Lead testing FINAL

In the wake of Flint, Columbia Public Schools to test its water for lead

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Public School district plans to conduct lead testing of the drinking water in all the district’s buildings over the summer. The school district, which enrolls more than 17,000 K-12 students and 680 preschoolers, is taking action following the discovery of lead-tainted drinking water in Flint, Michigan. “This (testing) is to create a consistent baseline for all our…

Jeff Ferguson sits in his office at the MU Research Reactor

Jeff Ferguson looks at objects’ origins to learn about history

Columbia — Jeff Ferguson can’t sit still for long. He emanates energy, always searching for something to occupy his mind or his hands. That energy often funnels into his longtime interest in handcrafted things and human technologies. As an archaeologist, he analyzes artifacts crafted a long time ago in the hopes of finding out more about the people…

Behemoth

True/False Film Review: ‘Behemoth’

    By Kelsi Anderson COLUMBIA — The monster is hungry, and it must be fed. For low wages, millions of Chinese migrant workers risk their health and their lives toiling away in the dangerous, unregulated coal mines of Inner Mongolia. The black sedimentary rock is the energy that fuels China, the world’s largest consumer…

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Kelsi Anderson

Kelsi Anderson is a student reporter for Unearthed magazine, who is taking Science, Health and Environmental writing in Spring 2016. She also reports for the Missourian and writes for the MU College of Engineering’s communications office. Kelsi loves everything STEM-related and fancies herself an amateur linguist. In her spare time you can find her reading…