Clarity Float spa is a new business, located near Providence and Elm St., that offers customers sessions in a sensory deprivation tank. The spa opened under a year ago by two University of Missouri graduates who were passionate about ‘floating’ and wanted to share the relaxing experience with others in Columbia. I had the opportunity to try out “floating” for myself, and described the experience as best I could. The story features interviews from Noah Barnes, a co-founder of the business, and Stenton, a first time customer.
Students from Mizzou and around the Midwest gathered for a 36-hour non-stop coding competition. The objective of the competition was to create a new program, app or product that would integrate modern technology with the field of journalism. The team organizing TigerHacks partnered with the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Microsoft and Major League Hacking to help fund and organize the event. Students that participated in TigerHacks are eligible to submit their project to the RJI app building competition, which continues for the entire second semester.
The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival drew many people to Columbia, Missouri, from September 28-October 1, 2017. It was the eleventh year of the festival, and it took place at Stephens Lake Park instead of downtown, where it has been held in past years. The festival featured a wide variety of artists from genres like blues, folk, bluegrass, country, rock, soul, and gospel.
A poster in support of white supremacy was found on the University of Missouri campus.
The Mizzou Meat Market provides a learning opportunity for students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. From kill to sale, all aspects of meat processing are handled on campus. An on-site USDA inspector makes sure this process is handled ethically and safely for consumption.
I spoke with Alisa Carlson, curator at the University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archeology, about an art exhibit showcasing Japanese prints from the Tokugawa period. Carlson framed the exhibit intentionally to explore the plight of women during this time.
Stephens College put on the show “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” this past weekend, and it was just as fun as it sounds. Five women in charge of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein face their worst nightmare when a nuclear bomb goes off and they become locked in their meeting room, with no way to make quiche.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a gap between the popularity of Airbnb between males and females. Dae-Young Kim and Grant Lee surveyed participants who used Airbnb and found that females tend to rate their experience on individual location, while men tend to rate a more positive overall outlook on the brand.
On April 12, the Student Health Center at the University of Missouri offered free testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to Mizzou students. This piece goes over how testing works and some sexual health programs at the university.