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Guide to returning Homecoming events at MU Oct. 7-9, the Mizzou Alumni Association is hosting several Homecoming events, including Decorate the District, Campus Decorations, the parade and the football game. BY EMILY BOYETT Reporter

Athletic director Chester Brewer created Homecoming 110 years ago. MU continues the tradition with the following Mizzou Alumni Association-sponsored events occurring through Oct. 9. Decorate the District Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MU-approved groups and organizations will paint the shop windows of downtown Columbia for Homecoming. In the past, stores like Yellow Dog Bookshop, Lizzi and Rocco’s Natural Pet Market, Alpine Shop, Hot Box Cookies and Yogoluv participated. Each group will be paired with a local business and are encouraged to incorporate the 2021 Homecoming theme, “A Reason to Roar,” and the sub-theme — video games — into their paintings. All decorations will be taken down before 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 10. Campus Decorations Oct. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., student organizations’ decorated booths will be situated across campus. Sororities, fraternities, the Mizzou Alumni Association and MizzouThon had booths in the past. Booths may feature games and treats vying for students’ attention. In Greektown, there will be pomp boards and 5 to 7-minute skits and performances for the public. Homecoming Parade Oct. 9 starting at 9 a.m., the Homecoming Parade will make its return. Expect to see a lot of Truman the Tiger. Every student float this year must include Truman and incorporate this year’s Homecoming theme, “A Reason to Roar.” The route starts at the intersection of Rollins Street and Tiger Avenue, goes around campus and through downtown Columbia, finishing at the intersection of Fifth and Cherry streets. There is wheelchair-accessible seating, along with benches, in front of the Student Center.



The first six months: A Q&A with MSA President Landon Brickey Brickey discusses his administration’s progress on their four main issues of concern.

Game Day Oct. 9 at 3 p.m., Missouri will take on the North Texas Mean Green at Faurot Field. North Texas of Conference USA will come into the game with a 1-3 record. Meanwhile, the Tigers, who are in the SEC, have a 2-3 record. At halftime, two seniors will be crowned Homecoming King and Queen. Edited by Namratha Prasad,

BY KATIE TARANTO Reporter The Maneater: How would you describe the Missouri Students Association to firstyear students? Landon Brickey: MSA is the undergraduate student government at Mizzou. We advocate on behalf of the undergraduate students to the administration, faculty and staff, we control a portion of the budget and we work on different projects to make the Mizzou experience better. In February to the end of March, we have MSA’s presidential campaigns. TM: Is it fair to say you’re about halfway through your presidency? LB: I guess so. In the summer, it was a lot of setting things up and working with administrators. … The summer is [a time to] work with administrators [and] build those relationships so that we can get started running in the fall, which is what we’ve been doing. TM: Can you tell me about your campaign platform?

LB: Emily [Smith], my vice president, and I, ran on the Renew Mizzou campaign. We ran on four pillars, or campaign platforms, and then three kinds of secondary ideas. So our four campaign platforms were COVID-19 transparency and safety, sexual assault education and prevention, mental health education and support and then support for faculty, staff and students of color. Our three secondary things, which were smaller things, but also still really important to us, were parking and transportation, bettering the Counseling Center and [creating] a zero waste campus. TM: Is there any collaboration between the MU administration and MSA? LB: There are inconsistencies, and I don’t get it perfect every time and [MU administration] doesn’t get it perfect every time. And unfortunately, we don’t always get to talk on every single issue, because the university is a multibillion-dollar institution. We really encourage administrators — whether it be MSA or other student groups, or students in general — to consult students as much as they can because that’s the purpose of this institution: to educate


students. But also, things fall through the cracks and not everyone’s perfect, and so we try our best to keep in contact and keep in constant meetings. TM: What have you accomplished so far for each of your platform pillars? LB: A lot of the things that we’ve concretely done have been little first steps. The progress is the behind-the-scenes kind of work, because that’s what most of the summer is. But with COVID vaccines, that’s something that we really focused on at the beginning of the year. So, [we’re] really trying to get out the word about vaccination clinics on campus, and getting out the word on the portal to upload vaccination status because it’s great for those incentives to try and get people to actually get vaccinated. But it also helps the campus community and administration and student governments know what percentage of the campus is actually vaccinated, which helps us rely on what policies we should be making. I think COVID-wise, we’ve been doing a pretty good job on trying to push that, and we’re going to continue to do that.

TM: What are you currently working on? LB: A big thing that we’re working on right now in MSA is our first annual Mental Health Week. It will be the first week in December. We chose that timeline because it’s right between the holidays, and it’s also right before finals. So, a time of heightened anxiety, depression and kind of your ‘tier one’ per se — the tough issues. We also want to focus on the other tiers of mental health, but it’s going to be a week of advocacy, education and destigmatization. So, that’s one prong of it, but then the other prong is just supporting students and making sure that they’re having a good time. We’re going to partner with the [Mizzou]Rec and try and do yoga classes, or puppies in the park or just different things that can just relieve stress during that very heightened stress period. That’s something we’re really excited to be working on. TM: Which issues do you realistically think you’ll be able to impact this year? Which issues might have to wait?

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LB: Sustainability is definitely an ongoing process. Obviously, COVID has pushed sustainability to the backburner, just because we had to use so many disposable masks, disposable utensils or one-use plastics. We’re hoping to put a lot of ideas in administrators’ minds and on Mizzou’s campus that can progress after us. Luckily, we have a pretty big team. There’s 11 of us on the executive cabinet, so we’re all able to work on different things at the same time and also support each other. We’re trying to get as much done as we can, but something MSA in the past hasn’t done exceptionally well is transitions. TM: Is there anything you’re especially looking forward to

in the coming months? LB: Probably the Mental Health Week. That’s what I’m super excited about, just because it’s something big and something students can hopefully benefit from ... And then support for faculty, staff and students of color. I’m actually having a meeting with my director of diversity and inclusion at the end of the week to talk about some tenure processes and how we can ensure that faculty of color are kept on Mizzou’s campus, and also [that] they get the proper raises and proper promotions that their white counterparts typically get. We’ve also been working a lot with the Legion of Black Collegians and Four Front [Council] on different initiatives. We’re looking at a Student Activist Scholarship for students that have

continuously been activists in their communities, in our communities, whether in Mizzou or in Columbia, because a lot of times activists’ roles are non-paid roles. They don’t get anything substantial out of it, except if any change happens, and so we want to be able to make sure that we support them and support causes like that ... That’s something that throughout our entire campaign and throughout our entire administration that we’ve been trying to do — weaving [diversity] into every facet of what we do ... We’re talking to the different groups to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard and putting the right resources where they should be going. Edited by Namratha Prasad,


Multiple vaccination tables stand next to a hospital bed on Sept. 8, 2021 at the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital Permament Vaccine Clinic in Columbia, Mo. The hospital bed was at the ready in case any patient became anxious or physically ill after receiving the vaccine.


