Trump campaigns for Hawley during Columbia rally

By Jack Lee, 23News reporter President Donald Trump made his first ever visit as president to Columbia on Thursday to campaign for Missouri Attorney General and Republican Senate Candidate Josh Hawley before the midterm election on Tuesday. Trump arrived by airplane to the Columbia Regional Airport and began speaking just after 7 p.m. in an […]

A recap of Love Your Body Week

Mimi Kuroiwa, 23News reporter MU Women’s Center hosted variety of events last week to promote loving your body. From a dance party to lunch with a guest speaker, the women’s center hoped that students would think about themselves and appreciate their body. The women’s center has been hosting “Love Your Body Week” ever since 2014. […]

Dedication ceremony honors three African American trailblazers

Bella Ledonne, 23News reporter In honor of three African-American leaders who shaped Mizzou’s history, the university held a dedication ceremony for Lucile Bluford, George C. Brooks and Gus T. Ridgel on October 19th, 2018 outside of the Brooks and Bluford residence halls. The event lasted from 2 to 4 p.m. and included tours of the […]

Bike Resource Center promotes greater message

Bella Ledonne, 23News reporter The Bike Resource Center provides free bike repair to MU students every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at Speaker’s Circle, assuming the weather is above 55 degrees. It is one of the programs promoted by the Sustainability Office. The bike repair was made available to students […]

Stephens College students uses social media to stop street harassment

Mackenzie Moore, 23News reporter On the sidewalk outside of Seoul Taco, the words “Imma take you home with me,” are written in chalk. These words were said to a group of girls walking back to campus. The students DMed Stephens College student Kira McKee, who runs the Catcallsofcomo Instagram account. McKee started the Instagram account […]

Former beauty queen speaks on beauty of disability

Mackenzie Moore, 23News reporter Miss America contestant Nicole Kelly came to campus Oct. 4 for Celebrate Ability Week at MU. She made history as being one of the first ever Miss America contestants with a physical ability, being born without her left forearm. Kelly spoke about her personal experience with disability to a full crowd […]

Students protest Kavanaugh nomination at Speaker’s Circle

Bella Ledonne, 23News Reporter On Oct. 5, University of Missouri students and Columbia residents gathered in Speaker’s Circle to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and to share testimonies of sexual assault. Demonstrators also wore black in a show of solidarity with survivors. Attending the protest was Michaela Skelton, who is running for Missouri’s 50th […]

What in Carnation is the Tiger Garden?

Rachel Schwartz, 23News reporter Roses and carnations line the wall of the shop. Halloween pumpkins and fall wreaths fill the front window sills. Halloween is right around the corner and customers are greeted by a black pumpkin sign that says welcome to Tiger Garden. Located in room 2-34 of the Agriculture Building, the flower shop […]

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 […]