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Rainy day playlist

August 16, 2011 12:43 pm by

Whether you’re stuck inside all day or braving the rain with your umbrella-ella-ella, there’s no better way to spend the day than with the Vox rainy day playlist.

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If high gas prices have you in a tizzy — more than $50 for a full tank, really? — hit the breaks on your typical CoMo commute this week. As part of the 10th Annual Mayor’s Challenge: Bike, Walk & Wheel Week, Columbia Parks and Recreation, The Health Department and the PedNet Coalition are sponsoring a variety of events to keep Columbians moving sans automobiles. Although the festivities kicked off on Saturday, you can still partake in plenty more activities before the May 21 finale.

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Cue Pomp and Circumstance (or Alice Cooper’s School’s Out if you’re really looking for a celebration anthem): It’s graduation day. Today, both Stephens College and Columbia College are recognizing their scholars at commencement ceremonies for both undergraduate cialis prix

and graduate students.

A total of 199 [...]

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The countdown continues: Less than two days until Prince William marries Kate Middleton. Finally everyone can stop talking and just sit back, relax, ooh and ahh over Kate’s gown (which is sure to be jaw-dropping) and watch. If you’re looking to have a bloody good time with some fellow Anglophiles on Friday, here are a few tips for throwing the royal wedding watch party of the century.

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The world is going WillKat crazy. With only six more days until Prince William and Kate Middleton say “I do,” royal wedding worshippers are seeking ways to cash in and commemorate the big day. Whether they’re hilarious, impressive or just plain strange, these kooky collectibles are sure to make you laugh in royal proportions.

Royal [...]

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If you’re itching with spring-cleaning fever, this Saturday’s 15th annual Cleanup Columbia is your remedy. More than 1,200 volunteers have already signed up for the citywide trash pick-up event, in which participants will scour CoMo’s streets, streams, trails and parks for any improperly pitched garbage.

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I’m a sucker for TV commercials — the cheesier the ad, the harder I laugh. Add little kids or animals into the mix and I’m immediately hooked. The E*TRADE babies, the old Budweiser frogs and the General Electric dancing elephant commercials top my all-time favorites list.

So when I [...]

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You’ve already packed your car with potato chips, big gulp cups and an iPod full of obnoxious road-trip worthy tunes, but don’t forget to do these speedy preparations to get your car in gear for the open road.

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Grab your finest green garb, round up your closest group of BFFs and get ready to schmooze and booze — St. Patty’s Day is here again. It’s no secret that the holiday is often best celebrated with a green brew or two, so Vox asked McNally’s bartender Jay Sparks for a [...]

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I was probably more excited than I should have been about the opening of the new Fifth and Walnut parking garage. As the editor for Vox’s Feb. 17 IT Figures on the garage, I felt as if I knew everything about it without ever really exploring it. For weeks I pored [...]

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Nancy Rebecca Palmer will treat you like royalty – and not only because she’s dressed up like it. Wearing a tiara, a pink gown and rainbow tights, she happily greets everyone who walks through the door of First Presbyterian Church.

Although her outfit isn’t exactly a superhero, the volunteer costume theme of the day at [...]

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Bearing over-sized sponges and large stencils, True/False fans are decorating the town with a new kind of graffiti – mud.

Blending the lines of activism and art, visual artist Jesse Graves, 22, popularized the environmentally friendly way of spreading street messages. Both he and his professor, Nicolas Lampert, hail from the [...]

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Pack up the tackle box, break out the waders and get the rods and reels ready because it’s that time of year again– Missourians are goin’ fishin’. The season runs from March 1 through Oct. 31.

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Today marks the start of the 34th annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government. First held at the University of Missouri in 1977, the conference began when African-American student leaders joined together to discuss struggles going on within their respected universities in the then Big Eight Conference. Now called the Big XII [...]

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On Wednesday, the Legion of Black Collegians called upon members of the Columbia community to discuss solutions for the two hate crimes that took place on MU’s campus within the past year.

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