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About Sydney Berry

Hello world! My name is Sydney Berry. Here are a few quick facts about me. 1. I am a magazine journalism student of the University of Missouri 2. I kill for anything fashion 3. I want to work at a top style magazine one day 4. I want to attend a Chanel fashion show before I die I hope this site can help me meet people with the same interests as me. Your favorite luxury brand is Chanel? Hit me up... ...on that note. Check this out. This is why Chanel is to die for. Keep in mind, I am not an expert on fashion--I don't have a degree in apparel nor a job in the top fashion departments (though this is my life-long goal). I just know what I like. And what I don't. I love the opinions of everyone when it comes to fashion. So, tell me what you think and send me great links to different trends, fashion shows, and more.

Stephens honors December graduates


COLUMBIA — The glow of smiling faces lit up the Kimball Ballroom at Stephens College as the 51 graduating students moved their tassels from right to left in unison.

“I know I could not be the woman I am today without the help of Stephens College,” said Mandy Trainer, a commencement class speaker and the graduate representative.

Twenty-three students walked as master’s degree candidates and 28 as bachelor’s degree candidates on Saturday.

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SLIDESHOW: 27th Annual Holiday Home Tour


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Four Columbia homes were featured in the 27th Annual Holiday Home Tour Saturday, Dec. 4. The self-guided tour presented some of Columbia’s most unique and festively decorated homes.

The tour was presented by the Women’s Symphony League of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

“The homes are usually discovered by word of mouth,” said Georgia Morehouse, a member of the House Election Committee.

The committee will ask the home owner if they are interested in featuring their house after the committee looks through the house to make sure the layout works.

Janie Bohon, the owner of one of the featured homes, was keen to be part of the tour.

“A friend of mine talked with a lady who works with the Symphony,” Bohon said. “They went through the house and then asked if I’d like to show it in the tour. I said ‘yes’.”

The Home Tour will continue through Sunday, Dec. 5. Columbia residents can tour the selected homes from noon through 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at any of the homes or Tiger Place, which serves as the tour headquarters.

Featured homes:

-Sudhir and Priya Batchu

-Russell and Mary Still

-Robert and Janie Bohon

-Helen and Douglas Anthony

A map and directions to the homes are provided at Tiger Place.

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Columbia Access Television and “We Always Swing” Jazz series telethon



Columbia Access Television and “We Always Swing” Jazz Series are teaming up for a live telethon Dec. 11 from 3 to 9 p.m.

The two non-profit organizations are have put together the fund-raiser to help support their two respective missions: jazz and independent media. Continue reading

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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra plans holiday concert


The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will be at Jesse Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 8, to perform a holiday concert with a variety of Christmas songs. Led by Ward Stare, the symphony will perform “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “The Night Before Christmas” and others.

The concert will be at 7 p.m.

Tickets prices range from $14 to $32. For more information on the concert, or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Request a letter from Santa Claus


The University YMCA is selling hand-written letters from Santa Claus for children. The letters will be signed by Santa and postmarked from the North Pole.

The $5 cost goes to support the University YMCA youth programs in Columbia.

The letters can be sent anywhere in the U.S.

To order a letter, click here, or email Julie Alexander, executive director, directly at Orders need to be placed by noon on Dec. 7.

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Fall sale at Tiger Garden


Tiger Garden is making room for Christmas decorations, which means all fall silks are on sale.

Tiger Garden is located in the Ag Building on campus and is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The shop accepts student charge, checks, and credit cards. For more information, visit

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Reminder: Stephens to host International Hunt Seat Invitational


A reminder that Stephens College will host the 2010 International Hunt Seat Invitational on Nov. 20. from 9 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Practices will also be held on Nov. 18 and Nov. 19. Both the practices and the competition are free and open to the public.

The eight-member Stephens team will be competing against a team from the American Morgan Horse Association, which is sponsoring the event.

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