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December 13, 2012
A culture all their own, trailer parks carry plenty of misconceptions, stigmas and cultural stereotypes. Beneath each assumption is an exception, but with each exception there are plenty of experiences that reinforce the presumptions.
December 06, 2012
Everyone enjoys a feel-good tale. Even the most cynical people can’t deny the power of a story that follows someone overcoming setbacks. At the deepest level such anecdotes inspire us. On a more visceral level, they provide insight into the truth that the struggles we face are shared or even surpassed by others.
November 29, 2012
Though here is little that can be done to right the wrong of a whole culture’s displacement, many hope that telling their stories might deter history’s tendency to repeat itself.
November 22, 2012
It’s nothing more than an envelope filled with a tiny piece of paper that requests a payment of anywhere from $5 to $50 for a vehicular transgression. Nevertheless that yellow or orange edict on the windshield can make blood boil and create a temper transformation reminiscent of Bruce Banner’s transition into The Incredible Hulk.
November 15, 2012
There are individuals who deal with death so often that it becomes a part of their job description. They notify the next of kin of the deceased; they exit almost as abruptly as they arrive. However, their words and actions remain forever etched in the minds of everyone they apprise.
November 08, 2012
We’ve all heard the old adage that if you do something you love, it never feels like work. British historian Arnold Toynbee perhaps shared the sentiment best when he said, “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”
November 01, 2012
Our election issue covers everything from Columbian's opinions to campaign theme music to Superheroes to young journalist Eli Yokley. But what does the election mean for the nation after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy?
October 24, 2012
This week, Vox profiles a Latino fraternity founder, a nursing student petitioning for the legalization of marijuana and a man who promotes peace throughout Columbia. These activists are persistent in standing up for their beliefs and fighting for what they think is right.
October 17, 2012
Danger, sport and protection go hand-in-hand with carrying a firearm, as does responsibility. Beneath the fascination with guns is a battleground for a way of life, with fervent supporters on various sides.
October 11, 2012
Although easily taken for granted, numbers have great influence on our lives. Numbers build foundations, they present goals, and they set limitations. They are the framework for how we function within society.
October 04, 2012
Missouri's dark past as a slave state can be seen in the cabins left behind as a reminder of when being a "Southern state" referred to more than geographical location.
September 27, 2012
Being different is never easy, but add in a small-town environment, and it makes it even harder to be your true self. When Macon teen Trinity Rainey came out as a lesbian, she found that most people were accepting and questioning.
September 20, 2012
Get the quick hits of art and music you don't want to miss at this year's Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ . Take a break from the festivities, and sit down with the feature to learn about Micah Haynes and her colorful life as a synesthete.
September 13, 2012
Missouri's wildlife has experienced the effects of the drought — but to what extent? Amanda Dahling writes about how rain can make or break a Midwestern summer.
September 06, 2012
“There’s never anything to do in Columbia!” It’s a phrase we’ve all heard time and time again; we might have even used it ourselves in our finest moments of laziness and boredom. Truth is, Columbia offers ample activities every season.
August 30, 2012
Human trafficking for sex or labor is a heinous crime that no one wants to think about, much less realize it’s happening just down the street. But domestic trafficking in our hometowns happens at an alarming rate. In the United States, between 14,500 and 17,500 men, women and children are enslaved.
August 23, 2012
When it comes to housing, variety makes our community much more interesting. And in this week's issue, we address just that.
August 16, 2012
This week is my last as editor of Vox, but the publication will still be important to me.
August 09, 2012
For many of us at Vox, Columbia is a temporary stop, mid-Missouri a means to an end. We come, we write, we conquer, or something like that. But for 26 years, Columbia has been more than that for me. Columbia is my home.
August 02, 2012
When my parents picked me up from my first time at camp, I couldn’t stop talking. On the drive home, I chattered on about my new friends, the crafts we did and the campus. My time at camp — getting glue and glitter on my hands, playing games with glow sticks after dark, visiting a water park — is still precious to me.