Hurricane Earl at 5 a.m. Thursday [Graphic]

Hurricane Earl's position at 5 a.m. Thursday and its projected track.

Matthew Hall [Photo]

Matthew Hall

New rig explosion in Gulf of Mexico [Graphic]

An offshore oil platform owned by Mariner Energy of Houston exploded on Thursday. The rig is west of the site of the Deepwater Horizon accident and about 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay, La.

MU soccer player Alex Charlebois at practice [Photo]

Missouri freshman Alex Charlebois came to the Tigers from London, Onatario, where she was the 2006 Athlete of the Year at Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School.

Missouri soccer player Alex Charlebois [Photo]

Missouri freshman Alex Charlebois, center, finishes morning soccer practice by doing stretches with the rest of her team Wednesday on Faurot Field.

Brimmage brings intensity to Mizzou volleyball [Photo]

Teammates sometimes refer to Missouri junior Brittney Brimmage as “Scar” because people can find her intimidating.

Rock Bridge soccer player Tyler Brittain [Photo]

Rock Bridge defender Tyler Brittain battles for the ball against Rolla on Tuesday in the Bruins' home opener.

Armendariz brings energy to Mizzou volleyball [Photo]

Missouri defensive specialist Priscilla Armendariz is frequently found dancing or laughing while she's on the court.

Moore ready to provide leadership [Photo]

De'Vion Moore, middle, hopes to provide that leadership in the absence of Derrick Washington, who was one of the most vocal leaders on the team..

MU professor lectures about happiness [Video]

MU professor of psychological sciences Kennon Sheldon spoke about the science of pursuing happiness Wednesday at Jesse Auditorium. After the lecture, audience members Phyllis Roe and Kay Moss talked about their definitions of happiness and what makes them happy.

Lawrence ready to step up [Photo]

Missouri tailback Kendial Lawrence makes a catch during football practice August 13 at Faurot Field. With Derrick Washington’s permanent suspension, Lawrence is now the starter. Backup tailback De'Vion Moore spoke positively about Lawrence’s speed and ability to catch the ball.

Big Ten announces conference divisions [Photo]

Ohio State running back Dan Herron scores a touchdown on a 12-yard reception as the Michigan defense chases during the third quarter Nov. 21, 2009. The rivalry will look different next season when the Big Ten's new divisions will take effect.

Pointing out features of mural [Photo]

Phoenix Program Development Officer Jarin Wood describes the mural displayed in the staircase as an area where people can reflect after a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday at the center. Ashley Drissell and students in her MU ceramics class created and donated the mural to the new Phoenix Program Center. "It's very emotional and touches a lot of people," Wood said.

Close-up of Phoenix Program's mural [Photo]

Ashley Drissoll and her ceramics class at MU designed, created and donated a mural where clients of Phoenix Program composed tiles with quotes and images. Phoenix Program Development Officer Jarin Wood said the mural was put in the staircase because it is a good place to pause and reflect.

Ribbon cutting of new Phoenix program facility [Photo]

Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Keri Tipton holds the scissors while Mayor Bob McDavid gives the proclamation speech for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Phoenix program facility.

MU professor lectures on pursuing happiness [Photo]

Kennon Sheldon, an MU psychological sciences professor, lectures on pursuing happiness in Jesse Auditorium on Wednesday.

"Pursuing Happiness" lecture given at Jesse Auditorium [Photo]

Following Kennon Sheldon's lecture, "Pursuing Happiness: What Works and Why" on Wednesday, Paulette Hansen, Ted Barlag and Rick Hansen enjoy Tiger Stripe ice cream at Jesse Hall. Sheldon, an MU professor of psychological sciences, studies factors such as genetics and temperament as they pertain to a person's happiness.

How times change [Graphic]

In response to the 2010 Beloit College Mindset List, which references cultural touchstones of incoming college freshmen, the Missourian did its own informal survey with 20 MU freshmen. Here are the results.

Hinkson Creek to Stadium Boulevard Pedway map [Document]

The project will allow the sidewalk to stretch 1.2 miles from Hinkson Creek to Stadium Boulevard along Old 63.

Broadway to Green Valley Drive Pedway map [Document]

The bridge on Green Valley Drive will be closed and modified for pedestrian and bicycle use only.