MU Health Care opens COVID-19 vaccination site in Women’s and Children’s Hospital A new vaccination site at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital on Keene Street opened Aug. 24 in response to higher demands for the vaccine, as well as new CDC recommendations for booster shots. BY EMMA STEFANUTTI Reporter Disclaimer: Information regarding COVID-19 booster shots is continuously updating. MU Health Care opened a new COVID-19 vaccination site at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital on Aug. 24. Aside from providing the Pfizer vaccine to anyone over age 12 and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to anyone over 18, the site is also offering vaccine boosters to eligible populations like immunocompromised people, according to an MU Health Care press release. The site opened in response to rising Delta variant cases and an increased demand for vaccines. Tom Greenlee, MU Health

Care retail pharmacy manager, said a major reason MU Health Care opened the new site was to ensure adequate space for when more people become eligible for the vaccine and booster shots. “There’s discussion nationally about boosters for all,” Greenlee said. “There’s also the possibility at some point that some of these vaccines may become indicated for pediatric patients, so we just needed to have a place sized appropriately so that we can take care of those eligible patient populations. When those moments come, we don’t want to be left scrambling last minute, trying to set something up.” MU Health Care’s preparation for booster doses comes after the CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a plan on Aug. 18 to provide booster doses for the Pfizer and Moderna

vaccines this fall. Health care providers can now offer the shots to eligible populations who received their second vaccine dose at least eight months ago, according to the CDC. The CDC is recommending people get their booster shot in a similar order as the first COVID-19 vaccinations, with health care workers, immunocompromised people and older populations first in line. Anyone with a physician recommendation can also qualify for a booster dose at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital vaccine site, Greenlee said. “The list the CDC put together is not exhaustive,” Greenlee said. “If a patient’s physician feels that they meet the criteria to qualify as immunocompromised, with a physician recommendation they can get vaccinated as well.”

For people who still need to get vaccinated, the site is offering the first two doses of Pfizer and Moderna, as well as the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, to anyone who meets the vaccines’ age requirements. Athena Bouras, MU Health Care practice manager, said the site is primarily vaccinating people by appointment for the safety of staff and other patients. “We are scheduling appointments, just because we want to make sure that we have space to allow social distancing,” Bouras said. “It’s important to keep our patients and our staff safe.” So far, the vaccination site has seen a high turnout, with 342 people vaccinated on the week of Sep. 19, an MU Health Care spokesperson said. As the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines seek further FDA approval,

Jeanette Linebaugh, MU Health Care senior director for Ambulatory Care Services, said she hopes to see public confidence in the vaccine rise. “We anticipate an increase [in turnout] when boosters become available for all populations,” Linebaugh said. In preparation for flu season, the site is also offering the opportunity to get a flu shot at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine. The Women’s and Children’s Hospital is located at 404 N. Keene St. Appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine, flu shots or booster shots can be scheduled online at the MU Health Care website. Edited by Namratha Prasad,


Introducing MU’s 2021 Homecoming Royalty The candidates discussed everything from their favorite memory at MU to their biggest fan in the stands. BY ASHLYNN PEREZ AND KYLIE MESMER



MU Homecoming spirit went into full force on Sept. 22 when Mizzou Homecoming announced 2021’s Top 10 Royalty. The candidates were selected following a complex process. Each candidate received a sponsorship from an organization they are involved with, and had to apply in August. The Top 10 students were selected following two interviews, an application, activity participation, student voting and decisions made by a board of faculty, alumni and local community members. This year’s King and Queen will be crowned during the halftime show at the Homecoming game on Oct. 9. MADISON HERWECK (she/her/hers) Sponsoring organization: Alumni Association Student Board Major: Nursing Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri Plans after graduation: Herweck plans to move back to St. Louis to work as a nurse, specifically with an interest in pediatrics, labor and delivery or postpartum care. Favorite memory at MU: “One of my favorite memories would be my Alumni Association Student Board reveal. It was a really cool experience that was really incredible to share alongside members that you’re with for four years.” Favorite place in CoMo: The Health Sciences Library. Biggest fan: “One of my most incredible mentors would have to be my nursing mentor, Donna Otto. I always feel like she has my best interests at heart and is cheering me on at different times and helping me through different stages of nursing, as well as preparing to transition into post-grad life.” DYLAN CALHOON (he/him/his) Sponsoring organization: Office of New Student Programs Hometown: Carthage, Missouri Major: Biological sciences Plans after graduation: Calhoon hopes to enroll in a Ph.D. program for cancer biology Favorite memory at MU: “Tiger Walk. I’ll never forget running through the Columns with my class.” Favorite place in CoMo: Pizza Tree. Biggest fan: “My sister, Emily.” TAYLOR BERKE (she/her/hers) Sponsoring organization: Chi Omega Hometown: Rockford, Illinois Major: Biological sciences Plans after graduation: Berke is currently in the application process for medical school in fall 2022. Favorite memory at MU: “During

my sophomore year when my sorority, Chi Omega, and [fraternity] Delta Chi won Homecoming.” Favorite place in CoMo: The Quad. Biggest fan: “My little sister. She actually ended up coming to Mizzou after I did and she’s now a sophomore. She also rushed Chi Omega, so we’ve gotten to do everything together. I’m also her biggest fan.” GRACE SCHOLLMEYER (she/her/hers) Sponsoring organization: Kappa Kappa Gamma Hometown: Jefferson City, Missouri Major: Nursing Plans after graduation: Schollmeyer will graduate in December, then take her nursing license exam in January. Her goal is to become a NICU or labor and delivery nurse. Favorite memory at MU: “I’m an RA in the dorms, and I think that’s probably some of my most memorable moments as a student at Mizzou. I think specifically just because I’ve made so many connections through this position, and I’ve met so many students every single year.” Favorite place in CoMo: A lounge room in Kappa Kappa Gamma. Biggest fan: “My parents. They’ve been my biggest support system my entire life. I would not be able to handle everything without them. I feel truly honored and blessed to have them as my parents.” DAYVION ROBINSON (he/him/his) Sponsoring organization: MU Tour Team Hometown: Carpentersville, Illinois Major: Health sciences, with a

pre-professional emphasis Plans after graduation: Robinson plans on obtaining a job in medical information technology, where he can achieve his passion of combining medicine and technology. Favorite memory at MU: “Being captured in a picture right after Tiger Walk because it’s one of my first memories with, who is now, my best friend and roommate. He’s just the most awesome person ever.” Favorite place in CoMo: The Heidelberg. Biggest fan: “My mom. She always tells me how proud she is of me. She makes me realize that just because I’m not meeting my own standards necessarily, that doesn’t mean I’m not meeting the standards of anybody.” DYLAN HOOD (he/him/his) Sponsoring organization: Theta Chi Major: Health sciences, with a pre-professional emphasis Hometown: Wardsville, Missouri Plans after graduation: Hood will attend the MU School of Medicine for his graduate degree. Favorite memory at MU: “My favorite memory would probably be getting to partake in Homecoming my sophomore year and building the float with my fraternity. Working together and seeing the final outcome was pretty awesome.” Favorite place in CoMo: Faurot Field on game day. Biggest fan: “My biggest fan would probably be my mother. She’s always had my back, always supported me throughout growing up and high school and now in college.” ERIKA SHOCK

(she/her/hers) Sponsoring organization: Chi Omega Major: Health sciences with a pre-professional emphasis Hometown: Gideon, Missouri Plans after graduation: Next year, Shock will attend the MU School of Medicine to get her medical doctorate. Favorite memory at MU: “My favorite memory at Mizzou is probably winning Traditions level my sophomore year with my sorority and our pairing, and seeing how involved and passionate the members of not only my organization were, but also other organizations participating as well.” Favorite place in CoMo: The Student Center. Biggest fan: “My biggest fan would probably be my mother. She’s spent her whole life dedicating herself to me and my brother. She’s always that person that will reach out to me and make sure I’m doing good.” ALEX KLUMB (he/him/his) Sponsoring organization: Alumni Association Student Board Major: Chemical engineering Hometown: Moline, Illinois Plans after graduation: Klumb is searching for a full-time job as a process engineer. Favorite memory at MU: “My favorite memory at Mizzou was Tiger Walk my freshman year. I came to Mizzou not really knowing anyone, and I met some of my very best friends that day.” Favorite place in CoMo: The Columns. Biggest fan: “I have two younger brothers who are twins. They’re sophomores at Mizzou and their names are Steven and Adam.

