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MU students strike to demand action on climate change MU students, among others in the Columbia community, gathered in Speakers Circle to demand urgent action for climate change on Sept. 20. IZZY COLÓN CAITLIN DANBORN


Youth in Columbia gathered in Speakers Circle Sept. 20 to demand action on climate change, joining a worldwide movement of more than four million people. The Columbia strike was organized by Sunrise Movement Columbia and Climate Leaders at Mizzou. Participants included MU students as well as local high school students and community members. The movement was started in 2018 by 16-yearold Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who began striking from school in August 2018 to demand action on climate change. Workers at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle also went on strike, as Amazon promised to go carbon neutral by 2040 last week. According to USA Today, brands such as Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s and Lush Cosmetics closed their stores and online sales Sept. 20 in solidarity. “It’s not just in the big cities, it’s in Columbia,” Heather Belser, hub coordinator of Sunrise Movement Columbia said. “We’re telling people that we’re angry and we want change and that the climate crisis is a crisis.” Ryder Jiron, president of Four Directions, spoke at the strike on Friday. Four Directions is an

A woman marches down Lowry Mall with a sign during the Global Climate Strike on Sep. 20. | PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHER TEDDY MAIORCA

organization advocating for Native American and indigenous students’ political, social and cultural concerns at MU. Jiron said that climate change won’t affect everyone in the same way and that it is necessary to fight oppressive systems to


address these inequalities. In order to combat climate change, he said western cultures must look to indigenous peoples for leadership in climate activism.

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New MU study strives to detect risk of Mizzou College Republicans psychotic disorders like schizophrenia looks to educate MU The study uses MRI scans to help detect and prevent psychosis from seriously developing in patients, which could help lower societal and public health costs. LAUREN HINES


Losing the ability to trust reality can significantly alter a person’s functionality, but a new MU study that focuses on early detection for psychotic disorders can become a saving grace.

John Kerns, professor of psychology in the MU College of Arts and Science, recently published a study that indicates an increase of dopamine in the striatum of the brain is associated with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. This association makes it possible to detect these psychotic disorders before they seriously develop. Kerns’ study focuses on the association between psychosis and increased levels of dopamine in the striatum. The striatum is what processes positive versus negative feedback when a person is learning something new. Researchers suggest that when this area is dysfunctional, it interferes with a person’s

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community on conservatism

Through open discussions and debates, Mizzou College Republicans aims to educate its members about conservatism and connect them to volunteer and working opportunities. ANNA COWDEN


As a YouTube clip plays standout moments from 2016 presidential debates, straggling Mizzou College Republicans members arrive at their second meeting. Some laugh when

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MU receives gift from legacy donor Jim Pace, who graduated in 1965, created a fund to strengthen business practices at MU. RIDDHI ANDURKAR

Senior Staff Writer

The Sunrise Movement is a national organization that focuses on national climate advocacy. It recently took part in the local and national climate strike that occurred on Sept. 20. | COURTESY OF FACEBOOK VIA @SUNRISEMVMT


MU junior starts local 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. CAITLIN DANBORN


A national climate advocacy group

is coming to Columbia as MU junior Heather Belser is founding a local chapter of Sunrise Movement. Sunrise Movement is a national organization with over 250 local hubs, founded in 2017. The group gained national publicity last year after staging a sit-in with Rep. Alexandria OcasioCortez in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, according to Politico Magazine. On a national scale, the group is known for its support of the Green New Deal. Columbia’s chapter is less than two weeks old and was founded by MU

junior Heather Belser. Belser says she was inspired to start a Columbia hub by a friend who is a coordinator in her hometown of Kansas City. Sunrise Movement is youth-led, which Belser says resonated with her. During her freshman and sophomore year Belser was involved with Sustain Mizzou and had been involved with Sunrise Movement in Kansas City prior to starting the Columbia chapter. She was also involved with Sierra Club in Kansas City. Belser is majoring in chemical engineering with an environmental

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School of Music announces grant to develop Budds Center for American Music Studies The $4 million gift will develop a center that seeks to be nationally recognized for researching, teaching, archiving and celebrating American music history, specifically Missouri music culture. ALEX FULTON


To continue his legacy at MU, former music professor Dr. Michael Budds donated $4 million to the School of Music to create the Budds Center for American Music Studies, the

university announced during a gift ceremony on Sept. 18. The center promises to “change the future of music education at Mizzou,” Chancellor Alexander Cartwright said during the ceremony. The facility focuses on researching, teaching, archiving and celebrating musical achievement throughout American history while emphasizing the musical culture within Missouri. “It's always important to be able to focus on something that you really excel at,” Julia Gaines, director of the School of Music, said. “It really helps dive into some depth in addition to breadth. I think the center is really going to allow

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In 1839, John Pace, along with his two brothers, supported efforts to have Columbia as the site of Missouri’s land grant university. John Pace contributed $100, and his two brothers each contributed $50 and $10. On Friday, MU alumnus and John Pace’s greatgreat-grandson Jim Pace announced that he gave MU $1.5 million to improve business operations. Pace graduated from MU with a business degree in 1965 and later became CEO and owner of ROM Corporation, a manufacturing company. “The education I received at the university along with [other] opportunities through my involvement with athletics gave me exposure to a world and life outside of Central Missouri,” Pace said in his speech. “It allowed me to see how the world works, what success looks like, and most importantly, the opportunities available to those who were willing to work hard. The foundation I received from the university gave me the courage and skills to follow my dream of owning my own business.” Chancellor Alexander Cartwright said that Pace’s time at ROM Corporation has helped him gain knowledge about running a successful business. “When he came to us with his hopes to pass on that knowledge to us and enhance his legacy of giving, he really had two things in mind,” Cartwright said in his speech. “First, he wanted to support Mizzou and give back to this institution that so many have benefited from being a part of and second, he wanted to help us identify ways to improve our business operations.”

