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FEATURE STIs are on the rise, but financial barriers and personal fears prevent some from seeking treatment. Two MU students recount their experiences, expanding on why there’s such a lack of conversation around testing. PAGE 8 NEWS & INSIGHT Happy 200th, CoMo. Planning for three years of bicentennial celebrations has begun, so we reflect on the past two centuries. PAGE 4 THE SCENE The diving board’s your runway this season, so make waves in these swimsuit trends recommended by local fashionistas. PAGE 5 Have your taste buds been ragin’ for some cajun? Take a bite out of New Orleans with The Quarry’s Spicy Garlic Shrimp Po’Boy. PAGE 6 ARTS & BOOKS Stop wine-ing about being overwhelmed at the grocery store. Understanding wine labels could help your purchase decisions. PAGE 7 MUSIC Like father, like son. Modern saxophonist Chico Freeman celebrates the life of his musical legend father with the dedication of a memorial library. PAGE 14

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT Sometimes the fewer words, the better. Put your headphones in, and tune out the world with these minimal-lyric concentration songs. MEET YOUR MATCHA The newest craze is to ditch java for matcha. Stay trendy and healthy with our DIY recipe for making the tea at home. TRUE OR FALSE? WE MISS T/F ALREADY The post-fest struggle is real. While you’re yearning for True/False 2019, watch these Netflix films we’ve chosen based on favorites from this year’s festival.


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A lot of us have been affected by STIs in some way, whether we’ve had one or someone close to us has. And they really suck. Not only do you have to go through the discomfort and the treatment process, but it might also mean you have to contact some partners you haven’t seen or heard from in years. This week’s feature (Page 8) terrified me the first time I read it. I didn’t know you could have STIs such as chlamydia for years before you knew you even had them, and I definitely didn’t know you could become infertile because of it. In these pages, you’ll find the stories of two women, Alissa and Emily, who share their experiences with STIs. It’s often easy to think of the infections as being temporary: You contract it, treat it and are rid of it forever. But the women in this story have endured much more than simply treating a temporary problem. These five pages are about expanding the conversation on STIs and showing the necessity of testing and education. So if you’re freaked out like I am after reading Alissa and Emily’s stories, the MU Student Center’s Get Yourself Tested event is in April, and doctors’ offices provide testing year-round.

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WHAT’S GOING ON WITH GREITENS After Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted last month for an invasion of privacy charge, March isn’t getting any better for him. Here’s what’s next for the governor: • • •

It’s National Proofreading Day. For all the grammar geeks such as us here at Vox, celebrate by editing that paper you’ve been avoiding. If it takes more than one day, don’t worry. National Day of Unplugging begins at sundown on March 9, so use your 24 hours away from electronics to break out that pencil and paper. It’s just comma sense.

House Speaker Todd Richardson formed a Missouri House committee to investigate the charges. They are expected to make a decision in April. Greitens’ supporters created a nonprofit called the ERG Defense Fund to aid Greitens in his legal defense. Preparation for a possible criminal trial is underway, with a judge calling for a pool of 160 potential jurors.


American Idol is back,


After a two-season long-cancellation, the show is back and better than ever — or so they say. Here are some major changes to expect in the 16th season, which airs on Sunday: New judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan A new set: Based on a tweet from the show, the set has a second balcony, and the judging table is no longer front and center. Better auditions: Gone are the days of William Hung. According to showrunner Trish Kinane, American Idol will only feature worthy competitors, even during the audition episodes.

On Sunday, men’s college basketball will march into madness with the bracket announcement for the NCAA Tournament, and experts are buzzing about how the teams — including the Missouri Tigers — will stack up. But, it’s not just the Tiger men who will take the court. As of Wednesday, ESPN’s Charlie Creme predicts the Mizzou women will be No. 5 in the Lexington Region when the bracket for the women’s tournament is announced Monday. Before you fill out your brackets for the men’s tournament, check out how these experts have the Tiger men stacking up as of Wednesday: • • •

Joe Lunardi of ESPN: No. 8 in South Region; first game against Butler Jerry Palm of CBS Sports: No. 8 in the East Region; first game against North Carolina State Michael Beller of Sports Illustrated: No. 8 in the East Region; first game against the University of Texas

Pi Day

We salute the pie of America

15% apple Well then, let them eat cake

23% chocolate

Chocolate-lovers unite

15% don’t like it 23% pecan

For those Southern belles who love Grandma’s cooking

24% other

Honorable mentions: French silk, Boston cream pie and strawberry rhubarb

Wednesday is the day both mathematicians and bakers anticipate — Pi Day. It’s time to take action: call your mom (or dad) for that special recipe, or if you’re not into baking, make a stop at Peggy Jean’s Pies. Need a flavor? Here are Vox’s favorite pie picks.

WHO RUN THE WORLD? Today is International Women’s Day, so we’d like to use this as an opportunity to remind you that girls do in fact run the world. Please take time to thank the women in your life and tell them you love them today and always. Some ways to celebrate the women of Columbia: Keynote address by Stephanie Shonekan Today, 7:30 p.m., Bixby Lecture Hall at Columbia College, Free Women’s Poetry Night at the Women’s Center Wednesday, 6 p.m., lower level of the Student Center, Free Women’s Leadership Conference March 17, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Tiger Hotel, $25

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Two centuries of Columbia

Commemorate the city’s 200th birthday with these historic highlights BY DRU BERRY For Columbia’s milestone birthday, the Columbia City Council plans to throw it a party. Mayor Brian Treece announced members of a bicentennial task force in late February whose goal is to plan three years of celebrations to mark the founding of Smithton and its renaming as Columbia. Here are just some of the notable events from Columbia’s years of firsts, history and change.

1818 A group from the Smithton Land Company in Kentucky settles near today’s Columbia Public Library and names the new settlement Smithton.

1821 Three years after Smithton was established, the settlers relocate east across the Flat Branch Creek after struggling to find water. The new settlement is named Columbia. However, the city’s original moniker lives on through Smithton Middle School, the Smithton Ridge neighborhood and various apartment complexes.

1899 Mrs. Philip N. Moore founds The Tuesday Club, which is still in existence today. The club gives women the chance to study and discuss subjects of interest, including local issues. In 1914, the club leads the charge for a library and donates 44 books from members’ homes. It also founds Missouri Girls Town, which provides housing, care and counseling for young women.

