Top 5 Stories of the month

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1. A historic fall at MU

An interactive timeline put together by editors Taylor Blatchford and Hailey Stolze, Assistant Outlook Editor Tessa Weinberg and designed by Online Development Editor Carlie Procell. This timeline highlights the events of this semester, and has been updated by Blatchford as news comes up. This project was crucial to explaining the events at Missouri and proved that the resignations were bigger than one specific incident.

2. An emotional Pinkel will leave behind his second family at Missouri

Will Jarvis, a senior staff writer, did an outstanding job covering head football coach Gary Pinkel’s retirement announcement. The story highlights Pinkel’s successes and failures as coach, and effectively captures the emotions felt by everyone in the crowd at Pinkel’s press conference where he talked about his decision to retire.

3. Black Culture Center sign vandalized

Just days after the resignation of UM System President Tim Wolfe and MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and the end of graduate student Jonathan Butler’s hunger strike, the sign outside the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center was vandalized. Sports Editor Bruno Vernaschi jumped in his car, drove to the BCC when he heard about it and snapped a photo of the sign. Working with editor Hailey Stolze, he turned the story around in a few short hours, and it was published around 3 a.m.

4. Alumni reflect on years of racism at MU

Morgan Magid, another senior staff writer, reached out to MU alumni who have been watching the events of this semester and asked them if they had their own stories to tell of racism and discrimination on campus. The alumni are supportive overall of the demonstrations, as they see racism to be a reoccurring problem at MU.

5. Administrative, faculty and student discontent led to Loftin’s downfall

A summary report on the incidents leading up to Loftin’s resignation, put together by University News Editor Taylor Blatchford. Administration, faculty and students alike all expressed disappointment in MU’s former chancellor. R. Bowen Loftin, who eventually resigned Nov. 9. The article helped to show that Loftin’s resignation wasn’t just about race relations.

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