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“Climate change is a pressing issue for us all, but it is and it will continue to affect the indigenous peoples around the world Continued from page 1 the hardest,” Jiron said. “In order for us to fix these problems that are present today it’s vital for western cultures to listen to indigenous peoples and we learn how to have a better relationship with the land. Call your representatives, organize and continue to fight systems that are in place.” Sadie Jess, president of Mizzou College Democrats, said she hopes the climate strike will send a message of urgency and mobilize a base of young people to take political action against climate change. Jess believes the harmful effects of climate change have been exacerbated by those in political power and that climate change demands systematic political solutions. “For me, it’s important that we start conversations and take the beliefs that we have to mobilize our communities,” Jess said. ”I’m hoping that people will carry this spirit throughout the campaign season. It’s important to me that when the time comes we knock on doors, make phone calls, that we’re in constant contact with our representatives. I want us to be able to elect people [from the] top to the bottom of the ballot who care about this issue and other progressive issues.” Rory Butler, Climate Leaders at Mizzou outreach director, also emphasized the urgent need for a systematic approach to the issue. “Addressing climate change is an opportunity to address other systemic issues like systemic racism, poverty, and food shortages,” Butler said. “By carefully addressing our energy infrastructure we can become a healthier, cleaner and more equal society.” Edited by Ben Scott bscott@themaneater.com


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Trump says to Clinton, “I will release my tax returns, against my lawyer’s wishes, when she releases her 33,000 emails that have been deleted.” Anthony Garcia, president of Mizzou College Republicans, didn’t focus the Sept. 11 meeting around the 2016 election or Trump, but rather U.S. foreign intervention in light of 9/11. The group is split on which approach they believe the U.S. should take in the Middle East. About half raised their hands when asked if they believed an interventionist approach is smartest. The other half agreed with isolationism. “My goal as College Republicans president is not to tell people ‘You need to be conservative,’” Garcia said. “It’s to tell them, ‘This is what conservatives stand for.’ We accept libertarians, Democrats, Green Party, communists even. Anybody can come to our meetings. We just want people to be able to figure out their own beliefs.” Garcia said he hopes to meet with Mizzou College Democrats at least once a month to expose club members to the beliefs of the other party. Since the club isn’t passing legislation, like lawmakers in Washington D.C or Jefferson City, Garcia said it’s important the organizations debate the issues together. “It’s not like we can torpedo someone’s bill or someone’s reputation is going to be ruined because of something in our meeting,” Garcia said. “So, we need to have the conversations others aren’t willing to have to try to come up with something constructive.” Maxx Cook, executive director and former president of Mizzou College Republicans said the

executive board wants to offer a more direct streamline between Mizzou College Republicans alumni and current members. He also said he wants to fundraise so members can attend conservative conferences, like Conservative Political Action Conference as well as Turning Point USA conferences, with less financial stress. “I went to a Turning Point USA conference in Florida where I was surrounded by people that thought very similar to me,” Claire Grissum, College Republicans secretary said. “And it wasn't that I needed to be surrounded by people that thought similarly to me, but it was that I felt more and more comfortable in the way that I was thinking. And I had never really been like that because I'm just here at Mizzou [and] it's obviously a very liberal environment.” Grissum said coming to college, she felt skittish to express her conservative beliefs after a poor experience with a high school teacher. “Coming to Mizzou from that background, I kind of kept it a little bit more hush just because I didn't want the crazy outrageous reactions that I'd had in the past,” Grissum said. Although Cook said he believes there is an apparent liberal bias on campus, he has always been treated with respect because it has allowed him to have constructive conversations. “There's always a bad apple on both sides,” Cook said. “It's someone who says a really preposterous, disrespectful, honestly terrible thing. That happens. That's just people and they come at it from different views sometimes, but all in all I think it's been very good.” The Mizzou College Republicans host meetings Wednesday’s at 6 p.m. in Room 104 in the Arts and Science Building. Edited by Ben Scott bscott@themaneater.com


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ability to learn what is and is not real. Having a sensory experience of something that is not truly there, being delusional and disconnecting with reality are all symptoms of psychosis or psychotic disorders. Kerns' experiment tested two groups of people: one with psychosis symptoms and one without. He created a game where people would be presented with two pictures and based on how they responded, they could earn or lose points. In this game, the subjects had to figure out which picture would earn them points and which picture would make them lose points. In a sense, they were trying to figure out which picture was considered “bad” and which picture was considered “good.” Once the subject figured out which was which, Kerns would then switch it. “What they thought was good turned bad and what they thought was bad turned good,” Kerns said. People would get unexpected rewards or punishments when they responded a second time and had to re-learn which picture was good and which picture was bad. Kerns and his team studied the striatum with MRI scans whenever what the person had previously learned changed. This data allowed Kerns to compare the two groups and see if there was a difference in the striatum or somewhere else in the brain. “It really makes it hard for [people with psychosis] to interact with reality,” Joel Shenker, behavioral neurologist at MU Health Care, said. When people can no longer function in society, they can no longer participate in society, resulting in public health and societal costs. “Schizophrenia is associated with impairments in the ability to perform activities of daily living like financial management,transportation, cooking, cleaning, shopping and self-care activities,” Arpit Aggarwal, psychiatrist at MU Health Care, said. When someone is diagnosed, society loses a contributing member and gains someone who has no choice other than to rely on the system. According to a study in 2013 by Martin Cloutier et al., the U.S. economic burden of schizophrenia was estimated at $155.7 billion for 2013 in excess costs of healthcare, homeless shelters, loss of productivity and more. If Kerns’ study is successful, the societal and public health costs could significantly drop. If psychosis can be


detected early on, it could give the patient time to seek proper treatment like psychotherapy and medication to prevent the disorder from developing. “[The MRI scan] could allow for a test that someone could maybe take, a non-invasive test someone could repeatedly do every so often to know the risk has not come back or it has come back and if there's a need for intervention again,” Kerns said. However, there is concern from other doctors that the study could be relying too heavily on biomarkers, which are measurable indicators of a disease’s cause, without also paying attention to whether or not the actual disease and its symptoms are present. In this study, the biomarker is the functional MRI scans showing increased activity of dopamine systems. Shenker said that some biomarkers alone are not enough to diagnose a patient. “Hallucinations can occur in a patient with or without schizophrenia … We’re all at risk for different diseases,” Shenker said. Nonetheless, the study is not over. “So far things have been really consistent and we’ll have to see if that continues,” Kerns said. “The things that will make it more confident will be more replications and bigger sample size.” The study, “Striatum-related functional activation during reward versus punishment based learning in psychosis risk,” can be found in Neuropsychopharmacology, an international scientific journal. The other authors of the study are two former MU graduate students: Nicole Karcher and Jessica Hua. Edited by Laura Evans levans@themaneater.com


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emphasis. “The

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the country.


“We need to make change on a state-to-

goals of Sunrise

state basis, on a city-to-city basis,” Belser

Movement are [to] fight for a liveable future and [to] create millions of better jobs in the process,” Belser said.

said. The group has not yet started meeting, but took part in the Global Youth Climate

Belser says that Columbia’s proximity to Jefferson

Strike on Sept. 20 in Speakers Circle on MU’s

City will be advantageous as the group organizes

campus along with Climate Leaders at Mizzou.

letter-writing campaigns and coordinates with

“It is striking [from] class or whatever

hubs in Kansas City and Springfield. The letter-

you’re doing for the day just to make it known

writing campaigns will focus on getting 2020

that we’re here, we matter, we want a liveable

candidates running for governor and other elected

future,” Belser said. “We want action taken on

officials to take the No Fossil Fuels Money Pledge,

climate change.”

meaning they will refuse to accept donations from fossil fuel companies.