September 1908 The Missouri School of Journalism, the first of its kind in the world, is founded by Walter Williams. To this day, the school is ranked as one of the best in the country.

August 2017 More than 8,000 people flock to Columbia from out of town as a total solar eclipse crosses the state of Missouri. The city is plunged into darkness for 2 minutes and 37 seconds. 4


1884 Booches Billiard Hall, which now stands as the oldest pool hall in Columbia, opens. In 2017, Sports Illustrated lists Booches’ burgers as the 14th best college-town meal in the U.S.

1839 Boone County residents pledge $117,921 in cash and land to win a bid among six Missouri counties and establish the University of Missouri. It becomes the first public university founded west of the Mississippi River.

August 1862 A year into the Civil War, Confederate Col. Lewis Merrill threatens to burn down Columbia. Robert L. Todd, valedictorian of MU’s first graduating class and university curator, stops him. Todd has influence as the first cousin of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. When Merrill changes his threat to closing the Columbia colleges, Todd enlists the help of President Lincoln. Lincoln responds with a letter to Todd telling him he won’t allow it.

Oct. 4, 1864 The first “Tigers” come to Columbia. The home guard unit, nicknamed the Fighting Tigers, is in charge of preventing notorious Confederate bushwhackers from burning and looting Columbia. These Tigers organize and build a blockhouse, a small military fort called the Tigers’ Den, which was located on the corner of Eighth Street and Broadway.

September 1954 After the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Lota Dunham, Clara Ballinger, Jo Ann Graves, Inez Graves, Mildred Johnson and Marva Jo Brown become the first black students to attend Hickman High School. Before this, black students could only attend the Frederick Douglass School.

1985 Hot dog, hot dog. The Oscar Mayer Co. opens a plant in Columbia, the only Oscar Mayer plant to produce solely hot dogs. The plant currently has 482 employees and produced about 161 million pounds of hot dogs in 2017. Oscar Mayer is one of the city’s leading industrial employers and donates about 60,000 hot dogs annually to the Central Missouri Food Bank.

February 2004 True/False Film Fest begins. The documentary film fest has grown to sell over 45,000 tickets each year, bringing in viewers and films from all over the world. ILLUSTRATIONS BY TONG LI


Poolside style guide That yellow polka-dot bikini will be back in style this season along with these other beachin’ must-haves BY AMBER CAMPBELL Swimsuit season will be here before you know it, and even sooner if you’re headed somewhere hot for vacation. Luckily, local clothing experts know what you should be wearing poolside in 2018. If you’re a fan of the one-piece, don’t worry; the timeless suit is expected to maintain its staying power, but this year’s version comes with a twist. Color-blocking and patterns are expected to be trending, and athleisure will make a big splash as well. Let’s dive in.

Bold colors and patterns

2018 will be the year for patterns and bold colors, such as neon and even metallics, says Nickie Davis, owner of the downtown clothing store Muse. She says swimsuits will feature fruit and marbled patterns, especially. “We’re more willing to play with colors in swimsuits than we are in our everyday wardrobe,” says Maggie Holper, an assistant

professor of fashion marketing and management at Stephens College and the patternmaker for the women’s swimsuit company Summersalt. The “matchy-matchy” suits of past seasons are less in style, Holper says. Color-blocking, the pairing of complementary colors, those opposite each other on the color wheel, coincides with the bold-pattern theme and will be featured on both men’s and women’s suits this year. Currently, Muse features vintage color-blocked Tommy Hilfiger men’s swim shorts in the classic red, white and blue. “Red is having a moment,” says Lindsay Beliles, a manager at Britches.


This year, Holper expects to see more swimsuits that are designed to be worn as activewear. Athleisure swimsuits are missing the hardware that marks many other swimsuit styles, such as adjustable bra-type straps or back hooks. Rather, these suits are inspired by sports bras, leggings and yoga clothing. “We are unlikely to go back to the Victoria Secret push-up bikini anytime

soon,” Holper writes in an email. Men’s swimwear is inherently more conducive to activity. Davis says classic knee-length board shorts will remain a trend as well as the shorter short inspired by European swimwear.


In 2018, the one-piece will endure, Beliles says. But she says this year’s one-piece will be more “scandalous.” One-pieces are expected to feature cutouts, showing off more skin than the traditional one-piece suit. Davis echoes this prediction, saying she expects to see risque one-pieces with low backs and plunging necklines. She says she believes the one-piece remained a staple over the past couple seasons because it appeals to more body-conscious people. For those looking for more conservative options, Davis recommends ruched swimsuits or tankinis. Beliles says high-waisted bottoms are another popular alternative to one-pieces.


Take a swim through the past with these centuries-old bathing suit styles


Would you go swimming in wool? If you were born a century earlier, you might have had to. The bathing suits of the past are vastly different from those of today. MU Textile and Apparel Management Professor Jean Parsons explains swimwear’s evolution from the 19th century’s bathing dresses to the mid-1900s, when today’s essential, the bikini, first took hold.

Late 1800s — Bathing dresses are the norm

Swimwear was patterned after women’s dresses. They hit below the knee and were typically made of wool or cotton. Men wore bathing suits that mirrored long underwear.


Slightly shorter and more form-fitting bathing suits, still made of wool, were worn with stockings. Some were sleeveless. The style varied upon geographical region.


Margaret Gorman won the “bathing revue” portion of the first Miss America Pageant during which contestants modeled current swimwear styles.

1920s — The Annette Kellermann-inspired suit arrives


The ’30s brought about lastex, a stretchy fiber that changed the swimsuit industry, though wool remained the standard material through the 1940s. The one-piece tank also emerged.

Swimwear was designed to hit just above the knee, though still made out of wool. Certain brands, such as Jantzen, became popular. The “Annette Kellermann,” a leotard-like suit inspired by the woman who tried to swim the English Channel, was fashionable.


The bikini was invented by French designer Louis Réard. The style was not widely accepted in the U.S. until the 1960s.