They’re my biggest fans and my best friends.” MORGAN WOOLRIDGE (she/her/hers) Sponsoring organization: Office of New Student Programs Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma Major: Biology and Spanish Plans after graduation: After graduation, Woolridge will attend graduate school to work toward her Ph.D. Favorite memory at MU: “I’m a member of the Mizzou Black Women’s Initiative, and we had a lock-in and spent the night at the [Gaines/Oldham Black Cultural Center]. It was a movie night with face masks, music and dancing. My other favorite memory would be Tap Day, when I got to bring in a class that I picked. Just being able to speak to the student body, then watching them get revealed and receive their flowers was very touching to me.” Favorite place in CoMo: The social justice centers. Biggest fan: “My family. Even with small accomplishments or goals, they still encourage me. The kinds of things that I would take for granted that I accomplished are a big deal. It impacts me a lot and makes me feel so happy and supported.” YMBAR POLANCO PINO (he/him/his) Sponsoring organization: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Major: Mechanical and aerospace engineering Hometown: Maracay, Venezuela Plans after graduation: While Polanco Pino enjoys engineering, he wants to focus on supporting and advocating for others. He is still considering getting his Ph.D., but wants to focus more on the business and administration side, so he may also pair his education with an MBA. Favorite memory at MU: “It was probably with the mentor that was able to take me under their wing. Dr. [Terrell] Morton was able to create a space for me early on campus. He saw me in Speakers Circle and he was like, ‘Hey, what’s your name?’ And I was like, ‘Ymbar.’” And he was like, ‘Why don’t I know you?’” And he told me to come to his research called Black and Brown in STEM, and there we got to talk about what it means to be a Black student, to be a Latino student in the College of Engineering and to create a more inclusive environment and communicate that to faculty.” Favorite place in CoMo: Lafferre Hall. Biggest fan: “Definitely my parents. My parents and my sister are by far my biggest fans, and I’m the biggest fan of them as well. There’s a lot of love within us four.” Edited by Shannon Worley,


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New local zero waste business offers green alternative to commercial buying The Clean Refill sells products in glass containers, which customers can return when empty to be cleaned, refilled and sold again.




Every Thursday and Saturday, The Clean Refill, a newly opened zero waste business, displays glass bottles filled with home and body products at 110 Orr St. in the North Village Arts District of Columbia. Leah Christian created the business, which opened on Aug. 18, with the purpose of selling zero waste, refillable products in an attempt to limit plastic waste. Christian said the idea came to her about a year ago during the start of the pandemic. “Last year when COVID hit, the city suspended recycling for a while,” Christian said. “I felt like I was accumulating so much plastic waste … I wanted to get products that didn’t have waste associated with them. So in a sense, I kind of started this for myself.” According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ 2016-2017 Waste Composition Study, the most recent of these state waste composition studies conducted, nearly 65% of materials disposed as waste from the residential sector could have been recycled or composted, with 22.5% of the waste being curbside recyclables such as plastics. Data collected by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that nationally, roughly 10% of plastic produced is ever recycled. “I feel like if everybody stopped using single-use plastic, the positive impact on the environment would be huge,” Christian said. Christian gets her products delivered in 50-gallon reusable drums from three

What to look for in study music BY TREY WILLIAMS Reporter

Many people listen to music while studying, but not all music is helpful. Check out these tips to find great music for studying and suggestions. Does the thought of sitting down to study ever make you want to cry? I still haven’t worked that one out, but if you’re looking for great study music to ease your stressful study sessions — look no further! Study music is a great way to make the daunting task of a study session easier to get through. Not all music is suitable for studying, though. Unfortunately, some music is shown to hinder the studying process rather than help. In order for a song or album to work as study music, it needs to meet the following criteria. No words. Studies show that listening to music with words decreases your academic ability. While this may sound disappointing, this stipulation provides the opportunity to listen to music you may have never listened to otherwise. Not too distracting. Ideal study music should not be in your brain’s foreground. The music should elevate the general vibe of the room. Certain music, like metal or trap, can be difficult to listen to without constantly distracting your brain. Think of it this way: Freshly baked chocolate

Leah Christian, left, communicates with a customer at her pop-up shop in downtown Columbia, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2021. She explains each product and their benefits. different suppliers, which are returned once emptied. Using pumps, Christian transfers the products to clean bottles and containers and labels them. Her products include a broad spectrum of home and body goods, such as laundry wash, dish soap, surface and floor cleaner, Castile soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, face cleanser and more. “The only things that aren’t zero waste

chip cookies may smell better than an essential oils diffuser, but the diffuser won’t distract you from your work. Give a sense of time spent. For me, listening to new music is much more distracting than listening to music I’ve heard before. As such, my ideal study music is familiar. As you become more familiar with an album or piece of music, you’ll associate it with a certain duration of time. This allows the music to act as a non-distracting timer for how long you’ve been working. How is this useful? This allows you to set goals like “I won’t stop working until X song arrives.” Set an appropriate vibe. People often change the music they listen to depending on their mood. The same thing can be done with study music. Sometimes for your study session, you need music that helps with a certain “itch.” Are you feeling tired? Pick energetic beats to wake you up. Are you feeling stressed? Pick music that calms you down. Are you feeling bored? Pick music that creates a unique, interesting vibe. Need some examples? Here are great albums for studying, separated by vibe. Energetic — “Richard D. James Album” by Aphex Twin. Aphex Twin is a British electronic artist, often described as one of the most innovative and influential electronic artists of all time. Any Aphex Twin album is great study music, but my favorite is his 1996 album “Richard D. James Album.” This album creates many different crunchy, bouncy and lively soundscapes from song to song. The percussion is especially pointed, giving my brain constant defibrillation in the best way possible. This album is also just under 45 minutes long, which makes working for the entire album a feasible goal. The record incorporates a variety of moods, from the chaos of “Peek 824545201” to the melancholy of “Girl/Boy Song,” to the foreboding of “Logan Rock Witch.” If you want a dynamic, invigorating album, check this one out. This might be my most

are the labels, which I have per FDA regulations, but even those are made with post-consumer recycled paper,” Christian said. The consumer zero waste cycle starts when a customer buys a new product, paying for the bottle or container upon first purchase. When they use up the product, they can either bring the empty bottle back