Belser has reached out to various clubs on campus like Mizzou Democrats to advertise and

Columbia College. “There’s so much to be done,” Belser said. “We’re just starting out.”

Belser emphasizes the local, grassroots nature

also promotes the chapter on social media. Since

of Sunrise Movement. Rather than one centralized

the chapter is not an MU-affiliated club, she has

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hub, the organization has hubs spread throughout

reached out to clubs at Stephens College and



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U n l i k e

“I’ve been thinking about this for several

other gifts MU

years,” Pace said. “I didn’t want to announce

has received,

it until I really had the opportunity to see

this gift is for

how we were going to progress with what

the operations side of the university.

things I would like to see the university do

“A lot of the gifts are related to scholarships for

in terms of cost cutting and efficiency.”

our students and investments in research,” Rhonda

According to an MU News Bureau news

Gibler, vice chancellor for finance and chief

release, the $1.5 million has helped create

financial officer, said. “This gift is actually about


acknowledging that for all of that to be successful,

portal that helps MU get the best prices on

make the university successful every day.”



for over 4,500 people and implement a

is to the folks who are behind the scenes trying to

time to make the announcement.


standard training on financial processes

missions have to be working very well. This gift

couple years ago, but wanted to wait for the right


finance and cashiers divisions, create a

the back of the house, the things that support our

Pace said he had made the pledge for the gift a


Donor Jim Pace and Rhonda Gibler, vice Chancellor for finance, stand together after announcing the Pace family’s donation of $1.5 million to improve business operations. | PHOTO BY STAFF WRITER RIDDHI ANDURKAR

resources for music and non-music majors alike as well as members of the public through genres like jazz, pop, hip-hop, classical and country. Continued from page 3 Dr. Budds hopes the center will become a national model for the study us to offer even more opportunities for American music study than we of American musical accomplishment and gain national recognition for its currently do.” The Budds Center for American preservation and academic study of American music. Music Studies will provide on-campus “[The project] highlights the importance of education and how much of an impact you have on people,” Cartwright said. “But it also highlights excellence. Clearly, from the awards that he's won, he's someone who was a remarkable scholar and also a remarkable educator. We want our students to have Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright announced that professor Miaccess [to] and be chael Budds gifted the MU School of Music $4 million to establish the Budds Center for American Music Studies. Joining them to around people who make the announcement were Dean Patricia Okker, retired profes- are exceptional at sor William Bondeson, and Julia Gaines, director of the School of what they do but also Music. | COURTESY OF THE MU NEWS BUREAU have this love and

services and supplies.

desire to participate with them in that process.” The event focused on the legacy Budds left on the university, with alumni and Budds’ colleagues in attendance. Until his retirement last year, Budds was involved with the School of Music for 37 years. From 1982 to 2012, Budds taught a course titled Jazz, Pop, and Rock, which totaled over 10,000 students taught. Budds was also inducted in the Missouri Music Hall of Fame in 2014. In addition to alumni and faculty recognizing Budds’ impact on the university, School of Music students attended the event to applaud his contribution as well. Sophomore McCade Gordon recalls hearing about Budds’ teaching style from upperclassmen before taking his Introduction to Music in the United States course. “You hear about [the class] from all the upperclassmen and all the alumni,” Gordon said. “My high school choir director went to school here at Mizzou and he had Dr. Budds when he was a student back in 1980. I mean obviously, just everyone in

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the School of Music knows who he is, and he's been around forever.” The expected completion date for the project is currently unknown. The School of Music is focused on finishing the new building, set to be completed in January, which will free up space on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building to create the Budds Center. During his announcement of the donation, Cartwright emphasized the importance of developing the arts at MU. He mentioned through developments like the Budds Center, as well as the Artist in Residence Program, the university “instills creativity in people.” “If you look at how society is changing, one of the top skills that people are looking for in any industry now is creativity,” Cartwright said. “The art is the perfect vehicle for teaching creativity. The more that we could have our students learn to be creative, to take those chances, the better it is for them, the better it is for society.” Edited by Laura Evans levans@themaneater.com

6 Emily Wilson, a Classics professor at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the process of her translation of “The Odyssey” on Sept. 19. | PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHER DANIEL DAUGHERTY


‘The Odyssey’ translator Emily Wilson talks about complexity of translation, media reaction The writer spoke as part of MU’s “Gender and Translation” series. BEN WICHE Reporter Emily Wilson, writer and professor of classics at the University of Pennsylvania, came to MU to talk about her translation of “The Odyssey” Thursday, Sept. 19 in Conservation Auditorium. The talk was a keynote in MU’s “Gender and Translation” Series. Wilson knew that her translation had to stand out from the myriad of other English translations. “I wasn’t going to do it unless I thought I could do something that was genuinely different,” Wilson said. “I wanted to bring out some of the alliteration that was a signature feature of the original. I wanted to honor the clarity of Homer; the quick narrative pace.” To do this, Wilson limited herself to using only as many lines in her translation as was in the

original Greek. “The Odyssey’s” original Greek transcription consists of words with many possible English translations, so there were many directions to take. For example, many translators use the word servants instead of the more accurate term slaves that Wilson uses. Wilson chose to describe Odysseus as complicated instead of the less ambiguous versatile or resourceful. Though her translation was very popular with critics, Wilson takes issue with the press coverage. Most of which focused on her being the first female translator of “The Odyssey” into English. “I worry [that] the coverage and the focus on me being a woman has the potential to erase the work of other women,” Wilson said. “There are translations … into French by women, into Dutch by women and so on. English speakers tend to think that what happens in English is the only thing that matters.” Freshman Jason Roberts enjoyed learning about the different ways one could translate Homer. “I thought that hearing the different translations

... is interesting because there are so many ways you can translate the source material,” Roberts said. Freshman Jacklyn Vanderbilt, who’s read multiple translations of “The Odyssey,” says that Wilson’s was her favorite. “I think this translation made it easier to understand,” Vanderbilt said. “The way the words were phrased made it more comprehensible to me.” Wilson enjoyed the fact that young people are interested in The Odyssey. “I was thrilled to see how many people were here in the audience,” Wilson said. “It was wonderful to see the level of engagement and thoughtfulness in the students.” Wilson is currently translating “The Iliad” and the works of Plato into English. Wilson is only a few months into translating the Iliad and expects it to take her a few years to complete. Edited by Janae McKenzie jmckenzie@themaneater.com


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MU students form band Dirty Laundry in Hatch Hall basement, play covers on campus The members of Dirty Laundry discuss their band and their background in music before college.

