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Bearing News

The flute playing Santa, aka Lamar Roberts, plays his flute under the magic tree to an adoring crowd. Photo by George Frey / Bearing News

Behind the Flute

George Frey December 9, 2018

Living Windows has been a holiday tradition in Columbia for years. The celebration invites the old, young, students and tourists alike to sample local businesses and their products through their intricate...

Senior Drew Morris, a politics fanatic, worked for Josh Hawley’s campaign for U.S. Senator this 2018 Midterm Election. In addition to seeing the campaign to its victory, this election was Morris’ first time exercising his civic right to vote.

Brightened by the ballot

Allie Pigg November 9, 2018

On the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6, as the rest of America had eyes glued to their screens at home, patiently awaiting the results from the 2018 Midterm Election, senior Drew Morris sat in a hotel conference...

Dog lover Cheryl Spencer snuggles up with her dogs, Whiskey (left) and Brandy (right) on her back porch. After becoming a widow in 2015, Spencer found hope and comfort in her dogs as the three grieved their loss together. Photo by Allie Pigg.

Friends on four legs

Allie Pigg October 14, 2018

For a month they paced the house. Their paws clicked the hardwood floors like tap shoes from room to room as they searched for a smell that faded more and more by the day. Finally, they stopped searching....

Sophomore Izzy Dennis shares a moment with junior Maddie Marrero as they attend their last team dinner of the season for RB softball. Photo by Camryn DeVore.

Unspoken commitments

Camryn DeVore October 7, 2018

When committing to your high school team, you are more than likely dedicating yourself to something more than just the sport. You give yourself to your team and to your coach. The softball team has team...

(From left) Missouri natives McKayla Smith and Emma Short enjoy Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenues performance at The 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia on Sunday Sept. 30.  The pair traveled from their current home of New Orleans, Trombone Shortys birthplace, for the festival. Photo by Maya Bell.

Something beautiful

Maya Bell October 4, 2018

[spotifyplaybutton play=""/] As the clouds reflected the bright orange of the sunset, thrilling solos and energetic call and responses echoed through...

Veteran and street performer Nathan Hardesty preforms on the corner of 9th St. & Broadway. He plays the guitar, and came to Columbia from St. Louis in search of a new audience. Hardesty says that happiness is wherever we can find it, but sometimes you can just find it where you are standing, if you choose to.
Photo by George Frey / Bearing News

A diverse downtown

George Frey September 20, 2018

The city of Columbia was ranked in 2013 as the number four out of 10 best college towns, according to, “[Columbia] retains an artsy vibe that is equal parts to college quirk, Midwestern...

Robert Wagner raises his flag before going about his daily chores. Photo by Camryn DeVore.

Bowling my way to Vietnam

Camryn DeVore September 14, 2018

Bob Wagner always held his tongue when it came to reminiscing his deployment in the Vietnam War. The story he came to tell when finally confronted about his past was a tale with many twists and turns one...

Julia LaHue and Sami Alexander

Sincere sisterhood

Allie Pigg September 11, 2018

Juniors Julia LaHue and Sami Alexander can’t imagine their lives without each other. “Life would be very different [without Sami],” LaHue said. “She helps me with many little things, as well as...

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