NEWS & INSIGHT ARCHIVES
It figures: True/False wrap-up
The numerical down-low on the biggest film weekend in Columbia
The numbers are in. Here is a recap of True/False weekend by the digits.
Science and political writer Chris Mooney
The elephant in the room
Chris Mooney approaches science with a political perspective as he critiques Republican views on matters about the environment and creationism.
Quiz: What type of film festival fanatic are you?
This five question quiz will determine if you're the die-harder, the documenter, the interrogator or the partier of the film fest
At True/False, the mix of people makes the fest. Take our quiz to find out where you fit in to Columbia's spotlight weekend.
Tracing Columbia’s history of black education
Students struggle to the chalkboard
Nothing could stop black students in Columbia from receiving an education—even if they were relegated to smaller, older classrooms and had fewer opportunities after graduation.
5 Things: To know about eggs in the Heartland
What do you know about egg business in Missouri?
New Columbia community classes that will prepare you to impress
Six new community classes to help you impress some of the most important people in your life
Ever find yourself listening to conversations happening around you and feeling completely out of your depth? Learn how to impress the most cultured of any company and turn from a shrunken wallflower into someone enviable and experienced.
Columbia's Nerdy Society geeks out
The Nerdy Society brings Columbia's nerds together to celebrate the cerebral
McLovin’s awkwardness; Hermione Granger’s love for books; Sheldon Cooper’s comic-themed T-shirt collection. Every iconic nerd has a trademark. Columbia’s nerds, however, are not so easy to identify.
On the road to Sochi
Vox shows you how to watch the Winter Games like an athlete
Culminated here are the tactics training experts recommend to best prepare and endure the event that is watching the Olympics. If you keep your eyes on the prize and follow the playbook below, you’ll be a gold-medal viewer.
It Figures: Super Bowl
Numbers about football's biggest night
The Super Bowl is like Christmas for football fans. These numbers show how game-day mania plays out in Columbia.
Volunteering opportunities at Columbia shelters
Six places to give back
With a drop in volunteering after the holidays as people go back to their normal routines, Vox made it easier for you to give back.
Sinkholes in Missouri bring pollution threats
Water pollution proves to be the little-known threat behind sinkholes
When a sinkhole opens up, people tend to dump their trash in it. Seems like basic human tomfoolery. The consequences of doing so in karst environments — landscapes with limestone foundations that have been eroded to create sinkholes, caves and the porous ground — is that everything thrown in a sinkhole might directly contaminate the water.
Covered crops survive cold
Farmers make the seasonal switch to winter harvests
Some farmers use tunnels, or hoop houses, to provide a warmer environment for produce to grow in the winter months. This has helped the Columbia Farmers' Market reach an all-time high of 47 winter vendors.
Cat show sheds light on a craze
Tiger's Lair Feline Fanciers is one of 600 cat clubs in the world
The 25th annual Tiger’s Lair Feline Fanciers show this Saturday will showcase up to 225 cats and kittens flaunting their flawless fur.
Day care costs continue to rise
Child care expenses outpace the cost of college
Annual child care costs are now higher than yearly tuition at an in-state, public college in 35 states, including Missouri. These costs have increased eight times faster than family income during 2012.
Experts reveal the proper way to say sorry
The art of apologies
Saying you’re sorry is a skill that requires effort beyond a two-word phrase. The pros share their expertise about delivering a fitting apology to family members, friends or on behalf of an organization.
Five things about football safety
How coaches and organizations work to reduce injuries
With the high risk of injury, it's no surprise that some call football a "collision" sport, not just a contact sport.
Social media influences attitudes about sex
Hookup culture gets new platforms
Through Twitter accounts and apps such as Tinder, Lulu, erodr and Bang With Friends, images of nudity and sex pop up frequently and are fueling changing perceptions of more casual sexual behavior.
Missouri’s history of the death penalty
The state has the fifth-highest rate of executions
Missouri’s switch to a new execution drug in October is the latest milestone in the state’s history with capital punishment. Check out the progression of execution procedures in Missouri.
It Figures: Food Stamps
A look at local food issues
A decrease in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits affect Boone County families.
Columbia Police Department enforces jaywalking tickets
Complaints from drivers led to ticketing
The Columbia Police Department started issuing jaywalking tickets this fall after it received numerous complaints from drivers. Check out our diagram of four types of jaywalkers.