• Refugees on the way to a demonstration at Schuman roundabout in Brussels. (Photo by Ginger Hervey)

    When Brussels met the refugees

    Posted on September 16, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Ginger Hervey for POLITICO It was really the rain that made things confusing. “Two days ago this was all dry,” Lou Kacen said Monday, gesturing to the ankle-deep mud and the people squelching through it. Flimsy wooden pallets, donated to the refugee camp for construction, had been laid down over the most treacherous corners […]

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    Coloring books provide stress relief, creative outlet for adults

    Posted on July 30, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Samantha Kummerer COLUMBIA – A different kind of book are flying off bookstore shelves recently. Coloring books specifically designed for adults have a center display at Barnes and Noble and have claimed several top spots on Amazon’s Best Seller list. “We noticed that a lot of moms were getting together and coloring with their […]

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  • Festival brings international attention to MU’s music school

    Posted on July 25, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Samantha Kummerer COLUMBIA – The Mizzou International Composers Festival brought international attention to the MU School of Music. The internationally recognized ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, will end the festival Saturday by performing pieces from eight composers. Since its start six years ago, the festival has grown to attract more than 200 composers to apply […]

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    Chicago, local hip hop artists to promote peace at concert

    Posted on July 23, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Micheala Sosby, for The Times of Northwest Indiana The 24-year-old rapper from Gary was getting into his car to head to work in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood at 5 a.m. May 20, when a man opened his car door and put a gun to his head. He forced Bailey into a van, where he and […]

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  • A Bosnian flag blows in the wind beside an American flag. (Photo by Emerald O'Brien)

    Bosnians remember when their city became ‘one big concentration camp’

    Posted on July 13, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Emerald O’Brien, For NPR’s Morning Edition It has been 20 years since the massacre at Srebrenica, Bosnia, when some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys died or went missing. Bosnian-Americans now living in Missouri can’t escape the memories.

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  • Practice your golf swing, three stories up at Topgolf

    Posted on June 19, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Sarah Darby Imagine practicing your golf swing from a three-story driving range. Golf lovers will soon be able to make this dream a reality at Topgolf Overland Park. The 65,000 square foot venue will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26. The new Overland Park site at 10611 […]

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  • Cell phones provide options for tracking in emergencies

    Posted on June 19, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Emily Rackers The Moberly Police Department uses a mapping system to locate where 911 calls are coming from. This system, while handy, is not as efficient as people believe. The map system works by tracking cell phone signals. If the phone call is longer, the system has more time to update the information and […]

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  • Poor cell phone reception inconveniences mid-Missourians

    Posted on June 19, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Emily Rackers Kori Bathe owns Big Ry’s Pizzeria in Rocky Mount, Missouri. The small business feeds the Lake Ozark weekenders and locals alike. Bathe said that the poor cell phone service she gets in Rocky Mount affects her business. Order-out calls are often dropped or unintelligible. Unreliable cell phone service affects mid-Missourians in both […]

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  • Youth compete in annual Soap Box Derby

    Posted on June 8, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Beatriz Costa-Lima for the Columbia Missourian Down the Hill from Columbia Missourian on Vimeo. More than 40 racers competed in multiple divisions during the 2015 Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby in Columbia, Missouri on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

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  • Pope Francis greets a group of sick people arriving in St.Peter’s Place for the Wednesday’s General Audience, Vatican City, March 18,2015. (EPA/Fabio Frustaci)

    Media misses in some Pope coverage, Catholic reporters say

    Posted on May 18, 2015 by in Student Work

    By Cara McClain People say a lot of things about Pope Francis. They say he is an extrovert in comparison with the introspective Pope Benedict, who preceded him. Some say he is a reform-minded antidote to Benedict’s staunch conservatism. Others say he is not all that different from his predecessor. Some argue that he is […]

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