Gathering kale from their garden at school [Photo]

Senior Monica Johnson, left, junior Timashay Hood, center, and sophomore Brian Taylor gather kale on in the vegetable garden in an enclosed area outside of Hogan Preparatory Academy in Kansas City.

Maggie Walter [Photo]

Maggie Walter is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and an interactive news editor at the Missourian.

MU quarterback James Franklin shows off his necklace [Photo]

The two-toned Superman logo on James Franklin's necklace signify his black father and white mother.

MU football Tweets of the Week [Graphic]

Cookin with Blaine [Graphic]

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert reveals his favorite recipes.

Miami of Ohio Quiz [Graphic]

Miami University in Ohio vs. University of Miami in Florida

MU football schedule/Miami of Ohio [Graphic]

The Missouri football team's 2010 schedule and results heading into its game against Miami of Ohio.

MU football lineup vs. Miami of Ohio [Graphic]

Starting lineups for the Missouri and Miami of Ohio football teams for Saturday's game.

The Blitz/Miami of Ohio [Graphic]

A chance to hit the players with questions about anything other than their football skills.

Stephens volleyball practice [Photo]

Alexis Wood, left, Megan Sheffield and Cara Leis line up for a serving drill at a Sept. 16 Stephens volleyball practice. All three also play for the Stars' basketball team, and Leis plays for the softball team. “Being a well-rounded athlete, each sport asks for something else from your body,” Leis said. “It’s a totally different muscle working, and it’s not just the same repetition on the same thing all the time.”

Stephens multisport athletes Megan Sheffield, Cara Leis and Alexis Wood [Photo]

Multisport athletes Megan Sheffield, left, Cara Leis and Alexis Wood say they would not be at Stephens if not for the opportunity to play multiple sports.

Training owned by MU team [Photo]

The Mobile Aircraft Firefighter Training unit is owned by the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute. It allows rescue personnel to train for an aircraft emergency and is one of only four in the country.

Taking a break from fighting fires [Photo]

Seen through the body of the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Trainer, a Columbia Regional Airport firetruck and firefighters talk between emergency rescue drills on Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport.

Firefighters train for possible airplane crash [Photo]

Firefighters extinguish a simulated fire on the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Trainer on a runway on Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport. Several burns were conducted on the unit to represent different crash and rescue scenarios.

Acting injured for training exercise [Photo]

Actors portray plane crash victims during a training exercise on Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport. Each actor was given a card with the details and extent of their injuries for the firefighters from Columbia, Boone County and Southern Boone County fire districts to evaluate and treat.

Hickman defensive coordinator Arnel Monroe [Photo]

Hickman defensive coordinator Arnel Monroe is a 1985 graduate of the school. After playing football at Central Missouri State, he returned to Hickman in 1993 and has been there since then. “They’ve gone from being brothers, when I started, to sons now,” Monroe said. “I love my football kids as much as I love my own kids.”

MU football player Will Ebner vs. San Diego State [Photo]

Missouri linebacker Will Ebner keeps an eye on San Diego State wide receiver Vincent Brown in Saturday's victory over the Aztecs.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Gallery Crawl [Slideshow]

MU's art galleries and museums shined Thursday as a part of the MU Campus Museum and Gallery Crawl. Most curators said they hope the crawl will lead to more MU students' visiting the galleries and museums.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Restaurant employees talk bacon [Slideshow]

Chefs and cooks at Columbia restaurants explain why bacon's popularity hasn't waned, even as its price has increased.

Hatch Show Print manager speaks at MU [Photo]

Jim Sherraden, manager of Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN, talks to students in Chamber Auditorium on Thursday as a guest speaker invited by MU's chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists. Hatch Show Print opened in 1879 and is one of the oldest letterpress shops in the country. Sherraden joined Hatch Show Print in 1984 and was instrumental in keeping its doors open when the Country Music Hall of Fame, the shop's owner, was considering shutting it down.