The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from University of Central Missouri
UCM Alumna Advocates for Orphans in Ukraine
College Reporting

Emma Fischer | May 9, 2022

  Allina Robie, 2017 UCM graduate, spends her days learning another language and building a life for herself in Western Ukraine—while also caring for orphans. 

  Robie graduated with a degree…

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First Lady Biden Honors Knob Noster Community for Supporting Military Families
College Reporting

Emma Fischer | May 3, 2022

  First Lady Jill Biden visited Knob Noster schools on Wednesday, April 13 to honor the children of military families and Knob Noster’s strong community support for these families.

  Christine…

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Chinese International Students Flee Ukraine
College Reporting

Junping Xia | April 29, 2022

    Whether it is armed conflict or war, it is innocent people who suffer serious psychological and physical harm. In a state of war, survival has become a luxury. Peace is the foundation of normal life…

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Rap, Roommates and a Future in Music
College Reporting

Dillon Seckington | April 25, 2022

While the majority of students at UCM would consider themselves up-to-date on the current trends of music, only a fraction of them create tracks of their own. From a young age growing up in Spring Hill,…

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Beijing Winter Olympics Impacts Many Lives
College Reporting

Junping Xia | March 16, 2022

 Six years of hard work, sixteen days of extreme bloom — on Feb. 20, 2022 the 24th Olympic Winter Games ended in Beijing. This global ice and snow event has made China the focus of the world’s attention,…

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Artist Uses Her Paintings to Make Others Seen
College Reporting

Emma Fischer | March 9, 2022

Bright ochre yellows, rich cerulean blue and dark, complex mixtures of brown made a series of paintings in a University of Central Missouri art classroom particularly eye-catching. Several three-by-four…

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College Reporting

Junping Xia | December 13, 2021

This story was originally published on Muleskinner on December 1, 2021.

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Mule Rider Community Supports World Record Attempt
College Reporting

Emma Fischer | December 10, 2021

50 mule riders gathered in the parking lot of the old fraternity complex at 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 to attempt to set a world record during the University of Central Missouri’s homecoming parade. UCM celebrated…

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Landkamer Shares Bug Treats and Expertise
College Reporting

Abram Tabor | December 3, 2021

Insects are not usually something people think of as a delicious treat. Paul Landkamer, a UCM alumnus and wild edibles enthusiast, disagrees with that idea. Landkamer is an entomophagist, an expert…

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College Reporting

November 2, 2021

During the 2021 Homecoming Parade the University of Central Missouri attempted to set the World Record for the largest parade of mules.

This story was originally published on Muleskinner on October 29,…

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Campus Leaders Strive for Diversity and Inclusivity
College Reporting

Muleskinner Staff | October 29, 2021

Senior music technology major Alia Peoples said she has been able to find her place within a predominantly white organization but acknowledges the cultural difficulties she faces in a predominately white…

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Mule Riders Uphold an Tradition of Excellence
College Reporting

Gabriella Ellis | October 28, 2021

At Prussing Farm, in the quiet countryside of Warrensburg, the university’s mule mascots, Tammy, also known as Mancow, age 26, and Molly, age 11, spend their days. When they aren’t getting ready for…

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COVID-19’s Impact on UCM’s Future Educators
College Reporting

Matthew Goldsmith | October 5, 2021

  From in-person mask mandates and social distancing to virtual learning, COVID-19 has brought significant changes to education and the classroom environment. These changes have especially impacted education…

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Inclusivity for the Deaf-Hard of Hearing Community Starts with Accessible Communication for All
College Reporting

Angela Evatt | September 30, 2021

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  Society has generally become more comfortable talking about how to take better care of one another and ourselves mentally throughout the COVID-19…

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A Mother, a Buried Child and Love From a Stranger
College Reporting

Tim Oar | September 20, 2021

Walking In the Shadows, She Has No Fear

Rachelle Burnett has spent hundreds of hours on the streets. She has traveled deep within the sprawling homeless camps around the Kansas City metropolitan…

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UCM Reinstates Campus-wide Mask Mandate
College Reporting

Matthew Goldsmith | September 15, 2021

  After months without a campus-wide mask mandate for vaccinated individuals, the University of Central Missouri reinstated its mask mandate starting Aug. 16. The mandate came in response to the rapid…

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College Reporting

Nick Distefano | April 28, 2021

This story was originally published on Muleskinner on April 14, 2021.

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Athletic Department’s “Shooby” Battles Cancer
College Reporting

Meah Copeland | April 26, 2021

Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Michelle Schubert, is battling breast cancer. Through her journey, Schubert has a big support group. She has her husband, children, the Shooby Strong nation,…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Differs Internationally: A look at Missouri and Beijing
College Reporting

Junping Xia | April 23, 2021

  The world has been affected to varying degrees because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but vaccines have become the most effective way to combat the pandemic. As the University of Central Missouri hosts…

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44 Faculty Jobs at-risk of Termination
College Reporting

Matthew Goldsmith | March 29, 2021

  University of Central Missouri President Roger Best is expected to announce his retrenchment decisions by midday Friday, March 26 after he reviews recommendations. 

  Best had initially planned…

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Governor Parson visits Mixed Reality Studio at Missouri Innovation Campus
College Reporting

Abram Tabor | March 5, 2021

  Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit Tuesday, March 2 to recognize the recently launched Mixed Reality Studio’s help in addressing the state’s need…

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Chinese International Students Overcome Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic
College Reporting

Junping Xia | March 4, 2021

  For many Chinese international students, being able to live a normal life has been a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some suspended their studies, some switched to online classes and some stayed…

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Heroes to Hives Beekeeping Course Offered at UCM
College Reporting

Abram Tabor | March 3, 2021

Heroes to Hives is a free course for veterans, veteran dependents and active service men and women to pursue community and agriculture through beekeeping. They are now hoping to launch the first chapter…

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UCM’s Kelly Murphy wins “Tough as Nails”
College Reporting

Clarissa Nivens | February 18, 2021

Kelly Murphy,  UCM military and veterans services director, won the championship title on the first season of the CBS show “Tough as Nails.” The television program aims to celebrate the attributes…

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Warrensburg Distributes COVID-19 Vaccines at UCM
College Reporting

Matthew Goldsmith | February 9, 2021

As the Warrensburg community continues its vaccination distribution, Western Missouri Medical Center and Johnson County Community Health Services are working with large employers, like the University…

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