Supporting the "Emerald Initiative" [Photo]

Josh Chittum urges crowd members to support the "Emerald Initiative." He argues that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, therefore students deserve the right to make the "educated decision" to use marijuana and not receive harsher punishments for it.

Asking for a SAFER choice [Photo]

MU students march together to the chancellor's office to deliver a copy of the "Emerald Initiative" and the book "Marijuana Is Safer: So why are we driving people to drink?" Students hope to receive the chancellor's endorsement of the "Emerald Initiative," Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreations' initiative to open discussion about allowing students to use marijuana.

Stating her mind [Photo]

Kellie Smith, president of Mizzou NORML, gives a speech arguing for equal punishment for alcohol and marijuana use in Speakers Circle while other NORML members rally behind her for Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation's Day of Action. Smith said, "It's time our colleges and universities stop teaching students to 'drink responsibly' and start teaching them to 'party responsibly.'"

Paint replacing shoes [Photo]

A student paints her feet to look like shoes at the Missouri One for One campaign meet-up.

Ditching the shoes [Photo]

MU Sophmore Jessica Smith and freshman Jordan Hazelwood paint their feet during the MU One for One meetup at Tiger Plaza, on Thursday, April 8.

A wall of feet [Photo]

Barefoot students wait for the start of the MU One for One meet-up at Tiger Plaza on Thursday. The barefoot attendees participated in foot painting, bracelet making, a cake walk and a barefoot walk around campus.

Getting ready to walk [Photo]

MU freshman McKemzie Skoog paints her feet for the barefoot walk during the MU One for One meet-up at Tiger Plaza on Thursday. The walk was to raise awareness of poverty in the community.

The Stratmans in front of the theater [Photo]

Elizabeth and Wes Stratman in front of the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre on October 10. The couple saw "The Fantasticks" on their first date at the theater in 2005.

AUDIO: Pingeton announcement [Audio]

Listen to the University of Missouri's announcement that Illinois State coach Robin Pingeton will become the new coach of the Tigers women's basketball team.

Muppet history 101 [Slideshow]

Garcia covers second base [Photo]

Missouri freshman Eric Garcia reaches for the baseball as Illinois' Josh Parr slides into second base during a close play Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

MU baseball at Busch Stadium [Photo]

This file photo shows the Missouri baseball team at Busch Stadium in 2010 when the team played Illinois. The Tigers return to the stadium to play Illinois at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Robin Pingeton coaches the Illinois State women's basketball team [Photo]

lllinois State coach Robin Pingeton instructs her players in a game last February against Bradley. Pingeton is expected to be named the new Missouri women's basketball coach on Thursday.

Marston heads to second [Photo]

Mariah Montgomery of Kansas tries to out MU's Jenna Marston during the first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday.

MU softball's Jenna Marston [Photo]

MU shortstop Jenna Marston anticipates the ball during the second game of a doubleheader against Kansas on Wednesday at University Field. The Tigers won the first game 5-4 and the second game 10-2.

Missouri plays at Busch Stadium [Photo]

The Missouri baseball team beat Illinois 7-4 on Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Scherzer has strong outing [Photo]

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the third inning Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals. The former Missouri Tigers pitcher took a no-hitter into the fifth inning.

Tons of Trucks [Video]

Dan and Dusti Mitchell brought their two children, Cyler and Sidney, to enjoy Wednesday night’s Tons of Trucks event at Cosmopolitan Park. Cyler, 2, is shown playing around on the fire trucks and other vehicles while his parents and 6-month-old sister follow him around. Columbia Parks and Recreation Superintendent Karen Ramey also explains how the event impacts kids.

Tons of Trucks [Slideshow]

Sounds of horns and sirens filled Cosmopolitan Park as the 2010 Tons of Trucks event opened up to the public on Wednesday. Children were able to climb into the drivers seat of trucks ranging from backhoes and ambulances to a SWAT vehicle. The event was sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation and Parents as Teachers.

McDavid at victory celebration [Photo]

Mayor-elect Bob McDavid gives a speech to attendees and the media alongside his wife Suzanne and son Scott after the announcement of his win at his election result watch party on Tuesday night at Shiloh Bar and Grill.