effects of bullying

By Tess Vrbin, 23News reporter Before he was an assistant professor in the MU College of Education, Chad Rose was a special education teacher who noticed that students who acted violently lacked the social skills necessary to behave differently. “They’re using aggression as a form of communication,” Rose said. Rose studies bullying in relation to […]

23News Sept. 28, 2016

This week on 23News we examine the recent racial slurs targeted at black students at MU. We get information on the craft studio closing. And we get learn more about the library closing early. Tune in!

23News Oct. 5, 2016

This week on 23News we take a look at MU’s better preferred name policy. We learn more about Citizenship@Mizzou, a new requirement for freshman. Then we see the artistic side of MU with Poetry in the Park. Stay Tuned!

23News Oct. 12, 2016

Take a look at our special edition of 23News where we cover the presidential debate. Our reporters went to Washington University last Sunday and talked to students about their thoughts. They will also recap some of the most important moments in the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Stay Tuned!

23News Oct. 19, 2016

This week on 23News we take a look at the federal work study program. We also see how MU is changing signs for a more positive view of students with different abilities. Stay Tuned!

23News Oct. 26, 2016

This week we take a look at Domestic Violence Awareness Month and how it gets students to think about just how many people are affected by domestic violence. We hear graduate students share what they have to do to pay their debt. And we learn how food insecurity is an increasing problem for people in […]

RSVP Center holds Relationship Violence Awareness Month

RSVP Center holds Relationship Violence Awareness Month

By Isabel Lohman, 23 News Reporter The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center observed Relationship Violence Awareness Month throughout October by hosting educational events. Domestic violence is the “willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against […]

23News Nov. 2, 2016

This week on 23News we take give you a low down on the candidates and a bills that will appear on the Boone County Ballot next week. We talk to a special guest, Doctor Marvin Overby about this election. Then we dive into a proposed policy that may make it more difficult for some residents and […]

Missourians Will Vote On Two New Tobacco Taxes

Missourians Will Vote On Two New Tobacco Taxes

By Shoshana Dubnow, Anna Kohls and Isabel Lohman Missourians will find both a constitutional amendment and a proposition concerning an increased tobacco tax on their ballot this Tuesday. Cigarette smokers in Missouri are familiar with paying the 17 cent tobacco tax when they go out to buy a pack. Missouri has the lowest tobacco taxes […]

Voters Will Decide Whether Missouri Will Have Stricter Voter ID Law

By Tori Kuz and Daniel Perreault An amendment on the ballot this Tuesday would change what Missourians have to do to vote. If passed, Amendment 6 would require voters to present a valid government, military, or Missouri-issued identification at the polls. Currently, The Secretary of State’s website lists the following as acceptable identification for elections: a […]

23News Nov. 9, 2016

This week is our special show spotlighting diversity on the MU campus. Since today is the one year anniversary of Tim Wolfe’s resignation following the Concerned Student 1950 protests, we examined what diversity on campus looks like today.

23News Nov. 16, 2016

This week on 23News we hear about at an issue that affects many people and veterans by the winner of the highest military honor. We hear students opinions on the presidential election and then dive into an event organized by two MU grad students called “Solidarity. Unity. Positivity.”

Students report issues using online voter registration tool

By Jacob Cavaiani, 23News Reporter While voter registration is supposed to be a relatively simple process, some MU students may have thought they were registered to vote for the election only to find out they were not registered in the first place. In an effort to increase awareness about voting on the MU campus, The […]

New Residence Hall Named After First Black Administrator

New Residence Hall Named After First Black Administrator

Brooks Residence Hall houses 293 students, many of whom are studying business, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. By Sam Mosher, 23News Reporter George C. Brooks grew up in a segregated Columbia during the mid-1900s. If he wanted to attend a movie or performance, the theater had to have a balcony, or else he was […]

Medal of Honor recipient speaks to student veterans in honor of Veterans Day

Medal of Honor recipient speaks to student veterans in honor of Veterans Day

President of the Mizzou Student Veterans Association David Emily attended Kyle White’s talk[/caption] By 23News Reporter Anna Kohls Columbia residents, Boy Scouts and student veterans gathered to hear a Medal of Honor recipient speak in honor of Veterans Day Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Every year, the Mizzou Student Veterans Association organizes a “Veterans Week” for Veterans […]

MU campus health officer advises student leaders on mumps

By Jacob Cavaiani, 23News Reporter This article has been updated to reflect a more recent count of the number of students that have mumps. Updated information about MSA’s response has also been added.  MU student leaders are advised to cancel nonessential events as the number of students with mumps continues to increase. In an email to […]

