Wondering “What If?”

What if? It’s the open-ended question everyone asks at some point while analyzing the possibilities of what could have been or what will be. While the question can be asked in a positive context, the emotions that generally accompany the…

Hear, Hear!

This summer’s hottest concert ticket isn’t actually a single ticket, but rather a series: The Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival. Under the direction of Maestro Kirk Trevor, the festival ambitiously presents 24…

VidWest Music Video Festival

Columbia adds another form of film to its festival roster this year with the first annual VidWest Music Video Festival, a two-day celebration of the synthesis of music and film beginning on June 1 with a kickoff concert at Rose Music Hall.…

Wedding Party Cuts Loose

Meredith Scheneman and Danny Hill wed on May 20, 2017, at Sorensen Estate. The wedding had a romantic garden feel and the reception, fueled by 2,000 cookies, was punctuated by a lively yet poignant dance to the ’80s favorite, “Footloose.”…

Inspiring Imagination

No other children’s book author stands out quite like the imaginative Dr. Seuss. The memorable, colorful, fantastical worlds he created found a home in the hearts of teachers, parents and young readers. Through his inventive characters and…

Foolproof Carnitas

Tacos are a crowd favorite, especially as the weather begins to heat up and you are looking for a quick fix for the family dinner. This recipe is easily doubled to feed a larger crowd for an outdoor hangout. It’s a foolproof carnitas recipe…

Man of Steel

Emmett Russell pulls on his worn gloves and slides clear plastic safety glasses over his eyes before picking out a sheet of metal and plugging in the welder. His gray “Russellbilt” sweatshirt keeps him warm as he works in the coolness of…

One Jam-Packed Fest

Over the Memorial Day weekend, thousands of bicyclists take part in the annual jamboree, riding the MKT Trail from Flat Branch Park in Columbia to Kemper Park in Boonville, where they camp overnight or stay in local accommodations. Riders…

Renewed Revue

New York City’s Harlem Renaissance erupted onto the arts scene nearly a century ago as one of the most influential periods for African-American literature, music and performance. Through the roaring ’20s, smoke-filled clubs transformed into…

Passion for Fashion

Fashion has long been in fashion at Stephens College — it presented its first The Collections Fashion Show nearly 75 years ago, in 1944. Fashion design students work throughout the school year to turn their ideas into designs, and those…