to Christian to be replaced with a full one or have one delivered to their home if they have signed up for her subscription service. The empty container is then high-pressure washed and sanitized using UV light before Christian refills and sells them again. A tracker on her website estimates how many plastic bottles purchasers have kept from going to the landfill by opting for Christian’s reusable glass alternatives — 167 as of Oct. 4. “The idea is that you get one bottle for a product you use, such as shampoo or floor cleaner, and you just never throw it away,” Christian said. “My big vision would be to get everyone in Columbia to do this, but right now the goal that I set is 30% of the population.” MU senior Alyx Kalleberg bought a bottle of body wash and plans to purchase more products from the business in the near future. “It’s the first time I’ve seen something like this in Columbia,” Kalleberg said. “It’s [a] local, female-owned small business and zero waste, so it hits a lot of checks that I want to help support.” Kalleberg, who grew up in St. Charles, Missouri, said finding affordable zero waste products is often difficult and that he was impressed by Christian’s reasonable prices and wide selection of products. “She’s got a really great thing going, and I’m excited to see how far it will go,” Kalleberg said. Edited by Shannon Worley,


listened to album of all time. Moody — “Replica” by Oneohtrix Point Never. Oneohtrix Point Never’s “Replica” is an exercise in “plunderphonics.” This genre uses sampling like an instrument, and this record takes samples largely from commercials in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The effect is the musical embodiment of 3 a.m. The mood of “Replica” feels like an all-nighter in a good way — dreamy, distorted and just a little off. These tracks are simple, but create a unique vibe. This record is great for when you’re in the middle of a long study session and feel like every moment

blurs together; this music represents that feeling. If you are already tired, this might not be the record for the moment. But, if you want to experience that childhood sleepover, Disney Channel Original-Movie-vibe, this is the record for you. Serene — “Ambient 1: Music for Airports” by Brian Eno. Brian Eno’s “Ambient 1: Music for Airports” is the most relaxing piece of music I have ever heard. This record is the first to be self-identified as “ambient” music. Eno coined the term himself, describing the genre as being “as ignorable as it is interesting.” All four tracks

are at least nine minutes long and contain subtle changes throughout. My favorite track “1/1” is structured around a simple piano loop, yet the song remains engaging and interesting through the entire 17 minute, 22-second runtime. This album is perfect for when you have a lot of work to do that you are stressing about. If you find yourself in that situation, sit down, play this album and get to work. Prepare for an auditory massage. Edited by Elise Mulligan,

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Students protest in response to sexual assault and predatory druggings in Columbia Angered by recent sexual assault and predatory drugging of students in Columbia, the organization “Stronger Together Against Relationship and Sexual Violence” held a protest in Speakers Circle. BY LUCY VALESKI Reporter

Content warning: The following content mentions topics concerning sexual violence. MU student organization Stronger Together Against Relationship and Sexual Violence organized a protest in Speakers Circle on Sept. 29. The protest was in support of the individuals recently drugged around Columbia. Protestors demanded MU hold individuals accountable and shift the blame away from victims. The protest occurred in the wake of the University of Missouri Police Department’s email warning of individuals around Columbia placing predatory drugs in drinks. According to another email, MUPD is also investigating a report of sexual assault that occurred in Columbia on Sept. 24. Protesters expressed anger at the event and the language used in the email. Junior Liberty Scott participated in the protest and voiced her frustration with how the release focused on ways victims could prevent violence instead of the perpetrator. “They are victim blaming and shifting the focus on what women can do to prevent these things,” Scott said. “I think that is really unacceptable for the university to do. I wanted to come here today and protest against them using minimizing language like ‘unacceptable behavior.’ It’s not unacceptable behavior — it’s a crime.” STARS Treasurer Will Sherman spoke on the creation of posters for individuals interested in joining the protest. “[We] basically just [made] the posters so people could join if they want to and [ensure] that word got out about the protest prior to it to make sure we got a good crowd,” Sherman said. Posters included slogans such as “survivors deserve better,” “end victim blaming” and “supporting survivors includes LGBTQ+ and male victims.” Sherman voiced his support for victims and emphasized that STARS is a safe space on campus. “Speak up if something is wrong or has happened to you,” Sherman said. “We are here to support you as a community.” STARS President Noura Alhachami also spoke on her concern with MU plac-

PHOTO BY HOLDEN GREEN Students hold a sign during the protest on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at Speakers Circle in Columbia, Mo. Though the protest was mostly silent, some protesters started chants like “No means no.” ing responsibility on present or potential victims of sexual violence. “We wanted to center the conversations on ‘it starts

with the assaulters, not with the victims,’ so we decided to have this protest to raise awareness for that,” Alhachami said. “Hopefully

MUPD and Mizzou faculty and other people can see that and bring about change in the language we use, but also potentially hold the

assaulters accountable for their actions.” The protestors chanted slogans to gain attention from pedestrians and,

in some cases, passersby joined. Ifeoma Anunoby, who uses they/them pronouns, president of the Queer Trans People of Color student organization, led a chant of “No means no.” They said the organization stands with the protest and MU should listen to its students. “Overall, Mizzou needs to do better,” Anunoby said. “There’s a reason we are out here today, and that should not have happened in the first place. We really just need Mizzou to listen to students. If we are here, if we are paying — because obviously they do want our money — they should be supporting us. They should be doing things to make sure we are safe on this campus.” Andy Hayes, assistant vice chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX, attended briefly to show support for the protestors. “I think it is always positive when students show activism when we need to bring things to people’s attention,” Hayes said. “To me, it’s a nice demonstration.” Junior Megan Martin attended after hearing about the event from a friend in STARS. “I just wanted to come and show my support for the survivors,” Martin said. “I just hope it would inspire survivors to come forward and those who have been perpetrating [sexual violence] to be held accountable.” After the protest concluded, Alhachami said she was happy with the turnout and felt it showed students want change on campus. Junior Michelle Le, a member of STARS, wants MU to do more to keep students safe from sexual violence. “Mizzou, MUPD and policies in general have not really been doing anything to help protect women,” Le said. “MU owes us some safety.” Individuals looking for resources and support can visit the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center, Counseling Center, Student Health Center or University Hospital for a confidential visit. To report an event, students may contact the Title IX office. For off-campus support, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800656-4673. Edited by Namratha Prasad,

Students protest in Speakers Circle Content warning: The following content mentions topics concerning sexual violence.

Individuals looking for additional resources and support can visit the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center, Counseling Center, Student Health Center or University Hospital for a confidential visit. To report an event, students may contact the Title IX office. For off-campus support, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

PHOTO BY HOLDEN GREEN A protester confronts someone sitting in the middle of Speakers Circle on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Columbia, Mo.

PHOTO BY HOLDEN GREEN Students hold signs aginst sexual violence on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at Speakers Circle in Columbia, Mo. The protest had around 20 participants, including some drawn in to participate.

PHOTO BY HOLDEN GREEN Derrick Fogle, also known as “Hacky Sack Guy,” participates in the Students Together Against Relationship and Sexual Violence protest on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at Speakers Circle in Columbia, Mo. Fogle happened to be biking by when he saw the protest and decided to join.