Delta Upsilon suspends MU chapter for violating state law

By Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter The Delta Upsilon International Fraternity board of directors suspended its Missouri Chapter, according to a press release. The suspension comes after “repeated violations of Fraternity and university policy and state law,” according to the press release. Under the suspension, all chapter operations are indefinitely put on hold, and all initiated […]

23News Dec. 11, 2016

This week on 23News, we examine the recent increase in mumps cases at MU. We interview two representatives from the Career Center and we get acquainted with the new UM System President. Correction: a previous version said that MUTV interviewed two representatives from the Career Counseling Center. This post has been edited to reflect the correct name […]

The Career Center provides resources for students looking to learn about career exploration, internships and jobs.

By Shoshana Dubnow and Isabel Lohman College is a time of self-discovery and growth, but after four years at MU there’s one thing students probably want—a job. That’s where the Career Center comes in. The center exists to empower “students to engage in lifelong career development by encouraging purposeful experiences, personal reflection and exploration of career […]

Student Health Center recommends third MMR vaccine amid mumps outbreak

Student Health Center recommends third MMR vaccine amid mumps outbreak

By Tyler Infinger, 23News Reporter The vast majority of students who contracted the mumps virus are no longer contagious, according to the Student Health Center’s website. Since the start of the semester, there have been 193 confirmed or probable mumps cases. In approximately 88 percent of those cases, the student is no longer contagious and […]

Jackson Katz calls men to action in the fight against sexual violence

Jackson Katz calls men to action in the fight against sexual violence

By Sam Mosher, 23News Reporter One in five women is sexually assaulted while attending college, according to a 2015 study by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Over 90 percent of these victims do not report the sexual assault to authorities. This makes rape the most underreported crime in the United States. With statistics like […]

Columbia Group Holds Poetry Event Centered Around Resistance

Columbia Group Holds Poetry Event Centered Around Resistance

By Shoshana Dubnow and Isabel Lohman Five minutes before the first performer was set to take the stage, the standing crowd of people at Cafe Berlin buzzed with a sense of anticipation for OneMic’s “The Art of Resistance.” T’Keyah “TK” Thomas and MU student Andrew “Hutch” Hutchinson hosted the event. While these nights occurs almost monthly, on […]

Angela Davis speaks at MU

By: Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter MU students packed Missouri Theater Tuesday night to hear civil rights scholar and activist Angela Davis speak in honor of Martin Luther King Day. “We need to draw that history of struggle and recognize that through Dr. King, we are paying tribute to all those who came together and joined […]

Coalition of Graduate Workers Holds Rally in Support of International Students

Coalition of Graduate Workers Holds Rally in Support of International Students

By Ian Nickens, 23News executive The Coalition of Graduate Workers held a rally Wednesday supporting MU international students, following President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. CGW plans to hold a rally every Wednesday to raise awareness of how international students are affected by President Trump’s policies. President of the […]

Gov. Greitens’ budget cuts affect public university funding

Gov. Greitens’ budget cuts affect public university funding

By Sam Mosher, 23News Reporter Gov. Eric Greitens announced a state budget cut of $146 million on Monday, January 16, with public higher education taking the largest portion of the cuts at $83.8 million, according to the Missourian. Following a 5 percent drop in enrollment, a $36.3 million drop in tuition funds and a 5 […]

23News Feb. 1, 2017

This week on 23News we take a look at a woman who has been working at MU’s student store for 50 years. We dive in to the increased budget cuts and their affects on students and we check out the three people racing each other for a seat on the City Council.

Marjorie McKenzie Celebrates 50 Years of Greetings

Marjorie McKenzie Celebrates 50 Years of Greetings

by Christiane-Tresor Crawford, Tyler Infinger and Richard Komendanchik In January 1967, Marjorie McKenzie began her service at MU in what was only a bookstore in the clothing section. She then became a cashier and soon a greeter. Now, McKenzie celebrates 50 years of service at The Mizzou Store. She retired for one semester back in […]

23News Feb. 8, 2017

This week on 23News, we investigate the requirements for applying for a diversity scholarship, examine wait times at the Counseling Center and interview the Missouri Students Association Senate speaker. We also travel to Cafe Berlin after they were vandalized and look at the reaction to Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

RSVP Center Hosts Event Discussing Modern-Day Stalking

By Daniel Berry, 23News Reporter In recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month in January, the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center at MU hosted a roundtable discussion on stalking. The discussion centered on modern forms of stalking and resources that are available to MU students who have been the victims of stalking. Event coordinator and […]