Reporter Three college freshmen discovered each other’s musical abilities and created a band. It was a match made in heaven; or more specifically, the Hatch Hall basement. When school is not occupying their time, Jack Kavanaugh, Charles “Chuck” and

influenced by his dad’s side of the family in St.

makeshift drums, guitarist and vocalist Pitford

Louis, in which they were heavily passionate

stumbled upon their improvised session while

about music. He gained an interest in the piano at

looking for the first floor.

around 5 years old, and that interest continued to

He began to sing, and as Kavanaugh says, “he



piano and Lindsay played a water bottle for


blossom when he started taking lessons.

immediately started radiating the chillest musical

“Listening to a lot of different artists throughout

vibes.” To this, Lindsay adds that “he sounds like

my lifetime, my dad would play a lot of older

Jesus and Shawn Mendes had a baby.” From that

music in the car: a lot of ‘80s and stuff like that,”

day forth, Dirty Laundry has been increasingly

Kavanaugh said. “I really just take my diverse

growing as a band.

taste in music and my respect for it as a whole

Although Pitford is currently teaching himself

from those experiences.”

guitar, singing is a talent with which he is much

Lindsay is a self-taught drummer from Winfield,

more familiar. He has been involved in choir

Missouri, who also acquired his intrigue in music from his father. He recalls his



rehearse in the practice studio of

met his influence, Iron Maiden

and decorating the practice room

drummer Nicko McBrain, and

with disco lights, Dirty Laundry

even received an autograph from

performs a setlist of popular

the heavy metal musician on his

covers for residents gathering in


the small venue. The trio plays to

Several numbers often played

unwind in hopes that attendees

by the band include “Shape

will also feel a sense of nostalgia.

of You” by Ed Sheeran, “Slow

“A lot of the songs we choose

Hands” by Niall Horan and “Mr.

are requests,” Kavanaugh, vocalist

Brightside” by The Killers as


a closer. While Dirty Laundry

we first started, I did a lot of

is currently playing covers, all

research on iTunes and looked

three admit they have previously

into what was popular. I think


a lot of people like to turn the

We’re out there for the pleasure




their own. They also plan on

dial back on the years and say ‘Hey, I liked this song in 2011.’


In addition to that, Lindsay has

a whiteboard for song requests



music in the car growing up.

for upcoming shows. Providing



school early and listening to

the Hatch residence hall basement



playing shows outside of the Dirty Laundry members Jack Kavanaugh, Austin Pitford and Charles Lindsey pose for a photo. | COURTESY OF INSTAGRAM VIA @DIRTYLAUNDRY_BAND

of the audience and we want to make them feel

for 11 years. His true passion ignited when his


high school choir teacher encouraged him to get

Despite the fact that none of them knew each other prior to the band, the freshmen

involved in his church’s praise team in Macon, Missouri.

came together shortly after meeting. Percussionist

“She definitely got me out of my comfort zone,”

Lindsay discovered the practice studio in the Hatch

Pitford said. “And I definitely think she is the

Hall basement, which then led him to inform his

leading factor in my life.”

floormate, Kavanaugh. While Kavanaugh played










Laundry continues to grow as an

opportunity for students to connect and use music as an outlet of stress-relief. Flyers regarding upcoming venues are posted around Hatch Hall, and Dirty Laundry can also be found on Instagram (@dirtylaundry_band) and Snapchat (@d_laundrymusic). Edited by Janae McKenzie jmckenzie@themaneater.com


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‘Unbelievable’ is a powerful story of justice and hope The new Netflix miniseries shows a harrowing tale of sexual assault and the pursuit of justice. RACHEL PICKETT

MOVE Angles Columnist This review contains spoilers for “Unbelievable.” In the era of #MeToo, it is easy to focus on the overwhelming injustice that has plagued victims of sexual assault and harassment. Netflix’s new miniseries “Unbelievable” doesn’t let you get bogged down by injustice. It is, at its core, a tale of optimism and hope. Based on a true story reported by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, “Unbelievable” follows two parallel stories. One is that of Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever), an 18-year-old student in Washington state who is raped, and the other follows two Colorado detectives trying to catch the same rapist. In the opening scenes, viewers are plunged into the aftermath of Marie’s rape. At first, she has to recount her story to just one police officer. She shares, with excruciating detail, how a man broke into her home, blindfolded her, tied her up and raped her repeatedly. Marie is shaky in her retelling but is supported by those around her. It isn’t until the second, third and fourth retelling that things begin to change. In moments of confusion and vulnerability, Marie begins to change certain details of her story. She once said that she untied herself and then called for help, but then she begins to report that she dialed for help using her toes. From the beginning, it is clear to

viewers that Marie is telling the truth about her rape, but to the people around her, there is less certainty. The police are the first people to doubt her story, but eventually, her friends and previous foster moms do too. There is so much doubt surrounding her accounts that Marie ends up telling the police she made the whole thing up. As Marie’s life begins to unravel, viewers are transported to the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, where detectives Grace Rasmussen (Toni Collette) and Karen Duvall (Merritt Wever) realize there is a serial rapist on the loose in their area. In search of the rapist, the detectives interview multiple victims who have a variety of reactions to what’s happened to them. At their core, detectives Rasmussen and Duvall are the antithesis of the detectives that Marie encounters. They are empathetic, hardworking and truly care about the victims they meet. Where Marie’s story can cause viewers to lose hope in the justice system, detectives Rasmussen and Duvall can revive that hope. Eventually, detectives Rasmussen and Duvall catch the serial rapist who was on the loose in Colorado, and in turn, validate Marie’s story. For the first time, Marie is believed. There are many things great about “Unbelievable.” The most obvious is the phenomenal acting of Collette, Wever and Dever, all who play their characters with raw and passionate energy. There is also the satisfaction that viewers get when Marie is finally believed and compensated for the sloppiness of the detectives who dealt with her case. More important than all those factors, though, is the humanity of the show. While not every police officer viewers meet does his or

Netflix series “Unbelievable”, starring Kaitlyn Dever and Toni Collette, was released on September 13, 2019. | COURTESY OF IMDB

her job correctly, the core team of detectives in the show are in the profession for the right reasons. They listen empathetically to the victims they encounter and treat them

with the respect they deserve. Most importantly, they believe women. Edited by Joe Cross jcross@themaneater.com