1946 — The bikini is born





Spicy Garlic Shrimp Po’boy

New Orleans-inspired casual eatery stakes its claim in downtown CoMo BY MEG CUNNINGHAM Many have wandered by the neon signs that illuminate the sidewalk below Nourish and Gumby’s, but fewer have walked down an elusive set of stairs into The Quarry, a new restaurant with Cajun influences. The small space houses a dining area and a bar with Boulevard and Logboat on tap. A mix of classic rock and country plays quietly over the speakers. This low-key environment is the product of co-owners Mike Pratt and Chris Flood’s imaginations: a simple, easygoing dining experience perfect for socializing. “We wanted it to be a hangout place, a place where people come, feel comfortable, have a few drinks, have some appetizers, share some stuff,” Pratt says. “We want this to be a hangout, not a sit-down vibe.” The menu is filled with hearty New Orleans-style dishes. The owners’

favorite, though, is the $11 Spicy Garlic Shrimp Po’boy, a sandwich stacked high with baked shrimp, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, a remoulade sauce and served with fries or a salad. The shrimp is tossed in a spicy garlic sauce before baking. The classic bread is then piled with the shrimp and a tangy remoulade sauce, which creates what Pratt calls a harmony between lots of flavor and not too much spice. The spicy garlic breading on the shrimp is balanced by the crisp lettuce and tomato. THE QUARRY 1201 E. Broadway Mon.–Sat., 11–12 a.m. 447-7462,

The fries are thick-cut, beer-battered and seasoned. Crunchy, yet not too heavy, they serve as a new twist on a lunch staple.

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The Spicy Garlic Shrimp Po’ Boy is a favorite at new Columbia restaurant, The Quarry. Through its diverse menu, it has become a popular lunch spot.

Pratt recommends pairing the dish with an Abita Amber, a Louisiana classic brew, or with any domestic beer. Following his graduation from MU, Pratt moved to New Orleans, where he acquired his love of Cajun cuisine. After Pratt worked in restaurants downtown such as Quinton’s and CJ’s, he partnered with Flood, who also owns Campus Bar & Grill, to open The Quarry. Pratt and Flood wanted to create a menu that featured pub food but was just different enough to set The Quarry

apart from other casual downtown restaurants, such as Broadway Brewery. The classics are still on the menu; one could order a simple burger or wings. However, the fried oyster plate or crawfish quesadilla offer delectable experiences. Pratt and Flood say they source the food locally, including their staple boudin and andouille, which come from the Culinary Arts Career Center. All of their sauces, spices and dressings are crafted in-house with New Orleans in mind.

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Blending wine with art Wine experts share how label designs interact with consumer behavior BY CHEN CHANG

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when on the hunt for the perfect wine. With hundreds of bottles to choose from, it’s the label that often sways you — whether it’s simple and elegant or colorful and bold. In an increasingly competitive market, the advertising of wine primarily occurs on the shelf. Nielsen’s Beverage Alcohol Category Shopping Fundamentals study found that only 29 percent of consumers know the exact wine brand they intend to buy before entering a store. The remaining 71 percent make their choices in the moment, which forces wine producers to compete for consumers’ attention, often through labels. High-dollar wine consumers tend to be drawn to elegant, scripted and plainer labels, says Marcie Davenport, manager of Rock Bridge Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits. Take, for example, Educated Guess cabernet sauvignon and Franciscan Estate cabernet sauvignon. Both target experienced wine consumers, share the same price and are produced in Napa Valley. But it’s the labels that make the difference, Davenport says. Franciscan’s label displays a minimalistic and elegant design. Educated Guess, on the other hand, shows a cartoonish illustration of a wine chemistry diagram, which Davenport describes as “too graphic” for the seriousness of the wine. According to Davenport, it’s all about forming a connection between the label and consumer. Some consumers might select a label simply if it shares the year of a significant event in their life. Others might choose ones that have a familiar name, she says. Rachel Holman, CEO of Les Bourgeois Vineyards

in Rocheport, says the winery has experimented with its rosé wine label by using colorful text and quirky phrases such as “save water drink rosé” and “stop and smell the rosé” to connect with its millennial customers. “In the past, we probably never would have put these cheeky, fun themes on there,” Holman says. “Whereas the millennials (might think): ‘this is great,’ ‘this is something that I’m used to seeing.’” Davenport says in her experience, she has found labels capture women’s attention more than men’s. Women tend to look for fun and bright labels, she says, while men seem to prefer more conservative, simpler and elegant ones. The success of a wine ultimately comes down to quality. “The label can be great to get initially sold off the shelf, but if it’s not good, people aren’t coming back to buy it,” Davenport says. At Adam Puchta Winery in Hermann, wine labels are designed to correlate with the style of the wine produced, Tim Puchta, president of the winery, writes in an email. Some of the labels show the historical aspect of the winery, while others appear more fun and whimsical. Labels are subjective to each individual, depending on his or her tastes and experiences, Puchta writes. But there’s a difference between attracting customers in a store versus at a winery. “We have the benefit of allowing the consumer to sample the product and make a purchasing decision … compared to a spur of the moment in-store purchase based on the looks of the bottle and label,” Puchta writes. Each year, Les Bourgeois holds a wine label art contest for its Collector’s Series wine. Local artists are invited to submit their art, which is judged by local art and wine enthusiasts. This year, the winery received 231 entries. The three winners were “Fleur’s Moment”

Brie Duey’s “Queen Anne’s Lace” was selected as one of the winners for the Les Bourgeois wine art label contest.

by Arleana Holtzmann, “Raven on Red” by Christian Mouser and “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Brie Duey. “It gives the winning artists a sense of ownership in what we are doing and highlights the similarities between wine and art and how each are interpreted differently by everyone,” Holman says.

Put a label on it Marcie Davenport, manager at Rock Bridge Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits, shares what makes these four labels stand out on the shelf. BY ASHLEY SKOKAN

19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon, $9.99 Its interactive label, using augmented reality, makes 19 Crimes a “recognized label,” Davenport says. Mugshots of British criminals come to life to share their stories when users hover over the label with the Living Wine Labels app.

Claret Cabernet Sauvignon, $17.99 The gold netting and black label helps distinguish Claret as an elegant wine for both male and female consumers. Davenport says red blend isn’t a very popular style of wine, but Claret’s label and packaging help it stand out.


Freakshow Red Blend, $17.99 It’s easy to identify a Freakshow wine by its playful colors and circus-themed labels. Davenport says consumers are attracted to the producer and company’s name, Michael David, because of its reputation for high-quality wine.

The Velvet Devil Merlot, $12.99 Charles Smith Wines is known for its edgy black-and-white labels. The name of the wine, The Velvet Devil, and the prominent pitchfork image attract consumers’ attention, Davenport says.