First Ward Candidates Bring Different Experiences and Visions for Improving Columbia

First Ward Candidates Bring Different Experiences and Visions for Improving Columbia

By Isabel Lohman and Shoshana Dubnow Three candidates with ties to MU are running for the First Ward City Council. Incumbent Clyde Ruffin, MU senior Andrew Hutchinson and administrative assistant for classical studies at MU Pat Kelley, are all running to serve the First Ward which includes MU, downtown and the Business Loop. Andrew Hutchinson: […]

MU Holds a Chancellor Open Forum

By Tashfia Parvez, 23News Reporter Missouri Students Association President Sean Earl and Director of Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Tim McIntosh led a discussion on student’s expectations from the new chancellor at the Chancellor Open Forum Wednesday, January 25. “The new chancellor should be approachable to campus community and create a happy balance between that […]

MU Responds to Travel Ban Targeting Seven Predominantly Muslim Countries

By: Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter Trump’s administration is planning on defending his travel ban after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate it, according to The New York Times. The ban targets seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan. Since it was announced, MU officials have reached out and offered […]

23News Feb. 15, 2017

This week on 23News we take a look at Tiger Pantry, an organization at MU that provides food for students who have trouble providing for themselves. We explore both sides of a Planned Parenthood protest then we take a look at the three slates running for MSA President and Vice President.

Live Blog: MSA Presidential Debate, February 21

Live Blog: MSA Presidential Debate, February 21

By Lauren Petterson and Daniel Perreault February, 21, 2017 The presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Missouri Students Association are facing off in their first public debate. The three slates are Tori Schafer and Riley de Leon; Nathan Willett and Payton Englert; and Josh Stockton and Shruti Gulati. Follow along with tweets from our reporters, […]

23News Feb. 22, 2017

This week on 23News we take a look at the first 2017 MSA presidential debate. We interview the ASUM MU Chapter President about state funding cuts to higher education and then dive in to the safety concerns of Hatch Hall elevators.

Pilot Program Allows Students to Transfer Swipes to Tiger Pantry

Pilot Program Allows Students to Transfer Swipes to Tiger Pantry

By Olivia Gerling and Sam Mosher Forty-eight percent of college students reported food insecurity in the past 30 days, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 students. Tiger Pantry began a pilot program this year to help students with food insecurity. The program would allow students to transfer up to 10 meal credits at a […]

Payton Head Speaks About Black Leadership at MU

by Victoria Kuz Former Missouri Students Association president Payton Head returned to campus to deliver a Black History Month keynote address on leadership and its challenges on Monday night, Feb. 20. Head was president of the Missouri Students Association from 2015-2016. His fall 2014 campaign with Brenda Smith-Lezama had the highest election turnout than any other in […]

40 Days For Life Holds Anti-Abortion Rally

By Adedayo Akala, 23News Reporter The organization 40 Days for Life held an anti-abortion rally in front of the Planned Parenthood, on Feb. 11. Supporters of Planned Parenthood formed a counter protest to show their support of federal funding for the organization’s services. Anti-abortion rallies were held across the nation to advocate for using tax […]

Live Blog: MSA Presidential Debate, February 27

Live Blog: MSA Presidential Debate, February 27

By Lauren Petterson and Kaleigh Feldkamp February 27, 2017 The presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Missouri Students Association are facing off in their second public debate. The three slates are Tori Schafer and Riley de Leon; Nathan Willett and Payton Englert; and Josh Stockton and Shruti Gulati. Follow along with tweets from our reporters, the […]

Asian-American Students Are Ineligible For Diversity Scholarships

By Tess Vrbin, 23News Reporter Jack Miller and Kelilah Liu both regularly feel like spokespeople for the Asian-American community. Neither they nor the MU administration want that. MU does not consider Asian Americans eligible for its scholarships aimed at increasing racial and ethnic diversity. University spokesman Christian Basi said this is because the administration has […]

23News March 8, 2017

This week on 23News we discuss the MSA presidential election starting off with the Board of Election Commissioners decision to cancel the Willett/Englert slate’s run for the presidency. We then take a look at the annual event, Black Women Rock, that showcases what it means to be a leader in the community and a black […]

23News March 15, 2017

This week on 23News, we interview the new MSA Vice President Elect Payton Englert. We give you a glimpse of MizzouThon, the largest student-run organization at MU who raises a record amount of money for MU health care each year. Then we dive into a story about diversity scholarship requirements. Stay tuned!  

