Posts by: Sarah Tucker

Festive Freebie Friday

December 9, 2011 12:01 am by

The holidays are an expensive time of year. Besides buying presents for your parents, siblings, significant other, roommate, friends, dog, coworker, there’s also time and money to be spent on decorations, party food and drinks, the perfect holiday outfit for your work party and more. Needless to say, it can add up, and you may [...]

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Christmas tree alternatives

December 5, 2011 7:41 am by

You may not have space in your apartment. You may not have the cash to spend. You may not want to deal with the mess and hassle. But what’s Christmas without a Christmas tree? It’s hard to get in a festive mood without one of the most important Christmas icons. Regardless of your reason for [...]

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SantaCon hits Columbia today!

December 3, 2011 7:36 am by

It’s that time of year again. The season of Starbucks holiday drinks, frenzied shopping and SantaCon. Never heard of SantaCon before? Don’t worry. You’ll figure it out starting at 4 p.m. today when Columbia’s SantaCon begins.

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Freebie Friday: Get fit for free

December 2, 2011 12:01 am by

It’s after Thanksgiving, and many have started to feel the need to work out just a bit, in time to impress friends and family over Christmas and New Years. Most will wait until January and after making their long list of new year resolutions to hit the gym, but why not start now?

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When I was younger, my parents would take my sisters and I to the grocery store and let us pick out an entire Thanksgiving meal. Turkey, jelled cranberry sauce, cornbread mix — you name it, we bought it. We’d then donate all our purchases to our church’s food pantry.

So this week, why not spend [...]

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This Friday is Veterans Day. Established in 1926 after World War I, Veterans Day is a time to reflect on and honor American soldiers’ service.

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In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Missouri has invited Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta to speak on Tuesday about his experiences.

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Freebie Friday

November 4, 2011 1:41 pm by

Still looking for something free to do this weekend in Columbia?

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Freebie Friday

October 28, 2011 12:01 am by

In between paychecks? Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further. Starting today, VoxTalk will blog every Friday about free (and cheap) things to do over the weekend.

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Halloween is just days away. For some, this means they need to finalize their plans for the weekend. For others, they’ll go into a frenzy brainstorming last-minute costume ideas. Slutty nurse? Something ironic? Steve Jobs?

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October is the best month to watch the leaves change color. Entire forests will go from green to deep red, bright orange and, eventually, brown. The leaves change color not because of the temperature, but because fall days have less sunlight.

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On July 7, 2007, the new seven wonders of the world were revealed in Lisbon, Portugal. Now, New7Wonders, the organization that brought us the new seven wonders, is at it again with a new campaign, this time for the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

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Natural Grocers open for business

September 29, 2011 7:15 pm by

Move over Clovers, there’s a new natural food store in town.

Natural Grocers, owned by Colorado-based Vitamin Cottage, opened its first Missouri store on Tuesday, and Vox stopped by yesterday to check it out.

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Attention shoppers! Natural Grocers, a Colorado-based organic and natural grocery store, is opening their first Missouri store in Columbia this Tuesday.

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Tigers vs. Leathernecks this weekend

September 14, 2011 10:55 pm by

Before you go to the game this weekend, brush up on your knowledge of Western Illinois University to impress your friends. You’re one step closer to becoming a football geek.

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What would you do for $5?

September 5, 2011 9:43 pm by

Fiverr fever is sweeping the web. This website promotes itself as “the place for people to share things they’re willing to do for $5.” Job offers range from the serious (30-second ads and positive recommendation letters) to the cute (rabbits anyone?) and the bizarre ( Continue Reading

Putting off chores, homework and responsibilities to go out of town for a three-day weekend may sound relaxing at first. But trying to squeeze in everything you put off into a shorter week can make life stressful, and all the fun you had during the long weekend will seem like a long time ago.

For [...]

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