The rate of chlamydia is on the rise nationwide, increasing 4.7 percent in 2015. Boone County has an even higher rate than the national average. Testing for the infection, however, can be simple.



Unseen. Unknown.

Unprotected. The lack of discussion surrounding STIs has left their consequences misunderstood STORY BY ANNAMARIE HIGLEY PHOTOS BY ANNALIESE NURNBERG AND MADDIE DAVIS

It was the end of summer 2015, and Alissa H.* was feeling antsy as she called her nurse.


She had been told that if the test results were normal, she wouldn’t hear anything. So when she received a voicemail from Morgan — they were on a first-name basis — the day after her STI screening, she knew something was wrong.


Alissa was 19 years old, about to start her sophomore year at the MU, and her boyfriend of nearly two years was the only person with whom she’d had sex.


“I’m sure I don’t have anything,” she told Morgan the previous day when asked during her regular checkup if she wanted to be tested. Despite her outer confidence, she’d heard the rumor about her boyfriend cheating, and she wanted to believe it was a lie, but...


Morgan picked up the phone, and Alissa’s fears were confirmed. She tested positive for chlamydia. After she’d hung up and told her roommate, the only person she could think to tell, the tears came. “I just felt dirty,” Alissa says. “That’s the best way to describe it.” On a college campus, Alissa is not alone in this feeling. STIs, particularly chlamydia, are what Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, an OB-GYN at Boone Hospital, calls “rampant” among this age group. Although responsibility for sexual health falls on those who are sexually active, barriers to getting tested such as stigma, cost and availability can make it difficult. A generational resistance to talking about and tending to sexual health combined with Columbia’s limited testing options might contribute to the spread of STIs. Alissa ended the relationship roughly a year after her diagnosis, a fact that she is not proud of. “I stayed with him, like an idiot.” Now, over two years have passed since her diagnosis, and Alissa is in a relationship once again. “He’s the first boyfriend that everyone has liked,” Alissa says, smiling. But despite his loyalty to Alissa, he also gave her chlamydia at the onset of their romance.“It goes to show that it’s so easy to get it,” Alissa says. “I wasn’t even sleeping around. That was so frustrating.” As a student, Alissa was able to be screened at the MU Student Health Center. Because of her insurance plan, her testing was covered. But for students with less coverage or no insurance at all, the tests can cost hundreds of dollars, says Dr. Susan Even, MU Student Health Center executive director. A few local clinics, such as the Planned Parenthood Columbia Health Center and Spectrum Health Care, provide free testing for certain STIs. MU student organization *Editor’s note: The women who shared their experiences with STIs requested varying degrees of anonymity. Alissa chose to use her first name and last initial; Emily’s name has been changed entirely.





This semester, the event is scheduled for April 11. Nicole Crespi, the graduate assistant for the MU Student Health Center and the outreach coordinator for SHAPE, says they are planning for 400 attendees. The first official GYT event was in 2011, though alternately named free testing events were offered in the two years prior. In 2012, what Even calls the peak



Testing for STIs entails a finger prick for HIV and a urine sample for chlamydia and gonorrhea. The Mizzou Get Yourself Tested event for this semester will be held April 11 in the Student Center.

year, when up to two testing events were offered per month, 919 students were tested. In 2014, only 472 students were tested; in the 2016-17 school year, with its one event per semester, 663 students were tested. Getting tested at these events simply entails a finger prick for the HIV test and a urine sample for the gonorrhea and chlamydia tests, Even says. She attributes the fluctuation in numbers to funding, or a lack thereof, which has come from various sources over the past eight years. Each GYT event requires about $8,000. This estimate accounts for test kits, marketing, handling, testing and processing costs. The inaugural GYT events were funded by the CDC through a grant from the Kaiser Family Foundation to fulfill multiple objectives. “It wasn’t just to buy the tests,” Even says. “It was to provide education and to provide links to resources and to get students actively taking responsibility.” But the CDC never intended to fund MU’s testing program indefinitely. State government also subsidized the event from its start. “In the past, the state had enough financial resources to do the actual testing,” Even says, “and they did it without charging.” Missouri decided to allocate its STI testing funds to populations with less access to health care in its 2015 budget. GYT began relying on MU Student Health fees to fund a

large portion of the events along with the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity. Spectrum Health Care’s facility is still the site for testing. The IDE’s involvement has helped attract a wider

Chlamydia in Boone County

Teenagers and people in their early 20s have the highest rates of chlamydia in Boone County. 2500


Rate per 100,000 population

Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education partners with Spectrum, formerly Regional Aids Interfaith Network-Central Missouri, once per semester to host Mizzou Get Yourself Tested, a daylong event at the MU Student Center where students can be tested confidentially and free of charge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those ages 15 to 24 account for nearly half of all new cases of STIs diagnosed each year. Columbia, with its three colleges, has a particularly susceptible population. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that in 2016, 24 percent of Boone County residents fell within the 15 to 24 age range. Alissa says that once she felt comfortable talking to others about her experiences with chlamydia, she came to find just how many people she knew from MU who had undergone treatment for an STI. She recalls a friend joking after a diagnosis saying, “Shit, it’s chlamydia again.” This nonchalance surrounding sexual health is not uncommon on college campuses. Although chlamydia can often go undiagnosed, it is the most commonly reported disease in the U.S., according to the CDC. The State of Education, a data science startup dedicated to compiling research about educational institutions across the U.S., published a report in July 2016 titled Sexual Health in Higher Ed. Because universities do not make statistics about campus STI rates public, researchers assigned a sexual health rating to colleges based on 2014 county STD rates — as the report refers to them. It’s also based on average annual campus sexual assault rates and campus sexual health and education resources. Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received the lowest score. There, the rate of STDs per 100,000 people was 1,236, which is 203 percent higher than the national average of 497. Mizzou was not mentioned in the report because it did not rank on either the top or the bottom of the list. But, in terms of chlamydia, according to a 2016 Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services report, Boone County is well above the national average, with a rate of 667 chlamydia cases per 100,000 people, 134 percent higher than the national rate. In a ranking based on similar criteria done by Trojan Brands in 2016, Mizzou ranked 34th best in sexual health out of 140 universities. The most susceptible population is women like Alissa, aged 20 to 24. These statistics are, in part, the motivation behind GYT.






