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New in town [Photo]

MU freshmen Zack Kaltenbach and Laura Hayes wait in the checkout line in the University Bookstore on Monday. Hayes said her family legacy drew her to study strategic communications at MU. "I'm starting a tradition," Kaltenbach a pre-med Biology major said.

Waiting to buy books [Photo]

MU freshman Tyler Thorp, a Kansas City native, stands at the head of a long line that weaved its way through the aisles of University Bookstore on Monday. Thorp said he came to MU because his parents studied there and because his sister currently lives in Columbia.

A new hangout [Photo]

Students take advantage of the newly completed Student Center on Monday during the first day of classes. When not in class students can explore a new food court has been opened with study and eating areas, and rest by a double-sided fireplace.

Queuing up [Photo]

Students line up outside the Plaza 900 dining hall during the lunch rush on Monday. "It's not like a home-cooked meal, of course, but it's not bad," MU freshman Kim Mueckl said.

Swiping in [Photo]

Praveen Nagilla, an MU Campus Dining Services cashier, swipes ID cards for students on Monday as they filter into Plaza 900 for lunch. The lunch rush between noon and 2 p.m. filled the dining hall, causing the entry line to snake outside the building and causing waits at the various kiosks inside. Nevertheless, MU sophomore Sarah Gershenson said that Plaza 900 was "a lot less crowded than it normally is" when she was there after 2.

Ready to discuss Mo.'s energy sources [Photo]

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., walks out of an elevator at the Bond Life Sciences Center on his way to a roundtable discussion on biomass production Monday morning. The discussion brought together elected officials, university staff and representatives from the energy industry in Missouri.

Discussing Mo.'s clean energy potential [Photo]

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., participates in a round table discussion on biomass production on Monday morning at the Bond Life Sciences Center. "We have the opportunity in Missouri to be the Saudi Arabia of energy," Bond said regarding the state's potential to convert large supplies of grass and timber to clean energy.

Checking out the poster sale [Photo]

MU sophomore Shaylyn Armstrong admires a print at the poster sale on Monday at Lowry Mall. Armstrong came to the sale to help a friend decorate his apartment, but she came across several posters she wanted for herself. Unfortunately, she said, she will have to wait for her next paycheck.

Consulting the map [Photo]

MU senior Jen Stem pauses to check a campus map on Monday morning in front of Jesse Hall. Stem thought her psychology class was located south of campus by Trowbridge but was relieved to find out that it was on the white campus instead.

Alexander tripped up by Navy [Photo]

Navy linebacker Ross Pospisil wraps up Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander after a catch at the Texas Bowl in Houston, Dec. 31, 2009. The Tigers lost to the Midshipmen 35-13.

TIger Walk crowd [Photo]

Members of the Class of 2014 crowd Francis Quadrangle in front of Jesse Hall during the annual Tiger Walk on Sunday. The class is a record size for MU, exceeding last year's freshmen enrollment of 5,589 students.

Tiger Walk jumpers [Photo]

Incoming freshmen run, walk and jump through the columns toward Jesse Hall as part of the traditional Tiger Walk on Sunday on the Francis Quadrangle. At the end of quad, the students were greeted with tables full of Tiger Stripe ice cream, another MU tradition.

Tiger Walk observers [Photo]

From left, MU seniors Cyreia Sandlin, Camila Gumati and Kelsey Mirando greet incoming freshmen as they head through the Columns on Sunday as part of the annual Tiger Walk. While the first students ran across the quadrangle, the back of the large crowd could only manage to walk through.

Tiger Walk runners [Photo]

Incoming freshmen run across the Francis Quadrangle as part of the annual Tiger Walk ceremony on Sunday. Tradition has new freshmen walk - and run - through the Columns toward Jesse Hall to signify the start of their careers at MU.

Trash gets emptied at Columbia landfill [Photo]

Ted White Jr. [Photo]

In this July 22 photo, Ted White Jr. looks around at the dozens of his supporters at City Hall in Lee's Summit, near Kansas City. White spent five years in prison on child sexual abuse charges before being acquitted in 2005. He was awarded $16 million in 2008 after a federal jury determined a Lee's Summit police detective lied and manipulated evidence in the case because he was the secret lover of White's estranged wife. However, the city of Lee's Summit hasn't paid the judgment, as it originally agreed to.

Columbia billionaire Stan Kroenke [Photo]

Stan Kroenke of Columbia is a real estate developer and the owner or part-owner of several sports teams, including the NFL's St. Louis Rams, the NBA's Denver Nuggets, the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and the English Premier League soccer club Arsenal.

Jared Culver's high scool cheerleading squad [Photo]

Jared Culver, third from the left in the back row, poses for a group shot with the Downers Grove South High School cheerleading squad.

Missouri running back Jared Culver at practice [Photo]

Missouri's Jared Culver says he never thought of cheerleading as a sport until he got involved as a sophomore in high school. "What they do is very hard," Culver said. "You’ve got to run around and scream, pick people up, do flips and everything else ... It was pretty tough.”

Chicken hangs upside down after being culled [Photo]

A chicken hangs upside down from a rope after being slaughtered during first "From Yard to Skillet" workshop at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture on Saturday. The chickens were hung up on the rope after they had already been culled.
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