MU Ukrainian students reflect on events in Ukraine, return to campus after winter breakAs University of Missouri Ukrainian students Vlad Sazhen and Alina Rohulia returned to campus last week, among the things on their minds was a Russian rocket attack on an apartment building in Dnipro. Though some have said the Russian rocket was meant for an infrastructure target and went astray, Rohulia dismissed that idea. Her dad doesn't share details with her, but did provide some information about the situation in Ukraine, Rohulia said. "He said he's still positive about the outcome of the war," Rohulia said. A Russian rocket struck a hotel where his friend Evhnii Savchenko works.
New state reps from Boone County describe their first days at the Capitol"Surreal," "a whirlwind" and "eventful" were words new state representatives from Boone County used to describe their first days in Jefferson City. Adrian Plank, representing House District 47; Doug Mann in House District 50; and Kathy Steinhoff, House District 45, all Democrats and first-time legislators, were sworn into office on Wednesday. He has filed a tort reform bill and a bill allowing teaching of LGBTQ history in public schools. A retired teacher and former teachers' union president, Steinhoff said she's encouraged that House leaders discuss increasing teacher pay. Coming to the job after being a teacher, Steinhoff said she's not accustomed to having so much help with her work.27 days ago Columbia Daily Tribune
Mizzou football leads Vanderbilt 17-7 entering the fourth: Live score and updates from Missouri gameAfter a week off, the Tigers are back and the real work resumes. Missouri just missed a field goal that would have put the Tigers up 20-7. He pushed a field goal wide right to keep the score at 17-7. That's the third defensive touchdown MU has allowed this season, starting with the sack-fumble touchdown against Abilene Christian, the interception touchdown against Florida and, now, another sack-fumble touchdown. End of the first quarter: Missouri 7, Vanderbilt 0Mizzou's first-quarter mistakes still loom for Brady CookAfter holding Vanderbilt to a missed field goal, Missouri had all the momentum.3 months ago Columbia Daily Tribune
The star of a holiday storyMy three children were young, still true believers in the North Pole. All year I had put money into a Christmas Club account in an effort to make holiday shopping less stressful. I’d lost our Christmas. We drove home with deflated hearts, the excitement of Christmas lost along with an envelope of cash. Star of this holiday story.1 month ago Columbia Daily Tribune
Stephen Rowland: Soil liquefaction and the second comingSoil Liquefaction. It’s a beautiful man made lake ringed by multimillion dollar homes with plenty of bluegill, sunfish and bass. In my dream I was standing near that beach looking across the lake at those beautiful homes. “Earthquakes in diverse places” is one of the signs that Jesus mentioned preceding his personal return — the Second Advent in Matthew chapter 24. Other Christians believe those signs will occur right before the future Second Advent — that’s the “Futurist” theological view.3 months ago Columbia Daily Herald
High inflation pushes half of American workers to consider second jobsAmericans are looking for extra work to boost wages that lag due to inflation. ABC NEWS—More than half of Americans are considering taking on extra jobs to be able to pay for everyday expenses and meet the rising cost of living as inflation remains high. The survey of more than 1000 full-time employees found that 38% of workers have looked for a second job, while another 14% are planning to do so. About 47% of employees with children have looked for a second job, higher than the rate of workers overall. In contrast, demand for holiday workers has cooled down from last year as retailers anticipate weaker sales, but still remains above pre-pandemic levels.3 months ago ABC Columbia
The board meeting that usually takes place at the library was moved to the Tom Primm Commission Room on Public Square as a continuation from weeks ago when a library board meeting yielded its business to public comments. Search for new library directorOnly about a week following the resignation of MCPL Director Zac Fox, the library board tended to only one matter of business – the acceptance of Fox’s resignation. Questions remained about who would take up the interim library director work after Fox’s last day on Oct. 28. “If they had just done that, the board would have taken action,” library board member and former commissioner, Brian McKelvy said. The library board will be accepting applications for a new library director.3 months ago Columbia Daily Herald
The Lions finished with five shots on goal, led bytwo and both Prussak andhad three shots. In goalgot the start for the Lions, making one save and Liz Matei took over at the break, making a pair of saves on five shots faced.The Lions enter the match sitting third in the Ivy League, behind Harvard (2-0-2) and first-place Brown (3-0-1). A win from the Lions would keep them on the pace for a possible top finish in the League.The meeting between Columbia and Dartmouth will be the 35th meeting between the two Ivy League programs. Columbia won the last meeting, a 3-2 victory in Hanover, New Hampshire and the last time the two sides met in New York City the Lions won 1-0 in 2018.Dartmouth has won its last three matches and has gone unbeaten in its last four. Dartmouth's last match was on Oct. 17, where the Big Green won 7-0 against Colby-Sawyer on Oct. 17.3 months ago Columbia Athletics