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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


For Emily*, another senior at MU, there were no options. Similar to Alissa, Emily had only had sex with one person, her boyfriend of nearly two years, when she was diagnosed with chlamydia in summer 2016. Confused and “so, so mad,” Emily assumed her boyfriend had been lying to her. But when her gynecologist confirmed the infection had been in her system for two years, it made sense. She had contracted chlamydia the very first time they had intercourse. In the meantime, Emily had been incorrectly self-diagnosing her chlamydia symptoms as yeast or urinary tract infections. She’d switch off taking over-the-counter medication, such as Azo and Monistat, until the irritation subsided. What she assumed to be a particularly persistent yeast infection spurred her doctor to run a test. Symptoms of chlamydia, including cervical inflammation in women and inflammation of the urethra and rectum in both men and women, are easily misinterpreted — and that’s if symptoms even occur. The CDC calls chlamydia the silent infection because most people do not show symptoms, though it is more common for men to be asymptomatic than women. The inconspicuousness of the infection makes regular testing even more important. But two years later, the effects of Emily’s chlamydia had accumulated. For six months, Emily trekked home for excruciating procedures to treat those effects and ultimately spent $4,200 of her own money. However, her painful experience served as an indicator of what was to come. At the same time, in fall 2016, her doctor


Counting chlamydia

Boone County has a higher rate of chlamydia than Missouri and the United States. 700 600 Rate per 100,000 population

range of attendees. Of the students who were tested at the spring 2017 event, 38 percent were non-white. Three of the 346 attendees were transgender, and 18 were men who had sex with other men. “Who our partners are may be helpful in reaching the populations who are maybe less likely to be comfortable right off the bat going into a health care facility like Student Health,” Even says. The goal of GYT is to help those who have never been tested get a start. “The purpose of these events was mostly to try to say, ‘Maybe you’ve never asked for testing, maybe you’ve never talked about your sexual life, maybe you really need a comfortable way to get started, so here’s a start for you,’” Even says. “It was never intended to try to provide testing for everybody who just didn’t want to go somewhere else to get tested.” And the stats show it has been successful. At the spring 2017 event, 50 percent of the attendees had never been tested. Now, as a senior at MU, Alissa stresses the importance of cheap or even free testing for everyone, regardless of their circumstances. “No one here has money,” Alissa says. “And if they’re going to spend money, (STI tests and treatments are) the last thing they’re going to spend it on, unless it’s dire.”

Although people can be screened by their physicians, there are several locations around town that provide testing for the general public as well. Planned Parenthood Columbia Health Center 711 N. Providence Road Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wed.–Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call: 443-0427 Online: What they test for: Bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, syphilis, trichomoniasis Cost: Free for most tests

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informed her that she was having a miscarriage. She had thought it was an abnormally severe period. With muddled emotions of both shock and relief, she and her boyfriend were forced to face the reality of her fertility. Her doctor says he can’t be sure of how effective the treatments were. Now, she is in a waiting game until she’s ready to start a family. For now, Emily is as healed as she can be. She and Alissa, both in committed relationships, are no longer as concerned with getting tested. Alissa says, personally, she would not feel comfortable attending GYT events due to what she perceives as a lack of privacy. “Name someone who’s going to willingly go to the (Student Center), one of the busiest places on campus, and just walk in where there’s signs saying, ‘Hey, come here,’” she says. Crespi, however, says the familiarity of the Student Center and the presence of peer educators work to make apprehensive students feel at ease. “It can be scary or embarrassing for a college student to think about their sexual health, let alone discuss it with friends or family or allow a stranger to test them for STIs,” she writes in an email. “When planning MIZ GYT, we try to find a location that is tucked away enough to keep confidentiality but a common enough location that students can easily find and access the event.” Susan Ramirez and Anna Talamo, seniors at MU, express similar reservations to Alissa when attending a GYT event for the first time as freshmen in 2014. But after the experience, their perspectives aligned more with Crespi’s. Yes, there were signs pointing to

Spectrum Health Care 1123 Wilkes Blvd. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m. to noon, 1–5 p.m. Call: 875-8687 Online: What they test for: Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes Cost: Free for most tests Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services 1005 W. Worley St. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call: 874-7355 Online: What they test for: Chlamydia, HIV, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, syphilis Cost: $20 for Boone County residents; $40 for non-residents the event, and the waiting area was an open room that prevented total anonymity, but they were all there for the same reason, Talamo says. Ramirez describes the staff, which includes Spectrum Health Care employees and SHAPE peer educators, as kind, helpful and knowledgeable about other STI-related resources and events in the community. Talamo speaks of their professionalism and compassion. “I hate getting my finger pricked, so a second nurse came over and held my hand,” she says. Along with a finger prick, Talamo and the other students were offered snacks, T-shirts and “all different types of condoms, like glow-in-the-dark and flavored,” she says. Ramirez laments the lack of events as of late. “If I am being sexually active, I want to make sure I am being safe, and getting tested is a part of that,” she





says. Scheduling conflicts have prevented her from going to the more recent events. Although many students feel differently from Alissa about attending GYT events, Alissa’s hesitance speaks to the stigma surrounding STIs. “You just feel like people look at you differently, even if they know the whole story,” Alissa says. “When you don’t have it, it’s just a word. But once you do have it, it’s an identifier.” Alissa compares sexual health to mental health and says she believes the best way to reduce the stigma about STIs is through dialogue. “Everyone deals with it, and the more you talk about it, the better you feel about it,” she says. “No one should feel disgusting, especially where we are on a college campus.” SHAPE’s mission is to facilitate this dialogue. Crespi says the organization aims to create a culture where students feel comfortable discussing sexual health so they can make informed decisions for themselves. To do so, SHAPE provides educational resources and offers programs to residence halls, classrooms and student organizations about various topics, including how to identify your sexual values, how to face the challenges of remaining abstinent and how to communicate about sexual health. Emily echoes the sentiments of Alissa and Crespi. “It’s very hushed like no one should talk about it, and it’s stupid,” she says. “We talk about all our other sicknesses, and everyone talks about sex anyway, so just talk about it.”

“ You just feel like people look at you

differently, even if they know the whole story,” Alissa says. “When you don’t have it, it’s just a word. But once you do have it, it’s an identifier.

—Alissa H. She has done her own part in fostering conversation, which has, at times, sparked tension among her and her friends. She knows that sometimes her passion is perceived as judgment. But to Emily, STIs are preventable, and easily preventable at that, if only people are responsible and proactive. “I would hate for anyone to go through the same thing that I went through,” she says. “It’s something so simple that’s caused so much damage.”