PHOTO BY HOLDEN GREEN Protesters hold signs at the Students Together Against Relationship and Sexual Violence protest on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at Speakers Circle in Columbia, Mo.


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Marching Mizzou prepares video game-themed show for Homecoming Inspired by MU’s 2021 Homecoming subtheme of video games, the music for Marching Mizzou’s halftime show at the Oct. 9 Homecoming game against North Texas will be recognizable to many. BY KATIE GALLAWAY AND KARA ELLIS Reporters

Marching Mizzou is preparing a special halftime show for MU’s Homecoming game against North Texas on Oct. 9 at 3 p.m., inspired by this year’s subtheme: video games. According to Amy M. Knopps, the director of Marching Mizzou, the three-minute performance will feature arrangements of songs from iconic video games. Opening with the PAC-MAN theme, the performance will also include music from Tetris and Super Mario Bros. “This [was] actually arranged by one of our former students, [Ben Rouder of] Marching Mizzou who earned a degree in music composi-

tion [at the MU School of Music],” Knopps said. “He was someone I knew wanted to one day arrange for Marching Mizzou, so when we had this idea, we thought of him.” The members of Marching Mizzou have already begun rehearsals; their first practice was on Sept. 23. Meg Swords is a fourth-year member of Marching Mizzou, and the leader of the clarinet section. After not being able to perform on Faurot Field last year, Swords said she is excited to return for this year’s show and to celebrate Homecoming. “On top of our halftime show, because that always gets a lot of attention and we really go all out for it, [I’m] just [excited for] all the other Homecoming traditions Marching Mizzou is involved in,” Swords said. As a longtime member of the

band, Swords is familiar with its many Homecoming traditions. The performance is always a big deal compared to other halftime shows, so the band’s preparations for this game have an added sense of importance. The performance however, will be shorter than typical halftime shows in order to recognize the Homecoming royalty. “It is a bit differently structured because of the Homecoming festivities and the King and Queen presenting,” Swords said. Michael Alexander, a sophomore member of Marching Mizzou, expressed excitement for the upcoming performance as the band’s practice began. “It’s Homecoming,” Alexander said. “It’s special. It’s tradition.” Marching Mizzou has a full schedule throughout Homecoming day. According to Knopps, it starts

with the Homecoming parade in the morning, followed by a game day rehearsal. Then, as game time gets closer, the band will lead Tiger Walk, signaling the football team’s arrival on Faurot Field. Fifty minutes before the game begins, the band will march to the stadium. “We do our pregame performance 20 minutes before kickoff,” Knopps said. “Then, of course, we’ll play during the game, play at halftime and then we do a postgame show in the stands.” The band is adding additional stand tunes that will appear in future football games. “We always like to be highly engaging and entertaining,” Knopps said. “We like to say we’re the soundtrack of our university, and we’re always happy to contribute to Homecoming — one of the best traditions we have [at MU].”

As Homecoming is an event centered around alumni, former members usually join Marching Mizzou. “Often we’ll have our alumni band [perform] with us, but unfortunately not this year because of COVID-19,” Knopps said. Although the current circumstances of the pandemic limit some of Marching Mizzou’s usual traditions, Knopps said fans should anticipate the performance. “You never know what’s up Marching Mizzou’s sleeve, so you’ve got to see what we do on the field,” Knopps said. Edited by Elise Mulligan,



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Social media preys on insecurities BY JENNA BURK Columnist

Our shadowed motivations create unsafe spaces for women on the internet. As I scroll through my Instagram feed, I witness tidbits of the lives of people I went to high school with. I see my friends having awesome experiences, like going to concerts or on vacations. I see them posing with their loved ones, families and pets. Not long into my social media venture, I face a social dilemma. By default, I am inclined to comment a compliment on someone’s post. I naturally want to make that person feel good about themself. However, if I validate that person for sexualizing themself online, am I unconsciously telling that person they need to keep delivering that kind of content to maintain their self-esteem? There is a difference between posting a picture that features a body and exploiting a body for a picture. Last winter, there was an Instagram trend that especially exacerbated this issue. In Kansas City, the lowest temperature of 2020 was zero degrees. I was surprised to see so many young women posing in two-inch-deep snow wearing nothing but bikinis. Although the pictures often turned out artistic, I couldn’t help but see the demeaning, dangerous element of the trend. Demeaning, because the picture represented female discomfort equating to sex-

uality. Dangerous because, well, frostbite. It raises the question, what messages are young girls getting that encourages them to degrade themselves for society’s beauty standards? The nature of Instagram provides a sort of social status based on numeral reward systems. It is easy for the brain to hyperfixate on such rewards, creating an incentive to sexualize ourselves. Jenna Preuss, a freshman at MU, shared her internal battle between her self-perception and her online perception. “I did sexualize myself,” Preuss said. “I noticed I was getting attention, and I liked it.” Preuss said she was feeling the pressures that comes with putting yourself on the internet. “After I put [photos] up, I got anxious. I would panic and look over my account,” Preuss said. Preuss said thoughts like, “This is embarrassing and I need to delete it,” would circulate around her head. “The cycle would continue until I decided that I couldn’t do it anymore,” Preuss said. Preuss said she made a choice to best suit her mental health by diversifying her social media to include images that she had less of a personal connection to. “If I’m not in the picture, I don’t have an attachment to it,” Preuss said. Now, Preuss’ Instagram is centered around her life rather than her physical appearance. She only posts content she is fully comfortable sharing: images of herself, her friends and cats. She chose to post pictures for herself rather than for others; her experience was personal

and self-reflective. She recognizes that these posts get significantly less attention, but Preuss doesn’t “feel the need to have that validation” anymore. She can maintain her self-image without it. “Some people struggle with [posting] more than others,” Preuss said. It is equally misogynistic to assume women cannot handle their autonomy and need to be protected. The sentiment that women should only post images that do not exhibit their bodies is insensibly sexist. This isn’t a preachy call for modesty. Social media provides an illusion of autonomy; once someone posts a picture, it exists online permanently. Autonomy is then stolen, as the picture no longer belongs to the poster, it belongs to the internet. Instead, social media is an acknowledgment of how the patriarchy operates under the circumstances of our modern world. The patriarchy retains relevance in social media by demonstrating the objectivity of women for the consumption and entertainment of men. It becomes clearly misogynistic when patterns related to gender are apparent. Female influencers are far more prevalent than male influencers. Female influencers dominated trends such as “The Silhouette Challenge” on TikTok. Posters would get naked or in underwear and pose in a dimly lit room so that you could only see their silhouettes. The challenge proved to be especially dangerous because viewers would remove the filter, revealing nude images of the creators. Tutorials on how to remove the red fil-

ter from The Silhouette Challenge became almost as popular as the original content. Despite criticism from the general public, edits are still manufactured and found all over the internet: YouTube, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram. It’s as if the traces left behind from the trend will never entirely disappear. Nothing that has existed on the internet will die out completely. Although that is an alarming idea, we push it to the back of our minds. However, we should be aware of the implications of our actions. Yet there seems to be a collective lack of awareness. Perhaps that it is a defense mechanism. If we pretend we want to contribute to the objectification of women, or even declare it as empowerment, we feel less exploited by society. This way, we are able to rationalize it as an independent choice, rather than a form of indoctrination. The importance of self-reflection is key. Not only does self-reflection entail facing personal queries, it has to do with how we project our intentions onto other people. It is crucial to be mindful of our own boundaries, and the boundaries of others, when creating an online identity. The best remedy is to monitor yourself — make sure you are not sharing any content that is for the enjoyment of others at the sacrifice of your own well-being. Remember, you are more than an image.

