MSA presidential candidates Blaine Thomas and Claire Jacobs, as well as vice presidential candidate Caius Gillen, withdrew from the race yesterday. This comes after the candidates received backlash for old tweets that included many examples of derogatory language. Gillen released a statement on Twitter apologizing for his tweets.
The BEC announced in a press release that suspension on campaigning has been lifted. The statement from BEC chair Joseph Sell clarified that there were no enforceable infractions. The suspension was initially attributed to concern over remarks candidates made on social media.
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.
Created by the Wellness Resource Center at 2009, the annual farmer’s market hosted by Mizzou at Lowry Mall continued on April 5.
Lowry Mall is the red-bricked, quick and easy path for students to get from Jesse Hall to Memorial Union, but soon it won’t be so quick and easy. Starting on May 15, Lowry Mall will be closed and will go under construction to repair the old steam tunnels below. This project will affect the path some students take to their classes and other activities.
On Mar. 20, KCOU hosted the 2nd Annual Hip-Hop Showcase at The Shack. The Showcase was for artists to come out show of their skills. Throughout the night, there were technical issues that caused some trouble that didn’t go unnoticed.
In this piece, Greyson Holliday, a Mizzou undergraduate student studying psychology, found a strong correlation between philosophical religious thoughts and epilepsy.
In this on-air segment of the Pulse, KCOU’s daily news show, the hosts converse with Amuche Nwafor, a participant in Mizzou’s annual Women’s Poetry Night. Female poems (and males are allowed to participate) perform poetry in a supportive and appreciative space during the night. Nwafor talks about her experience with poetry and shares some pieces of her own.
In this piece, reporter Alex Neuhalfen examines a part of Mizzou many not hear about– the publishing section of The Mizzou Store. Students at Mizzou can publish their own books and works of art through the University of Missouri. She examines the process and the benefits of publishing through the Mizzou Store. The piece also looks at other student authors who have published their own work through this process as well.