It’s On Us Bill Could Bring Change to the Way Sex is Taught in School

By Veronica Mohesky, 23News staffer High school senior Sophia Caratti expressed little enthusiasm about her mandatory health class freshman year. “We just learned about first-aid, childbirth, drug use,” Caratti said. “And that’s it.” Her friend Kristin Ruble agreed. Both Hickman High School seniors said the class was uninformative and unexciting. Missouri’s mandatory health class for […]

Aly Raisman visits Missouri Theatre to talk about sexual assault

By Erin Davis, 23News Reporter The Department of Student Activities hosted Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman at Missouri Theatre on Wednesday, April 18. Before Raisman spoke, she sat down with 23News to answer a few questions. Here is what she had to say. MUTV: You are a nationally-recognized gymnast. Do your routines reflect your life […]

Live Blog: MSA Presidential Debate, April 12

By Isabel Lohman and Mawa Iqbal April 12, 2018 The presidential candidates for the Missouri Students Association are facing off in their second public debate. Robert Schmidt is running under the Mizzou for You slate and Julia Wopata is running under the More to Roar slate. The Maneater is hosting the debate with moderators Emily Gallion and […]

MSA Presidential election is declared null and void during senate meeting

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News reporter Missouri Students Association Senate passed a resolution to declare the 2018 MSA Presidential Election null and void, and to order a special election after spring break. Resolution 57-45 was passed with 11 yeses, zero nos, and seven abstentions during a full senate meeting Wednesday night. After deliberation, the MSA Student […]

Russian social media interference played a role in 2015 MU Protests according to a new report

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News reporter A network of Russian Twitter trolls masterminded a disinformation campaign meant to incite chaos and fear during the MU protests in November 2015, according to a report published by the U.S. Air Force strategic journal Strategic Studies Quarterly in winter of 2017. Air Force Lt. Col. Jarred Prier highlights in […]

Three MSA candidates drop out of the race

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News reporter Update Wednesday 10:15 a.m.: Caius Gillen, vice presidential candidate under the More to Roar slate, has removed himself from the race as of Wednesday morning. He announced his resignation on Twitter. After much reflection, I have decided to remove myself from the More to Roar slate. I want to reiterate […]

Recent Government Proposals Leave Fate of Missouri Higher Education Rather Bleak, According to MU Students

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News reporter Leaders of MU students groups fear that the quality of Missouri higher education and, ultimately, Missouri’s economic health will be jeopardized by Gov. Greitens’ 2019 budget plan. During a news conference in the Governor’s Office on Jan 22, Greitens outlined his $28.7 billion budget blueprint. The plan includes a $68.1 […]

Sen. Claire McCaskill is Greeted with Praise and Criticism During Her Visit to MU

By Veronica Mohesky, 23News Reporter Sen. Claire McCaskill addressed questions from MU students in Jesse Wrench Auditorium at a student forum on Friday, Jan. 26. McCaskill talked with students about issues such as sexual assault on campus, tuition, healthcare and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. She was welcomed by the Mizzou College Democrats, who organized […]

Activist groups hold Mid-Missouri Solidarity March and Rally To Protest Trump Administration

Approximately 1700 Missourians gathered outside the Boone County Courthouse to take part in the Mid-Missouri Solidarity March and Rally on Saturday, Jan. 20. Social activist organizations from across the Mid-Missouri region hosted the event. It was held in “broad opposition to the Trump Agenda,” according to the event’s Facebook page. The event began with a […]

Missouri Students Association elects Taylor Tutin as Interim Senate Speaker

Mawa Iqbal, 23 News Reporter The election came after Hunter Windholz, 49th Senate speaker, announced his resignation on Monday, Jan. 15. According to a Jan. 17 press release from the MSA Senate Board, Windholz vacated his position “unexpectedly” and for unspecified “personal reasons.” As outlined in the MSA bylaws, the duties of the speaker include […]

Columbia achieves top marks for LGBTQ-friendly environment

By Alexandra Sharp, 23News Reporter The Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index gave Columbia, Mo. a perfect rating of 100 in October 2017. The score is determined by how welcoming and safe a city is for its LGBTQ community. This is the first year Columbia received a perfect score, making it one of 68 cities […]

Students thank local veterans by writing thank-you cards

By Veronica Mohesky, 23News Reporter MU students thanked local veterans in the MU Student Center on Thursday, Nov. 9. Students were invited to write thank-you cards for veterans. A variety of colorful paper, stickers and utensils were provided to create these cards. Campus Activities sponsored the event. All the cards will be sent to the […]

Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics hosts an investor from ABC’s Shark Tank

By Jack Lee, 23News Reporter The Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics hosts an investor from ABC’s Shark Tank. The Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics hosted Daymond John, an investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The event, which was free to students, took place in Jesse Auditorium. […]

MU Women’s Center promotes positive self-image

By Veronica Mohesky and Alexandra Sharp, 23News Reporters Polaroid in hand, MU’s Women’s Center launches week of body positivity with a click. Love Your Body week began Monday, Oct. 23 and runs through Thursday Oct. 26 with the goal of advocating healthy body practices and self-love. Danielle Palomo, event coordinator, views the week as a […]

Columbia’s Great Muslim Food Festival uses traditional Islamic food to combat hate

By Mawa Iqbal, 23News Reporter The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Missouri, MU’s Muslim Student Organization and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri co-hosted an all-day, cultural food festival on Sunday, Oct. 15. The event was held at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri. Columbia’s Great Muslim Food Festival was open to people of all […]

Two people help a victim after a shooting in a local townhome complex

By Noah Culpepper, 23News Reporter Two young women stepped up to assist in a time of need at a quiet townhome complex. After an ordinary morning participating in the Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s “Baked” sale, MU students Hayley Odom and Lydia Birt found themselves tending the wounded when two men were shot and left […]

MU Learns About the Science of Love

By Veronica Mohesky, 23News Reporter Saturday Morning Science hosted an associate professor from Duke University, as part of the annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium, on Saturday, October 7. Brian Hare presented “Survival of the Friendliest: Evolving to Love Strangers.” “Saturday Morning Science is a series of talks in a very broad range of scientific […]

Local Food Bank Participates in Hunger Action Month

Lexi Crowder, 23News Reporter and Zoe Shedd, 23News Reporter The Food Bank of Northeast & Central Missouri contributed to September’s Hunger Action Month. The food bank holds membership in Feeding America. This allows the food bank to work with “manufacturers, wholesalers, processors, growers, retailers and restaurants,” according to its website. “The food bank is one of […]

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center Holds Green Dot Day

Veronica Mohesky, 23News Reporter The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center held Green Dot Day on Thursday, September 14 in the MU Student Center. The event aimed to educate students and faculty about the Green Dot program. “Green Dot is about doing something. We often see around this issue of power-based personal violence that this […]

Coalition of Graduate Workers hold third annual rally

Isabel Lohman, 23News Digital Director Coalition of Graduate Workers held a rally on Wednesday, Aug. 23 to call attention to graduate student rights and commemorate the union’s victories. The group started at the columns and continued to Tiger Plaza. Graduate students wore red and held signs that said “Grads make Mizzou work” and “A promise […]