April 17, 2008
Drake University student Mandi McClue gets a mumps immunization shot from Polk County Health nurse Lori Parsons. Most of the college students who got the mumps in a big outbreak in 2006 had received the recommended two vaccine shots, according to a study that raises questions about whether a new vaccine or another booster shot is needed.
Robert Johnson, owner of Green Team Lawn Care, pushes a non-motorized lawnmower across the lawn of a home in east Columbia. Johnson avoids using fossil fuels by using a bike to trailer his man-powered equipment across town.
Robert Johnson carefully trims the street edge of a home in east Columbia. Rather than using modern, gas-powered lawn equipment, Johnson relies on an old-fashioned pushmower, long-handled clippers and a broom.
Robert Johnson switches from bicycling shoes to grass-cutting shoes. Johnson uses a bike to trailer his non-motorized lawn equipment from one job to the next.
Robert Johnson opts for a push-broom instead of a roaring blower. Johnson uses no fossil fuels in his business, preferring instead to trailer his old-fashioned equipment around town.
Rachel Rubin, a student intern at the Hillel House, puts away dishes after washing them in preparation for Passover on Wednesday afternoon at the Hillel House in Columbia. In preparation for the holiday, volunteers spent nearly a week cleaning and preparing the kitchen for use.
MU freshman Claire Stuckel, left, Elizabeth Augustine, center, and Amanda Fleming, right, listen as the names of the students and teachers killed at Virginia Tech last year are read off during a vigil Wednesday evening on the Carnahan Quadrangle at MU. About 150 people gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting.
Missouri freshman Mallory Benedict, from Lynchburg, Va., mourns as the names of the victims of the Virgina Tech shooting are read aloud during a vigil Wednesday evening at MU. About 150 people gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting.
People gather to enjoy the warm weather Wednesday afternoon on the Francis Quadrangle at MU. Wednesday's temperatures reached into the upper 70s.
MU junior Molly Redman relaxes on the Francis Quadrangle on Wednesday afternoon as temperatures reached into the upper 70s.
The MU swimming team recently transitioned from the short course 25-meter pool used in the college season to the 50-meter pool used for the remainder of the seeason.
Freshman Melissa Jamerson works on her butterfly stroke at a recent practice. She said that long course suits her stroke well.
Mary Ratliff, president of the Missouri NAACP, speaks before the Columbia Citizen Oversight Committee at the Armory Sports & Community Center on Thursday. Ratliff and dozens of other Columbia residents gathered to voice the need for citizen review of the Columbia Police Department as well as to recount personal grievances with the department.
At 5'5" and 195 pounds, redshirt freshman Titus Wonsey draws comparisons to short, thick NFL running backs like Maurice Jones-Drew.
Rock Bridge’s Jay Kinderknecht chases down a shot during the Bruins’ 9-0 win over Glendale.
April 16, 2008
University of Missouri students protested against proposed legislation that would change affirmative action as it stands in the state today. To read about the protest click
Three campus Christian organizations organized a vigil Wednesday, April 16, for victims of last year’s shootings at Virginia Tech. Listen as students and community members gather on Carnahan Quad for song, verse and prayer.
MU’s environmental group, Sustain Mizzou, organized Bike Fest to raise awareness about bike services in Columbia. Participants could register their bikes with the Columbia Police Department, learn about safety and enter a raffle for a free bike.