I’ve always been a person who has been a seeker in terms of spiritual seeking; in terms of just being able to do the most I can do in this life. And I’ve always been a high achiever. I like to have a lot of fun and I have all these goals ahead of me, they are always to achieve. I have never been satisfied in just myself doing mediocre things. I’ve always wanted to do things better and push myself very hard. I compete with myself in a way that’s kind of playful and I’ve done that in dance and now I’m doing it in powerlifting. And I like to live a life on fire. I like to feel as if when I die someday it’s going to be because I’ve tried everything that I wanted to do and done it to my fullest extent, so, that I just slowly burn out like a flame.
A teacher at heart
MU’s STEM Cubs program is preparing elementary education major Lucy Barber for a future in teaching.
Tigers in uniform: A military family's Mizzou bond
Alumnus and veteran Scott Van Genderen attended MU on an ROTC scholarship in the ’80s. Today, two of his children are able to call themselves Tigers while working overseas.
MU fish ecologist’s research indicates need to conserve iconic migratory snook in Mexico
A new study on the common snook, a prized game fish, will inform conservation policy in the Usumacinta River in southern Mexico.
Tips to ace finals and succeed at the finish line
You’ve got this, Tigers! Finals are coming Dec. 11-15. Here are five resources the University of Missouri offers to help you finish the semester strong.
Stay up-to-date with the latest news by subscribing to the Show Me Mizzou newsletter.Subscribe