Know your STI facts In current and previous medical writing, you can find the acronym STD, or sexually transmitted disease. So what’s an STI, and is it synonymous with STDs? In recent years, many public health experts have proposed replacing the term “sexually transmitted diseases” with the all-encompassing term “sexual transmitted infections,” though no official consensus has been met. By definition, a disease implies there are symptoms involved. However, STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes and HPV are proving to be asymptomatic in a majority of those afflicted. In these cases, the bacteria or virus technically begets an infection rather than a full-blown disease. Here is what you need to know about three of the most prevalent STIs:


Cause: Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria Male symptoms: Abnormal discharge, burning sensation during urination, swollen/sensitive testicles Female symptoms: Vaginal discharge, burning sensation during urination Testing: Urine samples, test swabs Treatment: Various antibiotics


Cause: Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria Male symptoms: Abnormal discharge, burning sensation during urination, frequent urination, swollen/sensitive testicles Female symptoms: Abnormal discharge, burning sensation during urination Testing: Urine samples/test swabs Treatment: Antibiotics, both an injection and oral medication


Cause: Treponema pallidum bacteria Symptoms*: Primary syphilis: A single, painless raised sore on or around the genitals known as a chancre; Secondary syphilis: Reddish-brown rashes on the hands and feet, syphilitic “warts” around genitals, “mucous patches” around mouth or cervix, hair loss, general feelings of ill health; Latent syphilis: no symptoms; Tertiary syphilis: Small tumors that develop on the organs or bones known as gummas, heart complications, nervous system disorders, such as paralysis or dementia Testing: Blood tests/fluid tests from lesions or swollen lymph nodes Treatment: Penicillin Many times, the aforementioned STIs never produce symptoms, so medical professionals recommend sexually active individuals receive testing regardless. *Syphilis progresses through four separate stages: primary, secondary, latent and tertiary — each with a unique set of symptoms if left untreated.









Jazzed about modern jazz Saxophonist Chico Freeman celebrates his father and legendary musician Von Freeman as a jazz library is dedicated in his name BY MITCHELL BARTLE Jazz is like a conversation where each musician has something to say and takes a turn speaking with his or her instrument. Every improvisation adds to the conversation, and artists have an equal opportunity to share their voices on the stage and in the performance. This sharing was especially true in the music and life of Von Freeman, the legendary Chicago saxophonist honored in the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series Von Freeman Memorial Lending Library. The Jazz Series will hold an official celebration with live music from a trio led by pianist and MU student Ben Colagiovanni. Von is known for his unique voice on the sax, a skill he encouraged his son to pursue early in his career. Chico Freeman, his son, recalls his father’s advice: “People say practice makes perfect; that’s not true. Perfect practice makes perfect … It’s easy to copy, but it’s hard to be original.” Von stressed the importance of mastering the fundamentals of jazz in the development of an original voice, something Chico says changed the way he practiced from then on. In the Chicago jazz scene, Von was a giant, though a modest one, Chico says. When famous jazz artists toured in Chicago, Von was the man they called to back them up on the sax. Throughout his career, he played with numerous famous musicians who came through the city. A laundry list of them, including Miles Davis and John Coltrane, invited Von to go on the road with them between the mid-1980s and the mid-2000s, but Chico says Von never felt the need to go on tour. Most of his work was isolated to performances in Chicago, but Jazz Series Executive Director Jon Poses was able to convince him to tour the United States later in his career. “He played his music because he loved his music,” Chico says. Von’s true joy was not fame but rather the satisfaction of the work. Chico takes after his dad’s spontaneous style by innovating and pushing boundaries of the avant-garde. However, Chico’s career has gone in a different direction than Von’s. He travels frequently, having returned two years ago after a decade in Europe. He seeks to understand other cultures by examining their expression of jazz, one of the few traditionally American genres. “We are more alike than we are 14


Von Freeman, pictured above with American jazz singer and composer Catherine Whitney, is commemorated as namesake of the Von Freeman Memorial Lending Library, which can be found at 21 N. Tenth St. and consists of more than 7,000 albums and books.

VON FREEMAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY DEDICATION Stotler Lounge, MU Memorial Union March 21, 7 p.m., Free 443-3009, CHICO FREEMAN PLUS+TET Whitmore Recital Hall, MU Fine Arts Building March 22, 7 p.m., $20–37; $10–25, students 449-3009,

not,” Chico says. “And no matter where we are on this planet, as human beings, we basically have to deal with the same challenges … The only thing that makes us different, really, is our environment.” The goal of the lending library is to educate the public on the “breadth and scope of jazz,” a mission that embodies Von’s seven-decade legacy of teaching and sharing music. “He was always willing to share his acquired knowledge,” Poses says. The library on Tenth Street includes over 7,000 CDs, LPs and books to browse and listen to for free. There is a reduced membership rate for students. Brock Jones, a volunteer at the Jazz Series, has spent two years cataloging the collection. He’s managed an online database with what’s available in the Jazz Series’ library, which can be found at library.

Accomplished saxophonist Chico Freeman travels as much as possible in search of a more international perspective on the jazz genre. PHOTOS BY OR COURTESY OF PHU NGUYEN AND WIKIMEDIA COMMONS


Feelin’ stronger every day Chicago brings its 51-year legacy of hits to CoMo BY JENNA GRUNDTER

Bassist, singer and songwriter Jason Scheff left the band in late 2016. Since his departure, Jeff Coffey, Neil Donell and Brett Simons have taken turns in his place.

