WEEK IN PHOTOS: Anxious grads await ceremony, premature twins head home

Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 7:39 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – This week Missourian photographers captured images of anxious graduates, recovered infants, forgetful prom dates and a former student activist.

In this photo by Sarah Rothberg, Kelsey Alyea, left, and Jessica Bollinger wait for their commencement ceremony to begin at Columbia College on Saturday. About 310 students participated in the first commencement ceremony of the day.

In this photo by Jenny Justus, Eliana, left, and Micah, right, sleep in their carriers as Michael and Carmen Beck say goodbye to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital staff after the babies' stay in the NICU. The twins were born at 25 weeks and spent more than 100 days in the hospital.

Residents wait in line Monday at the Columbia license office, in this photo by Andrew Schriver. The Missouri Office of Administration is accepting contract bids for a second Columbia license office to accommodate the growing community. 

In this photo by Andrew Schriver, Kelsey Cook, left, waits with her date Tim George, center, outside the Holiday Inn-Executive Center before Hickman High School's prom on May 3. Cook and George were waiting outside because they had forgotten their tickets. 

Whitney Hayward captures Susan Marshall's portrait as she sits on the grass of the Francis Quadrangle. This is where Marshall participated in the MU protests of the Vietnam War on May 11, 1970, her 19th birthday. Marshall said it was terrifying participating in the demonstration in the wake of the Kent State protests, especially when MU police came to the quadrangle.

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