The Daily Dish – Dec.15

Organizations helping college students become more active in elections  by Anna Carlson, Columbia Missourian.

Members of Mizzou Change Today,  a group affiliated with Students for Barack Obama, encouraged students to register to vote. The article is accompanied with a graphic that shows the number of people between 18 and 24 years old who registered and voted in Boone County.

BOONE LIFE: Walking into a collector’s house, walking into the ’50s by Ellen Thomesen, Columbia Missourian.

A BOONE LIFE little piece about Sandi Adams, a woman that has been a collector since the adolescence. Adams is specially nostalgic for the 1950’s.

Public school teachers learn to spot hints of suicide through MU program by Yiqian Zhang, Columbia Missourian.

According to a 2007 report from the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death among people between 15 and 24 years old. The Mental Health Leadership Academy at MU opened five years ago to understand mental health issues impacting students.

Boys and Girls Club kicks off expansion project by Catherine Martin, Columbia Daily Tribune.

Thanks to the expansion the club will be able to serve  400 to 500 kids while now the serves around 135. It will also allow to have six new jobs. A ceremony was celebrated yesterday Dec.14 to celebrate this expansion.

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