President Obama will speak to the nation with the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Columbia citizens voiced their expectations for the address, commenting on Obama’s previous term and what expectations they had for the next four years. Some were hopeful, while others were more disgruntled.
Changes to the Columbia Public School transportation schedules remain under debate. The Columbia Board of Education convened Monday to discuss, among other things, the new three-tier schedule designed to reduce the number of busses and improve the quality of service.
This schedule would push high school start times back back to 9 a.m. Middle schools and some elementary schools start between 7:20 and 7:30 a.m. The rest of elementary schools would begin at 8:20 a.m.
Lindsey Lang, singer with the Kansas City Chorale, is Columbia’s latest claim to fame. The chorale left the pre-telecast of the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony with awards for the 'Best Engineered Classical Album" and "Best Choral Performance".
Lang was a soloist on the winning album “Life and Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen.” She said it was made during her first year as part of the Kansas City Chorale.
“It was very stressful having it be my first season with the group and making a CD because it was a very intense process," Lang said.