January 2018

Active Imagination

Everyone practices acting in their daily life without realizing it. Whether it’s making a presentation at work, telling a story while out with friends or feigning interest in a meeting, most people portray different variations of their personality, depending on the circumstances. Because of this unconscious practice, you unknowingly have all the abilities necessary to […]

Plastic Pioneer

Anna Drake has lived in Columbia since the 1990s, long enough to consider herself an “honorary native.” She has always enjoyed creating art and took every class available to her throughout her school years. “Art has never not been a part of what I do,” she says. Growing up, Drake tended to complement her art […]

A Staging Power Couple

Grief, mental health and psychiatry hardly seem like good themes for a rock musical. Despite this, in 2008, “Next to Normal” made its off-Broadway debut to critical acclaim, capturing numerous awards for its original musical score and going on to win the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Praised for presenting darker subject matter compared to […]

Talented Tigers

Anyone who appreciates creative expression will want to catch the Mizzou Visual Arts & Design Showcase this month. The juried showcase gives MU undergraduate students an opportunity to display and discuss their work in an exhibition setting, along with a chance to win $8,000 in professional development funds and other awards. The event not only […]

First Dates to 50 Years

It is difficult to think of a time more blissful than the beginning of a romance. You can’t get enough of your new love and everything seems perfect. During the initial days of dating, it is not unusual for people to amplify the good while ignoring any negative aspects. Tara Vossenkemper, a relationship therapist and […]

Faces Behind The Places

– PROMOTIONAL CONTENT – Megan Teck’s determination lead her to her career at All Star Automotive. At a young age, Teck worked on cars with her father and enjoyed taking trips to the demolition derby and dirt tracks. Her interest in listening to loud engines drove her desire to learn more about automotive work, which […]

How much do you know about the Academy Awards?

The Academy Awards are coming up on Sunday, March 4th! Are you well-acquainted with this iconic show? Let’s find out!

Faces Behind the Places

– PROMOTIONAL CONTENT – Megan Herzing’s desire to learn from her father brought her into the business of contractor services for roofing and siding installation. Watching her dad get to know his customers while he worked to restore their homes, Megan took the experience she gathered from his gold-standard service and applied it to the […]

Faces Behind The Places

– PROMOTIONAL CONTENT – For the last five and a half years, Chris Routledge has found a professional home at Dryer’s Shoe Store where he’s proud to get to know his customers and their needs. Having previously worked in a larger corporate retail company, Chris was excited to join the down-to-earth “Mom and Pop” style […]

Battle Beads

Suffering is hard for a child to rationalize, and the skillset necessary for coping often comes with age. That’s why Jean Baruch founded Beads of Courage 11 years ago in Arizona, while working on her Ph.D. in nursing. Since then, the program has spread across the country. The Beads of Courage program at the University […]

Fireside Reds

Taking care of yourself in 2018 means something different for each one of us. For me personally, I have decided to stop celebrating “being busy” and to start celebrating the quality moments that life so readily offers. It may be redundant every year promising to take more time for yourself, but with so much negativity […]

Delight in Dance

If you’re a fan of dance, you won’t want to miss your chance to see the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance Company, coming to Jesse Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Garth Fagan is the Tony award-winning choreographer of the Broadway blockbuster “The Lion King,” and the founder and artistic director […]

Comfort Food Reclassified

Let’s think about all the reasons you might throw in the towel after just a few weeks of living clean and healthy in the New Year. Maybe it’s that you naturally crave comfort food as the snow is falling. Perhaps you feel limited in your options; eating out is difficult and too tempting for someone who is […]

Salute to Local Veterans January

Kevin served four years in the United States Air Force as a telecommunications technician at McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, California. During his time there, Kevin earned the National Defense Service Medal for serving honorably during the Persian Gulf War. Some of his favorite experiences from his time in the military include traveling to […]