WEEK IN PHOTOS: Michael Brown march at MU, bow ties, Missouri's first football game

Sunday, August 31, 2014 | 5:49 p.m. CDT; updated 5:04 p.m. CDT, Sunday, October 19, 2014

*CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misspelled Veronica DeStefano's name.

COLUMBIA — This week Missourian photographers captured images of protestors in the Michael Brown march, a drummer who plays out of his van and student fans prepping for the Tigers' first football game.

In this photo by Hannah Sturtecky, sociology and black studies professor Scott Brooks gives a speech at the closing of the Hands Up, Don't Shoot march Wednesday at Jesse Hall. Silent protestors walked through campus in remembrance of Brown.

Kenny Green leads a tai chi class Wednesday at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center in this photo by Hannah Baldwin. Students practice this form of martial arts for its meditative and health benefits. The center offers free tai chi classes each week from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

John Cartee peers out over Faurot Field from Memorial Stadium on Tuesday in a photo by Shelby Kardell. Cartee, a season-ticket holder for 45 years, was one of more than 400 Tiger fans who checked out the new expansion before Missouri's first football game against South Dakota State.

In a photo by Lili Sams, freshmen burst through the columns on MU's Francis Quadrangle during the annual Tiger Walkheld this year on Aug. 24. The event signifies the students' entry to the university.

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin celebrates National Bow Tie Day with students  Thursday with a Doctor Who-themed bow tie in this photo by Lauren Kastner. Students sported bow ties and posed for pictures with the chancellor at the MU Student Center.

In this photo by Hannah Sturtecky, Jay Parks plays his drums out of the back of his 1985 Dodge Ram on Eighth Street on Thursday. Parks began playing the drums after hearing the "Star-Spangled Banner" in grade school after the end of World War II. "I don't know if it was patriotism in my heart, but when we won the war and I heard that sound, I wanted to play," he said.

In this photo by Timothy Tai, Tiger's Lair game day co-chair Veronica DeStefano* paints Jan Mayer in preparation for the Tigers' opening game against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers won 38-18.

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