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Julie Nichols of Columbia Public Schools [Photo]

Julie Nichols is manager of instructional technology for the Columbia Public Schools. She teaches an online civics class through the Virtual High School Global Consortium and has students from coast to coast.

Alaska girl is student in Columbia teacher's online course [Photo]

Josephine Kahklen, 11, logs into Julie Nichols' online civics course daily from Klukwan, Alaska. Nichols course is part of the Virtual High School Global Consortium

Movember mustaches [Photo]

From left, Jeremy Bowles, Brice Cox, Dave Igleheart, Billy Giordano and Logan Carter enjoy a moment while showing off their mustaches Nov. 18 at Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge. The men grew mustaches for Movember, a cause aimed to raise awareness of men's health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer.

Raising donations during Movember [Photo]

Amber Treece tapes mustaches to the wall Nov. 18 at Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge. People could sign their names on the mustaches after donating one dollar for Movember, a movement that encourages men to grow mustaches to increase awareness for men's health issues and raise money for cancer research.

Mustache power [Photo]

Elliot Hasse, 23, co-owner of Rad Tank Tops, began growing his mustache this summer. Hasse is a senior at MU.

No Shave November [Photo]

No Shave November is the annual, monthlong dedication to not shaving for men to celebrate masculinity. Mike Stagg and Craig Eck pose for a portrait.

'Staches come into style [Photo]

Davis Dunavin shows off his mustache outside of Lakota Coffee Company on Nov. 12. Davis has been sporting a mustache since September 2008.

Tigers emerge victorious in Border Showdown [Photo]

The MU football team bangs on the drum awarded to the winner of the Border Showdown following their last-minute win over the Kansas Jayhawks on Nov. 28 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

MU vs. KU Border Showdown [Slideshow]

For the third straight year, the winner of the Missouri-Kansas game wasn't determined until the final minutes. With the win, Missouri improved to 8-4 and will await selection for a bowl game. Kansas (5-7) ended its season with its seventh straight loss.

Furniture Ministry warehouse helps low income residents get furniture [Photo]

Nancy and Chris Cady move a donated table into the Furniture Ministry warehouse Saturday, Oct. 24. The couple started the non-profit in Columbia after Hurricane Katrina.

Roy Parker and Scott Eohl move a donated armoire [Photo]

Roy Parker and Scott Eohl move a donated armoire into the Furniture Ministry warehouse Saturday, Oct. 24. The Furniture Ministry was hosting a donation drive to provide for immigrants, low-income families and others in need.

Black Friday shoppers [Slideshow]

Black Friday shoppers get early morning deals at Best Buy and Old Navy.

2009's hot toy: robotic hamster [Photo]

The Zhu Zhu Pets robotic hamster costs only about $10 and is made by a St. Louis company. Demand is exceeding supply, though, so if you want for Christmas, you might have to hunt hard.

Even the little ones are helpful at Everybody Eats [Photo]

Six-year-old Christopher Grant moves plates of pumpkin and pecan pie at the annual Everybody Eats dinner, held this year at Stephens College. Volunteers had prepared enough food for 300 people.

Volunteers fry turkeys for Everybody Eats [Photo]

Mike Hayes, left, holds a tray for Johnny Bethea, who lowers in a deep-fried turkey for the Everybody Eats dinner.

Volunteers deliver food from Everybody Eats [Photo]

Volunteers Zamora Rolley, center, and Briana Grant walk the food line to fill takeout containers at the Everybody Eats dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The dinner is held every year by former City Councilwoman Almeta Crayton for those who might not otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. The volunteers will deliver the takeout meals to people who can't get out to attend the event.

MU international students discuss health care [Photo]

Clockwise, from top left: Tom MacLean, Lischen Reeves, Giang Nguyen, Annie Liao, Cecilia Turin and Jerryl Peralta.

Tom MacLean [Photo]

Tom MacLean, 20, is an exchange student in journalism from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Lischen Reeves [Photo]

Lischen Reeves, 20, is an undergraduate student in magazine journalism and political science, and vice president of African Student Association, from Liberia.

Jerryl Peralta [Photo]

Jerryl Peralta, 21, is an undergraduate student in pre-nursing program and president of the Filipino Students Association. He is from St. Louis.
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