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While the university mandate requires masks in certain indoor settings, many students don’t wear one outside the classroom. Last week, the UM System Board of Curators decided to extend the indoor mask requirement through Oct. 15. As the mandate was extended, should this have applied to Homecoming events as well? I think so. The mask mandate specifically mentions masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in all indoor settings. While the university recommends masks for everyone in indoor areas, the only place vaccinated individuals must wear one is in the classroom. Part of what makes this mandate so confusing is the fact that faculty is not allowed to ask students if they’re vaccinated because of private medical records. With this rule, staff members must conclude that everyone not wearing a mask indoors is vaccinated. I recently went to MizzouRec, and not one person was wearing a mask. While it makes sense for students to not mask up while running or working out, they also were not socially distanced. So, while I’m at MizzouRec, I have to assume that every person not wearing a mask is vaccinated. With faculty not allowed to ask the vaccination status of every student, I can’t trust that the person next to me is vaccinated. Another place on campus where students don’t wear masks is the Student Center. The Student Center is a very crowded area, making it difficult to socially distance. According to the policy, students should then be required to wear a mask regardless of their vaccine status. However, barely anyone in the Student Center actually bothers to wear a mask. While I understand students not wearing them while working out at MizzouRec, what is the excuse at the Student Center? One could argue that they can’t wear one while eating, but many students just there to study don’t wear one either. This is also the case at Memorial Union, where most are there to study. With the exception of those drinking their Starbucks or eating a sandwich from Wheatstone Bistro, everyone

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should be wearing a mask. The mask mandate is not enforced enough in any of these areas. Most Homecoming events take place in outdoor settings, so the university will not require vaccinated students to wear a mask. The question remains: will unvaccinated students actually wear one? We aren’t safe in these crowded Homecoming settings if unvaccinated students don’t wear a mask to protect themselves and everyone else. The CDC mentions that to maximize protection, individuals should wear a mask in public areas of substantial or high transmission. Its mask recommendation is specific to indoor events, and it generally doesn’t recommend requiring masks for outdoor settings. The outdoor suggestion mentions to consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor

settings and activities when in close contact with those who are not fully vaccinated. Since Homecoming activities will be crowded, we should all consider wearing one regardless of our vaccine status. As someone who has their parents and a sister with special needs coming to the Homecoming parade, I feel obligated to wear a mask. As I really have no idea of the vaccination status of those around me, I feel more comfortable wearing a mask to protect myself. We cannot leave our health in the hands of others, as we have no idea if those around us are vaccinated or if they will follow the mask mandate.

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Don’t get sucked into the trap of overinvolvement As I became involved too quickly in the first weeks of college, I had to reexamine my approach to campus participation. BY BOBBY LEE Columnist

MU’s Welcome Week is designed to help students get acclimated to campus and start getting involved. It is a fantastic opportunity for students scared about the transition to college or not naturally inclined toward involvement. However, many students fall into a major problem: overinvolvement. This condition causes immense stress, hurts academics and can ruin the college experience. For me especially, it only added stress and confusion to the start of my freshman year. I have been an overachiever since high school; I joined every club I could get my hands on. Even so, the options were limited and it was easy to juggle with academics and work. When I started college, my list of available clubs went from a little under 30 to over 600. The vast number of clubs available, and the messaging during Welcome Week, made me want to get super involved on campus. I mean, MU advertised multiple times that students should join clubs at the start of the year. The general expectation was that joining clubs was a necessity and would complete my college experience. This started by joining the school paper … and then a fraternity … and then four other clubs. I was thrilled for the first few weeks. I was doing activities and having fun every single night. I told my family back home I was having the best time of my life. Despite the amount of fun I was having, my calendar kept filling up. A few weeks in, my calendar was crammed with meetings. Then, I missed my first meeting for a club because I was too busy. It wasn’t a huge deal looking back. To me though, the illusion that I could manage my time effectively crashed and burned. From this point forward, I had a knot in my stomach every time a crowded day came up on my calendar. I felt obligated to do everything, even if it was becoming clear I should focus my time on two or three favorites. My hometown friends were impressed that I was involved in so much, when I just desperately wanted to go to the gym and relax for a night with them. My busy schedule had me feeling sick and anxious and ignoring basic needs. There were days I skipped meals because I did not believe it was the best use of my time. I started craving going to events and activities where I could shut my brain off for a few hours, but the stress and terrible feeling would always return afterward. This overinvolvement caused me to have varied degrees of productivity. Some days I could go to all of my classes and three meetings and be completely fine. Others had me laying in bed looking for an excuse for why I couldn’t go out. The only excuse I needed is that I was stressed and wasn’t enjoying things. I had to learn to say no and focus on what was best for me. It was really hard, and I am still

GRAPHIC BY EMILY WILSON struggling with this process. Whenever I get asked to take on extra responsibilities or do another activity not previously planned, it hurts to say no. But I realize that I need to in order to perform at my best for all of my other responsibilities. I dropped one club and scaled back involvement in two others since coming to this realization. I am still fairly active and involved, yet I continue to stress. However, this pressure and responsibility does not tie me down and hinder me. I hope one day I will be able to get more involved in everything I want to do at MU, but it is essential I make sure I can before signing myself up

for it. I am happy to be so involved at MU, and I feel that every student should try to find something they are interested in and can pursue outside of academics. I would advise all students to be mindful that everyone has a limit. Making sure you have time for yourself is important, especially in college. While I understand MU’s motive for pushing involvement, advertising it at the beginning of the year — when people have the most free time they will ever get — is destined to prompt some people to take on more than they can. Please do not do what I did. College is one

of the best opportunities a person will ever have to make memories, but overdoing it can cause the same stress I faced. The messaging that involvement can make college worth it only works if you have enough time for all your responsibilities. Focus on having a good balance between involvement in your community, and time for yourself to relax and enjoy life. Even though there are hundreds of clubs and opportunities to choose from, and many of them seem like good options, choosing one too many can ruin the experience of all your involvement. Edited by Sarah Rubenstein,

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The Tigers’ inability to stop the run will be a problem the rest of the year The Tigers allowed the Eagles to rush for 275 yards in a 34-41 loss to Boston College. BY JADEN LEWIS Reporter