The group that Billboard named among the “greatest of all time” will parade its way to Columbia’s Jesse Auditorium this Sunday. The band Chicago will make a stop here on its tour that continues until mid-August. The American rock ensemble shares a name with its founding location and was born in 1967. Over the course of 51 years, the band has released 36 albums and has sold more than 100 million records. One of the most popular rock bands of all time, the band’s career milestones include 21 top-10 singles, 11 No. 1 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums, two American Music Awards, a Grammy and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band was formed by seven musicians who shared the same dream: “to integrate all the musical diversity from their beloved city and weave a new sound, a rock ‘n’ roll band with horns,” according to the band’s website. “The band started in Chicago when the guys all met in Walt Parazaider’s basement to jam together,” writes Peter Pardini in an email. Pardini directed the documentary Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago. “Walt, Terry and Danny had been in a group together and wanted a rock band with a horn section as the difference-maker.” PHOTO COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The band, then called The Big Thing, began gaining serious attention during a two-week stint opening for The Exceptions, the biggest club band in the Midwest at the time. By the end of the gig, The Exceptions’ bass player, Peter Cetera, was out of The Exceptions and in The Big Thing. JESSE AUDITORIUM 801 Conley Ave. Sunday, March 11, 8 p.m. 882-3781, $81.50-137.50

In June 1968, the band, at that point known as Chicago Transit Authority, moved to Los Angeles after writing “Questions 67 and 68” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” By 1969, the album had gone gold. “The horns and intricate arrangements set them apart,” Pardini says. “They’re a real band in the true sense of the word.” Over 50 years later, the band is still touring. Chicago now consists of eight members, including original members Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter Parazaider. They continue to put the music before the musicians by retaining a faceless group image.


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Motivated by motherly love, JEN LOOS continues to #RallyforRhyan


s a mother of three, Jen Loos doesn’t have much free time. Her days are filled with what her husband, Brad, says is her biggest passion — their children, Brady, 9; Rhyan, 8; and Charli, 4. The self-proclaimed Starbucks addict says she has learned to appreciate the “craziness” of Columbia — namely, the bustle that includes doing laundry, picking up the children and having three different places to be — especially when contrasted with the periodic life she leads in New York with Brad and Rhyan. There, days are consumed by hospital visits assessing Rhyan’s stage 4 neuroblastoma, a cancer that affects the nervous system, which was diagnosed in 2015. Brad, who served as the Mizzou assistant basketball coach for three years, says he and Jen were immediately inundated with donations from people who had heard about Rhyan’s situation and wanted to help. In response, the Looses decided to pay the generosity forward and donate to pediatric cancer research. MU Athletics noticed and hatched the idea to raise funds at a basketball game, which has become the main component of the wildly successful fundraising campaign now known as Rally for Rhyan. Since its inception, there have been three Rally for Rhyan games that have raised nearly $200,000. Now, there is no evidence of disease in Rhyan’s body, but Jen, whom Brad calls the “unsung hero” in shaping the fundraising campaign, is ready to continue making a difference. 16


What role did you play in creating the Rally for Rhyan fundraising campaign? I honestly think it just happened, and we ran with it. During those first few weeks in the hospital, everything was such a blur, and really, we had no idea what was going on in the world around us because we were in that hospital room. While we were (there), somebody came up with that hashtag, #RallyforRhyan, and it just blew up. People started sending us money, and Brad and I decided that we needed to do something better with it than keep it because there were people that needed it a lot more than us. So that’s kind of how the fundraising started. We just figured if we can put this toward research, then maybe someday, nobody has to go through this. In Rally for Rhyan’s three years, what has been the most powerful moment for you? It’s hard to pick one, but the basketball games are super emotional. We’ve had three, and they’ve all been emotional in a different way. The first year was emotional because I still couldn’t believe we were in that position; she had only been diagnosed like four, five months (earlier). The second one was emotional because we’d been through it a little over a year, and I could see our money going toward specific kids that I had come to know. This year, it was emotional because Rhyan has been doing so well. I don’t know

that I’ll ever be able to breathe completely, but it was like, “Okay, we’re in a good spot.” What’s next for Rally for Rhyan? I honestly don’t know. We do really well at the basketball games, and there’s been talk of doing other sports games. But at the same time, we don’t want to lose the impact. It’s a balancing act of “Can we push it without people getting sick of hearing about it while still making an impact?” We’ll still do the basketball games and our regular events (such as garage sales at school), but we don’t know how far we want to take it. What is your advice to someone who is facing or has a loved one facing a situation like Rhyan’s? I would say that as hard as a time it is, or as challenging as it is, or as dark, there is hope, and you’ll get through it. I think everybody pictures their life as like the white picket fence, and they go to college, and they get their degree, and they think, “OK, I’m going to do X, Y and Z with my life.” But in reality, that’s not how it works. You’ll get through it, and at the end of the day, just don’t lose hope and faith. — BY JENNA ALLEN PHOTO BY JORDAN KODNER


this week in Columbia

ARTS & CULTURE Wine and Wreaths Class Sip some wine, and get creative. Choose and make one of three favorite wreath styles: grapevine, sports and initial. Email to reserve a spot. Friday, 6–9 p.m., Paisley BowTique & Floral Design, Fayette, Price varies based on wreath selection, 660-248-3567

English Country Dance—A Courtly Dance, Like in Jane Austen’s Time Ever wonder if you were born in the wrong era? Join the Trinity Presbyterian Church for a night of elegant dancing to music influenced by the Renaissance. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, $5; $3, students and those 16 to 25 years old; Free, children 15 and under, 825-4698

Battle Band Boosters Third Annual Spring Bazaar Scour a variety of handmade crafts, gifts and niche items from the most popular independent sales companies at the Battle High School Band Boosters Third Annual Spring Bazaar. A raffle will also be held throughout the day with prizes donated by various vendors. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Battle High School, $2 for entry, 356-5503

Second Saturday for Kids: West African Dance & Other Arts

Let your kids enjoy an afternoon of dancing, drumming and crafts. The West African dancing will be led by Julie StaveleyO’Carroll of JABBERWOCKY. Saturday, noon–3 p.m., Orr Street Studios, Free, 289-0825

Third Annual Cinderella Scavenger Sip & Shop

Follow the clues and discover the discounts. Stop by five of 10 participating downtown locations for a free glass of wine at Top Ten Wines. Find all for a chance to win two free tickets to a performance of Cinderella at the Missouri Theatre. Saturday, 3–7 p.m., The District, $25, 219-7134

Pretty Little Liars Stylist Visit

Laura Farris Schuffman, a celebrity stylist who has worked on many projects, including Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars TV series, is giving a presentation on fashion and styling. Monday, 6:15 p.m., Stotler Lounge, Free,

CIVIC Jim Turner, MU Alum, Tells How He Prosecuted KKK for Murder

Jim Turner’s newest book, Selma and the Liuzzo Murder Trials, weaves newspaper articles, famous speeches and Turner’s firsthand account during the end of Klan


