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Transphobia remains a pressing issue in the American education system

Transphobia remains a pressing issue in the American education system

McKenna Parker, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

Content Warning: Transphobia, suicide, anxiety, depression The 2015 National School Climate Survey sampled transgender youth across the nation to unveil that 75% of transgender middle school and high...

Two students at the university of Missouri wait in line to enter Silverball Arcade and Bar late at night on Friday Sept 25. Photo by Parker Boone.

MU administration needs to own their mistakes, suspend in-person classes

Isaac Yontz September 30, 2020
Isaac Yontz calls for Mizzou administration to suspend all on-campus activities for the safety of CPS students and citizens of Columbia.
Day 104

Day 104

Bailey Stover June 29, 2020
During her 104th day of social distancing, senior Bailey Stover watched "I Still Believe" and created accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Discord for MU.
Day 58

Day 58

Bailey Stover May 14, 2020
During her 58th day of social distancing, senior Bailey Stover thought her house was on fire, had two Zoom meetings and spent time with her family.
Art by Riley Kerns

Gender biased research proves fatal

Sarah Ding March 27, 2020

The male and female physiologies are different down to the cellular level⁠. Females have two X chromosomes but no Y chromosomes while men have one of each. Men have a 36% greater skeletal muscle mass...

Photo by Sarah Mosteller

Materialistic principles drive consumer habits

Bailey Stover February 13, 2020
Dr. Marsha Richins, a professor in the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri — Columbia, has published numerous journal articles on the subjects of materialism, consumer values and social comparison. She said America’s emphasis on one’s acquisition of material possessions is by no means unique to the country, though the pervasiveness of its materialistic tendencies does make it distinct from other cultures. 
PhD student Sarah Borowski points at a monitor in a surveillance room in her and Dr. Amanda Roses lab Monday, Dec. 6. When subjects participate in the experiment, heart rate monitors and devices that measure skin conductance are put on their skin. The results given from these devices then appear on the monitors in the surveillance room. Photo by Ana Manzano.

Study links supportive friendships to positive physiology

Sarah Ding January 15, 2020
University of Missouri ⁠— Columbia developmental psychologist Dr. Amanda Rose and her PhD student Sarah Borowski have explored the relationship between physiological reactions and certain behaviors in adolescent friendships through Borowski’s dissertation study.
Loneliness Shadow Art by Rachel Stevens.

People need people

Bailey Stover January 8, 2020
For two million years, humans have interacted with and needed one another to survive. Through physical stability in the past and emotional satisfaction in the present, the necessity of human interaction and familiarity throughout one’s life is imperative to his or her success. Humans may mold the world around them and build it up as their own, but their environments shape them in return.

From the streets to the screen

Amira McKee October 3, 2019

The evolution of activism, protest culture in American society While scrolling through Instagram feeds, tapping through Snapchat stories or fumbling through Facebook profiles, one can’t help but stumble...

Food creates memories, connections

Food creates memories, connections

Multiple Authors May 24, 2019

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Photos by Allie Pigg, Camryn DeVore, Sophie Eaton, Bailey Stover. Illustrated by Sarah Kuhlmann.

The good, the bad and the ugly

Bailey Stover March 26, 2019
Although today’s adolescents grew up in the age of the internet, the era of social media is more recent than teenagers may realize. Social media cannot exist without widespread online communication, making the platform a late-20th and early-21st century phenomenon.
Photos by Allie Pigg, Camryn DeVore, Sophie Eaton, Bailey Stover. Illustrated by Sarah Kuhlmann.

‘Liked,’ not loved

Anna Xu March 26, 2019
From photoshopping pictures to surgically changing appearance, adolescents spend both time and money in an attempt to mask their physical insecurities, whether it is to have clear skin, full lips or a small nose.
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