How to Survive the Missourian

It’s been a semester since I began working at the Columbia Missourian, one of the city’s two newspapers. It was part of my coursework through the MU School of Journalism, and it was easily the hardest class I’ve ever taken. But I survived. I did well. I worked my tail off to the bone, and […]

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“Here Comes the Curve”: A Personal Experience With the Game of Wiffle Ball

Jack Witthaus throws some nasty stuff. It’s a warm Friday afternoon, and Witthaus strolls out to the middle of Witthaus Memorial Stadium, an open patch of grass nestled between Schurz and Hatch halls on MU’s campus. It’s the fifth inning. He picks up a tiny, white, rubbery sphere with eight bean-shaped holes that circle the top half […]

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The Colbert-Costanza Approach: How I Picked My Bracket (Because You All Care So Much)

I remember doing an NCAA Basketball Tournament bracket pool (no money, of course) with my two brothers and parents a few years ago. We hung up our brackets on the refrigerator and compared each other’s progress as the tournament raged on. “You have all No.1 seeds in your Final Four. You’re screwed, that has never […]

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Not in Kansas Anymore: A Brief Summary of My Week and a Tribute to Dorothy Nalley

*This is not a post relating to music, sports or journalism, but rather something more personal.  I was taking an online quiz Tuesday night when I received the call from my father. “Grandma Dorothy died,” he said. Dorothy Nalley was my great-grandmother. She was 98 years old. The news was very sad to hear. It […]

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