Take a trip to the opera with “Alcina,” by Georg Friedrich Händel, a story of an island sorceress who seduces any knight who comes to her shores and then turns them into slaves. Alcina’s routine of captivating men is disrupted when the wife of Alcina’s latest “love slave” arrives on the island dressed as a warrior to gain entry, all in hopes of saving her husband. Fri.-Sat., 7–9:30 p.m., Missouri Theatre, $23; $16.10, children, 882-3781

terror in the south. The trial of three Klansmen discussed in the book was Turner’s first case he worked on at the Justice Department. He later went on to serve as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, the senior career lawyer in the department’s Civil Rights Division, for 25 years. Tonight, 7:30–9 p.m., Bixby Lecture Hall, Free, 875-8700

Columbia College Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker Stephanie Shonekan March is Women’s History Month, so celebrate accordingly with a keynote address from Stephanie Shonekan, the chair of the Black Studies Department at MU. Tonight, 7:30–9 p.m., Bixby Lecture Hall, Free, 875-8700

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Columbia Entertainment Company Trivia Night

Gather friends and family for a trivia night that benefits community theater. In addition to brain-busters, enjoy mini games and raffles throughout the night. Saturday, 7–10 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, $20, individual ticket; $120, table of 8, 474-3699

FOOD & DRINK CBC Presents: Girl Scout Cookies & Beer

MUSIC Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag

Miss jamming out to tunes like “Touch of Grey” or “Eyes of the World?” Grateful Dead cover band The Schwag gives an energetic rendition of the famed band’s greatest hits. The group also features the works of the Jerry Garcia Band. Friday, 8 p.m., doors; 9 p.m., show, The Blue Note, $10, 874-1944

Summer Camp on the Road Tour

There’s no badge for beer tasting, but there should be. Craft Beer Cellar’s annual Girl Scout pairing event is back with popular brews to enjoy with your favorite cookie. Friday, 6–9 p.m., Craft Beer Cellar, $12–15, 449-0242

Catdaddy’s Funky Fuzz-Bunker Band, Molly Healey, Dumpster Kitty and Blake Gardner & The Farmers bring an abridged version of the Summer Camp Music Festival across the country, with a stop in Columbia. Saturday, 8 p.m., doors; 9 p.m., show, Rose Music Hall, $5, 874-1944

Charity Yoga with Mimosas and Bloody Mary Bar

Winds of March Concert: Songs and Dances

Why choose between fitness and fun? At this event that benefits Rainbow House, bring your own mat for a yoga session at 11 a.m., and then stick around for mimosas and bloody marys courtesy of DogMaster Distillery. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., DogMaster Distillery, $25, 474-6600

Coffee Tasting with Camacho Coffee

Are you an aspiring coffee connoisseur? Taste various brews while learning how to improve your homemade batches. Monday, 10–11 a.m., The Hatchery, $10, nonmembers; Free, members, 356-9567

Enjoy orchestra performances of pieces from notable composers such as Gershwin, Tchaikovsky and more by the Columbia Community Band, conducted by Paul Copenhaver. Sunday, 4 p.m., Battle High School, Free, 446-2263


With myriad honors to its name, including a Grammy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chicago is not a band to be missed. The iconic rock ‘n’ roll group will play a one-night concert for fans of all ages. Sunday, 8 p.m., Jesse Auditorium, $81.50–$137.50, 882-3781


MU’s College of Arts and Science presents a day of food and learning. Learn about a wide variety of topics, such as Canada’s Cheslatta Carrier Nation and T.S. Eliot’s connection to St. Louis, from the college’s professors while you enjoy both breakfast and lunch. Checkin and breakfast run from 8:15 to 9 a.m., and presentations start at 9 a.m. Saturday, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial Union, $35, 882-4421

SPORTS Mizzou Baseball vs. La Salle Baseball is back. The Tigers take the diamond for the first of a three-game series against the Explorers. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Taylor Stadium, Price varies, 882-6501

Engineering Week 5K and 10K for Habitat for Humanity Gear up for E-Week and support a charitable

cause with these 5K and 10K races benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Sunday, 9 a.m., Tiger Plaza, $20, 882-4375

Stephens College vs. Columbia College Softball game Enjoy this local battle on the diamond. The Stephens College Stars will take on the Columbia Cougars in this all-Columbia matchup. Monday, 2 p.m., Cosmo Park, Free, 874-7460

(A) Go ask your mother. (B) Because I said so. (C) We’ll see. There are no perfect answers in parenting.




SCREEN A Wrinkle in Time (PG-13)

An all-star cast — Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis and Oprah Winfrey — brings this novel, following one girl’s magical journey to find her father, to life. F, R RUNTIME = 1:49

Gringo (R)

After a trip to Mexico, a businessman becomes tangled in a web of crime involving backstabbing coworkers and international drug lords. F, R RUNTIME = 1:50

The Hurricane Heist (R)

Thieves plan a $600 million heist on a U.S. Mint as a category 5 hurricane approaches. Now, a sole agent, a meteorologist and an ex-Marine must survive and stop the crime. R RUNTIME = 1:50

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (PG)


Mikael Temrowski, who goes by the stage name Quinn XCII, is a Detroit singer/songwriter known for upbeat love ballads such as “Straightjacket” and “Another Day In Paradise.”His concert delivers a fascinating combination of genres, including pop and soul. The opener is Chelsea Cutler. Saturday, 7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show, The Blue Note, $18 in advance; $20 day of, 874-1944

In this Japanese animation film, a young girl embarks on a magical journey after following a cat into a nearby forest. Showings are in both the English dubbed version and in Japanese with subtitles. RT RUNTIME = 1:42

reunite, they bond over destructive tendencies and the desire to take control of their lives, no matter the outcome. RT RUNTIME = 1:32

The Strangers: Prey at Night (R)

Still playing

A family gets more than it bargained for on a road trip after arriving at a secluded mobile home park inhabited by masked psychos desperate for blood. F RUNTIME = 1:25

Thoroughbreds (R)

When two upper-class, suburban teen girls

Annihilation (R) F, R Black Panther (PG-13) F, R Death Wish (R) F, R Every Day (PG-13) R Fifty Shades Freed (R) R Game Night (R) F, R I, Tonya (R) R

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) R The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (PG) F Peter Rabbit (PG) R Red Sparrow (R) F, R The Greatest Showman (PG) R Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R) R

Theaters F = Forum R = Regal

RT = Ragtag = 3D



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