August 20, 2010
Austin Nichols hands a rock across a fence to Amber Honig on Aug. 20. Students formed long lines to pass rocks to strategic places in the M where rocks were missing or had been weathered.
A pair of MU freshmen pose for a picture as they lie on the ground and kiss the fifty yard line of Faurot Field, one of the seven MU traditions, on Aug. 20.
MU students repaint the tunnel under Stadium Boulevard leading to Faurot field on Aug. 20.
Margaret Bedwell slops paint out of a bucket while whitewashing the rocks that make up the M on Aug. 20 at Faurot Field.
Pictures of the week from Aug. 15-20.
Christina Glauner paddles near the front of the dragon boat during a trial run on June 26 at Creve Coeur Lake in Creve Coeur, Mo. Glauner and a handful of other paddlers first came up with the idea to race the Missouri River 340 in a dragon boat during the safety meeting of the 2009 race.
Avrian Moreno, left, and Jessica Gomez walk Gomez’ younger sister Rocio Gomez to Lange Middle School for the first day of school on Aug. Laurie Milburn, a sixth grade math teacher at Lange, greeted families and students as they arrived.
Samantha Baker forms a train as she holds hands with her son Joshua Fitzmorris, 5, and daughter McKenzie Baker Aug. 19 on their way to Derby Ridge Elementary School. Baker said her son, who is entering Kindergarten, was excited for his first day of school.
A proposed land preservation scoring matrix is up for review by several City departments. Recommendations will be considered by the City Commission before a final draft is created.
August 19, 2010
The Tigers return their top five defensive backs from 2009, including Carl Gettis, who is entering his fourth season as a starter.
The cover of the e-book edition of the Welcome Back 2010 special section of the Missourian.
Download our specially formatted e-book edition of Welcome Back 2010, our special section updating students on important news they might have missed while away from Columbia for the summer.
Missouri freshmen running backs Marcus Murphy, left, and Henry Josey have formed a close friendship since they started playing for the Tigers.
Missourian reporters hit the streets on the first day of public school in Columbia to ask students: "What do you hope to learn in this school year?"
Skyler Roberts, 5, high-fives crossing guard Ralph Bowers as he crosses the street with Cassie Sapp and Zach Green at Russell Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. The first day of school began Bowers' 14th year as a crossing guard.
On Thursday, West Boulevard Elementary School students, from left, kindergartener Anisia Hernandez, 5, fourth-grader Blessing Oliver, 9, preschooler Isaiah Oliver, 5, and first-grader Messiah Oliver, 6, watch as their bus pulls up on Worley Street on the first day of school.
Lainey Reeves, 5, embraces her uncle Chip Miller after disembarking from the school bus on Thursday at Russell Boulevard Elementary. It was Lainey's first day of school.
Evan Drane, 10, clips the flag to the flagpole before raising it while Cora Siewart, 5, and Catherine Siewart assist him and wait for photos at Russell Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. Many parents brought their students to school early to document their first day.
Assistant Principal Tami Ensor ushers kids off the school bus at Russell Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. School staff were on hand early to help guide students to classrooms on their first day.
August 18, 2010
Holly Snyder shares a laugh with fellow first-grade teachers Janine Taylor, Jessica Bach and Ann Cardetti during a meeting in Shepard Elementary on Wednesday. The first-grade teachers were meeting to plan ahead of the first day of school.