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Columbia locals, visitors gather for intimate live performance from mystery artists With secret locations, mystery artists and ticket sales only available after an application process for their intimate gigs, Sofar Sounds is curating a new kind of concert experience for Columbia. TONY MADDEN Reporter In the backyard of a small, orange house on an otherwise quiet street in East Campus, music lovers from near and far gathered for an intimate gig of three mystery musicians. Just days before, audience members had no idea or indication of where the performance would take place. This was the eighth show for Columbia’s chapter of Sofar Sounds, an organization in 441 cities around the world that curates unique and captivating live music experiences. St. Louis singer-songwriter Joey Ferber, also a member of the band LOOPRAT, opened the Friday night show with four original songs reminiscent of his upbringing around jazz and bluegrass musical influences. Just hours before the show, Ferber released the music video for his latest single “Break Loose” featuring Ruqqiyah. While this was Ferber’s first Sofar Columbia performance, he has played Sofar shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Kentucky and Denver. “Sofar, no matter where you go has a vibe that has continuity, no matter what city,” Ferber said. “It’s always very supportive. People are always friendly and want to come up and talk to you.” Kansas City’s Clinton Wesley Hale performed next, playing a set of three unreleased songs from his upcoming album “Don’t look back,” and one song he released on an EP last year titled “If Paris Falls.” Hale enchanted the Sofar Columbia

audience with precise acoustic guitar-picking and spirited, earthy vocals. While his album “Don’t look back” will not be released until Oct. 31, signed advance copies were available for sale to Sofar attendees on Friday night. Nashville, Tennessee, native Merry Ellen Kirk wrapped up the show with a set of soft, intimate piano ballads. Kirk showed off her pop-centric sound inspired by artists like Christina Perri, Ingrid Michaelson, Tori Amos and Imogen Heap. Kirk was perhaps the most well-seasoned musician of the evening, with a decade tenure as a musician under her belt. Her songs have been featured in TV shows like “90210” and “Jane by Design,” as well as advertisements for companies like Vogue, The North Face and The Salvation Army. A hush fell over the backyard crowd on Friday evening as crickets chirped and Kirk sang deep-cut lyrics from her song “How to Find the Way Back Home.” “Whenever trouble should find you, I pray that this song would remind you to never let go. Wherever you roam, there’s always a way back home,” Kirk sings in the final track from her 2015 album “We Are the Dreamers.” Sofar, an acronym for “Songs From A Room,” has been curating performances like Friday’s since 2009, when the organization’s founder Rafe Offer gathered eight friends in his London flat for a drink and live music. Now, those who are interested in attending Sofar performances apply for tickets online, and wait to hear back via email whether or not they have been invited. “You don’t know the venue until two days before, and you don’t know the artist until you show up,” Andrea Jackson, Sofar Columbia team ambassador, said. While Sofar has helped local musicians from all over thrive, more mainstream artists like Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bastille and Leon Bridges have appeared at Sofar events. “We are putting on intimate shows once a month

featuring three artists — local, global, regional — in small spaces that are not concert settings,” Erika Skaggs, Sofar Columbia city curator, said. Sofar Sounds makes a point to adamantly distinguish their gigs from traditional concert settings. Where a concert may be held in bar or an amphitheater, a Sofar gig may be held in a retail space or suburban backyard. Where concert crowds may be too loud or disruptive during a musician’s set, the small audience of a Sofar gig promises a calmer, more raw and genuine live music experience. MU student Sewit Belete is a testament to how widespread Sofar has become since its creation 10 years ago. While in attendance on Friday evening, she told the story of a Sofar gig she attended in Santiago, Chile, while studying abroad. “My favorite thing about [Sofar] is how I can go by myself and still feel super connected and close with the artists and the people I’m experiencing the show with,” Belete said. “I’ve only attended Sofar Sounds by myself and every time I’ve always met incredible people.” Self-proclaimed music lovers Bill and Eileen Hennessy were also in attendance at Friday’s Sofar gig. Hailing from New York and Florida respectively, the couple has made a hobby out of travelling the country to attend various Sofar events. The couple, who have been staying in Columbia for the past few months, are routinely impressed with the music scene the city has to offer. “We get a crowd in New York, but this is really something,” Eileen Hennessy said. Sofar Sounds Columbia hosts gigs once a month, each time in a different mystery location. Two upcoming shows are scheduled for Oct. 19 and Nov. 9, and applications for tickets can be found at sofarsounds.com/columbia-mo. Edited by Janae McKenzie jmckenzie@themaneater.com

Audience members trickle into Sofar Sounds Columbia’s September gig as performer Joey Ferber prepares his set. | PHOTO BY REPORTER TONY MADDEN


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Review Roundup: JPEGMAFIA, Charli XCX, (Sandy) Alex G Mini-reviews for three of September’s biggest albums.

The way Charli balances her bold stylistic choices is an incredible achievement for an artist already hailed as one of pop’s saving


JPEGMAFIA - “All My Heroes Are Cornballs” I really wanted to like this more than I do, but the problems I had with JPEGMAFIA’s 2018 album “Veteran” remain. Don’t get me wrong, both “Veteran” and “All My Heroes Are Cornballs” are great albums (especially “Veteran,” which is probably the best hip-hop album of 2018). Unfortunately, though, they suffer from the same issue — they are full of half-baked ideas. At least on “Veteran” I feel like I could give him a pass because it was a foray into a new direction for JPEG. “Veteran” was the true definition of an experimental album: he was throwing ideas at the wall and seeing what stuck. On “All My Heroes Are Cornballs,” it feels like he ignored what he learned from “Veteran,” and created something just as underdeveloped. I guess what I’m saying is I want him to make a super cohesive album that isn’t all over the place for once. Sure, his unpredictability is part of the appeal, but can you imagine an

graces. From the catchy electropop beat on songs like “1999” to the glacial bubblegum bass of tracks like “2099,” Charli creates an album that is filled with splendor at every turn. “Charli” serves to fully proclaim Charli XCX as one of the decade’s best pop stars, a title for which she was already on the shortlist.

(Sandy) Alex G - “House of Sugar”

JPEGMAFIA: JPEGMAFIA’s new album, “All My Heroes Are Cornballs,” was released on September 13, 2019. | COURTESY OF APPLE MUSIC

Most of (Sandy) Alex G’s new record showcases his incredible knack for melody, but the middle of the album feels a bit too desolate and incomplete to fully win me over. The album’s first four tracks live up to the expectations set by the immaculate singles for this record, which were almost perfect across the board. “Gretel,” for example, is a dream pop masterpiece. Once the record hits “Taking,” things begin to take a repetitive and unfinished turn. Compared to the excellence of the first four tracks, “Taking” and “Project 2” are too tedious, and “Bad Man” just doesn’t do much for me despite its admittedly solid vocal

Charli XCX: Charli XCX’s new album, “Charli,” was released on September 13, 2019. | COURTESY OF APPLE MUSIC

melody. Everything





airtight, fully fleshed-out release from him?