On Boston College’s first offensive snap from scrimmage, redshirt senior quarterback Dennis Grosel dropped back to pass. While under pressure, he was forced to throw the ball into triple coverage, which was intercepted by junior defensive back Shawn Robinson. This seemed to give the Tigers momentum for the rest of the game. Missouri football has been a turnover machine through the first quarter of the season. Defensive coordinator Steve Wilks’ defense has done great at putting pressure on the quarterback and forcing turnovers. Robinson joins redshirt senior defensive back Akayleb Evans and sophomore defensive back Kris Abrams-Draine with 1 interception on the year, while sophomore defensive back Jaylon Carlies leads the team with 2. Toward the end of the first

half, the Tigers stalled an Eagles drive, forcing them to settle for a field goal as junior safety Martez Manuel and graduate linebacker Blaze Alldredge got home for a sack. Alldredge leads the team with 4 sacks, and the Tigers rank in the top 20% in the nation in quarterback sacks. Overall, the Tigers have picked off five passes through four games, while collecting 13 sacks. But, in their first-ever meeting, Missouri left Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with a heartbreaking 41-34 overtime loss, dropping them to 2-2 on the year. So while Missouri’s defense has forced turnovers and gotten to the quarterback, what is the issue? Why have the Tigers given up 32 points per game and an average of 452.5 yards per game? The answer has been a problem all season — and that is stopping the run. While the Tigers only give up 183.5 passing yards per

game, Missouri is giving up an average of 269 rushing yards through three non-conference games and one SEC matchup. While they have a star senior running back in Tyler Badie, they are being outrushed by 442 yards on the year. This includes 253 yards rushing by Central Michigan, 351 yards by Kentucky and 303 by Southeast Missouri State. The same pattern continued on Sept. 25 as Boston College outgained Missouri on the ground 286-94. “We have to adjust our scheme and make it match,” Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz said. “But we can’t repeatedly give up 275 yards and be successful.” In the first half, the Eagles ran for 123 yards, and it got worse in the second half. Coming out of the locker room, Boston College ran 6:40 off the clock, which ended in redshirt sophomore running back Pat Garwo III’s second touchdown of the day from three yards out giving the Eagles a 24-

17 lead. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Connor Bazelak threw his second interception of the season, giving the Eagles the ball right back. Boston College followed the same pattern by driving 50 yards downfield in 16 plays, with a majority being on the ground. They would settle for a field goal extending the lead to 10. Garwo himself ran for a career-high 175 yards on 25 carries for 2 touchdowns. An opposing team running the ball can cause problems for an offense as it keeps them off the field. In the third quarter, the Tigers’ offense ran just eight plays for 17 total yards. It also causes problems as it creates opportunities for the play action game. “You got to give credit to them because they had a great game plan that came in, and when you are having a good run game, it really sets up the play action pass,” Alldredge said. “So going in, we knew that we needed to try and stop the

run and make them a little more one-dimensional.” A loss to an ACC opponent doesn’t hurt the Tigers’ chances in the SEC standings, but it’s not going to get easier for the Tigers to make a run at a division title. An inability to stop the run will present problems down the road for Missouri. Multiple teams still on the Tigers’ schedule can do what the Tigers can’t stop. The Florida Gators averaged 323 yards on the ground, with Arkansas averaging 261 yards rushing. The Georgia Bulldogs ran for 241 yards against Vanderbilt on Saturday. “We’re strong and we’re together and that’s a good thing to see,” Alldredge said. “This team has shown great maturity. And that gives us a lot of promise for the future.” Missouri put up a good fight, backing up the reason for optimism. Offensively, the Tigers put up 25plus points for the fourth straight week for the first time since the 2019 season,

and are averaging 483 total yards through the first four games of the season. They have also overcome two double-digit deficits to make games interesting on the road in front of high-capacity crowds. If Missouri can find a way to stop the run, it will keep their defense off the field and give the offense more opportunities to shine. “Next week is going to present a whole ]other] challenge, so next it’ll be a spread with a run,” Drinkwitz said. “We will figure it out, that’s what we got to do. I told the team in the locker room, ‘We’re 2-2 and we’re going to go play an SEC opponent. We have a chance to get where we want to [go], but we have to [get] to work. And it is more about us than it is about anybody else right now.’” Edited by Mason Arneson,


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Unfinished business: Sarah Chapman returns to Missouri cross country for the 2021 season After originally returning to England, Sarah Chapman is back in Columbia for another cross country season, with individual and team success in mind. BY ELIZABETH TROWER



Missouri cross country senior Sarah Chapman has some unfinished business after the COVID-19 pandemic prevented her from doing what she came to the U.S. to do. Chapman planned to return home to Maidenhead, England, to begin her career. But, when MU presented an opportunity to return for an additional cross country season, Chapman couldn’t pass it up. “She really wanted to come back and help her team, and we are hosting the SEC Championship,” said Marc Burns, head coach of Missouri cross country. “She really wanted to be there and be a part of that for our program.” Chapman has plenty of goals she hopes to achieve before the end of her senior season: She wants to place in the top 40 at the cross country nationals and achieve All-American status. She also hopes to help her team at the conference championship meet to qualify for the national team. “I think that says a lot about her as a person,” Burns said. “That she is excited about her own success, but she really was excited about coming back and helping the team perform well on her own home course, in front of her own crowd, at the SEC Championship.” The senior’s love of running started in primary school gym class, with a 1,500-meter run. At the age of 12, she began running in competitions and later joined clubs that allowed her to grow as a runner. Chapman eventually committed to run collegiately at the University of Birmingham in England, where she traveled and took part in various competitions. Soon, Chapman caught word of MU from a friend who knew of Burns. During her final year at Birmingham, she sent emails to MU and eventually scored a visit. “I was really comfortable with [the university],” Chapman said. “They supported you, but also gave you the flexibility to make your own decisions with their support.” The support helped Chapman grow comfortable with moving 4,240 miles across the globe. Soon after her visit, Chapman committed to Missouri to earn a master’s degree in business administration, and join both the cross country and track and field teams. Chapman said the transition from England is akin to living two different lives. In England, young athletes don’t run for high school, but run for clubs instead. Growing up, she had few friends who ran. In the U.S., however, most of her friends are runners. Another difference is the track culture. Chapman said that in the U.K., track and field is not followed by many unless they love the sport. However, in the U.S., she feels like more people follow the sport. Even from the other side of the world, Chapman still has family and friends rooting for her and the Tigers’ program. Strong memories motivated Chapman to return to Missouri. Her favorite memory in black and gold came in 2020, when she won

the Gans Creek Classic. She hadn’t expected the win, but her victory over eight Arkansas runners earned Chapman a title in front of all of her friends and family watching back home. Throughout her athletic career, Chapman has won multiple titles, including 2020 All-SEC First Team, 2020 All-SEC Indoor Second Team and 2021 NCAA West Preliminary qualifier in the 5K run. Running has won Chapman more than titles, though — it has allowed her to make friendships

all over the world and build her confidence on and off the track. Chapman also had opportunities to push herself and do things she didn’t think she could. She’s realized her capabilities when she puts her mind to something. Before her arrival to the U.S., Chapman dealt with an injury that taught her one of the biggest lessons as an athlete: Don’t be put off when things don’t go as planned, because in the long run, the challenges and struggles pay off. “When you have setbacks, it

makes you appreciate success, and you don’t get complacent because you know how much has gone into getting you to that success,” Chapman said. It’s no question that Chapman is a team player as well. “Not only does she exemplify hard work, dedication and leadership on the team, she is the sweetest person you will ever meet and relentlessly competitive when she puts her spikes on,” Burns said. Chapman is training day in and day out to equip herself not only

for her own success, but also her team’s. On Oct. 1, she competed in her first cross country event since returning to Missouri this season. She plans to keep running because, like Chapman said, “Enjoy it, at the end of the day, it’s supposed to be fun!” Edited by Kyle Pinnell,