MU Class Offers Hands-On Experience With Horses

MU Class Offers Hands-On Experience With Horses

By Celine Pence, 23News Reporter The MU Equine Teaching Facility is a program that allows MU students to gain hands-on experience with horses. There are a variety of courses and volunteer opportunities available at the farm, one of them being the Equine Breeding Management course. Equine Breeding Management is offered every spring. In this class, […]

23News March 22, 2017

This week on 23News former MSA President and Vice President, Sean Earl and Tori Schafer, reflect on their term and goals for the future. We interview former MSA presidential candidate Syed Ejaz about structural issues within the BEC and the MSA election process. Then we dive out of the topic of politics and into the problem of food insecurity […]

Soup dinner raises awareness for hunger and local farming

Soup dinner raises awareness for hunger and local farming

by Victoria Kuz The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture hosted a community meal to raise money for Planting for the Pantry, a CCUA farm program providing fresh produce to local food pantries. The event was held Sunday, March 19 at Missouri United Methodist Church. Attendees were served free soup and bread. Anyone who chose to […]

DPE Hopes Tough Conversations Will Extend Past A Facilitation

By Isabel Lohman, 23News Reporter Diversity Peer Educators hosted Cultivating Community Conversations in hopes of helping students learn about their existing perceptions and different identities. DPE held the conference on Sunday, March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Randi Anderlik, the president of Four Directions: Indigenous Peoples and Allies, was a guest speaker. There […]

Interim Chancellor Folley Leaving MU for New York Institute of Technology

Interim Chancellor Folley Leaving MU for New York Institute of Technology

By Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter and Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Interactive Director Interim chancellor Hank Foley is leaving MU on May 3 to become the fourth president of the New York Institute of Technology. According to an MU news release, Foley joined MU in 2013 as the executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic […]

23News April 12, 2017

This week on 23News, we interview Tori Schafer about her It’s On Us campaign and the “Teal-Out” baseball game April 14. We interview Mark McDaniel on his experience as a MSA leader and we look into a Missouri school who is under fire for how it handled a serious crime. Stay tuned!

UMKC faces scrutiny over their handling of communication after a student is allegedly raped

By Isabel Lohman and Shoshana Dubnow University of Missouri-Kansas City’s timing and nature of communication about an alleged sexual assault in late February were scrutinized by students at a protest in March. A UMKC student was allegedly raped by a 22-year-old Colorado man in her residential hall on the night of Feb. 23 Students did not […]

23News April 19, 2017

This week on 23News, we take a look at a campus group that seeks to represent minorities. We also discover more about Mid-Missourians’ support of evidence-based approaches to knowledge.

Columbia Will Hold March as Part of National Initiative to Raise Awareness About Science Funding

Columbia Will Hold March as Part of National Initiative to Raise Awareness About Science Funding

By: Jack Elmendorf, 23News Reporter and Juliana Tornabene, 23NewsReporter The March for Science Mid-Missouri hopes to generate conversation on science’s role in politics. This is a satellite march for the March for Science in Washington D.C., both of which will occur on Earth Day, April 22 at 2 p.m. The March for Science website includes […]

LGBTQ Resource Center Encourages Open Conversation in Celebration of Pride Month

By Isabel Lohman, Digital Director LGBTQ Resource Center hosted a discussion about slut shaming on Wednesday to promote open conversations about issues that the LGBTQ community faces. The event was called “Candid Chats Series: Slut Shaming!” and was the third and last installment in the series. MU Pride 2017 is here! With 35+ events his […]

23News April 26, 2017

This week on 23News, we delve into MU’s plan to divest from fossil fuels. We also sit down with PHA’s Vice President of Risk Management, Ashley Norris, to learn more about the new Safe Sisters program.

Leadership Changes at MU

By Kaleigh Feldkamp, 23News Reporter Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, MU has undergone various leadership changes in different administrative positions. Follow along with our timeline to see all of the changes in chronological order. Edited by Isabel Lohman | iplp54@mail.missouri.edu

UM System Announces New MU Chancellor

UM System Announces New MU Chancellor

By Daniel Perreault, 23News Executive Producer and Isabel Lohman, 23News Digital Director UM System President Mun Choi announced Alexander Cartwright as the new chancellor for MU. “Dr. Cartwright is joining the University of Missouri-Columbia at a pivotal time in our history,” Choi said. “His leadership and accomplishments in the areas of research and creative works, […]