“Sugar,” a dark neo-psychedelic track with

It would be incredible.

a menacing piano sprinkled throughout and

Either way, it’s JPEGMAFIA. It’s still

odd robotic vocals. The songs from “Sugar”

mostly great anyways. His attempt at adding

forward are far more developed than those

more melodic singing to his songs work

in the middle of the tracklist. The album’s

wonderfully and the insane, mind-melting

closer, “SugarHouse - Live,” may seem like

production he’s known for is still there. If

an odd inclusion, but the live version just

you liked “Veteran” like I did, you’ll like this.

adds more warmth to the already cozy tune. “House of Sugar” is a solid album with

Charli XCX - “Charli” Charli XCX’s “Charli” is bubblegum bass at its most accessible, but don’t let that push you away. “Charli” is a poptimist masterpiece.

incredible highlights, even if it’s not perfect all the way through. Edited by Joe Cross jcross@gmail.com

Sandy Alex G: (Sandy) Alex G’s new album, “House of Sugar,” was released on September 13, 2019. | COURTESY OF APPLE MUSIC


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Column: The issue with American exceptionalism The concept of American exceptionalism is archaic and noninclusive ELIZABETH OKOSUN Opinion Columnist Elizabeth Okosun is a sophomore journalism student at MU. She is an opinion columnist who writes about social issues. From the creation of the U.S. until now, this nation’s citizens have been prideful of their country: from almost everything imaginable being sold with an American flag design to songs dedicated to one’s pride in their nationality. As much as there is nothing wrong with patriotism for one’s country, the concept of American exceptionalism is taking things a bit too far, and can even be damaging. In simple terms, American exceptionalism is the belief that the United States is one of the best countries in the world. This ideology goes a step further than patriotism to argue that the U.S. is, in fact, superior to the rest of the world. Although no one can really agree on how the term came to fruition, one thing is true: it represents a time in our country’s past that shouldn’t be celebrated. When French historian Alexis de Tocqueville called America “exceptional” in 1830, the country was far from that term. At this time, married women had no autonomy or choice and black people were barely considered human beings. Not even all white men could vote at this point in time. This blatant imbalance of power proves that America’s past was nowhere near exceptional; but what about the current state of America? It’s easy to say that the U.S. has been taking strides to undo the discrimination of the past through laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but honestly, these are the things they should have been doing in the first place. Even then, there is still a long way to go in terms of equality for all marginalized individuals. Women are still not paid the same amount for equal work and voter suppression continues to exist across the U.S.

Again movement propelled by Donald Trump and the general refusal of confronting past issues by the U.S. education system. How can America be the greatest country in the world when it can’t reckon with its past and ignores the problems of the present? Racism is still a prevalent issue in the U.S. that “exceptionalism” seems to ignore. People of color have existed in this country for several centuries, yet they are still disproportionately facing poverty compared to their white counterparts. Young black people pursue higher education at much lower rates than white people. Even when they do have the opportunity to go to college, they are faced with harassment and the threat of hate crimes, which has steadily been rising at an exceptional rate. Across the country, and even here at MU, students of color are made to feel threatened on their own campuses. The discrimination black people face in this country is rooted in slavery. Some historians agree that reparations for the descendants of enslaved people are important in order to ensure that black people are on a level of equity with white people, yet certain white politicians such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell don’t seem to think that righting the wrongs of the past that still guide the present state of Black America is a relevant issue. Politicians’ refusal to understand the plight of their ethnic constituents is only a glimpse of the U.S.’s penchant for racism. Selective exceptionalism doesn’t just harm people of color; it targets women as well. The U.S. is the only developed nation to not require paid maternity leave for new mothers. First world nations and even some undeveloped nations require workplaces to provide paid maternity leave. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa, which this nation’s leader has insulted in the past, have some form of required paid maternity leave. The U.S. does not.


great our nation is. Yet, when it comes to actual veterans, the problem of veteran homelessness is still a prevalent issue. Here in Columbia, Welcome Home: A Community for Veterans is a nonprofit focused on fighting the battle of veteran homelessness in Columbia, which has increased in the past few years. But what is the federal government doing to fight nationwide vet homelessness? About 40,000 veterans are still experiencing homelessness. What kind of exceptional country has not eliminated a problem that plagues the very people who put their lives on the line to defend their freedoms? Clearly, this ideology of exceptionalism benefits only those who do not experience the racial, gendered and socioeconomic discrimination of society. The concept of exceptionalism is an outdated one; a number of marginalized groups are not given the same opportunity to rise up and lead exceptional lives. Rather, this idea of American

In the Columbia Daily Tribune, Wendy Doyle,

exceptionalism is still being used to uphold the

president of the Women’s Foundation, argued that

idea that only privileged people contribute to

Missouri legislators should make paid maternity

making this country what it is.

leave the defining issue of 2019. However, the

If we really want to move towards a more

Missouri state government still does not have a

progressive country, we must leave behind the

law requiring employers to provide paid leave for

belief of exceptionalism that is a thinly veiled

their employees.

erasure of the sins of the past.

However, the idea of American exceptionalism

When it comes to exceptionalism, Americans

lives on. It’s prominent in the Make America Great

typically hail our military as an example of how

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Column: If you’re old enough to be $20,000 in debt, you’re old enough to be called an adult In college, it’s difficult to navigate the complicated waters of adulthood. Depending on maturity levels, each person’s perception of adulthood is different from the next. SOFI ZEMAN

Opinion Columnist

Sofi Zeman is a first-year journalism major at MU. She is an opinion columnist who writes about interpersonal growth and interaction. The second Pomp and Circumstance was blared

over the loudspeaker of your small-town high school and the instant you enrolled in the college of your choice, it happened to all of us. After four

long years of high school, we’re finally here. We’ve

grown up. At least, that’s what everyone continues to say. We’ve packed our bags and moved out of

the house in pursuit of higher education. So, now is the time. We have officially entered adulthood, right?

