For me, storytelling has been a lifetime fascination. I remember moving from pencils and paper to computers and Microsoft Word when I was first allowed to use our family's computer to write short stories and poems.


Now, writing assignments are some of my favorite areas to dive into. Regardless of the topic, I am enthusiastic about bringing stories to life through sound interviews and certain facts. Whether it be a story on human rights violations in China, breaking the mental health stigma, or more simply, blogging while abroad or writing about country music, writing never fails to energize me.  


October 17, 2018

The Id Kah mosque in the western Chinese city of Kashgar had long held thousands of worshipers every Friday.

Yet as a government crackdown on China’s Muslim Uighur minority intensified earlier this year, news agencies including AFP reported that Id Kah mosque, like othe...

July 18, 2018

After the loss of his father and two friends to the spiraling mental health crisis, Danny Kerth said enough was enough. In 2014, he received a call from a dear friend about creating Project Wake Up, a nonprofit and documentary with the goal of breaking the stigma of me...

December 7, 2017

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 local leaders gathered to hear University of Missouri civil engineering students present ideas on ways Columbia can combat climate change.

Each of the seven students who presented offered several options for Columbia to lower carbon emissions...

November 17, 2017

Barbara Ericson, director of computing outreach at the Georgia Tech College of Computing and highly recognized senior research scientist, wanted to pursue a degree in political science when she was in high school. However, one chance computer science class changed the...

October 13, 2017


Late last month Columbia Public Schools restructured its deb. They are projected to save over $7 million in interest costs. If they were to not refinance, these fees would have slowly built up over time as a result of Columbia Public School’s $35 million bond...

July 15, 2017

As I walk toward the back entrance I look upon a men’s only entrance. Next to it is another entrance with a paper sign.  I decide to proceed through the door with the paper sign assuming it must be for everyone.

I’m panicked. I’ve been raised Christian my whole life. I...

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