The Maneater

Tag: Student Politics

Local grassroots activism at heart of Columbia chapter of national climate advocacy group

Heather Belser is starting a chapter of the national climate organization Sunrise Movement, hoping to engage Columbia college students in grassroots climate advocacy.

Period @ Mizzou looks to break period stigma and period poverty

With fundraising events, group meetings and a rally on International Period Day, Period @ Mizzou looks to expand the menstrual movement in Mid-Missouri.

Student opposition brings their voice to pro-Israel event

MU Christians United for Israel hosts pro-Israel event, which encouraged students to protest the event while claiming it was islamophobic.

MU Wildlife Society chapter works to educate students on conservation

Students at MU looking for education about conservation and the environment can turn to this campus club.

MSA’s first all-female led administration looks to create a legacy of outreach

MSA president, Jennifer Sutterer, and MSA vice president, Mary O’Brien, talk about growing up together and what they hope to accomplish atop the MSA in the next year.

Vietnamese Student Union starts conversation on authentic identity at Sept. 10 meeting

The Vietnamese Student Union holds a discussion where members are encouraged to reflect on their personal identities while fostering connections within the VSU community.

MSA aims to increase membership through holding town halls, among new plans

MSA towns halls and committee meetings to allow more open-ended conversations and questions with students.

Medical marijuana brings dispensaries to Columbia

Medical marijuana is now legal in Missouri and patients will be able to purchase medical marijuana in spring 2020.

Person on the street: virtual student IDs

Last year, MSA encouraged MU to look into implementing virtual student IDs. We asked students for their thoughts on this.

March For Our Lives’ Peace Plan for a Safer America aims to reduce gun violence

The plan, called a Peace Plan for a Safer America, takes an intersectional approach to reduce gun violence and its organizers hope it will come to the attention of 2020 candidates.

Mizzou College Democrats aims to stimulate healthy political discourse on campus

Mizzou College Democrats, while not sponsoring campaigns during primaries, offers opportunities for its members to get involved in local and national races

MU launches initiative to make iClicker usage streamlined and free for students

The decision to issue a site license, which was announced in June of this year, was made after a long period of planning and corresponding with iClicker.

Environmental groups build community and advocate sustainability at MU and in the Columbia area

Sustain Mizzou and Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture are creating a tangible place for members of the MU and Columbia communities to get involved with sustainable living and environmental action.

Shot Reverse Shot returns for third season of television

The student run television organization is creating a new satire about collegiate politics.

The MSA Senate oversaw key pieces of legislation in its 2018-2019 session

Resolutions dealing with emergency contraception and Title IX were passed, among others.

MU introduces new Residential Life housing locations and changes to dining plans

The new housing is located in Rise on 9th, U Center on Turner Avenue and Campus Lodge.

Important MU news stories from over summer break, which include Chinese espionage, the NCAA, and freshmen enrollment

Here’s some important summer break news stories you may have missed Cdeck: Freshmen enrollment increased by 15 percent for this semester.

Bill proposing instatement of new position within RHA passes unanimously

The bill, which was rejected April 22, passed unanimously April 29 after undergoing revision

Missouri looks to pass bill allowing concealed carry weapons on campus

House Bill 575 passed the Missouri House of Representatives in early April and is now in the senate. The bill has an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jered Taylor allowing for concealed carry on college campuses in Missouri.

Campus Clash brings conservative speakers to MU

Turning Point USA’s event brought conservative commentators Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens and Brandon Tatum, who spoke on issues such as free market policies and climate change.