Wrong. While this concept may have been

widely viewed as the truth in past generations, it

is not the case today. Yes, we have all moved on to

the next phase in our lives, but many would argue that this does not necessarily define adulthood. So, what does? Does being in college make us adults,

or are we something just short of that? In the eyes of the law, every person who is 18 years or older

is classified as an adult. We can vote and be tried to the fullest extent of the law in a legal manner, neither of which seem to be a matter that a child

would deal with. Yet there is so much that goes

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into adulthood that has nothing to do with age.

A primary reason that many cannot seem to

identify as “grown-ups” is a lack of financial independence. As college students, some of us are making our way through these next few years with

some financial help. Some would argue that having

this parental safety net ties 20-somethings down to

stay home longer and move out of the house later in life. This state of financial comfort can lead to

a young adult’s regression into the “high school living” mentality, where this financial cushion

is not being used as a tool to make a career and living. Instead, it is being taken advantage of and wasted on counterproductive matters. Rather than choosing to find a stable job or save up for the

future, some “adults” opt to allow their guardians to support them entirely, beyond an appropriate

time frame. However, there is a major difference

between using the resources you have and wasting them away. Understanding this distinction plays

an important role in defining adulthood. Needing

help to fund your education does not reduce you to a child. College is expensive. Believe it or not, there are very few who can pay for it all on their

own. However, an important part of growing up is finding some sort of financial responsibility along

serious decisions by themselves, decisions that can have major impacts. This sounds like a real-world dilemma. Others have argued that college students aren’t adults because some simply do not know what they’re doing. It’s been said before, and sure to be said again, that we are all destined to find our own path in life. Whether you agree with this mantra or not, college is commonly known as the place people go to find out who and what they want to be. Although, in many cases, it takes some time to get there. Not having our futures all figured out can make us view ourselves and our peers through an immature lens. Then again, why has having a path become a necessity in being taken seriously? There are countless people well beyond our years that don’t have the slightest clue of what they want to be. It’s entirely understandable to not have everything in life perfectly lined up because there are few adults that are allowed this luxury. Finding a purpose isn’t a matter of adulthood, it’s a matter of life. It’s clear that most college students don’t have a perfect career lined up for them in the near future, or have exactly what they want to do figured out

the way.

but this does not mean they aren’t approaching

safety nets. It’s true, there are things that college

to figure out the basic building blocks of growing

in the real world deal with daily. Many of us aren’t

there that have been forced to grow up a lot faster

anyone. Getting fired from a job means a lot less

So, what exactly defines adulthood? Everyone

The concept of being a student forms its own

adulthood. There are countless students still trying

students don’t have to worry about that people out

up. Yet, maturity levels vary. There are people out

obligated to pay for our own insurance or support

than others, which can make all the difference.

to many of us than it does to people older than

has a different perception of this and how it

own lives. We’ve left home and we’re beginning

this is, it’s definitely well past childhood.

us. However, we experience major stressors in our

to establish ourselves in the world. In this next part of life, students will have to begin making

applies to college students. Well, whatever phase Edited by Bryce Kolk bkolk@themaneater.com

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Odom, Missouri grab first win over South Carolina since 2015 The Tigers scored two touchdowns on both offense and defense to earn a 34-14 win over the Gamecocks. EMILY LEIKER

Sports Editor

As South Carolina was preparing to end a 14-play, 72-yard drive with its third offensive touchdown of the game and second of the third quarter, Ronnell Perkins intercepted freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski instead. “I looked right at [Hilinski],” Perkins said. “He looked me right in the eyes and he threw it right to my chest.” The redshirt senior had 100 yards of clear field ahead of him as he took the ball to the house, resulting in the longest interception return in Missouri history. The scoring play was the second for Missouri in a strong third quarter, with senior Kelly Bryant connecting with sophomore Tyler Badie for a 21-yard touchdown on its first drive. It was an answer to a 75-yard South Carolina touchdown on the first play of the half where Hilinski found senior Bryan Edwards for the longest completion of the game. Missouri’s (3-1, 1-0) 34-14 win over South Carolina (2-2, 0-1) was its first since coach Barry Odom took the reigns in 2016. In the last three seasons, the Tigers have lost to the Gamecocks 21-31, 13-31 and 35-37. “It’s great,” Odom said about the win. “I’m happy for our kids. We won it in ‘15, and then we haven’t the last couple years, so big for our guys. Big for our seniors.” It was also the third straight game where

Redshirt senior Ronnell Perkins runs downfield after intercepting South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski's pass in Missouri's end zone. The 100-yard interception return is now the longest in school history. | PHOTO BY MADELINE CARTER

Missouri has scored on defense, though Perkins’ interception return wasn’t the first defensive touchdown of the afternoon. South Carolina’s defense had a big stop on Missouri’s second drive of the game, forcing a turnover on downs after four unsuccessful rushing attempts from the 2 yard line by the Tigers. On fourth, sophomore Kingsley Enagbare tackled Bryant in the backfield for a loss of six yards.

On the second play of the ensuing drive, a penalty was called for an illegal forward pass — two of them — on Hilinski. His original pass was batted back to him, and he proceeded to drop it backwards into the end zone, where senior linebacker Cale Garrett dove for it. “There’s a reason why defensively every time in

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Missouri earns hard fought draw to open SEC play The Tigers had previously been 7-0 in SEC openers before ending Friday night in an overtime tie. IAN LAIRD


After battling through a game that saw Ole Miss (6-2-1, 0-0-1 SEC) hit the frame of the goal several times and have another apparent goal not given in overtime, Missouri (6-2-1, 0-0-1 SEC) managed to force a draw against the Rebels in its SEC opener. Throughout the early moments of the first half, each side created several chances, but through strong goalkeeping from both Missouri’s redshirt freshman Peyton Bauman and Ole Miss’ Ashley Orkus neither team was able to find a breakthrough early on. Gradually throughout the first half, Ole Miss started to control the game more. It really started to put on the pressure in the 19th minute when junior Channing Foster unleashed a shot from 25 yards out that rocketed off the crossbar. Minutes later, the Rebels had a better chance as a cross made its way across the face of the Tiger net toward junior Madisyn Pezzino. With the entire face of the goal wide open, junior Momola Adesanmi made a last ditch sliding tackle to deflect the ball up and over the bar and preserve the 0-0 score.

