10 years after 9-11


High school seniors and recent graduates reflect on Sept. 11

An American flag flies over the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 13, 2001.

Jules Crespy was only 8 years old at the time, but he still vividly remembers how he first heard about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He was in third grade and on his way to school. Read More

Moving Forward

How 9/11 affected patriotism

Jeff Frey stands at the corner of Providence and Broadway on Wednesday afternoon, urging drivers to support an end to war in the Middle East. He and others can be found there most Wednesdays from 4:50 to 5:30 p.m.

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks shocked the country into a war on terrorism, but almost 10 years later, many Americans are left wondering how much longer this war is going to last. Read More

Community Reaction

Muslim women grapple with spotlight after 9/11

 Shahnaz Talukder prepares for prayer at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri on Friday

At 13, Samiha Islam made the decision to wear the hijab — a head covering worn by many Muslim women to adhere to the Quran's instruction on modesty. Read More


Security measures increase in schools after 9/11

Kristie Wolfe, principal of Father Tolton Regional Catholic School, stands in the the yet-unfinished hallways. The school will join others across the country in instituting increased security measures in the post-9/11 age

The terrorist attack in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, shook the world in a dramatic way. In the years following, people — particularly parents — no longer felt secure on American soil. Read More


New scrutiny not a deterrent to international students

William Aitch and Yue Jiang enjoy dinner at MU's dining facility, Plaza 900, on Tuesday July, 12

Before Sept. 11, 2001, David Currey thought his job centered on helping international students. In the decade since, his duties increasingly focus on monitoring them. Read More

Ashley Elson, student, Indiana

After 9/11, some feel a loss of safety and personal freedom

The Urban Pioneer surveyed people at MU on July 14, asking them,"With the exception of airport security, what one thing has changed for you personally since 9/11?"

Nate Culley waits as Bonnie Brennan, Richard Bryant and Dylan Brennan prepare for their belongings to go through the X-ray machine at Columbia Regional Airport on Tuesday

Post 9/11 security rules not just for major airports

Although it does not serve a large urban center, the 17 airport employees and five Transportation Security Administration screeners must keep passengers just as safe as the most highly secured and equipped airports in the country do.

First Ward City Councilman Fred Schmidt, pictured at work in his home office, was one of those touched yet unaffected in the religious sense by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Faith offers solace to citizens a decade after attack

How faith has alleviated certain insecurities cannot be clearly measured, and some have said religious services are one way Columbia and the country manage their post-9/11 fears as the 10th anniversary of the attacks approaches.

10 years after 9-11

10 years after 9/11

In this issue the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop reflects on how the events of September 11 have shaped the past decade.

About MUJW

At the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop, high school students from around the country work together with the guidance of professional journalists to produce stories, photos and broadcasts. MUJW is sponsored by the Dow Jones News Fund and takes place at the University of Missouri.
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