THE MANEATER | FUN AND GAMES | O cto ber 6, 2021

The Maneater’s October horoscopes BY TAYLOR DRIVER AND EVER COLE Fun and Games Creators

The universe has a lot in store for you this October. Find out your horoscope! Aries (March 21-April 19) Aries, prioritize your personal life this October. You may find yourself extra busy in the near future with a surplus of assignments or Homecoming-related events. Make sure to embrace these precious college moments, but do not fall into a hectic lifestyle — it could cause problems within your social life. Any stress your on-thego-life causes is a sign to focus on self-care. Try staying in for the night or working ahead in a class — your future self will thank you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Focus on working hard in the month of October and success is guaranteed, Taurus. The universe believes in your ability to be productive and diligent. You may want to consider forgetting about the snooze button. Little changes like this could help you cross the finish line and reach your goals. You will also have a high chance of making a new friend this month. Let out your inner social butterfly!

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Perk up, sweet Gemini, the stars are in your favor! Relationships will flourish and you will be on your A-game. Take this as a sign to be bold this month — ask that special someone from your lecture to lunch and cheer louder than usual at the Homecoming football game. The outcomes of your daring actions will lead to dazzling opportunities.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Blame your heightened emotions on Mercury in retrograde, sensitive Cancer. You will find yourself experiencing feelings more deeply than usual; find balance in all of the chaos. Express your emotions, but do not dwell on them. It will be helpful to find solace in trusted friends and comforting activities. Also, October will be the perfect time to make some much-needed adjustments in your life. Use this time to change up study habits or break out of your shell.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Do not sweep problems under the rug this month, Leo. Instead, use humor to deal with tough times. Taking yourself too seriously can worsen your situation, so do not forget to laugh at your mistakes every once in a while. Overall, October will prompt your creativity to flow abundantly. This is the time to complete any unfinished creative projects. Communication will become extremely important this month as well. Think before you send that text and triple-check that the email to your professor is clear.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You will experience exponential growth in October, Virgo. Although Mercury in retrograde may cause minor issues, this month will be great for your health and success. Don’t hesitate to lean on friends for support when problems arise. You will start to see significant

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progress in your studies and you will reach long-awaited milestones. Celebrate these achievements with friends and family! You deserve it.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

October will be a productive time for you, Libra. Strengths such as creativity, courage and action will come to light. A strike of passion will ignite your mood, leading to exciting future plans or budding romantic relationships. Homecoming festivities are a great opportunity to showcase those strengths and explore potential romantic situations. Use October as a time to reflect on your attitude, and try to be more mindful of exuding an encouraging demeanor. This could help you better deal with any stress from the semester.

October is a time to thrive for the Sagittarius. Passion and excitement will be prevalent emotions throughout the month, along with a plethora of opportunities on the horizon. Consider looking into your career path a bit closer, pick out the things that excite you about your future and look at things that may bring fear or uncertainty. You can discover a lot about yourself and your future through these reflections. However, enjoy the positive energy headed your way in the month of October; with so many campus celebrations right around the corner, it would be in your best interest to take advantage of these experiences and turn them into happy memories.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Concentrate on finding activities that help you settle into your newfound comfort zone — whether that’s adjusting to campus life or making deeper connections with new friends. The beginning of October holds particularly favorable outcomes for your life. Using this time, in combination with Homecoming, could mean an enriched quality of life on campus. This being said, mid-October can get hectic and stressful for students quickly. Practice mindfulness and find ways to decompress stressful energy. Perhaps you should visit the Counseling Center or participate in a MU workshop dedicated to dealing with school stressors.

Capricorn, October is your month for prosperity! Whether in the form of emotional health, academics or finances — good fortune is sprinkled around your near future. The turn of the calendar often brings forth many challenges, and you may have felt this struggle during September. However, the fruits of your labor will reveal themselves as the month unravels. Reflect on unfavorable situations from the past, and how these situations may take a turn for the better amidst the new month! Maybe your refund check will hit your account right before the weekend, or you ace a quiz you spent a total of five minutes studying for. The universe has begun to

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

reward your continued patience and persistence and will continue to do so in various ways.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Mental expansion is on the horizon, Aquarius. Consider taking time to recharge your social batteries. The MU October calendar is filled with social events, but consider balancing those by taking some time for yourself! Take up a new hobby that teaches you lessons in areas you need improvement in. Need to learn some patience? Try cooking that tedious dish you saw on Tasty. Need a peaceful moment amidst a day of pure chaos? Take a step back to enjoy a meditation session, or make a new playlist that makes you feel like the main character walking around campus. These little adjustments will upgrade your quality of life before you even realize it.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Be ready to receive any lif lessons October brings you. This month represents a learning curve to the way you live your everyday life. Consider joining a club or organization that never occurred to you. Drop that class that gives you too much anxiety, and switch it with a course that allows for academic growth. Shoot your shot with a campus crush. Change is scary, but this month is a perfect time to embrace all things spooky! Edited by Abby Stetina,


THE MANEATER | FUN AND GAMES | O cto ber 6, 2021

October word search: Homecoming Check out our website ( and our Instagram (@themaneater) for answers! BY TAYLOR DRIVER-FLORES Fun and Games Creator

Edited by Abby Stetina,


Decorate the District Gold and Black Spirit Rally Tailgates Football Tradition Faurot Field Blood Drive Parade

October crossword: Mad about majors BY EVY LEWIS

Fun and Games Creator


1 “Mamma Mia” band 5 Irish revolutionary organization during The Troubles 8 Many frat brothers are majoring in it 10 Something someone might say after a talk, briefly 13 Glass, in Spanish 14 Sound a sheep makes 15 A high-quality way of displaying a movie, such as on Netflix 18 Limp, as in hair 20 Cleverness 21 An MU school known for its clover 26 Say it twice for a hip-hop dance and 2015 meme 27 __ ____, can you see? 28 Lingers around 32 You might do it on the side of caution 33 A track on a hip-hop album might be 34 “I am not!” “You ___ __!” 36 If you major in this, be ready for four more years at least 38 Suffix to a biblical ‘Can-’ 39 To slip sideways


2 ‘Barbie,’ in Australia 3 Name of former presidents and a type of undergrowth 4 ‘Current state,’ when said with 37-Down 5 A type of artificial fertilization 6 What you do with books, hopefully 7 Acronym for a provider of study abroad programs founded in Scandinavia 9 Originator of the role of Eliza Schuyler in “Ham-

ilton” 10 Capable 11 Indian flatbread 12 Goes with yin 16 Nerd 17 Compete for something 19 Bowling-themed name for a crime boss 22 Lil ___ X, of “Montero” and “Old Town Road” 23 What you might say when something is ex-

plained to you 24 French cosmetics brand with almost the same name as a planet 25 Greek sandwich 28 Meat from a pig 29 General location 30 Nothing, nope, none 31 A sharp pull 35 A good place to buy outdoor gear 37 ‘Current state,’ when said with 4-Down

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