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MU Stressbusters offers free massages to students [Photo]

MU sophomore Alysa Cairer rubs MU senior Betsey Emshoff's arm as part of a Stressbusters' event at the MU Medical Building on April 14.

MU Stressbusters helps to battle student stress [Photo]

MU sophomore Alysa Cairer gives a back rub to MU senior Betsey Emshoff at the MU Medical Building on April 14. Cairer is a volunteer with Stressbusters, a national program that MU adopted this semester to help battle student stress.

GRAPHIC: Stressbusters study [Graphic]

The Associated Press, mtvU and the Jed Foundation, a group dedicated to reducing student suicides, conducted a study examining the emotional health of college students. Students rated the amount of impact various sources of stress have on their lives.

Michael Grinfeld [Photo]

Michael Jonathan Grinfeld is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and a guest columnist for the Missourian.

Denny Banister [Photo]

Denny Banister is the assistant director of public affairs for the Missouri Farm Bureau.

Boone Life: Hallsville contractor [Photo]

Coffee grounds become fuel in MU lab [Photo]

Postdoctoral researcher Mudahar Abdullah holds coffee grounds that will be converted into biofuel. Abdullah's research has focused on creating a process that allows the grounds to be processed while they are wet, avoiding the slow and expensive step of drying the grounds.

Coffee becomes biodiesel [Photo]

Postdoctoral researcher Mudahar Abdullah displays test tubes of biofuels that are extracted from coffee grounds at MU's Agricultural Engineering Building. MU is perfecting the extraction process to make it efficient and more practical.

Boone Life: Contracting [Slideshow]

William Stone has worked as a contractor in Hallsville since 1979. Despite the economic hardships that many contractors have faced in the recession, Stone’s business is as lively as ever.

Historic hackberry tree removed at Benton Elementary School [Video]

Saying good bye to an old friend [Photo]

WILLIAM LOUNSBURY/Missourian 314.494.4290 04/19/10
Scott Ratliff (CQ) of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC pauses between cutting branches off the Hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School.

Bringing down a branch [Photo]

Workers from Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC bring down a branch from the Hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School while Jeff Page, right, watches.

Taking down the hackberry tree, one limb at a time [Photo]

Michael O'Connor, left, of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC helps lower a branch of the hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School while Jeff Page, right, watches.

Branch cutting [Photo]

Scott Ratliff of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC cuts into a branch of the hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School on Monday.

The final branch [Photo]

Scott Ratliff of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC removes the final branch of the hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School on Monday.

Coffee grounds used to get oil for biodiesel [Graphic]

GRAPHIC: How a group of MU researchers is making the process of turning coffee into fuel more efficient.

Hansen pitches for Hickman [Photo]

Hickman senior Neil Hansen pitches during Monday's game against Jefferson City. The Kewpies' relievers struggled with their control late in the game.

Sliding into home [Photo]

Hickman junior Jon Glendening slides into home plate during the first inning of Monday's game against Jefferson City. The Kewpies failed to hold on to their three-run lead.

Celebrating Mark Twain [Video]

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Samuel Clemens, or Mark Twain. MU English Professor, and Twain expert, Thomas Quirk talks about Twain's legacy and how Missouri's most-famous son became one of America's most prolific authors.

Hickman soccer player Maggie Pace [Photo]

Hickman soccer player Maggie Pace, left, battles for the ball against Lindbergh midfielder Lindsey Oettle in competition early this month at Hickman. Paces comes from a soccer background — every member of her large family has played at one point or another. Her father, Kevin Pace, is a coach for Carrera Soccer Club in Columbia.
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