Then, in the 41st minute, it was freshman Jenna Kemp’s turn to rattle the woodwork as her shot, following a nifty overhead flick from Pezzino, beat everything but the crossbar. Ole Miss would finally find a breakthrough with just under 30 seconds remaining in the half when junior Molly Martin picked up the ball just outside the eighteen and dribbled past a couple of Tiger defenders before finishing low into the bottom right corner. The start of the second half saw Ole Miss keep its foot on the gas as sophomore Maddy Houghton hit the crossbar for a third time just three minutes into the half. Next, the Rebels would see a shot come off the post in the 72nd minute as Pezzino dragged her shot across the face of goal only to see it come back off the far post to prevent Ole Miss from doubling its lead. The inability to find the crucial second goal would come back to bite Ole Miss as sophomore Blythe Beldner managed to get on the end of junior Lindsey Whitmore’s cross in the 77th minute to draw Missouri level. The goal is the first of the sophomore forward’s career and also brought Missouri’s goal total to 17 on the season, already one more than the amount it scored all of last season. Missouri would have to survive a late scare though as Bauman was forced to make another save down to her right to prevent Pezzino from scoring a

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Missouri defense scores twice, beats South Carolina in conference opener

Missouri players celebrate on the sideline folllowing a review confirming Cale Garrett’s fumble-recovery touchdown. The senior linebacker has scored in back-to-back games. | PHOTO BY MADELINE CARTER

The Tiger defense has

him, resulting in a fumble. Garrett,

Perkins said. “We’ve emphasized

he has seen out of junior safeties

recorded touchdowns in

the only one who seemed to know

turnovers every week. Coach [Barry]

Tyree Gillespie and Joshuah Bledsoe.

the ball was still live, scooped it up

Odom emphasized that if we win the

for the score giving Missouri an early

turnover margin, we win the game.”

three consecutive games. MAX BAKER Senior Staff Writer

Senior linebacker Cale Garrett had never scored a touchdown before taking a pick-six into the end zone

7-0 lead.

Not only have they recorded a





and [defensive coordinator Ryan Walters] has coached them really

“Anytime there’s a ball on the

takeaway in each of the last three

ground, we go and pick it up,”

games, the Tiger defense has scored

Garrett said. “You never know when

in three consecutive games. That is

something is going to go in your

the longest streak for Missouri since

they’ve played the last couple weeks

favor like this.”


and now we need more.”

aggressively,” Odom said. “We count on them playing being the way

Garrett wasn’t the only Tiger

“Anytime, the defense can get

The defense has started strong in

defender to score that day. With

a takeaway and put points on the

every game this season. The Tigers

South Carolina driving in the red

board, that’s huge for momentum

He got his second on Saturday.

zone trailing 24-14, redshirt senior

and confidence,” Garrett said.

The captain recovered a loose

Ronnell Perkins intercepted Hilinski’s

Since returning home, the Tiger

football lying in the endzone on a

pass and returned it 100 yards to

defense has been superb. It has only

wild play in the first quarter. South

score. The play sealed Missouri’s first

allowed 86 yards on the ground and

Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski’s

SEC win of the year.

is allowing seven points per game at

against Southeast Missouri State last weekend.

pass was batted back to him and he

“I’m just always trying to come

nonchalantly threw the ball behind

in and make plays for the team,”

Memorial Stadium. Odom mentioned the improvement

have yet to allow a point in the first quarter of a game so far. Missouri will look to continue its recent success against Troy on Oct. 5. after a bye week. Edited by Wilson Moore wmoore@themaneater.com

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practice that the ball’s on the ground, we got


Missouri to its final lead of 34-14.

four guys and everybody that’s around it goes

Both teams struggled to establish the ground game. After rushing for 145

[to] scoop it up,” Odom said. “Because you

yards against Southeast Missouri, junior Larry Rountree III had just 88 yards

never know if it’s a backwards pass.”

Upon review, the play was deemed a fumble and Garrett’s recovery put Missouri on the board, giving it an early and unexpected lead. “I was kinda nervous because the call on the field was intentional grounding or something like that,” Garrett said of the original call. The first half was defense-heavy for both teams.

against South Carolina, while Badie accumulated 18. Bryant was the second leading rusher behind Rountree with 77 yards, although he led for much of the game. On the Gamecock side of the ball, three of the teams’ five rushers — including Hilinski — logged negative yards. South Carolina finished with just 16 yards after averaging 252 in its last three games.

Junior Aaron Sterling forced a Badie fumble at the 29-yard line in the first

Between Hilinski and Dakereon Joyner though, the Gamecocks managed

quarter to give the Gamecocks their first scoring opportunity four plays later

to rack up more passing yards than Bryant, who finished with 227. Hilinski

when redshirt junior Parker White came onto the field to attempt a 50-yard

had 166 on 13 completions.

field goal. It sailed wide right, giving Missouri fans the botched kick by

Missouri will have a week off next Saturday for its first bye week of the

White they had hoped for during last year’s game, but at a much less crucial

season. It’s the first season the Southeastern Conference is trying out two bye


weeks for each team. The second will be on Nov. 2 before the Tigers travel

South Carolina finally found the end zone in the second quarter after an interception and 21-yard return by D.J. Wonnum set up a 1-yard touchdown rush on the following down by senior Rico Dowdle.

to Athens, Georgia. “Now we’re into a bye week, which we need from a health standpoint,” Odom said. “And we need it preparation-wise ... We’re going to use it just

Missouri responded with an offensive touchdown of its own after the teams

like a game week. Sunday and Monday will be exactly the same and then

exchanged punts. Bryant found junior Albert Okwuegbunam open on the

we’re gonna get back to work on our next opponent, who I think is really

right side for a 3-yard reception, their first connection of the game.


The only other offensive scoring play of the first half came from senior Tucker McCann, who cleared a 47-yard field goal after a nine minute scoring

When it resumes play on Oct. 5, Missouri will remain at home as it takes on Troy.

drought for both teams between the first and second quarters. McCann had

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a second, 25-yard field goal near the start of the fourth quarter to extend



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late winner in the 83rd minute. Bauman’s save took the game into overtime. In the first overtime period, the Tigers would benefit from a bit of luck.

In the 95th minute, it appeared as if Foster had scored. The referee signaled to play on, though the ball was shown to have fully crossed the line in replays the decision could not be overturned due to a lack of goal line technology and the decision earlier this year to not implement Video Assistant Referee into league play.

Whitmore found herself in a one on one against Orkus down at the other end of the field but failed to get a shot by the goalkeeper allowing Orkus to keep the score level at 1-1. The rest of the first period of overtime would pass rather uneventfully as would much of the second period, but in the 108th minute Missouri would survive one last scare as Foster would hit the crossbar yet again. The draw preserves Missouri’s undefeated record in SEC openers, but it is the first time that it has failed to win the opening match of conference play having previously gone 7-0 in those matches. “A point is a point,” coach Bryan Blitz said in a press release. “When you get to SEC play, it turns into a math equation. We’ll take however many points we get, especially one on the road.” Edited by Emily Leiker eleiker@themaneater.com

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